Imagining 'We' in the Age of 'I': Screening of Her (Spike Jonze, 2013) with expert presentations and discussion with audience, Saturday 29th September.
This event is free as part of the "Imagining 'We' in the Age of 'I'" project's British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (see https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/modernlanguages/news/events/imaginingromance/), as well as further generous support from the University of Warwick's Global Research Priorities: Connecting Cultures scheme.
You can listen to Dr. Mary Harrod publicising this event on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire's Afternoon Show with Kelly-Anne Smith at 2.10pm Thursday 28th September here https://www.dropbox.com/s/7hntfkrhhnvoj8n/Imagining%20romance%20BBC%20Cov%20%26%20Warks.m4a?dl=0 (starting proper after the love songs at 6:05 minutes in.)
11am - Welcome and 'Approaching Contemporary Romance as/and Social Bonding' - experts Professor Raja El Halwani (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Dr. Maria San Filippo (Goucher College, Baltimore) and Dr. Suzanne Leonard (Simmons College, Boston) briefly introduce their research in this area.
11.45 - Introduction to Her (Spike Jonze, 2013) by Dr. Lawrence Webb (University of Sussex)
For more information on speakers, click here.
12-12.45 Lunch break
12.45-2.50 Screening of Her
3pm - 'Looking for Mr. Right(-Click): Coupling Cultures Today', panel discussion with Professor Halwani and Drs. San Filippo, Leonard and Webb and audience Q&A and comment, on questions raised by the morning presentations and/or the film. Chair: Dr. Susannah Wilson (University of Warwick)
Followed by tea/coffee and biscuits.
Approximate end time 4.15pm.
Lunch is available from the Arts Centre cafe or other nearby outlets. Afternoon refreshments will be complimentary.
Location - Woods-Scawen Room, Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick central campus, see https://warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/maps/campusmap/CampusMap-onlineCrops-A4_10-17-CENTRAL.pdf
or for the Arts Centre pinpointed on Google Maps https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Warwick+Arts+Centrefirstname.lastname@example.org,-1.5631907,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x48774acf6304377d:0x61993381f90201b2!8m2!3d52.3796819!4d-1.561002).
FURTHER PRACTICAL INFORMATION
For those interested in accommodation on or near the campus, please see:
For information about getting to the University of Warwick see https://warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/directions/ and a more extensive, interactive campus map is here https://warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/maps/interactive/
If you wish to drive, Carparks 7 and 8 are the closest and are free on Saturdays.
For further questions please contact Dr. Mary Harrod m dot g dot m dot harrod at warwick dot ac dot uk