Associate Professor Ian Conrich

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    The conference papers below are in addition to keynote and guest talks.

    Overseas conferences - non-keynote papers

    • 7-10/7/17 – ‘The Early Armchair Tourism of Stereoviews: Foreign Attractions and the Domestication of Travel’, for Contested Territories in the Pacific conference, University of Strasbourg, France.
    • 30/6- 2/7/16 - ‘Selling the Indigenous: The Commercialisation of Images of the Moari in Early New Zealand Postcards’, for Mountains, Rivers, Forests and Lakes: Viewing Nature in New Zealand and the Pacific conference, Franklin University, Lugano, Switzerland.
    • 28/7–1/8/15 - ‘Difficult to Stomach: Food, the Gothic Body and the Global Horror Film’, for the Gothic Migrations conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
    • 1-4/7/15 – ‘Heroes and Villains: The Popular Depictions of Adventurers and Archaeologists on Easter Island’, for Empires and Cultures of the Pacific conference, University of Vienna, Austria.
    • 21-26/6/15 - ‘Heroes and Villains: The Popular Depictions of Adventurers and Archaeologists on Easter Island’, for the 9th Easter Island Foundation conference, Berlin.
    • 3-6/12/14 – ‘Moai and Mirth: Easter Island in Cartoons’, for the 21st Pacific History Association conference, National Taiwan University and Taitung University, Taiwan.
    • 11/10/14 - ‘An Introduction to Easter Island’, for the Easter Island Symposium, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia.
    • 11/10/14 - ‘Moai and Mirth: Easter Island in Cartoons’, for the Easter Island Symposium, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia.
    • 25-28/6/14 - ‘Moai and Mirth: Easter Island in Cartoons’, for the Across the Pacific conference, National Maritime Museum and the Kon-Tiki Museum, Oslo, Norway.
    • 27-29/6/13 - 'Maori Tales of the Unexpected: The New Zealand Television Series Mataku as an Indigenous Gothic Form', for New Zealand and the South Pacific conference, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
    • 6-8/7/12 - 'City Limits: New Zealand's Gothic Revivalism and the Borrowed Style of the Horror Film Perfect Creature (2006)' for New Zealand and Europe: Borders, Nations, Identities conference, University of Gdansk, Poland
    • 8-11/2/12 - 'Difficult to Stomach: Food and the Horror Film', paper presented at the Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association 33rd annual conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • 3-5/7/09 - 'Don't Mention the War: The Science-Fiction Writings of M.K. Joseph', co-authored paper presented at the New Zealand, Germany, and the (Post)Colonial Pacific conference, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.
    • 21-24/5/09 - Chair and speaker for a pre-constituted panel, including Felicity Colman, Helen Grace and Suzie Young. Paper on the subject 'Beyond Biculturalism: Cross-Cultural relationships in Asia-New Zealand Films', to be presented at the SCMS conference, Tokyo, Japan (entire conference cancelled).
    • 25-28/2/09 - 'Revisiting Royalty: The Queen, Childhood, and 1950s New Zealand on Film', paper presented at the ANZSANA conference, Calgary, Canada.
    • 8-12/12/08 - 'Revisiting Royalty: The Queen, Childhood, and 1950s New Zealand on Film', paper presented at the 18th Pacific History Association conference, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.
    • 27-30/11/08 - Chair and speaker for a pre-constituted panel, including Tory Straker, Estella Tincknell, and Andrea Wright. Paper on the subject 'Revisiting Royalty: The Queen, Childhood, and1950s New Zealand on Film', presented at the FHAANZ conference, University of Otago, New Zealand.
    • 2-4/7/08 - 'Chunuk Bair: The Dramatisation and Screening of History', co-authored paper presented at the Zealand and the Mediterranean conference, Florence, Italy.
    • 6-9/3/08 - Chair and speaker for a pre-constituted panel, including Felicity Colman and Tamao Nakahara. Paper on the subject 'Masculinity and a Pacific Island Diaspora within New Zealand Film', presented at the SCMS conference, Philadelphia, USA.
    • 28/2-1/3/08 - 'Masculinity and a Pacific Island Diaspora within New Zealand Film', presented at the ANZSANA conference, University of Texas, Austin, USA.
    • 6-8/2/08 - 'Representing Rapa Nui: Myth and Imagination in Popular Film', presented at the Film and History in the Pacific conference, Australian National University.
    • 20-25/8/07 - 'The Mythical Appeal of the Moai: Easter Island and Popular and Material Culture', presented at the Easter Island Foundation conference, Gotland University, Sweden.
