The 22nd Annual Society for Animation Studies Conference

Friday 9th July

8.00 - 9.00 Registration

9.00 - 9.15 Welcome (Lecture Theatre)

9.15 - 10.45 Roundtable Session – Norman McLaren Legacy (Lecture Theatre)

10.45-11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.55 Paper Sessions
Urbanimation- Representations of the City (Lecture Theatre)
• “Never forget who you are and where you are from”: Persepolis as urban memoir (Paul Ward, (Chair) Arts University College Bournemouth)
• In the City: Animating 21st Century Britain (Van Norris, University of Portsmouth)
• Urban Nightmares: Anime City Spaces (Caroline Ruddell, St Mary’s University College)
• Indexing a Dystopian Future in Metropia (Bella Honess Roe, University of Surrey)

Biographies (Room J05) - Chair: Robert Musburger, Musburger Media Services
• Chris Marker: animator and avatar (Edwin Carels, University College Ghent)
• Experimental Animation and Visual Effects: Illusive Applications of Innovative Visions (Pamela Turner, Virginia Commonwealth University)
• Drawing Upon the Unconscious: Text and Image in two animated films by Robert Breer and William Kentridge (Mirriam Harris, Unitec New Zealand)

Applications in Cognitive science (Board Room) - Chair: Kirsten Thompson, Wayne State University
• Cross-modal verification, weak synaesthesia, and the case of visual music (Paul Taberham, Kent University)
• Animating unique brain states: The Animated documentary and “psychorealism” (Samantha Moore, University of Wolverhampton)
• Animation Therapy (Joan Ashworth & Helen Mason, Royal College of Art, London)
• Reading the Rorschach (Caroline Parsons, University of Wales, Newport)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.15 Paper Sessions
National Movements (Board Room) - Chair: Tony Tarantini, Sheridan College
• Beyond Outsourcing: Indian Animation Education and Transnational Aesthetic Exchange (Timothy Jones, University of Southern California)
• Tradigital Mythmaking – New Asian Design Ideas for Animation (Hannes Rall, Nanyang Technological University Singapore)

Histories (Room J05) - Chair: Rebecca Coyle, Southern Cross University
• The Lightning Cartoon: Animation from Music Hall to Cinema (Malcolm Cook, Birkbeck College, University of London)
• Walt-to-Walt Oswald (Tom Klein, Loyola Marymount University)
• Going to the Dogs (David Williams, University of Teeside, Retired)

Literature and Narrative (Lecture Theatre) - Chair: Dan North, University of Exeter
• Morel_Morello_Morella: The Metamorphosis of Adolfo Bioy Casares’ Invention in a (Re)Animated Universe (Maria Lorenzo Hernandez, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia)
• An Analysis of the significance of human-animal conflict in Princess Mononoke (Amy Ratelle, Ryerson University)
• Yeats, Joyce and Animation’s Field of Transformations (Tom Walsh, Arts University College, Bournemouth)

15.15 – 15.45 Coffee Break

15.45 – 17.00 Paper Sessions
Genre studies (Room J05) - Chair: Gan Sheuo Hui
• Insomniac Nightmares (Richard Leskosky, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
• Shiver me timber: Animating gay porn (Adam de Beer, University of Cape Town)

Live action and digital cinema (Lecture Theatre)- Chair: Helen Jackson, Binary Fable
• Crossing Boundaries: Communities of Practise in Animation and Live-Action Filmmaking (Harvey Deneroff, SCAD and Victoria Deneroff, Georgia College and State University)
• Animation Scriptwriting and Transmedia Tension (Brian Fagence, University of Glamorgan)
• Etch-a-sketching in 3D: Technological Optimization and Technophobia in Pixar’s Toy Story and Monsters Inc. (Colleen Montgomery, University of British Columbia)

National Histories (Board Room) - Chair: Timo Linsenmaier
• Subversive Strategies in Soviet animation of Brezhnev period: Andrei Khrzhanovky’s “In the World of Fables” (Irina Chiaburu, Jacobs University, Bremen)
• The Appearance of Genre Characteristics in Hungarian Animated Films (Zoltan Varga, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
• Art in Transition: Bulgarian Animation after the fall of the Berlin Wall (Nadezhda Marinchevska, Institute of Art Studies, Sofia)

17.30 – 19.00 Scottish Animation Network - Retrospective Screening

19.00 – 21.00 Evening drinks reception - The One Below, The Rutland Hotel

Saturday 10th July