Day of the Droogs
- Wed 29 Jan 2014
- 1:00 pm
To mark the publication of the new Penguin Modern Classics edition of A Clockwork Orange: The Restored Edition, MMU’s Institute of Humanities and Social Science Research and the International Anthony Burgess Foundation are pleased to present Day of the Droogs, an afternoon-evening event focussing on the critical views surrounding A Clockwork Orange and its legacies, including new perspectives on cinema, gang culture and young masculinity.
Speakers will include:
Andrew Davies (Senior Lecturer in Modern British social history, Liverpool) with a guest lecture on nineteenth century gangs and A Clockwork Orange;
Berthold Schoene (Professor of English, MMU) with a paper on angry young men of the 1950s/60s and 1990s;
Peter Kramer (Senior Lecturer in Film, Television and Media Studies, East Anglia) on Kubrick’s adaptation;
Hannah Smithson (Reader in Criminology, MMU) and Rob Ralphs (MMU) with a paper on gang culture;
Melanie Tebbutt (Reader in History, MMU) on boyhood in the interwar years;
Nicholas Bentley (Senior Lecturer in English, Keele) with a paper on subcultures;
Steven Miles (Professor in Sociology, MMU) with a paper on consumption, urbanism and youth;
Xavier Aldana Reyes (Research Fellow in English, MMU) on screen violence.