9.30am: Reception Opens, ground floor Old Library Building. The conference will take place in the Research Beehive on the second floor.
10am-11.15am: Keynote 3: Dr David Giles: Introduction Gareth Longstaff
‘Jung, psychological theories of self and the choppy waters of digital culture.’
11.15am-11.45pm: Tea, coffee and cakes: Courtyard Restaurant
11.45am-1.15pm: Session 3
3a: Persona, politics and politicised ‘leadership’
1. Save the world with Matt and Ben/Ben and Matt: The importance of film texts and the on-screen persona to critical discussions of star campaigning
2. Pope Francis: Religious leader in the times of credibility in crisis
3. The Representation of Chinese and British political leaders in news propaganda: Theresa May’s official visit to China
3b: Persona: ‘performance art’ or ‘self-branding’?
Chair: Dr Richard Elliott
1.Rewriting ‘herstory’: Sasha Velour’s drag persona as art and activism
2. Persona as key instance in visual person branding – a semio-cognitive study.
3. A cult of (im)personality: Karin Dreijer’s singsong of flatness as Fever Ray
4. Intimate Strangers and Affective Market Economies: Ann Hirsch, Amalia Ulman, and Marisa Olson
3c: Feminism and female agency
1.Australian online feminisms: intersectional activist personas
2. “I learn from Beyoncé”: White millennial women’s investment in the persona of Beyoncé
3. Female Agency and Dressing the Persona.
4. Julia Gillard’s My Story and Hillary Clinton’s What Happened: Political memoir and/as feminist persona-building
1.20pm-2pm: Please pick up packed lunch from social area, Floor 2, Beehive Building/Old Library Building (outside of seminar rooms).
2pm-3.35pm Session 4:
4a: Persona and politics.
Chair: Prof. P.David Marshall
1.Normality vs independence: The social media behaviour of Australian political maverick personas
2. Networked politics: persona, populism and the press
3. ‘Trump V Clinton’: cross platform persona performance during the 2016 Presidential Campaign
4. Online political persona in the political campaign context – from identities through digital representations and to personal brands
4b: Persona and Celebrity Culture: Public/Private/Contested
Chair: Dr Gareth Longstaff
1.Caught between two states: The public/political persona of Chinese Celebrities
2. Public Figures and Private Lives: How does the UK law protect public figures’ private lives?
3. A Star Is Born: Rethinking Celebrities’ Children from a Persona Studies Perspective
4. ‘Torture Television’ and the spectacle of suffering in light entertainment: 16 Years of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
Chair: Dr Martin Shingler
1.Storytelling, persona & individuation: Jungian reflections on the “journey” of Russell Brand (an auto-ethnographic study)
2. Life after Stroke: Persona, Identity and Social Perception.
3. Persona and the masquerade of happiness: Botswanan women in “sick” marriages
3.50-5pm Key Note 4: Dr Helena Bassil-Morozow
‘Trickster Narrative as a Genre: Persona, Disruption and Recovery’
5pm-6pm Discussion Session and closing remarks: Where next for persona studies? All keynote speakers (Darren Kelsey, chair).
6pm onwards: Post conference drinks and chat: Crow’s Nest Pub.