    • 25-27/5/07 - 'Crossing Cultures: Pacific Transnationalism as Depicted in New Zealand Film', presented at the Oceanic Popular Culture Association conference, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawai'i.
    • 22-24/3/07 - 'Crossing Cultures: Pacific Transnationalism as Depicted in New Zealand Film', presented at the ANZSANA conference, Georgetown University, USA.
    • 7-10/12/06 - 'Crossing Cultures: Pacific Transnationalism as Depicted in New Zealand Film', presented at the 17th Pacific History Association conference, University of Otago, New Zealand.
    • 20-22/11/06 - 'Crossing Cultures: Pacific Transnationalism as Depicted in New Zealand Film', presented at the Pacific Transnationalism: Tracing Ties to the Homelands conference, La Trobe University, Australia.
    • 16-19/11/06 - 'Mythological Imaginations: Cinema's Exploitation of Easter Island', presented at the FHAANZ conference, Monash University/ RMIT University, Australia.
    • 27-29/9/06 - 'The Imagined City: Musical Transformations of New York and London in Bugsy Malone (1976) and Mary Poppins (1964)', presented at the SERCIA conference, University of Bologna.
    • 29/6-1/7/06 - 'Fantasy Islands: New Zealand, the Pacific, and the Action-Adventure Film', presented at the New Zealand, France and the Pacific conference, University Paris Dauphine,France.
    • 2-5/3/06 - Chair and speaker for a pre-constituted panel, including Aaron Gerow, Felicity Colman and Suzie Youngs. Paper on the subject 'Mythological Imaginations: Cinema's Exploitation of Easter Island', presented at the SCMS conference, Vancouver.
    • 6-10/6/05 - 'Illustrious Energy: Chinese Settlement and New Zealand Art Cinema', presented at Transnational, and International: Chinese Cinema and Asian Cinema in the Context of Globalization conference, Beijing and Shanghai Universities, China.
    • 29-30/4/05 - 'Global Pressure and the Political State: New Zealand's Cinema of Crisis', presented at the ANZSANA conference, Harvard University, USA.
    • 24-26/11/04 - 'Global Pressure and the Political State: New Zealand's Cinema of Crisis', presented at Culture, Crisis and Change in Oceania, the 9th Triennial conference of SPACLALS, held at the National University of Samoa.
    • 20/9/03 - 'Karaoke Cinema: The Sing-along and the Cult Film Musical Experience', presented at the Film Musicals: From the Classical Era to Postmodern Cinema conference, University College Cork, Ireland.
    • 10/5/03 - 'Genre and Gender in New Zealand's Cinema of the Gothic', presented at the 43eme Congres de la SAES, Université Stendhal Grenoble III, France.
    • 6/12/02 - 'Kiwi Gothic: New Zealand's Cinema of a Perilous Paradise', presented at the Antipodean Gothic conference, Albany campus, Massey University, New Zealand.
    • 6-8/7/02 - 'A Life Represented: The Opposing Screen Biographies of Sylvia Ashton-Warner in Hollywood's Two Loves (1961) and the New Zealand Film Sylvia (1985)', presented at the Film and History conference, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
    • 18-21/4/02 - 'A Life Represented: The Opposing Screen Biographies of Sylvia Ashton-Warner in Hollywood's Two Loves (1961) and the New Zealand Film Sylvia (1985)', presented at the American Association of Australian Literary Studies conference, Kansas City, USA.
    • 24-26/1/02 - 'The Convergence of Genres: Gothic Horror and the Western in Carry on Screaming (1966) and Carry on Cowboy (1966)', for a 'Carry On' pre-constituted panel (organised with Tony Williams and Wheeler Winston Dixon) presented at the Literature and Film conference, Florida State University, USA.
    • 5-7/9/01 - '"The Multi-cultural Fabric of New Zealand Society": Film Images of Chinese Diasporas in a Postcolonial New Zealand', invited presentation at the Asian Diasporas and Cultures conference, at the National University of Singapore.
    • 6-7/4/01 - 'Crime Fighting with Violence: The Paradox in the Communitarianist Crusade of Troma Entertainment's Low-budget Cinema', invited presentation at the Violence, Cinema and American Culture conference, at the University of St Louis-Missouri, USA.
    • 8-9/12/00 - 'An Aesthetic Sense: Cronenberg and Neo-Horror Film Culture', presented at the Colloque Cronenberg Conference, Université Michel de Montaigne-Bordeaux III, France.
    • 19-20/5/00 - 'New Zealand - 'A Part of Asia'. Cinema, Asian Immigration and Tourism', presented at the Asian Cinema in the Age of Globalization and Democratization conference, at the University of Oklahoma, USA.
    • 07/07/96 - 'Confessions of a National Cinema: The British Sexploitation Film', presented at the Popular European Cinema Conference (part 2), Punkaharju, Finland.


