Conference: Imagining the Past - Day One
The international conference Imagining the Past: Ken Russell, Biography and the Art of Making History seeks to show how Russell’s work helps us to understand how cinema (re)constructs narratives about ourselves and the past. There will be discussions of Russell’s approach to biography, his documentaries on artists, and the feature films in which he imaginatively presents the lives of artists.
Participation is free but registration is required due to the limited seating capacities. Please confirm your participation at: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMAGINING THE PAST
Ken Russell, Biography, and the Art of Making History
Conference Programme – Day One
09:30 Registration and Coffee
09:45 Welcome and Introduction: Christophe Van Eecke (UM), Karel Vanhaesebrouck (ULB) and Muriel Andrin (ULB).
10:00 Session 1: The Gentle Art of Biography
10:00 Paul Sutton: Approaches to the Ken Russell Biography
10:30 Maaike Meijer: Ken Russell as a Challenge to the Theory of Biography
11:30 Sandra Kisters: Filming Artists’ Lives - But How About the Art?
12:00 Plenary discussion
14:00 Session 2: Early Russell in Context
14:00 Roger Crittenden: The Russell of Film: The Role of 35mm
14:30 Paul Sutton: The Origins, Hallmarks and the Development of the Ken Russell Film Style
15:30 John Hill: Blurring the Boundaries between “Fact” and “Fiction”: Ken Russell, the BBC and “Monitor”
16:00 John Wyver: Ken Russell’s “Pop Goes the Easel”: Fact, Fiction and Fantasy in “Swinging London”
16:30 Matt Melia: Experiments in Television and Biography: Ken Russell’s Work for the BBC and the Challenge to Public Service Broadcasting
17:00 Plenary discussion