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[Commlist] This Woman’s Work: A Kate Bush Symposium

Mon Oct 14 22:37:28 GMT 2019

This Woman’s Work: A Kate Bush Symposium, Edinburgh College of Art, Dec 12th - 13th 2019 - Confirmed speaker schedule + delegate registration link now open

With apologies for cross-posting:
The confirmed speaker programme for This Woman’s Work: A Kate Bush Symposium, to be held at Edinburgh College of Art on Thursday December 12th and Friday December 13th, is as follows. The symposium organisers actively welcome attendance from non-presenting symposium delegates. Delegates can register to attend the symposium @

Delegate registration fees are £100 (waged) or £50 (unwaged or student)

Thursday December 12th

9.45 – 10.45: Keynote 1: D-M Withers (University of Sussex): Figures, Communities and Concepts: Kate Bush as a Multi-Faceted Pop-Cultural Phenomena

11.00 – 12.00: Panel 1 – National identities • Samuel Love (University of Edinburgh): ‘How Beautiful it is, Amongst all the Rubbish’: Kate Bush’s ‘Oh England My Lionheart’ and the Iconography of Englishness • Daniel Pietersen (Independent scholar): Two Steps on the Water: Folk Horror in the work of Kate Bush

12.15 – 1.15: Panel 2 – Gender (I) • Kirsty Fairclough (University of Salford): The Fine Purple, The Purest Gold: Authorial Connection in the Collaborations between Kate Bush and Prince • Alison Mayne (University of Edinburgh): Plucked from Mrs Bartolozzi’s Washing Line: Kate Bush, clothing and exchanging experiences

2.00 – 3.00: Panel 3 – Sensual worlds • Jenny Ann Cubin (Lancaster University): What a lovely afternoon: A Sky of Honey and Pastoral Convention • Thomas Houlton (Independent scholar): Bushcraft: Exploring Kate Bush’s Sensual World

3.15 – 4.15: Panel 4 – Art historical perspectives • Molly Gilroy (Independent scholar): ‘Strange Phenomena’: Tracing Surreal Metamorphosis, Ballet and Keys in the works of Kate Bush, Maya Deren and Leonor Fini • Sandra Lockwood (Simon Fraser University): Kate Bush and the Romantic Sublime

4.30 – 5.45: Keynote 2: Graeme Thomson (author of Under the Ivy: The Life and Music of Kate Bush) in conversation

Friday December 13th
9.30 – 10.30: Keynote 3: Ian Cawood (University of Stirling): Lionhearts and Fishpeople: Kate Bush on Stage

10.30 – 11.30: Panel 5 – Gender (II) • Levent Donat Berköz (Independent scholar): Swapping Places: Kate Bush’s Masquerade in ‘Running Up That Hill’ • Usha Wilbers and Lara Severens (Radboud University): Into the Sensual World: Gender Subversion in the Work of Kate Bush

11.45 – 1.15: Panel 6 – Studio technologies • Amanda Feery (Independent musician): This Woman's Work: A Composer's Perspective on Vocality and Narrative in the work of Kate Bush • Paul Harkins (Edinburgh Napier University): Following the Auteurs: Kate Bush and the Fairlight CMI • Laura M. Zucconi (Stockton University): Deeper Understanding: Kate Bush in the Historical Context of Producers

2.00 – 3.15: Keynote 4: Rob Young (The Wire magazine): title TBC

3.30 – 5.15: Panel 7 – Performance • Hannah Buckley and Catriona McAra (Leeds Arts University): Running with Wolves, Somaticizing the Text: Revisionary Feminism and Contemporary Dance
•	Harry Maberly (Independent artist): Kate Bush: Fiction, Fantasy and Fandom

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