Fireworks: The Visual Imagination of Angela Carter

9 Jan 2017 – 10 Jan 2017

Event times

9.30am - 6.15pm

Cost of entry

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Royal West of England Academy

Bristol, United Kingdom


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The RWA and Arnolfini present a diverse conference that explores the themes, imagery, context and life of Angela Carter - one of the most important writers of the twentieth century.


The event, which takes place at the RWA and Arnolfini over two days, will create a dialogue between practising artists, curators, writers, academics and students from disciplines including the visual arts, literature, history, film and media studies.  This symposium aims to give new insights into the strange worlds of Angela Carter and pay tribute to her visual imagination, as well re-assessing her impact and importance for the twenty-first century.

This symposium coincides with the major exhibition, Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter, curated by Marie Mulvey-Roberts and Fiona Robinson.

Confirmed speakers include;

  • Mannequins of Desire: Angela Carter, Cindy Sherman and Surrealism - Anna Watz (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • How to Cook a Jaguar: The Folkloric Motif of Human-Animal Transformation in the Works of Angela Carter and Ana Maria Pacheco - Mayako Murai (Kanagawa University, Japan)
  • The Holy Family Album - John Ellis (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • ‘In a silver frame, for life’: Angela Carter’s Poetry and the Function of Art - Sarah Gamble (Swansea University, UK


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