Please note that instead of Dr. Sarah Godfrey, our film expert will be Dr. Melanie Williams.
15:00 Welcome and Introduction.
15:20 Dr. Pamela Osborn and Dr. Frances White (Literature, Kingston University): 'The Lives and Deaths of Iris Murdoch'
16:00 Dr. Marije Altorf (Philosophy, St. Mary's University): 'The Film I Would Like to See Next: Reflections on Biography and Gender'
16:30 Dr. Melanie Williams (Film, TV and Media Studies, UEA) 'Let Us Now Praise Famous Women: Iris and British Cinema's Female Biopics'
17:00 Tea and Coffee Break
17:20 Film screening: Iris by Richard Eyre
18:45 Roundtable discussion
ABOUT THE FILM:
Released in 2001, Iris is a biographical film based on John Bayley's (Murdoch's husband) memoir Elegy for Iris (1999), in which he remembers Iris as a young and unconventional philosopher and novelist in Oxford, and later living with her through the years when she was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Kate Winslet (young Iris)
Judi Dench (older Iris)
Jim Broadbent (older John Bayley)
More info at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0280778/