Visual Delights IV
3-5 July, 2009
The fourth Visual Delights Conference: Visual Empires will take place at the University of Sheffield between July 3-5, 2009.
Paper subjects include: Imperial cinema, regional patriotic shows, circus and empire, silent film and identity, topographical empires,
expedition films, the magic lantern and the empire, patriotism on the stage, sport as national identity, music hall and imperial sentiment, photography and otherness, colonial postcards, world's fairs and ethnographic display, panoramic and dioramic empires,
advertising and empire and the Boer War.
Scott Anthony - Snowden Gamble and the films of Imperial Airways
Teresa Castro - Imperialism and Early Cinema's "Mapping Impulse"
Cosimo Chiarelli - In the (visual) heart of Borneo - Charles Hose in Sarawak
Maurizio Cinquegrani - From Sydenham to Hyderabad: a Cinematic Map of the British Empire and its Cities
Denis Condon - Receiving News from the Seat of War: Dublin Audiences Respond to Boer War Entertainments
Richard Crangle - The Magic Lantern Society/Trier database project
Michael Eaton - Golden Bough and Silver Nitrate
Fulya Ertem - Facing the "Other": A critical approach to the construction of identity narratives in the early photographic practice of the Ottoman Empire
John Fullerton and Elaine King - ' Looking back, looking forward: colonial architecture in Mexico at the turn of the twentieth century and its representation in photography and the illustrated press'
Viv Gardner - The Earl and the Girl: marriages of convenience between the old world and the new in early 20th century musical comedy
Samantha Holland - The hilarious joke of miscegenation in turn-of-the-century US films and culture
Gunnar Iversen - Inventing the Nation - Diorama in Norway 1888-1894
Roshini Kempadoo - Defining subjects: Photography and the Trinidad plantation worker (1860s - 1940s)
Martin Loiperdinger - Screening the Boer War in Germany: Audience Response and Censorship
Paul Maloney - St George and Ali Baba: the visual culture of pantomime in Edinburgh in 1869
Matthew L. McDowell - Newspaper cartoons and the drawing of early Scottish football, 1865-1902
Andrew May & Christina Twomey - Visual subjects and colonial sympathies: Australian responses to the 1870s Indian famine
Annamaria Motrescu - Displaced Indian identities in early colonial amateur films
Alessandro Pes - Ordinary People Celebrities-The Fascist mythicizing of Italian settlers in East Africa
John Plunkett, Joe Kember, Jill Sullivan - 'Regional Empires: A Case Study of Popular Shows in the South West 1820-1900'
Tom Rice - 'Presenting the Empire on Screen: The Empire Series (1925-1928)
Emma Sandon - Cinema and Empire: The Prince of Wales Tour 1925
Amy Sargeant - Lever, Lifebuoy and Ivory
Theresa Scandiffio - Welcome to the Show: Field Museum-Sponsored Expedition Films (1920s-1930s)
J. P. Short - Empire and the Working-Class Eye: A History of Bourgeois Anxiety
Jacob Smith - The Adventures of the Lion Tamer
Louise Tythacott - The Ethnographic Museum
Christina Welch - Savagery on Show: The Popular Visual Representation of North American Indian Peoples and their Lifeways at the World's Fairs and in the Wild West Shows
Joshua Yumibe - Abyssinian Expedition and the Field of Visual Display
Rare screenings from Crazy Cinematograph Project
First World War Magic Lantern Show by Professor Mervyn Heard
Screenings with musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne from the British Film Institute, Scottish Screen Archive and the Nederlands Filmmuseum.
The conference will be jointly hosted by the Louis Le Prince Centre, University of Leeds and the National Fairground Archive, University of Sheffield. It is held in conjunction with the Journal of Early Popular Visual Culture. To download a booking form please click here.
Accommodation details here.