AMERICAN TOPOGRAPHICS
Photography and the American Landscape Conference
June 10, 2016, Goldsmith’s University
Details about registration can be found at: https://americantopographics.wordpress.com/registration/

Programme

9.00-9.30: Registration and coffee

9.30-10.45: AMERICAN AESTHETICS
Chair: Christopher Lloyd

Nicolas Brinded (Goldsmiths) – ‘Utopian Dreaming and the Sublime Aesthetic in Joel Sternfeld’s Sweet Earth and Terrence Malick’s Badlands

Nicoló Giudice (University of Bedfordshire) – ‘Paul Graham’s American Night and the Politics of Exposure’

10.45-11.00: Coffee

11.00-12.15: TAKING IT TO THE STREETS
Chair: Nicholas Brinded

Sarah Garland (University of East Anglia) – ‘Ed Ruscha’s Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles

Stephanie Schwartz (UCL) – ‘Driving By Shooting: On Martha Rosler’s Secrets from the Street: No Disclosure

12.15-1.15: Lunch

1.15-2.30: LANDSCAPES OF WAR
Chair: Christopher Clark

John Beck (University of Westminster) – ‘Far West/Middle East: The Wormholes of War Photography’

Christopher Lloyd (University of Hertfordshire) – ‘Remembering Antietam: Sally Mann and Matthew Brady’s Civil War Landscape Photography’

2.30-2.45: Tea

2.45-4.00: IMAGING DISASTER
Chair: Sarah Garland

Caroline Blinder (Goldsmiths) – ‘Some Thoughts on Walker Evans’ Belongings of a Flood Refugee, Forrest City, Arkansas, Feb. 1937’

Christopher Clark (Loughborough University) – ‘Re-Imagining the American Landscape: Jonathan Hyman’s Beyond Ground Zero

4.00-5.15: AMERICAN CARTOGRAPHIES
Chair: Caroline Blinder

Mick Gidley (University of Leeds) – TBC

Martin Padget (Aberystwyth University) – ‘Ruins Ancient and Modern: Paul Strand’s Photography of the Southwest’
5.30: Wine/dinner