Looking into the Upside Down:
INVESTIGATING STRANGER THINGS
A one day symposium at the School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds
Friday 14th December 2018
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor Matt Hills (University of Huddersfield)
Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Featuring ‘Joyce Byers’ inspired Christmas décor, including a lights & letters wall, 1980s music and more!
Final date for registration: Monday 10th December
Stranger Things is one of Netflix’s most successful ventures into original programming and has garnered both popular and critical acclaim for its nostalgic 1980s aesthetic and Spielberg inspired narrative. This festive, 1980s themed conference seeks to explore the show’s wider significance within the canon of cult television, with papers exploring nostalgia, contextualisation, trans-mediality, gender, identity and place.
Provisional paper titles and speakers can be located here:
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