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[ecrea] Contemporary Directors Symposium on the Films of Sofia Coppola

Mon Apr 16 16:47:03 GMT 2018

we are pleased to announce that registration for the Contemporary Director's Symposium on the films of Sofia Coppola is now open. A schedule of the day, which includes keynote addresses from Dr Fiona Handyside (Exeter) and Dr Anna Backman Rogers (Gothenburg), is included below.

Registration is free for all attendees. However, please register at the following link:

Further information about the symposium can be found on the website:

Or you can contact the organisers, Frances Smith (frances.smith /at/ and Lawrence Webb (l.webb /at/

We look forward to seeing many of you there.

*Contemporary Directors Symposium: Sofia Coppola*

University of Sussex, 16^th May 2018

  *11:00 Arrival and registration (SB309)*

  *11.20 Introduction (SB309)*

  *11:30 Keynote 1 (SB309)*

  Fiona Handyside (Exeter), “Death and the Maidens: Speculating about
  Spectral Incognisance in Sofia Coppola’s Films”

  *12:30 Lunch (Social Space, 3^rd Floor, Silverstone) *

  *13:15 Panel 1: Sofia Coppola and the aesthetics of femininity (SB309)*

Chair: TBC

Michelle Devereaux (Birmingham), “Oh! You Pretty Things”: Imagination, Emotion, and the Feminine Sublime in Sofia Coppola’s /The Virgin Suicides/”

Alexandra Grieve (Cambridge), “Style, Surveillance and Subversion: Post-feminism and Disruptive Excess in /The Virgin Suicides/ (1999) and/Marie Antoinette /(2006)”

Delphine Letort (Le Mans), “Coppola’s Advertising Aesthetic and Postfeminism”**

  *14:45 Coffee break (Social Space, 3^rd Floor, Silverstone)*

  *15:15 Panel 2:**New perspectives on Sofia Coppola (SB309)*

Chair: TBC

Lawrence Webb (Sussex), “Sofia Coppola: The Auteur as Curator”

Silke Roesler (Regensburg), “Sofia Coppola as a Postfeminist /Auteur/: a ‘Cinema of Relief’”

Michael Lawrence (Sussex), “The /Re/guiled: The Politics of Perspective in Coppola’s Remake”

  *16:45 Comfort break *

  *17:00 Keynote 2 (SB309)*

  Anna Backman Rogers (Gothenburg), “‘It is dangerous to feel sorry for
  one’s oppressor – women are especially prone in this failing.’ Or ‘Why
  should I worry? I have no phallic symbol to lose.’ On Sofia Coppola’s
  /The Beguiled /(2017)”

  *18:00 Closing discussion (SB309)*

  *18.15 Wine reception (Social Space, 3^rd Floor, Silverstone)*

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