Illustration & Writing Symposium Programme

Illustration & Writing Symposium Programme

*Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Thursday 3 November 2011
Council Chamber, MMU Ormond Building, Lower Ormond Street, Manchester, M15

9.00- 10.00 Registration and Coffee (Righton Building)

10.00- 10.30 Welcome from Illustration Research Team, Council Chamber

10.30- 12.00 ‘Image Texts’

  • Dr. Sheena Calvert (University of Westminster): Materia Prima
  • Elena Malozyomova (The Hermitage Museum, St.Petersburg): Text as Image – Edged Arms Decoration in the Middle East
  • Jonathon Gibb (Edinburgh College of Art): Visions of the Beast – Animal imagery in illustration

12.00- 1.00 Lunch (provided)

1.15- 2.45 ‘Authority’

  • Catrin Morgan (RCA): Phantom Settlements
  • Vasvi Oza (University of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad): Questions of Reading and Readership of Pictorial texts: The Case of Bhimayana, A Pictoral Biography of Dr. Ambekar
  • Aaron Hill (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia): Representations and Distortions of ‘Self’ in Graphic Narrative: Borders of Autography and Visual Representations of ‘I’ and ‘Self’
    (via skype)
  • Angela Yannicopolou (University of Athens): Illustration and Ideology in Children’s Stories Council Chamber

2.45 – 3.00 Break

3.00 – 4.30 ‘Story-times’

  • Steve Braund (Falmouth): Slowing Time Down: correspondences, ambiguity and attendance
  • Amelia Johnstone (CSAD): Once Upon Again… ‘There was a time and no time…’
  • Martin Salisbury and Katherina Manolessou (Anglia Ruskin): ‘Being There’

Closing Words – Day One

5.00 Exhibition Openings (Wine Reception)

  • Jonny Hannah: Holden Side Gallery
  • Illustration Exhibition: Link Gallery

7.00 – 9.00 Symposium Dinner, Manchester city centre (optional)

Friday 4 November 2011
Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton Building, Lecture Theatre 4, M15 6BH

9.00 – 10.30 ‘Translation’

  • Jim Walker (Maidstone): The Autographic Impulse: Illustrative Dislocations and Dissolutions in
    contemporary illustration
  • Emily Robertson (Belfast); Filmstrips, Hieroglyphs, and “Hand-Drawn Music”: or, How Does One
    Draw a Picture of Sound?
  • Desdemona McCannon (MMU): Describing the Unknowable: Illustration and Gnosis

10.30 – 11.30 Posters and Coffee

  • Mick Gowar (Anglia Ruskin): Young Storytellers
  • INK illustration: The Wondering Line
  • Leon Coward (Australia): My Vietnam Reflections
  • Stephanie Black (UWE): Meaning in the Methods
  • Howard Read (University of Wolverhampton): Notes in my sketchbook: an analysis of text and image
  • Dr. Fjoralba Satka and Marisa Kërbizi (Aleksandër Moisiu State University, Albania): The black primitive paintings of Maks Velo as the image of his human and artistic philosophy

11.30 – 1.00 ‘Defining the Field’

  • Hena Ali (Central Saint Martins): Visual Reflections – Lollywood billboards, just a commercial medium or an ideological allegorical literacy?
  • Nanette Hoogslag (RCA): The impossible news illustration
  • Adrian Holme (Camberwell, Maidstone): One theorist who said we do not need one theory.The relevance of Marshall McLuhan to illustration theorisation and pedagogy (or why illustration is a 21st century discipline)

1.00 – 1.45 Lunch (Provided)

2.00 – 4.00 Keynote and plenary session

  • Ewa Satalecka

4.00 – 4.30 Coffee and planning session: Information about publications (journal and Book)

Symposium end – closing words

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