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Jun 29
Citizenship, Infrastructure and the Postcolonial

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 09:30 to 17:00

The Open University, London 1-11 Hawley Crescent Camden London NW1 8NP

An interdisciplinary symposium is to be held on Friday June 29th at OU Camden looking at ‘Citizenship, Infrastructure and the Postcolonial'. Keynote speaker Nikhil Anand from University of Pennsylvania will be talking about his work on water infrastructures in Mumbai. We are hoping this will be of particular interest to OU colleagues in the Citizen & Governance stream.

The call for papers is still open, so please send in an abstract and/or come along on the day. Please also pass on details to students and colleagues. CFP and registration details are available through this link. The event is free.

Sep 14
History of Books and Reading Research Conference

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 09:30 to 18:30

Gordon Room, Senate House, University of London

The Book as Cure: Bibliotherapy and Literary Caregiving from the First World War to the Present.

A one-day conference exploring the legacy of bibliotherapy from WW1 to the present, led by English & Creative Writing Siobhan Campbell, Sara Haslam, and Edmund King.


Previous Events

2018-Jun-2

CHASE Postgraduate Seminar: The Role of the Critic in Postcolonial, Global and World Literary Paradigms

The Postcolonial and Global Literatures Research Group, with University of Sussex colleagues, is hosting a one-day postgraduate CHASE-sponsored workshop on the theme of the role of the critic. Students will give short presentations in response to the theme, and reflect on their own critical methodologies. There will be opportunity for discussion and networking.

2018-Apr-16

2018 Annual Seminar - Authors, Publishers, Serialisation, Readers - 6

2018 annual joint seminar series: ‘Authors, Publishers, Serialisation, Readers’

Authors and the value of serial publication at the end of the nineteenth century

Speaker:   Andrew Nash (IES/SAS, University of London)

2018-Apr-9

2018 Annual Seminar - Authors, Publishers, Serialisation, Readers - 5

2018 annual joint seminar series: ‘Authors, Publishers, Serialisation, Readers’

Penguin Parade! Penguin Books and the Venture into Periodical Publishing

Speaker:   Samantha Rayner (University College London)

2018-Mar-28

Guest Lecture: Priya Joshi, The Novel as Commodity: Rewiring Book History

Priya Joshi, Professor of English, Temple University, is a book historian and scholar of narrative who has published on the history and theory of popular forms such as the novel and Bollywood cinema. 

Her guest lecture explores the technologies of production and consumption of the twenty-first century global novel as the novel both summons and frustrates prevailing understanding of the book’s prospects.

2018-Mar-27

Contemporary Cultures of Writing - Spring 2018 Seminars 3

Writing about writing: what is a creative writing PhD commentary?

Speakers:    Derek Neale, Sally O’Reilly and Jane Yeh (all Open University).

2018-Mar-20

Contemporary Cultures of Writing - Spring 2018 Seminars 2

Innovations in Contemporary Poetry: Ekphrastic/collaborative practice

Speakers:    Deryn Rees-Jones (University of Liverpool), Denise Saul (freelance writer), and Helen Tookey (Liverpool John Moores University)

2018-Mar-19

2018 Annual Seminar - Authors, Publishers, Serialisation, Readers - 3

2018 annual joint seminar series: ‘Authors, Publishers, Serialisation, Readers’

Humour, Propaganda and Print Culture: American Satirical Magazines during the First World War

Speaker:   Vincent Trott (The Open University/Oxford Brookes University)

 

2018-Mar-5

2018 Annual Seminar - Authors, Publishers, Serialisation, Readers - 2

2018 annual joint seminar series: ‘Authors, Publishers, Serialisation, Readers’

Serial Marketing: Ouida in the 1860s

Speaker:   Andrew King (University of Greenwich)

2018-Feb-20

Contemporary Cultures of Writing - Spring 2018 Seminars 1

Creative Writing and REF21 – the assessment of practice-based research

Speakers:    Robert Hampson (Royal Holloway)

2018-Feb-12

2018 Annual Seminar - Authors, Publishers, Serialisation, Readers - 1

2018 annual joint seminar series: ‘Authors, Publishers, Serialisation, Readers’

After Serialisation: Adapting the Mid-Victorian Novel for Later Audiences

Speaker:   Chris Louttit (Radboud University - NIjmegen, Netherlands)

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