40 Years of Alien

Electronic versions

Description

Alien has left an indelible mark on popular culture. Conceived primarily to cash in on the popularity of science-fiction films in the late 1970s, directed by a person known for making adverts (Ridley Scott) and starring an unknown actor in the lead role (Sigourney Weaver), it transcended its humble origins to frighten and disturb audiences on its initial release. Its success has led to three direct sequels, two prequels, one ‘mashup’ franchise, a series of comic books, graphic novels, novelisations and games, and has an enormous and devoted fanbase. For forty years, Alien (and its progeny) has animated debate and discussion among critics and academics from a wide variety of disciplines and methodological perspectives.

Hosted by the Centre for Film, Television and Screen Studies at Bangor University, this symposium proposes to bring together scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to explore Alien forty years since its release, debate its legacy and consider its position within visual culture.
23 May 201924 May 2019

40 Years of Alien

Duration23 May 201924 May 2019
Location of eventBangor University
CityBangor
CountryUnited Kingdom
Web address (URL)
Degree of recognitionInternational event

Event: Conference

Event (Conference)

Title40 Years of Alien
Date23/05/1924/05/19
Website
LocationBangor University
CityBangor
CountryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionInternational event