[Msa-discuss] Quadrophenia Symposium, Centre for Modernist Studies at Sussex, 10-11 July

Sam Cooper samcooper1111 at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 18 13:19:13 EDT 2014

A reminder that registration is open for our conference:


Here by the Sea and
Sand: A symposium on the album and film Quadrophenia


Brighton and the University of Sussex, 10-11th July 2014



Thursday 10th  July:  Franc Roddam (director of Quadrophenia) will discuss Quadrophenia
at a showing at the Duke of York’s Cinema, Brighton.


Friday 11th July:  Conference at University of Sussex including
talks by James Wood (Harvard University, the New Yorker) and Paolo Hewitt.
Programme available here: http://herebytheseaandsand.wordpress.com/programme/


Register in advance and the film
showing is included in the conference price: http://herebytheseaandsand.wordpress.com/registration/


Read about us in Rolling Stone!: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/quadrophenia-hits-the-quad-20140422


Our line-up of
participants include:


Franc Roddam’s numerous films include Quadrophenia, K2, Aria, Lords of Discipline and War Party. He
created the phenomenally successful Masterchef
. He has won awards for his tv drama Dummy,
and his BBC documentaries, Mini and The Family. He will be answering
questions after the showing of the film at the Duke of York’s on Thursday the
10th of July.   


James Wood’s reviews and essays have appeared
frequently in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books. He judged the Booker Prize in 1994, and is
a professor of the practice of Literary Criticism at Harvard University. He has
published four books of essays and a novel. His collection The Fun Stuff and other essays includes a killer homage to Keith


Hewitt has
written, co-written, and edited numerous books on music, style, and Mod
culture including The Soul Stylists: Six Decades
of Modernism, Small Faces: The Young Mods’
Forgotten Story, My Favourite Shirt: A History
of Ben Sherman Style, and The Sharper Image: A Mod Anthology. 


Wells has written on film and music for numerous magazines and
newspapers including The Guardian; The Times and The Independent. His numerous  books on film
and music include Your Face Here- British Cult Movies Since the 1960 , The Beatles: 365 Days and Butterfly On A Wheel, the
story of the infamous trial of Keith Richards and Mick Jagger in 1967.
His book on Quadrophenia is
published with Countdown in June.


Alan Fletcher channelled his obsession with 60s
mods into a screenplay based on his own life which found its way to Pete
Townshend’s door and led to his involvement with the film, and to his writing Quadrophenia—the novel. The script
formed the basis of Brummell’s Last Riff,
the first novel in his Mod Crop Trilogy.
He has contributed to symposiums on youth culture at Derby, Nottingham and


Email organiser Pam
Thurschwell (p.thurschwell at sussex.ac.uk) for more information

---------------------------------------------------Dr Sam CooperUniversity of Sussex, Brighton, UK
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