School of Arts Seminar Series: Interdisciplinary Connections: Explorations in Research Methods (Autumn)

Posted by jcm22 at Sep 06, 2018 02:40 PM |
This year's series continues with a new collection of short, one-hour lunchtime sessions for the Autumn term, exploring interdisciplinary possibilities.

Chaired by Professor Ian Hutchby, each seminar takes a theme or strand of work from across the School's disciplinary range, and explores its interdisciplinary possibilities. The aim of the series is to develop a 'conversation' across the School about research methods, research ideas, and an inclusive and informed research culture.

The Autumn series will begin on 17 October 2018, and presentations will take place fortnightly on Wednesdays. All staff, research fellows, and research students are welcome, and we hope to have some stimulating discussions about the wide range of research currently being undertaken in the School of Arts.

Time: 12noon-1pm
Location: Attenborough Seminar Block, room 206


17 October 2018 - David Ekserdjian: Dante and the Visual Arts 2021 - The session should be ideal for anyone interested in the way in which works of literature are translated into visual form, and will of course have particular appeal both for art historians and Italianists.

31 October 2018 - Scott Freer: American Disaster Narratives of the 1970s -This lecture will outline the genre conventions of the disaster narrative whilst also exploring the anxieties and legacies of this 'peculiar American phenomenon'.

14 November 2018 - Agneta Svalberg and Jim Askham: Analysing Adult Learners’ Talk About Language - In this paper we discuss the approach we took to analysing adult language learners’ talk about language in Arabic, French, Spanish and Italian lessons. Though the analysis is still in progress, we will also share some of our preliminary findings.

28 November 2018 - Claire Jenkins: Women Directors in Hollywood from the 1980s - This lecture will offer an introduction to the careers and films of Hollywood’s most profitable female directors – asking that we take seriously the work of women in the mainstream.

12 December 2018 - Lucy Evans: Eco-noir, environmental crime and Esther Figueroa’s Limbo - Esther Figueroa’s Limbo (2014) depicts a contemporary Jamaica damaged by various forms of environmental harm. Drawing on debates in green criminology and postcolonial ecocriticism, this paper will position Figueroa’s novel within the emerging crime fiction tradition of eco-noir.

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