Conference programme

1.00pm – 1.20pm
Welcome from Professor Don MacRaild
Introduction to conference programme by Dr Karen McNally

1.30pm – 2.50pm
Panel 1: Race, Gender and Performance
Chair: Jen Atkins, Florida State University

Marie Bennett, University of Winchester, 'Performing Otherness in Fame (1980)'

Eleonora Sammartino, University of Greenwich, '"It takes a legend to make a star": Interrogating Femininity and Stardom in the Contemporary Musical’s Showgirl Narrative'

Pierre-Olivier Toulza, Université de Paris, 'Melodramatic Reversals in American Backstage Television Series'

2.50pm – 3.00pm – Tea/coffee break

3.00pm – 4.20pm
Panel 2: Star Texts
Chair: Marguerite Chabrol, Université Paris 8

Catherine Haworth, University of Huddersfield, 'Ann Miller as All-American Star: Virtuosity, Exoticism and "that crazy tom-tom beat"'

Searle Kochberg, University of Portsmouth, ‘Rehearsing Identity: The Hayworth Star Persona from “front stage” to “back stage” to “off stage”’

4.20pm – 4.30pm – Tea/coffee break

4.30pm – 5.50pm
Panel 3: Industry Contexts
Chair: Mike Chopra-Gant, London Metropolitan University

Justin Gautreau, University of California, Merced, 'Policy Matters vs. the Production Code: Tracing Hollywood’s Self-Representation in the 1930s'

Julie Lobalzo Wright, University of Warwick, 'The Rock Music Business Films: Industrialisation, Exploitation, and Stardom'

Milan Hain, Palacký University, 'The Starmaker on the Screen: David O. Selznick and the Figure of the Producer in A Star Is Born (1937) and The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)'

5.50pm – 6.20pm – Meal break

6.20pm – 7.20pm
Keynote address
Steven Cohan, Dean’s Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English, Syracuse University
‘And They Lived Happily Ever After: Tarantino’s Rewriting of Hollywood’s History’

1.00pm – 2.20pm
Panel 4: Production Contexts
Chair: Eleonora Sammartino, University of Greenwich

Martha Shearer, University College Dublin, 'Whom Zeus Wishes to Destroy: Xanadu, Zoetrope, and Hollywood General Studios'

Dominic Broomfield-McHugh, University of Sheffield, 'From Revue to Songbook Musical: Adaptive Tensions in MGM’s The Band Wagon (1953)'

Carlos Menéndez-Otero, University of Oviedo, 'The Fault in Our Star: Keira Knightley and the Authenticity of Begin Again'

2.20pm – 2.30pm Tea/coffee break

2.30pm – 3.50pm
Panel 5: Hidden Hollywood
Chair: N.T.Binh, Independent Scholar and Positif 

Elisenda DÍaz Garcés, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 'Fighting for Visibility in the Hollywood Star System: The Fading Star in Feud (2017)'

Karen McNally, London Metropolitan University, ‘Phantom Women: The Lingering Presence of Abuse in Hollywood’s Stardom Narratives’

Desirée J. Garcia, Dartmouth College, '"Leading Men": Masculinity in the Dressing Room'

3.50pm – 4.00pm – Tea/coffee break

4.00pm – 5.20pm
Panel 6: Documenting Entertainment
Chair: Dominic Broomfield-McHugh, University of Sheffield

Aidan Moir, York University, 'Netflix Music Documentaries and the Circulation of Iconic Identities in American Entertainment'

Gary Edgerton, Butler University, 'Screening America's Soundtrack: The Multicultural Revisionism of Country Music'

Ian Sapiro, University of Leeds and Toby Huelin, University of Leeds, 'Into the Unknown: Uncovering the Film-Music Production Processes for Frozen II'

5.20pm – 5.45pm – Meal break

5.45pm – 7.00pm
Roundtable: 'Now You See Me, Now You Don’t': Stars as (Fictional) Characters
Chair: Julie Lobalzo Wright, University of Warwick

Georgia Brown. Queen Mary University
Lisa Duffy, Independent Scholar
Jade Evans, Queen Mary University
Caroline Langhorst, De Montfort University
Cathy Lomax, Queen Mary University

1.00pm – 2.40pm
Panel 7: Alternative Spaces and Places

Chair: Teresa Forde, University of Derby

Fátima Chinita, Lisbon Polytechnic Institute, 'The Other Side of Hollywood: The Indie Scene in (Self-)Reflexive Filmmaking'

David Melbye, Independent Scholar, 'Crime Jazz Diasporas: African-American Music in Japanese Sixties Cinema'

Marguerite Chabrol, Université Paris 8, 'Drawing Stars: Hollywood Satirical Cartoons and the Star System'

Hannah Andrews, Edge Hill University, 'The Melancholy Glamour of the Hollywood Star in Britain'

2.40pm – 2.50pm – Tea/coffee break

2.50pm – 4.30pm
Panel 8: Genre and Entertainment

Chair: Jon Baldwin, London Metropolitan University

Justin Bonthuys, Independent Scholar, ‘Melodrama and the Megastar: The Simplification and Sanitization of the Queer Entertainment Biopic in Pursuit of the Mainstream Audience’

Dara Milovanovic, University of Nicosia, ‘Fosse/Verdon and All That Jazz: Who is the Real Star Here?’

Arya Rani, University of Texas at Dallas, ‘“Hollywoo” Stars and Celebrities: Who Are They? How Are They Created? Let’s Find Out!’

Mark Jancovich, University of East Anglia, ‘Hollywood: The Haunted House’

4.30pm – 4.40pm – Tea/coffee break

4.40pm – 5.40pm
Keynote address:
Adrienne L. McLean, Professor of Film Studies, University of Texas at Dallas
‘Making [It] Up: Cosmetics, Coiffures, and Self-reflexivity in Classical Hollywood Cinema’