Researching Subcultures and Aesthetics Postgraduate Symposium Programme

Researching Subcultures and Aesthetics Postgraduate Symposium: Alternative Voices in Academia

10 September 2019

Hardiman Library – Room G010 – NUI Galway

09:00 – 09:30
Registration / Coffee & Tea

09:30 – 11:00
Panel 1: Aesthetic Manifestations, Expressionisms and Power Structures

Power, Subcultures and Queer Stages in Twentieth-Century Italy and Ireland
Zsuzsanna Balázs, PhD Candidate (Drama and Theatre Studies), NUI Galway

Pondering Progressive Punk Poetry
Jonathan Hannon, PhD Candidate (Sociology and Politics), NUI Galway

Obscene Experimentation: Cultural Refusal and the Experimental Novel in Post-Second World War Britain and France
Andrew Hodgson, Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow (Literature) at Université Paris Est.

Autoethnography and Self-Abjection: 90s queer experimental film and video
Renée Inaiá Steffen, PhD Candidate (Film Studies) Eikones Graduate School University of Basel

11:00 – 11:15
Break

11:15 – 12:45
Panel 2:  In Betweenness, Co-operations, Blurring Borders & Mediation

Liminality in Urban and Digital Contexts
Tomas (Jane) McBride, Masters (English), NUI Galway

Co-creation in COLAB’s punk films (New York, 1978-1985)
Céline Murillo, Senior Lecturer at the University of Paris 13 (Sorbonne Paris Cité).

American Independent Cinema & Punk Ethos
Temmuz Süreyya Gürbüz, PhD Candidate (Film Studies), NUI Galway

Punk, Porn, and Politics: Pornographic Provocations in British First-Wave Punk
James F. Anderson, PhD Candidate (Media and Communication), University of Sunderland

12:45 – 13:30
Lunch

13:30 – 14:50
Panel 3: Identity Formations, Signifiers, Popular Culture and Icons

The pen is mightier than the words: New Musical Expression
Kevin Quinn, PhD Candidate, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

The Concept of “Popular Culture” and the Indie Rock scene in Fortaleza, Brazil
Pedro Menezes, PhD Candidate (Sociology), Universidade do Porto

A Punk called Ribas (Documentary, 2019)
Paulo Antunes, Masters (Aesthetics and Artistic Studies – specialization in Cinema & Photography), FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa

14:50 – 15:00
Break

15:00 – 16:20
Panel 4: The Politics of Agency, Resistance in Punk & Forms of Cultural Practices

Political resistance, discourse, and praxis in Bucharest’s punk subculture
Vlad Nicu, PhD Student (Sociology), University of Surrey

Antisocial Justice Warriors: Utilising Punk in the Pursuit of Social Justice
Paul Fields, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader BA Music Business, Buckinghamshire New University

Ocupar e resistir!: disobedience and firmness against the Brazilian state
Lennita Oliveira Ruggi, PhD Candidate (Sociology), NUI Galway
Valéria Floriano Machado, Lecturer (Setor de Educação), Universidade Federal do Paraná

16:20 – 16:30
Break

16:30 – 17:30
The Punk Scholars Network Roundtable Discussion & Closing Remarks
Alternative spaces in academia: negotiating independence, creativity and DIY ethics within academic environment​s