International Conference in PATS Building: Writing About Contemporary Artists

PATS Building at the University of Surrey was the venue for an international, multi-disciplinary three-day conference entitled Writing About Contemporary Artists: Challenges, Practices, and Complexities’ from 20-22 October 2017.

Hosted and sponsored by the University’s Institute of Advanced Studies, the conference brought together scholars and practitioners in fields including musicology, theatre studies, dance and choreography, literature, film, digital media, and the visual arts. Its 70 participants represented a strongly international delegation drawn from North and South America, Australia, South Africa, and across Europe and the UK.

Conference highlights included:

Department of Music and Media organisers, speakers, and participants included Christopher Wiley (Conference Chair), Tom Armstrong (Conference Organising Committee), Kirk Woolford (Roundtable Speaker), Bill Thompson, Steve Goss, Tom Hall, and postgraduate research student Andrei Sora (Paper Presenter).

Conference website:

Full programme (including abstracts):