Satire symposium at LPAC

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

On Saturday 9th of October, the Lincoln School of Performing Arts will be running a one day symposium on satire at the LPAC.  

Registration is now open at the conference office website!.

The symposium will take place at the same time as the Lincoln Comedy Festival which runs 7th – 12th October 2010

Symposium keynote speaker:   ALISTAIR BEATON

Arguably Britain’s greatest political satirist with work in radio, television, the theatre and publishing.  He has been involved in some of the iconic comedy shows on the last few decades including NOT THE NINE O’CLOCK NEWS and SPITTING IMAGE.  Most recently he has received aclaim for his satirical take on the New Labour project with his 2004 work A VERY SOCIAL SECRETARY about the David Blunkett affair and his 2007 BAFTA nominated THE TRIAL OF TONY BLAIR. His award winning 2001 satire of  spin FEELGOOD continues to be performed across Europe and the US and his new play CALEDONIA is currently being premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in collaboration with the National Theatre of Scotland. 

We also have a great programme of panelists on a wide variety of satirical subjects from the UK and the US :

The Horror, the Humour: Satire and Dark Comedy in a Postmodern World

  09:00               Registration and Coffee                                         Studio 2

  10:00               Welcome and Introduction                                      Studio 1

                        Dr. Mark O’Thomas, Head of Lincoln School of Performing Arts

                        Lisa Gaughan, University of Lincoln 

  10:30               Panel 1A                                                                     Studio 1

                        Antosha Chekonte: The Comic Genius Who Became Anton Chekov

Professor Michael Earley, Rose Bruford College

“Victoria Was My Queen”: Satirical Representations of Queen Victoria since the Sixties

Dr. Ben Poore, University of York


 Panel 1B                                                                     PA3001

                        Satirical Tweeting

Sue Grau, University of Lincoln

                        The Manliness of Satire: gendering genre in eighteenth-century Britain

Annie Richardson, University of Lincoln

                        Satirical/Satorial: Fashion Cartoons in the New Yorker

                        Jenna Rossi-Camus, London School of Fashion


12:00               A Contemporary ‘Comedy of Errors’?: Political Culture 2010 and Media Genre                                                                  Studio 1

                        Professor John Corner, Dr Kay Richardson, Dr Katy Parry, University of Liverpool

 12:45               Lunch                                                                         Studio 2

 13:45               Keynote Lecture                                                       Studio 1

                        Alistair Beaton


15:15               Refreshment break                                                   Studio 2


15:45               Panel 2A                                                                     Studio 1

Good Gags Gone Bad: Fallacy in American TV Satire From Archie Bunker to Stephen Colbert

Professor Dan Carter, The Pennsylvania State University

“In the Thick Of It”: Politics, the mock-documentary, and the blurring of reality

Richard Wallace, University of Warwick

The Horror and Humour of Malcolm Tucker: The Actor’s Place in Political Satire

Dr James Walters, University of Birmingham


Panel 2B                                                                     PA3001

“Isn’t it Ironic”: The films of the Coen Brothers

Professor Stephen Rothman, California State University, Los Angeles

Seinfield: Satire or Comedy of Manners?

Dr. Chris Ritchie: University of Southampton Solent

Destroying Faith, Moral Values and Integrity: That was the week that was as a dystopian broadcast

Matt Crowder, Royal Holloway, University of London


17:15               Plenary                                                                       Studio 1

                        Lisa Gaughan, University of Lincoln


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