Marilyn Monroe Symposium at ACMI

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Our interdisciplinary approach to the topic of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic status is unique. In this Symposium our intention is to go beyond nostalgia, to offer a genuinely contemporary perspective on performance, celebrity and artistic response, as well as to make Marilyn provocative for us in our times.

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Date:
Saturday 12 November 2016 until Saturday 12 November 2016 (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Jen Uren
j.uren@latrobe.edu.au; +61 03 54447969
Presented by:
Professor Lois Banner
Type of Event:
Public
Cost:
$88/66 concession: full day or $22/$16 concession: single session. Free for Exhibiting Culture: Marilyn enrolled students.

In 2016 two blockbuster exhibitions showcasing the life and legacy of Marilyn Monroe were held at Bendigo Art Gallery and MAMA in Albury. A hugely successful subject, Exhibiting Culture: Marilyn, was embedded in these exhibitions and taught in conjunction with the galleries.

This Symposium creates a further outcome for the research undertaken by ten La Trobe University academics in preparation for Exhibiting Culture: Marilyn. Our interdisciplinary approach to the topic of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic status is unique. The intention of this Symposium is to go beyond nostalgia and offer a genuinely contemporary perspective on performance, celebrity and artistic response, as well as to make Marilyn provocative for us in our times.

We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker for this Symposium is distinguished teacher, writer and world authority on Marilyn Monroe, Professor Lois Banner.

About Professor Lois Banner

Professor Banner spent thirty years as a history and gender studies teacher at the University of Southern California (USC) and is one of the founders of the field of feminist teaching in the United States. She is the bestselling writer of Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox, the most authoritative and popular biography of Marilyn Monroe.

Program:

Session 1: Keynote Address
9.30-11.00am The Cube, ACMI
Speaker: Professor Lois Banner

Morning tea: 11.00 – 11.30 am

Session 2: Matters of Performance
11.30am-1.00pm The Cube, ACMI
Felicity Collins; Margaret Hickey; Nicole Jenkins; Sofia Ahlberg

Lunch: 1.00 – 2.00 pm

Session 3: Image, Identity, Icon
2.00-3.30pm, The Cube, ACMI
Speakers: Sue Gillett, Kristian Haggblom, Terrie Waddell, Kevin Brianton

Afternoon tea: 3.30 – 4.00 pm

Session 4: Property, Power, Profession
4.00-5.30pm The Cube, ACMI
Tansy Curtin; Francine Rochford; Edgar Burns

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