Contact: Ian Conrich


    Overseas guest lectures


  • November 2012 - Guest lecturer, University of La Reunion, Reunion Island
  • November 2012 - Guest lecturer, University of Haifa, Israel.
  • October 2009 - Guest lecturer, University of Hawai'i.
  • November 2008 - Guest lecturer, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.
  • September 2008 - Guest lecturer, University of Konstanz, Germany.
  • May 2008 - Guest lecturer, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • February 2008 - Guest lecturer, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • November 2007 - Guest lecturer, University of Vienna, Austria.
  • May 2007 - Guest lecturer at Brigham Young University, Hawai'i.
  • August 2005 - The MacGeorge Visiting Scholar at University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • August 2005 - Guest lecturer at University of Tasmania, Australia.
  • August 2005 - Guest lecturer at University of Queensland, Australia.
  • August 2005 - Guest lecturer at University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • August 2005 - Guest lecturer at Curtin University, Australia.
  • August 2005 - Guest lecturer at Murdoch University, Australia.
  • January 2005 - Guest lecturer at Amtsgymnasiet I Hadsten, Denmark.
  • November 2004 - Guest lecturer at University of California Berkeley, US.
  • July 2003 - Guest lecturer at Massey University (Palmerston North), New Zealand.
  • May 2003 - Guest lecturer at Haifa University, Israel (visit cancelled).
  • May 2003 - Guest lecturer at the Israeli filmmaking school at Sapir (visit cancelled).
  • May 2003 - Guest lecturer at Université d'Avignon, France.
  • January 2003 - Guest lecturer for the Danish Association of Teachers of English, Vejle, Denmark.
  • March 2002 - Guest lecturer at Université d'Avignon, France.
  • February 2002 - Guest lecturer at York University, Toronto, Canada.
  • February 2002 - Guest lecturer at Brock University, Canada.
  • August 2001 - Visiting Scholar at University of Waikato, New Zealand.
  • August 2001 - Guest lecturer at University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • August 2001 - Guest lecturer at Victoria University, New Zealand.
  • August 2001 - Guest lecturer at Massey University (Albany), New Zealand.
  • August 2001 - Public lecture given at the Stout Centre, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • April 2000 - Visiting Lecturer at Trinity College, Dublin.
  • October 1996 to October 1999 - Guest lecturer at Aarhus University, Denmark

    After-dinner speaker

  • 5/10/01 - New Zealand High Commission, London.

    Keynote speaker, plenary speaker, and invited address

  • 10-12/6/15 - ‘Hammer Hybrids: Genre Mutation and 1970s Horror Cinema’, for the conference Les studios Hammer: laboratoire de l’horreur moderne, at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France (opening keynote)
  • 26-27/11/12 - 'Regionalism, Identity and Indigenous Cinema', for Cinemas of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, University of La Reunion. (keynote speaker)
  • 6-9/11/12 - 'Beyond Conflict in Sri Lankan Cinema', for Mediating Peace: Reconciliation through Art, Music and Film, 4th International Conference on Peace and Reconciliation, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (Guest speaker)
  • 28/10/11 - 'An Infected Population: Zombie Culture and the Modern Monstrous', keynote address to the Zombosium at the University of Winchester.
  • 10-11/2/11 - 'Cross-Cultural relationships in Asia-New Zealand Films', presented at the Asian Exposure: East Asian Cinema in a Global Context conference, Coventry University. (keynote speaker)
  • 13-14/11/09 - The Adult Film Musical: Excess, Sex, and Exploitation', presented at the Talking "Dirty": Sex and the Cinema conference, University of Leeds. (keynote speaker)
  • 22-25/9/09 - Invited member of a plenary on New Zealand and Australian Studies in Europe at the EASA conference, University of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca.
  • 4-6/9/08 - 'Leave All Fair: Capturing the Story of Two Lives', presented at The Katherine Mansfield Centenary Conference, Birkbeck, University of London. (keynote speaker)
  • 7/9/07 - 'Representations of the Maori and Pacific Islanders in New Zealand Short Film', presented at the Origins: First Nations Theatre From Around the World symposium, Australian High Commission, London. (invited address)
  • 20/4/07 - 'New Zealand Studies in the UK', presented at the ANZLAG symposium, Australian High Commission, London. (invited address)
  • 2-3/9/06 - 'A Fragile World: Documenting Bangladesh's Jumana River People in Sand and Water', presented at the Water and the Indian Worlds conference, Jonzac, France. (keynote speaker)
  • 22/10/05 - Invited guest speaker for a round table discussion on New Zealand and France: 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations, with panelists including former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard and Don McKinnon, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. Salle Jean Despos, St Tropez, France.
  • 12/9/05 - 'The Screen Fictionalisation of a National Sport: The Myth of New Zealand Rugby', for a conference at Twickenham to commemorate 100 years of All Blacks rugby. (invited address)
  • 24/6/05 - 'A Foreign Engagement: New Zealand Cinema and the Impact of the American Action Genre', presented at the 'New Zealand and Australian Studies Seminar', Université de la Rochelle, France. (invited address)
  • 23-24/4/05 - 'Friend or Foe: Americans and New Zealanders in the Second World War as Depicted in New Zealand Film', presented at the Digger and the Larrikin Live On conference, Imperial War Museum, London (invited address).
  • 13-14/2/04 - 'Cronenberg, Canadian Cinema, and Neo-Horror Film Culture', presented at the Canada and the Moving Image conference, Centre for Canadian Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London, and the Canadian High Commission. (invited address)
  • 1/6/03 - 'The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth: Film Dramatisations of Miscarriages of Justice', keynote address to the Cinema as Historical Court conference, University of Haifa, Israel (keynote speaker; visit cancelled).
  • 15/4/00 - ‘Postcolonial Transition in the Pacific Region: Cinema, Identity and the Challenge to Dominant Mythologies’, presented at the Postcolonialism and Cinema conference, at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. (invited address)
  • 30/05/96 - 'Escaping on the Road From Nowhere: Open Spaces and the Road Movie in 'God's Own Country'', presented at the New Zealand Culture conference, organised by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, held at New Zealand House. (invited address)
  • 07/05/94 - 'The Object Victorious: Freddy Krueger, Jean Baudrillard and Transgression in the A Nightmare on Elm Street Films', presented at the Gothic conference, Manchester Metropolitan University. (invited address)

