Conference Programme, Abstracts and Papers

3rd Global Conference

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Saturday 10th September – Monday 12th September 2011

Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom


The programme for the conference is available below. Delegates are listed according to the session in which they appear. Clicking on the Session Title will take you to the abstracts (where available) for that session. Each delegate is listed according to their affiliation.

Saturday, 10 September
12:30
Conference Registration

13:30
Opening Remarks

14:00
Session 1: Villains or Heroes? Which is it?
Chair: Shona Hill

The Adorable Mr. Ripley: Crime and Morality in Highsmith’s Suspense Fiction
Daniela Chana

Positive Villains: Tarantino’s Construction of Negative Characters the Audience Can Sympathize With
Anna Koronowicz

Villains and Victims: A Complex Relationship
Ruth Amir

15:30
Coffee

16:00
Session 2: The Fog of War
Chair: Kim D. Weinert

War and Punishment
David J. Garren

Behind the Hurt Locker: Target Acquired?
Sonja Pasuantonio

Messala: Roman Villain via Boss Tweed and Billy the Kid
Jon Solomon

17:30
Notices and Announcements

17:40
Wine Reception

18:30
Dinner

Sunday, 11 September
09:00
Session 3: Are They Really as Bad as all That?
Chair: Karin Kokorski

Philip Marlowe: The Indifferent Threshold
Debasree Basu

Juvenile Villains in America: Attitude-appropriate psych-social-sex-education, Framing of Grooming, Framing the Prevention of Trans-Diagnostic Sub-Clinical Patterns
Laura Mangan

10:30
Coffee

11:00
Session 4: Heroes and Villains United
Chair: Sana Khalesi

Dark Hero or Gothic Villain: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Shona Hill

The Heroic Villain: Gregor Jordan’s Ned Kelly, The Melbourne Argus and the Jerilderie letter
Stephen Gaunson

007 License to Kill: Bond Villains and Links to Society
Tarren Smarr

12:30
Lunch

14:00
Session 5: Darkness Within
Chair: Shilinka Smith

The Dark Realm of Peder Carel
Ozge Seven

The Sympathetic Hero is an Inside Man
Susan Meindl

Dangers of the Foreign Other: Villains in Sherlock Holmes
Erica Foss

15:30
Coffee

16:00
Session 6: Villains and Heroes in the 1700s-1800s
Chair: Erica Foss

Mashasati: A Hero of Assent and Dissent
S. P. Vagishwari

“Cossacks, whose brutality was fiendish:” Russians as Villains in English-language Fiction In the 1880s and 1890s
Jillene Bydder

Handsome, Rich, Dangerous: The Attraction of Gothic Villains in 19th Century Literature
Stefenie Kruger

17:30
Sessions End

Monday, 12 September
09:00
Session 7: Villains vs. Criminals
Chair: Jon Solomon

Villains But No Criminals?! Selected Villains in Fantasy Fiction for Children and Young Adults
Karin Kokorski

Visualising Villains: Crafting Criminals in Australian Crime Fiction
Rachel Franks

The Joycean Hero as Treacherous Villain in Coetzee’s Summertime (2009)
Fabricio Tocco

10:30
Coffee

11:00
Session 8: Cultivating Good Guys and Bad Guys
Chair: David Garren

Good and Evil in Ancient Persian Festivals: an Analytical Psychology Approach
Sana Khalesi

Physiognomic Depiction of Hero and Villain
Qi Chen

12:30
Lunch

14:00
Session 9: Deconstructing Villainy
Chair Rachel Franks

Crossing Legs, Genres, and Gender: Catherine Tramell:Portrait of a Writer as Postmodern Femme Fatale
Juan Senis Fernandez

Is There a Perfect Environment to Allow a Villain or Villainess to Thrive
Kim D. Weinert

15:30
Coffee

16:00
Development Meeting and Closing Remarks

16:30
Conference Ends