Speakers
Charles Barr
University East Anglia UK
Charles Barr is always happy to return to Ireland, his father’s country; his grandfather played Rugby for Ireland either side of 1900, and his children are actively seeking Irish passports in the wake of the Brexit vote. He himself has taught, in recent years, at UCD and at the John Huston School in Galway, and has held research posts in Galway and at Trinity. Before that, he taught for many years at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, helping to set up one of the pioneer British programmes in film history and theory, and then for two years at Washington University in St Louis. After three final years as a research fellow in Film and Irish Studies at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, he is now back in Norwich in formal retirement, but manages to remain active, with current projects on John M. Stahl and on John Ford.  His main publications, besides those on Hitchcock (see link), have been on British Cinema, including Ealing Studios (1977, third edition 1999), and he co-scripted, with its director Stephen Frears, Typically British, part of TV’s centenary history of the medium in 1995.
Laura Mulvey
Birkbeck, University of London
Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of: Visual and Other Pleasures (Macmillan 1989/2009), Fetishism and Curiosity (British Film Institute 1996/2013), Citizen Kane (BFI Classics series 1992/2012) and Death Twenty- four Times a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (Reaktion Books 2006). She made six films in collaboration with Peter Wollen including Riddles of the Sphinx (British Film Institute 1977; dvd 2013) and Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti (Arts Council 1980). With artist/filmmaker Mark Lewis, she has made Disgraced Monuments (Channel 4 1994) and 23 August 2008 (2013).
Richard William Allen
City University of Hong Kong
Richard Allen is Dean and Chair Professor of Film and Media Art at the School of Creative Media of the City University of Hong Kong and works in the area of film theory and aesthetics. He has co-edited, with Murray Smith, one of the first anthologies of analytic film theory, Film Theory and Philosophy (1999) and co-edited, with Malcolm Turvey, Wittgenstein, Theory, and the Arts (2001). He is the author of Hitchcock’s Romantic Irony (2007), which examines the relationship between sexuality and style in Hitchcock’s work. Until recently he was an editor of the Hitchcock Annual. He is currently working on a book called Bollywood Poetics and his article “The Passion of Christ and the Melodramatic Imagination” was recently published in the anthology, Melodrama Unbound.
Sidney Gottlieb
Sacred Heart University, Connecticut, USA
Sidney Gottlieb has been teaching at Sacred Heart University, Connecticut, USA since 1976. He is the editor of  both the Hitchcock Annual (Columbia University Press; coedited with Richard Allen) and the George Herbert Journal. His edited books include Hitchcock on Hitchcock (Univ. of California Press), Framing Hitchcock (Wayne State University Press; coedited with Chris Brookhouse), Hitchcock: Interviews (Univ. of Missouri Press), and Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City (Cambridge Univ. Press). The second volume of Gottlieb's Hitchcock on Hitchcock is forthcoming, and he has published essays on Hitchcock, Welles, Eisenstein, Capra, Herbert, Milton, Marvell, Vaughan, Sterne, and Austen, among others. He is also an active musician, currently playing with Ice Brothers in Connecticut and Thaumatrope in New York City
Janet Bergstrom
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Janet Bergstrom is Research Professor in Cinema and Media Studies at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). She published Lost in Translation? Listening to the Hitchcock-Truffaut Interview, in A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock (2012) and Hitchcock/Truffaut, the Movie: The Latest Version of a Legend, in The Hitchcock Annual 20. She specializes in archivally-based, cross-national studies of directors such as F. W. Murnau, Jean Renoir, Josef von Sternberg, Alfred Hitchcock and Fritz Lang as well as French/Francophone directors Chantal Akerman and Claire Denis. She has published five film historical documentaries on DVD, most recently Josef von Sternberg – Salvation Hunter to accompany Sternberg’s The Salvation Hunters (Vienna 2016). 
Robert Belton
University of British Columbia – Okanagan, Canada
Robert Belton taught the history of art, aesthetic theory and film studies at McMaster University, the University of Western Ontario and Queen's University, and the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus, where he was the founding Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. He is the author of Sights of Resistance: Approaches to Canadian Visual Culture (2001), The Theatre of the Self: The Life and Art of William Ronald (1999), The Beribboned Bomb: The Image of Woman in Male Surrealist Art (1995); and Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and the Hermeneutic Spiral (2017), and he is the general editor of Art: The World of Art, from Aboriginal to American Pop, Renaissance Masters to Postmodernism (2002).
Barbara Straumann
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Barbara Straumann is Assistant Professor with tenure track at the English Department of the University of Zurich. Her current research areas include the long nineteenth century, gender, film, celebrity culture, economic criticism, debt studies, femininity and political power, as well as issues of seriality. She is the co-author of Die Diva: Eine Geschichte der Bewunderung (Schirmer/Mosel 2002) and the author of Figurations of Exile in Hitchcock and Nabokov (Edinburgh UP, 2008) as well as Female Performers in British and American Fiction (De Gruyter, 2018). Her new research project is entitled “IOU: Debt in the Victorian Novel”.
Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli
University of California, Davis, USA
Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli is a Professor of Cinema and Digital Media and Science and Technology Studies at UC Davis, California. She is the author of Unmaking of Fascist Aesthetics (Minnesota UP, 2001), Mythopoetic Cinema (Columbia UP, 2017), and Digital Uncanny (Forthcoming, Oxford UP).
Mark Padilla
Christopher Newport University, Virginia
Mark William Padilla is a Professor of Classical Studies at Christopher Newport University. He has published a study of The Skin Game in the 2017 volume of Hitchcock Annual. He is the author of Classical Myth in Four Films of Alfred Hitchcock (2016). He is completing a second volume through Lexington Books on the same topic, tentatively titled Classical Myth in Alfred Hitchcock's Grace Kelly and Wrong Man Films, a study scheduled for fall 2018 publication. His remaining and third projected project will focus on myth and classical literature in Vertigo, Psycho, and Frenzy. The paper he presents on Vertigo offers Mark's first opportunity to share his work on that film.
Kevin Donnelly
University of Southampton UK
Kevin Donnelly is reader in Film at the University of Southampton. He writes primarily about film and music and his books include Herrmann and Hitchcock: Partners in Suspense: Critical essays on Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock (co-edited with Steve Rawle, 2016), Today’s Sounds for Yesterday’s Films: Making Music for Silent Cinema (co-edited with Ann-Kristin Wallengren, Palgrave, 2016), Magical Music Tour: Pop and Rock in Film Soundtracks (Bloomsbury, 2015), Occult Aesthetics: Sound and Image Synchronization (Oxford University Press, 2013), among others. He is currently co-editing a book on new music for silent films (with Ann-Kristin Wallengren for Palgrave) and co-editing a collection (with Steve Rawle) on Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann (for Manchester University Press). In addition to writing on film music and film sound, he also has significant interests in British and Irish cinema, film theory, aesthetics, critical and cultural theory, horror and science fiction films, cult films and TV; and rock, electronic and experimental music. 
Steven Jacobs
University of Ghent, Belgium
Steven Jacobs is an art historian specialized in the relations between film, art, and architecture. His publications include The Wrong House: The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock (2007) and Framing Pictures: Film and the Visual Arts (2011). He co-authored The Dark Galleries: A Museum Guide to Painted Portraits in Film Noir (2013) and Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema (2017). He teaches at Ghent University and the University of Antwerp in Belgium.
Christine Sprengler
Western University Canada
Christine Sprengler is Associate Professor of Art History at Western University, Ontario, Canada. She is the author of two books, Screening Nostalgia (2009) and Hitchcock and Contemporary Art (2014) as well as articles on British and American film and television, contemporary art, and the relationship between cinema and the visual arts.
Ned Schantz
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Ned Schantz is Associate Professor of English at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He is the author of Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature (2008), which includes analysis of Vertigo and Shadow of a Doubt. His essays on film have appeared in Hitchcock Annual, Senses of Cinema, Criticism, and Camera Obscura. This paper is part of a book project on Hitchcock and hospitality.
Mark Osteen
Layola University Maryland, USA
Mark Osteen is a Professor of English and Director of the Center for the Humanities at Loyola University Maryland. He is the author or editor of ten books, including, most recently, Nightmare Alley: Film Noir and the American Dream (2013) and Hitchcock and Adaptation: On the Page and Screen (2014). His edited collection on the Beatles’ White Album is forthcoming from University of Michigan Press in 2019. His current project, a book on literary and art forgery fictions, includes a chapter on Orson Welles’s film F for Fake, forthcoming in South Atlantic Review.
Dona Kercher
Assumption College, Massachusetts, USA
Dona M. Kercher is Professor of Spanish and Film, and Director of the Latin American Studies Program at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, where she teaches Spanish and Latin American cinema and culture, Women’s Studies, as well as Hitchcock’s movies. She is the author of Latin Hitchcock: How Almodóvar, Amenábar, De la Iglesia, Del Toro and Campanella Became Notorious (Wallflower/Columbia UP, 2015). She has also published articles with a cultural studies approach on Spanish films by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, Alex de la Iglesia, and Alberto Rodríguez. She has an article forthcoming in a book Representaciones del envejecimiento [Representations of Ageing] interpreting Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta (2017) in the light of Hitchcock and Alice Munro.
Richard Blennerhassett
Clinical Psychiatrist, Saint John of God Hospital, Dublin
Richard Blennerhassett is Clinical Director of Saint John of God Hospital, Dublin and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at University College Dublin. His publications include Vertigo: Out of the Past in Psychological Perspectives (2011).
Stephane Duckett
Clinical Psychologist, Royal Free Hospital, London
Stephane Duckett is a clinical psychologist currently working at the Royal Free Hospital in London. In 2014 He is the author of Hitchcock in Context (2014) and has had numerous letters published in Sight and Sound.