    Invited/guest Chair

    • 3/9/09 - Chair for the New Zealanders in Britain panel of the Antipodean Experiences symposium, organised by the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, held at the Australian High Commission.
    • 15/08/97 - Chair for the 'Film and the Cold War' session, at the Britain and the Cold War conference, Institute of Historical Research, University of London.


    Conferences in the UK - non-keynote papers

    • 19/11/10 - 'Easter Island, Myths, and Western Popular Culture', presented at the Easter Island: Cultural and Historical Perspectives conference, at the Chilean Embassy, London.
    • 28-30/6/07 - 'The Industry of Travel: Travel Texts as Ephemera within Early New Zealand Tourism', presented at the State of the Nation: New Zealand's Centenary as a Dominion conference, Birkbeck, University of London.
    • 11-14/4/05 - 'A Foreign Engagement: New Zealand Cinema and the Impact of the American Action Genre', presented at Small Nations, Big Neighbours: Studies of Canada and New Zealand. An international conference co-organised with the British Association of Canadian Studies, held at the University of Kent.
    • 31/3-3/4/05 - Chair and speaker for a pre-constituted panel, including Professors Chris Holmlund and Ginette Vincendeau, on the subject 'Foreign Bodies: Genre, Performance and the Transnational Action Film', SCMS conference, Institute for Education, University of London.
    • 12/10/02 - 'The Friday the 13th Films and the Cultural Function of a Modern Grand Guignol', presented at the Exploiting Fear: The Art and Appeal of Horror on Film conference at the University of Hull.
    • 26/6/02 - 'A Life Represented: The Opposing Screen Biographies of Sylvia Ashton-Warner in Hollywood's Two Loves (1961) and the New Zealand Film Sylvia (1985)', presented at the New Zealand, Identities and Globalisation conference at New Zealand House.
    • 30/6-2/7/00 - Co-presenter of a pre-constituted panel on 'Audiences, Reception and the Film Musical' (organised with Sarah Street and Estella Tincknell), for the Screen Studies conference, at the University of Glasgow.
    • 28/6/00 - 'New Zealand - 'A Part of Asia'. Cinema, Asian Immigration and Tourism', presented at the New Zealand Then...and Now: Society and Culture conference at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London.
    • 23/09/98 - 'Fool's Gold: Forgotten Silver and New Zealand National Identity', presented as a guest speaker at the New Zealand: The State of the Nation conference at Ballance House, Northern Ireland.
    • 25 & 26/10/97 - 'The Body as Spectacle: Grotesques, Body Modification and Classical Hollywood Cinema', presented at the Considered Unsightly conference, University of Leeds.
    • 04/10/97 - 'A State of Mild Anarchy: Lawlessness and New Zealand Film', presented at the Focus on Australian and New Zealand Cinema conference, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London.
    • 13/06/97 - 'The Popular as Perverse: Body Modification and Classical Hollywood Cinema', presented at the Body Modification conference, Nottingham Trent University.
    • 24 - 26/03/97 - 'Fit for Human Consumption?: Cannibalism and the Cannibal Film', presented at the Death and its Concepts conference, University of Leeds.
    • 15/02/97 - To Be Tattooed: Body Adornment and Contemporary Film', presented as a guest speaker at the Cutting Edge: The Body's Perilous Pleasures conference, University of Southampton.
    • 13/07/96 - 'A National Obsession: Sex, Suburban England and the Sexploitation Film', presented at the Revision of England conference, University of Kingston.
    • 04 & 05/05/96 - 'Merry Melodies: The Marx Brothers' Musical Moments', presented at the Musicals conference, University of Southampton.
    • 01/05/96 - 'An Audience with Freddy: The Dream of Total Theatre in the A Nightmare on Elm Street Films, presented at the Film/Fiction: Exploiting Audiences Across the English/Media Divide conference, De Montfort University.
    • 08/09/95 - 'Being Modified: Tattoos, Body Alterations and Contemporary Film', presented at the Shouts From the Street - Popular Culture, Creativity and Change conference, Manchester Institute of Popular Culture, Manchester Metropolitan University.
    • 17/12/94 - 'French Exploitation: The Horror Films of Jean Rollin', presented at the French Cinema conference, Nottingham University.
    • 27/07/94 - 'Humour and Horror: Freddy Krueger as Comedian in the A Nightmare on Elm Street Films, presented at the 9th Annual Leicester Film and TV Studies Summer School on comedy.
    • 27/07/94 - 'Comic Indigestion: An Examination of the Relationship Between Comedy and Food', presented at the 9th Annual Leicester Film and TV Studies Summer School on comedy.
    • 25/06/94 - 'Trembling Women and Exhausted Men: The 'H' Certificate and Early Horror Film Censorship in the United Kingdom', presented at the Screen Studies conference, Glasgow.