Fifty Years of A Clockwork Orange
Thursday 28th-Saturday 30th June 2012
The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publishing of Anthony Burgess’s novella A Clockwork Orange, and to celebrate a special multi-disciplinary conference is to be held at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester to examine the book’s profound and enduring impact on literature as well as film, music, theatre and society.
A Clockwork Orange not only spawned a controversial but cult film, directed by Stanley Kubrick, but also a distinctive fashion trend and its very own experiment in language, with the book’s main characters – or ‘droogs’ – using an Anglo-Russian slang called ‘Nadsat’. The three day conference will explore the world of A Clockwork Orange and how it has affected the world on a wider scale since its publication to the present time.
The conference will include the European premiere of Burgess’s Clockwork Orange music and a film season at the Cornerhouse cinema. Amongst the keynote speakers appearing are Richard Daniels from the Stanley Kubrick Archive, Kevin Jackson (director of Burgess at Seventy), Jonathon Green (author of the Chambers Slang Dictionary) and Peter Krämer, whose critical book about A Clockwork Orange was published in 2011, and who will deliver a keynote lecture on ‘Burgess, Kubrick and the Problem of Male Youth’.
Full programme details can be found on the International Anthony Burgess Foundation website . Please note that listings are subject to change and timings are to be confirmed.
Full conference tickets are priced at £70 and can be booked on the International Anthony Burgess website. Concessions are £40 and day tickets are available, costing £25. Special discounts are available for students and the unwaged. For further information, please contact Paula Price on 0161 235 0776 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org