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Wednesday, 6 September

6pm: Dinner and Drinks (The Black Bull Inn)

8:15pm: Basic Instinct (Pontio Cinema) 


Thursday, 7 September


12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch (Teras, Optional)


1:30 pm: Arrival Coffee and Welcome (Foyer, Music Building)


2 pm: Bugs, Politics and Philosophy: Would you like to know more? (Matthias Hall, Music Building) 

Chair: Martin Holtz (University of Graz)


Blake Wilson (California State University, Stanislaus)

Law, Lawlessness, and Political Philosophy in Paul Verhoeven’s Science Fiction Trilogy


Shai Biderman (Beit Berl College and Tel Aviv University)

Cinematic Thinking as Political Philosophy in Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers


Marco-Benoît Carbone (Brunel University London)

Us vs Bugs: ideology, satire, and entomological othering in Starship Troopers


3:30 pm: Afternoon Cake and Coffee (Foyer, Music Building)


4:00 pm to 5:15 pm: One Hell of a War (Matthias Hall, Music Building)

Chair: Karen A. Ritzenhoff (Central Connecticut State University)


David Barnouw (Dutch Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies)

      Soldier of Orange (1977), Paul Verhoeven’s Finest Hour

Eyal Boers (Ariel University, Israel)

"Black Book": Dutch Prototype or Jewish Outsider


5:30 pm: Supper (Optional, China Hot Chilli)


7:00 pm: Interdisciplinary Bangor University Panel (Pontio Cinema)

 Chair: Elizabeth Miller (Bangor University)


William Teahan (Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, Bangor University)

Creating hyper-realities: The art of digital VFX in Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi trilogy


Dylan Jones (Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences: Haematology & Human Physiology, Bangor University)

Discussion of organ transplants and prosthetics/artificial organs


Nathan Bray (Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University)

Capitalism, Public Health and RoboCop


8:15 pm: Film Screening: RoboCop (Pontio Cinema, Optional)


Friday, 8 September


9:30 am: Get Ready for the Ride of Your Life (Matthias Hall, Music Building)

Chair: Blake Wilson (California State University, Stanislaus)

Martin Holtz (University of Graz)

The Meta-Cinema of Paul Verhoeven’s Hollywood Films


Ian Westbrook (Bangor Film Club)

Total Recall, Philip K Dick and the nature of reality


Cary Edwards (University of Derby)

Bodies of Steel, Bodies of Mush: The Hard Body and Paul Verhoeven’s Dystopian Science-Fiction Action Films


11:00 am: Mid-morning Coffee and Cake (Foyer, Music Building)


11:30am: Flesh Seduces. Passion Kills (Matthias Hall, Music Building)

 Chair: Elizabeth Miller (Bangor University)


Karen A. Ritzenhoff (Central Connecticut State University)

Paul Verhoeven and Sexuality: Isabelle Huppert in Verhoeven’s Elle and Michael Haneke’s The Piano Teacher


Rita Dutta (Maharaja Manindra Chandra College, Calcutta University)

Paul Verhoeven and His Vision: Subversion, Transgressions and the Femme Fatales


Mateja Djedovic (Director and Independent Film Scholar)

Forget Rugrats - Paul Verhoeven and the Erotic Thriller


1 pm: Conference Close


1:15pm: Lunch (Teras, Optional)

After Lunch: Walk to Roman Camp and Garth Pier (Optional)

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