2nd Jun 2016 11:00am-5:30pm
M2 Boardroom, Grand Parade
The Brighton Postgraduate Design History Society is delighted to be holding its eleventh annual postgraduate symposium at the University of Brighton's Grand Parade campus.This year's event is an eclectic range of presentations reflecting the rich diversity of Design History research.
There are three sessions arranged under the loose headings of 'Performance', 'Locality' and 'Authenticity'. Research questions include the negotiation of gender, femininity and parodies of race within stage and film; interior architecture and design; and finally the authenticity of design from graphics, to mass produced fashion and finally countercultural influences on the design of country music suits.The symposium acts as a showcase for the high quality postgraduate research conducted in the field and particularly, though not exclusively, as an outlet for the MA in Design History and Material Culture at Brighton. We aim to provide a friendly welcoming atmosphere to our students in the very early stages of their research careers and welcome their fresh takes on diverse subjects while giving them the opportunity to get feedback on their research from respected academics.
10.30-11.00 Registration and Coffee
Session 1 'Performance'
11.00 - 11.20 Jenna Allsopp
Negotiating Female Masculinity in the Early Twentieth Century: the Case of Vera 'Jack Holme (1881-1969)
11.20 - 11.40 Jane Chetwynd-Appleton and Jennifer Sundheim
Pride and Prejudice 1940: Depictions of Female Adornment in Relation to Costume Narrative and Women's Roles in Cinema
11.40 - 12.00 Sequoia D. Barnes
"You Can't Win": Examining Storytelling Wardrobes and Costume Plot with The Wiz's Scarecrow as the New Negro and the crows as Parodies of the White Gaze
12.30 - 1.30 Lunch
Session 2 'Locality'
1.30 - 1.50 Catherine Sidwell
'Ideas in Things' Charles Francis Annesley Voysey's lecture, delivered at Carpenters' Hall, London Wall, for the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, 1909.
1.50 - 2.10 Ellen Martin
Morton Sundour Fabrics in the 1930's
2.10 - 2.30 Sylvia Faichney
Through Rose Coloured Windows: Advertising Interiors in 1970's Britain
2.50 - 3.10 Afternoon Tea and Coffee
Session 3 'Authenticity'
3.10 - 3.30 Dora Douza Dias
Histories of Latin American Graphic Design
3.30 - 3.50 Liz Treganza
Not just copying: London wholesale couture 1945 - 65
3.50 - 4.10 Janet Aspley
Clothed in Sin: Gram Parsons, his Gilded Palace of Sin Nudie suit and the Conundrum of Authenticity
Lunch is provided and the day concludes with wine and nibbles and the chance to network and further discuss the ideas generated throughout the day.
Free entry but booking essential.