Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies


Staging Illusion: Digital and Cultural Fantasy

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Keynote speakers  

Vanessa Toulmin: Taking Up the Ghost– From the Ghost Show to the Dark Ride: A Journey through Time

Sarah Kember: When is a hoax not a hoax? The mediation of life in techno-scientific culture

Sally R Munt: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: Paranormal and Queer


Plenary Speakers

Nicholas Till - First-Class Evening Entertainments: Technology, Magic and Illusion in a Mid-Victorian Music Hall Programme

Astrid Ensslin - "Staging" illusion: Metalepsis as a transmedia phenomenon

Jo Machon – Immersed in Illusion: Marisa Carnesky’s Ghost Train