A huge thank you to all the great people involved in making yesterday’s symposium such a fantastic event: our delegates, our sponsors and especially, Rupert Thomson!
Rupert Thomson: a critical symposium
John Rylands Library, Deansgate
9.30–10 Registration & welcome
Chair: Kaye Mitchell
John McAuliffe (Manchester): ‘“Candour and secrecy”: forms of fiction in This Party’s Got to Stop and Secrecy’
11-12 Panel 1: Power and Space
Chair: Ian McGuire
Iain Robinson (UEA), ‘Power and Dystopia in Rupert Thomson’s Divided Kingdom’
Robert Duggan (Chichester), ‘“Border games” and security in the work of Rupert Thomson’
1-2 Panel 2: Shame and Sexuality
Chair: Rebecca Pohl
Martyn Colebrook (London), ‘The Book of Revelation: Rupert Thomson’s Danse Macabre’
Kaye Mitchell (Manchester), ‘The Book of Revelation and the “Shame of Being a Man”’
2.30-4 Panel 3: Death of a Murderer
Chair: Jerome de Groot
Rhona Gordon (Glasgow), ‘The Ghostly Presence of Her: Representations of the body of Myra Hindley in Rupert Thomson’s Death of a Murderer’
Jim Byatt (St Andrews), ‘Drawing the Line (and Crossing it) in Thomson’s Death of a Murderer’
Chris Vardy (Manchester), ‘Happier days for all of us? Childhood and abuse in Death of a Murderer’
4.30 Wine Reception (2nd View Bar, Waterstones, Deansgate)
6 Rupert Thomson public reading (Events Room, Waterstones, Deansgate)
7.30 Conference Dinner
Just a quick reminder that registration is open until the 7th:
We look forward to welcoming you all soon!
Rupert Thomson has been selected for this year’s Fiction Uncovered: http://www.fictionuncovered.co.uk/2013list/
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With less than a month to go, registration for the Rupert Thomson symposium is now open!