[This is a post for the 2018 conference. For the 2019 conference in Leeds, please click here]
Booking is now open for our two day ‘Pinter on Film, Television and Radio’ conference, held at the University of Reading on Wednesday September 19 and the British Library on Thursday September 20.
Each day has a particular focus. ‘Pinter on Screen’ at Reading deals with Pinter’s work on film and television, while ‘Pinter on Air’ at the British Library concentrates on Pinter’s radio drama.
One-day attendence for either conference is priced at £75 or £45 concessions (unwaged/ students/ part-time workers), while attendence on both days costs £125 or £75 concessions.
The line-ups for each conference are:
‘Pinter on Screen’ (Minghella Building, University of Reading) 19 September.
John Wyver (Westminster): ‘Memory plays: screen adaptations, archives and Harold Pinter at the RSC’
Ian Greaves (drama historian), Martin Rosenbaum (television producer) and Anthony Wall (series editor, Arena): ‘Bottling Pinter: making the 2002 Pinter at the BBC season’
Farah Ali (Hull): ‘Subdued existence: identity, corporeality and gender in The Pumpkin Eater (1964)’
Jonathan Bignell (Reading): The Quiller Memorandum: Pinter and the Sixties spy cycle
Laurel Forster (Portsmouth): ’The Heat of the Day (1989)’
Richard Hewett (Salford): ‘Pinter as performer’
Charles Morton (Birmingham City): ‘ “See better, Lear”: Sight and blindness in Harold Pinter’s screenplay for The Tragedy of King Lear’
Sally Shaw (Portsmouth): ‘Cruelty, alienation and sexual politics: Harold Pinter and Joseph Losey’s collaboration on The Servant (1963), Accident (1967) and The Go Between (1971)’
Billy Smart (Reading): Tea Party (1965) The Basement (1967), the television studio and the theatrical stage’
‘Pinter on Air’ (British Library) 20 September.
BBC Archive clips lecture:
Billy Smart (Reading)and Amanda Wrigley (Reading): ‘Pinter’s early radio and television’
Clementina Angelino: ‘The Dwarfs as fiction and drama’
Melissa Bailar (Rice): ‘Is a rose a rose by any other name?: Pinter’s slipping signifiers’
Lukasz Borowiec (John Paul II, Lublin): ‘Harold Pinter in Polish radio and television theatre, 1972-2006: between tradition and innovation’
Arka Chattopadhyay (IIT Gandhinagar): ‘Soundscape in Pinter: from A Slight Ache to Family Voices’
Ann C. Hall (Louisville): ‘Transmissions: voice, media, and Harold Pinter’
Lucy Jeffery (Reading): ‘ “Not a sound”’: Samuel Beckett’s influence on Harold Pinter’s Landscape’
Susan Hollis Merritt: ‘Pinter’s Voices’
Radmila Nastić (Serbia): ‘Life of Pinter’s The Dwarfs across media’
Judith Roof (Rice): ‘Power, speech, and performance in The Birthday Party, One for the Road, and The Comfort of Strangers’
Nupur Tandon (Malaviya N.I.T., Jaipur): ‘A presence in absence: Pinter on the radio’
Pim Verhulst (Antwerp): ‘Intermediality and Radio Aesthetics in Pinter’s Late Theatre’
Amanda Wrigley (Reading): ‘Pinter’s intermedial moves’