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Analysing Pleasure: A Symposium

CANCELLED - Professor Dyer has had to cancel his visit to Otago, therefore this event will not go ahead

Analysing Pleasure: A Symposium Friday 21 and Saturday 22 April

Masterclass with Professor Richard Dyer, Thursday 20 April


The Department of Media Film and Communication at Otago University invites paper proposals for a symposium taking the theme ‘Analysing Pleasure’. The symposium is being organised around a visit by Professor Richard Dyer, whose work informs it. With his first few articles on topics such as the rights of entertainment, The Sound of Music, disco, homosexuality and film noir, and stars such as Lana Turner and Rita Hayworth, Richard Dyer insisted that the pleasures of popular culture were deserving of detailed analysis.

Many current debates build upon his foundational work for example: discussions of class; taste; cinephilia; beauty and aesthetic pleasures; popular culture; sexual gratification; social, historical and cultural conditions of pleasure; idiosyncratic and fan pleasures; haptic, tactile and sensory engagements; non-representational theory and affect and interrogations of spectacle and other visual pleasures.

Further information

Date Friday, 21 April 2017 - Saturday, 22 April 2017
Time 9:00am - 5:00pm
Audience Public
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Symposium
DepartmentMedia, Film and Communication

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