Memories of a Bowie Conference: 14. Something Happened on the Day he Died

  Dene October The (becoming-wo)Man Who Fell to Earth SPEAKER Dene October is a senior lecturer at University of Arts London and former style journalist and London Fashion Week journalism award winner, editor of Doctor Who and History and fbi-spy.com SYNOPSIS The paper speculates on ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ character Thomas Jerome Newton […]

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Memories of a Bowie Conference: 12. Psychodelicate girl, come out to play

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 […]

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Memories of a Bowie Conference: 10. We live inside a dream!

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 […]

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Memories of a Bowie Conference: 8. Turn Myself to Face Me

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 […]

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Memories of a Bowie Conference: 7. Well I wouldn’t buy no merchandise

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 […]

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Memories of a Bowie Conference: 6. What a Fantastic Death Abyss

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 […]

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