Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies

Conference Programme

Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies one day conference

Paranormal Cultures

Friday 4 June 2010 9.30AM-5PM

University of Sussex, Silverstone Building, room 309

9.30-10.00am Coffees and registration
10.00-10.15am Professor Sally R Munt (Sussex) opens the conference

Panel 1

Dr Jon Mitchell (Sussex): ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Field: Anthropology, Psychology, Parapsychology’

Dr Angela Voss (Kent): ‘Imagination as Revelation: A Metaphysical Approach to the Paranormal’


Keynote 1

Professor John Harvey (Aberystwyth): 'Bogus or Bogey: Anomalies and Entities in Spirit Photography'

12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30- 3.00pm

Panel 2

Dr Tatiana Kontou (Sussex): ‘”This is not magic, it is spiritualism”; Florence Marryat’s Spiritualist Memoirs and Autobiography’

Dr Pam Thurschwell (Sussex): 'Ghost World's Spectral Mediations'

Dr Olu Jenzen (Sussex): ‘Let the Right One In: Children, Vampires and Queers’

3.00-3.15pm Short break

Keynote 2

Dr Anita Biressi and Professor Heather Nunn (Roehampton): ‘"There's something in my house": Television and the Politics of the Paranormal’

4.30-5pm Workshop with the University of York Anomalous Experience Research Unit
5pm Wine reception
From 6.15pm Ghost Walk in the Lanes, central Brighton (led by Scott Simpson)