Helene Thian Moss Garden: Kansai Yamamoto and David Bowie in London in the 1970s together plant the seeds of Japonism in the Western fashion world SPEAKER Thian is the New Orleans author of Setting Up & Operating a Business in Japan and a former arts and fashion journalist and wrote her thesis for the London […]Read more "Memories of a Bowie Conference: 13. I’m under Japanese influence"
Tanja Stark Artist Talk: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: David Bowie and the Allure of Paradox SPEAKER Stark is an artist also working as a counsellor and creative consultant to not-for-profit services Australia SYNOPSIS In this art talk, Stark discusses her Bowie Matyoshkas (Russian dolls), which illustrated the conference poster, and her drawing mannequins […]Read more "Memories of a Bowie Conference: 12. Psychodelicate girl, come out to play"
Ian Chapman From David Bowie to Diamond Dogs: the obfuscation of self and the triumph of alienation, as traced through an iconographical analysis of the artist’s first eight album covers SPEAKER Chapman lectures in Popular Music at Otago University, New Zealand. His PhD thesis is a visual analysis of the album covers of David Bowie. […]Read more "Memories of a Bowie Conference: 11. Putting on a face that’s new"
Hans Peter Frühauf ‘Philip is that you?’ Who is David Bowie? SPEAKER Frühauf is a project leader in Immigration, Labour market policy and pop cultural studies at the Institut für Sozialpädagogische Forschung Mainz, Germany. SUMMARY David Bowie’s work is influenced by the ascendancies of the Avant-Garde, particularly the German Expressionists. This influence can be demonstrated […]Read more "Memories of a Bowie Conference: 10. We live inside a dream!"
Ana Leorne. Dear Dr. Freud – David Bowie hits the couch: A psychoanalytic approach to some of his personae SPEAKER Leorne is a journalist and artist and works in Digital Content at MTV SUMMARY The paper focuses on three main personae created by Bowie, through Ziggy Stardustʼs Dorian Grayʼs syndrome to the coldness of the […]Read more "Memories of a Bowie Conference: 9. No Death for the Perfect Men"
Stephanie Piotrowski & Bethany Usher. Turn myself to face me: Bowie and the discovery of authentic self SPEAKER Piotrowski lectures in Media Studies at Teesside University. Usher lectures in Journalism at Teesside University SYNOPSIS Recent retrospectives tend to overlook an important phase in Bowie’s development as an autonomous musician: his self discovery during Tin Machine […]Read more "Memories of a Bowie Conference: 8. Turn Myself to Face Me"
Barish Ali David Bowie and Literary Studies: A Reflection on Postmodern Pedagogy SPEAKER Ali is Assistant Professor of English at the State University of New York—College at Buffalo. His articles on Alan Moore’s From Hell, Victorian boys’ adventure stories, and Orhan Pamuk have appeared in various journals. SYNOPSIS Reflects on his pedagogical methodology and classroom […]Read more "Memories of a Bowie Conference: 7. Well I wouldn’t buy no merchandise"
Tiffany Naiman. Art’s Filthy Lesson: Bowie, Baudrillard and Aesthetic Degradation SPEAKER Naiman is a documentary film producer who co-produced The Mechanical Bride, which had its world premiere at the 2012 Hot Docs Festival, and Rap is War, an examination of the interaction between politics and music in modern Cuba. She is a PhD student in the Department […]Read more "Memories of a Bowie Conference: 6. What a Fantastic Death Abyss"
Paul Fuller. David Bowie, Buddhist Modernism and Charismatic Charms SPEAKER Fuller lectures in Buddhist Studies at the University of Cardiff and is the author of The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism: The Point of View (Routledge, 2004). SYNOPSIS Examines how Bowie used Buddhist ideas taking as its starting point the notion of Buddhist Modernism (McMahan, […]Read more "Memories of a Bowie Conference: 5. Someone sees it all"
Mehdi Derfoufi. The unbearable lightness of being: the star’s body as a desire for otherness SPEAKER Derfoufi is an editor for the French review Tausend Augen and Lecturer in Gender and Media Studies Paris, Lyon, Lille, Marseille, France SYNOPSIS Examines Bowie’s persona in Nagisa Oshima’s 1983 film Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence. The film is structured […]Read more "Memories of a Bowie Conference: 4. Kiss you in the Rain"