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BSG conference programme 
26th-Jul-2007 09:50 am
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Received last night by email. All 26 pages of it! Think it's going to be a pretty intense day... Details below:
BSG 2007
The Politics, Poetics and Philosophy of Battlestar Galactica
A One Day Symposium
 
28 July 2007
Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
 
 
9:30am
Registration: Owen Harris Foyer
 
 
10:00am
Opening Comments- All of this has happened before…: OH1
 
 
10:15am
Time, Myth, History: OH1
 
Jean-Paul Martinon (Goldsmiths College): Keep the Clock Running: Time and Temporal Experience in Battlestar Galactica
 
Greg Singh (BCUC/University of Reading) “It’s all just a little bit of history repeating”: Time, Mythology, and Regeneration in Battlestar Galactica
 
Esther MacCallum-Stewart (SMARTlab, The University of East London) Chocks Away! Breaking the ‘History’ Formula in Battlestar Galactica
 
 
11: 45am
Politics, Philosophy and Religion: OH1
 
Chair: Greg Singh
 
David Roden (Open University) Cylons in the Original Position: The Limits of Posthuman Justice
 
Pil and Galia Kollectiv (Independent) The Political Theology of Battlestar Galactica
 
Richard Berger (Bournemouth University) Re-designing the Designer: Adapting Polytheism in Battlestar Galactica
 
 
1.15pm
Lunch: OH1.10
 
 
2.00pm
Race, Gender, Sexuality: OH1
 
Marko Meenakshi A L I E N Hutsch (AG Queer Studies, Hamburg, Germany) The Starbuck Dilemma
 
Elspeth kydd (University of the West of England) The Look and Feel of Humanity: Cylons and the "Passing" Narrative in Battlestar Galactica
 
Ewan Kirkland (BCUC) Starbuck as Sacrificial Heroine: Patriarchal Punishment or Mythical Transcendence?
 
 
3.30pm
Tea, Coffee, Biscuits: Owen Harris Foyer
 
 
3.45pm
A) Performance, Identity, Selfhood: OH1
 
Caroline Ruddell (St, Mary’s University College) In Flux: Performativity, Technology, Identity and the Postmodern Subject in BG
 
Sergio Dias-Branco (University of Kent) Labyrinths of the Self: Different Characters and Identical Bodies in Battlestar Galactica
 
Jennifer Harwood-Smith (Trinity College) Anxiety of Identity in Battlestar Galactica
 
 
3:45pm
B) Genre, Audience, Institution: OH2
 
David Hipple (University of Reading) Being Unreal: the Intellectual Appeal of Battlestar Galactica
 
Natasha Whiteman (Institute of Education, University of London) Genre, ‘Quality Television’ and the Sci-Fi Network: The Case of Battlestar Galactica
 
Dylan Pank & John Caro (University of Portsmouth) “Haven’t you heard? They look like us now?” Realism and Metaphor in Battlestar Galactica
 
 
5:15pm
Closing Comments- All of this will happen again…: OH1
 
 
5: 30pm
Close, Drinks, Food: The Glass House…
 
 
Comments 
26th-Jul-2007 09:27 am (UTC)
I am going, as is helenraven. See you there.
26th-Jul-2007 10:04 am (UTC)
Great, was wondering if I'd know anyone there! Be seeing you.
26th-Jul-2007 09:42 am (UTC)
I hadn't heard of this, it sounds really interesting. I'd be keen to hear how it goes.
26th-Jul-2007 10:06 am (UTC)
I'm sure it's not too late to sign up and I'd be happy to assist with transportation...
26th-Jul-2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks, but I have an Orbital newsletter to finish writing this weekend, plus all the stuff I put off doing because I was unwell last weekend.
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