    Invited participant

  • 11/5/09 - Invited member of a guest panel on World Cinema, open to the public at Birkbeck, University of London.
  • 10/11/00 - Closed session Making Sense of Censorship, organised by Filmfour, held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Asked to advise on the censorship of screen media in a debate operating under Chatham House rules.

    Invited speaker


  • 15/6/15 - ‘Exhibiting Easter Island’, for Exhibiting the Pacific, Museum of Toulouse, France.
  • 31/10/13 - 'Surgical Horrors: The Operated Body in Horror Film and Literature', co-presented with Justin D. Edwards, The Old Operating Theatre, London.
  • 6/9/12 - 'Easter Island, Myths, and Popular Culture', presented to Pisuki (Pacific Island Society of the UK and Ireland), Earl's Court, London
  • 28/6/12 - 'New Zealanders in London', presented at the Italian - Hungarian Erasmus summer programme, St Mary's University College, Twickenham
  • 28/4/11 - 'World Cinema and the Gothic', presented at the University of Brighton.
  • 10/2/11 - 'Popular Film and the Myths of Polynesia: From Easter Island to Mutiny on the Bounty', presented at the University of Essex research seminar series.
  • 4/11/10 - 'Easter Island, Myths, and Western Popular Culture', presented as a public talk at the British Museum.
  • 7/12/07 - 'Screen Versions of The Mutiny on the Bounty', presented to the Austrian South Pacific Group, Vienna.
  • 10/3/06 - 'Images of the Maori: Early Visual Culture and the Tourist Trade in New Zealand', presented at the Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography seminar series, University of Oxford.
  • 15/4/05 - 'Recent New Zealand Cinema and the New Zealand New Wave', presented at Nottingham Trent University.
  • 12/11/04 - 'From Slasher to Neo-Slasher: Horror's Body Counts', presented at Nottingham Trent University.
  • 29/10/04 - 'The Space Between: The New Zealand Small Town and its Representation on Film', presented at Morley College.
  • 2/6/04 - 'The Marx Brothers' Musical Moments', presented at the National Film Theatre, London.
  • 26/3/04 - 'Recent New Zealand Cinema and the New Zealand New Wave', presented at Nottingham Trent University.
  • 27/1/04 - 'Masculinity, Myth and National Identity: The Man Alone in Australian and New Zealand Films', presented at Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • 21/11/03 - 'The Best Kept Secret?: Recent New Zealand Cinema and the New Zealand Film New Wave', presented at Morley College.
  • 7/11/03 - 'From Slasher to Neo-Slasher: Horror's Body Counts', presented at Nottingham Trent University.
  • 25/11/00 - 'Representations of Childhood in Recent Short Films', presented at The Pleasures of Biography, University of Surrey Roehampton.
  • 02/2/00 - 'Representations of Childhood in Recent Short Films', presented to the Representing Lives seminar series, at Oxford Brookes University.
  • 10/3/99 - 'Peeping Tom - A Psychoanalytical Reading', presented to the MA in Psychoanalysis course at Brunel University.
  • 04/06/98 - 'Horrific Films: The 'H' Classification and British Cinema, 1933-1951', presented at the Issues in Film History seminar series, at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.
  • 13/03/96 - 'Fit for Human Consumption?: Cannibalism and the Cannibal Film', presented at the Cutting Edge: The Body's Perilous Pleasures seminar series, University of Southampton.
  • 07/10/95 - Guest lecturer and organiser for a group of Danish lecturers, staying in London. Presentation on Peter Greenaway.
  • 08 & 09/10/94 - Guest lecturer and organiser for a group of Danish lecturers, staying in London. Presentation on contemporary British film and Peter Greenaway.
  • 07/09/94 - 'Home Frights: The British Horror Film and the Horror Film in Britain, 1930-1945', presented to the British Film History Study Group at the British Film Institute.
  • 06/92 - 'The Psycho Killer as Popular Hero?', two lectures presented to a Norwich adult education evening class.
  • 14/05/92 - Lecture on Peter Greenaway, presented to film studies students at the University of East Anglia.