Friday 2 September 2016
Globally renowned author, Alan Moore, will be one of the keynote speakers at a sold-out, two-day transdisciplinary conference hosted by the University of Northampton on 9 and 10 September 2016.
The Trans-States conference is a transdisciplinary conference that will explore representations in contemporary visual culture of boundary crossing between reality and fantasy. The participants will be a mix of academics, students, practitioners, artists and independent scholars and the conference will comprise of papers, discussion panels, workshops, performance art and an exhibition.
Cavan McLaughlin, Senior Lecturer in Media Production at the University of Northampton, commented: “In recent times, experts have begun to more seriously investigate the full extent to which esoteric and mystical/spiritual ideas and practices have influenced contemporary visual culture and indeed culture-at-large. We look forward to the Trans- States conference providing further insights in this area and adding to this important emerging dialogue — as well as, of course, celebrating these artists and their visionary work.”
Northampton born and bred, Alan Moore is widely known for his comic book work, such as Promethea, Lost Girls and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and has been described as the best graphic novel writer in history. His long-anticipated epic second novel Jerusalem will also be released this September.