Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Take That conference programme

Here's the final programme!

Please note the tie-in Take That exhibition at Manchester's Kraak gallery:
"Take That Fandom before the Internet"

Salford postgrads wanting to chair, please contact Tim ( to arrange.

Anyone at all wishing to attend, please register - everyone welcome!

Earlier blog post with links to media coverage of the event.

Making Things Whole Again:
The Take That Reunion

Conference Programme

Friday 3 June 2011

10:00 – 10:30       Registration and coffee
10.30 – 10.45       Welcome - Tim Wise

10.45 – 12:15       Panel Session
10:45 – David Sanjek, ‘Boys Will Be Boys: Re-inhabiting the Homosocial Sphere of Take That’
11:I5 – Krystina Nellis: ‘The Economics of Empowerment: the role of fandom in the social empowerment of working women, wives, and mothers and the role of empowerment in financing the pop industry’
11:45 – Michaela Hilbert, ‘When I becomes We: How stereotypically “pop” are a band’s lyrics after one break-up and two reunions?’
12:15 – 1:15         Lunch

1:15 – 2:45            Panel Session II                                            
1:15 – Maryn Edwards, ‘Is Any Press Good Press? A content analysis of media                                                                 coverage related to the reunion of Take That, 2005-2010’
1:45 – Sarah-Jane Adams, ‘Love Ain’t Here Anymore: Examining a Negative Fan  Response to the Reunion of Take That with Robbie Williams’
 2:15 – Mark Duffett, ‘Multiple Damnations: Deconstructing the Critical Response to Boyband Fandom’

2:45 – 3.15            Coffee

3.15 – 4:45            Panel Session III
3:15 – Tonya Anderson: ‘Still Kissing Their Posters Goodnight: Life-Long Pop Music Fandom’
3:45 – Tobias Nolte, ‘A Kleinian Notion of Applied Psychoanalysis: Break-up and Reunion from a Psychoanalytic Perspective’
4:15 – Georgina Gregory, ‘”You Can Make Me Whole Again”: Pop Tributes Embodying the Reunion’

4:45 – 5:30            Round Table Discussion & Close

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