English and Creative Writing Showcase New Research to Students

On Thursday 24 October, researchers at the School of the Arts gave presentations on their new publications at a social event convened by Professor Richard Canning for English and Creative Writing undergraduates.

Katherine Mansfield  (Wikimedia Commons)

Katherine Mansfield
(Wikimedia Commons)

Demonstrating how research underpins and positively reinforces the student experience, Dr Sonya Andermahr introduced her new collection edited with Dr Silvia Pellicer-Ortin (The University of Zaragoza), ‘Trauma Narratives and Herstory’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).  Dr Gerri Kimber and Professor Janet Wilson discussed the commissioning process underpinning their latest exploration of the works of Katherine Mansfield with co-editor, Delia da Sousa Correa, ‘Katherine Mansfield and the (Post) Colonial’ (Edinburgh University Press, 2013).

H. P. Lovecraft,  'The Shadow over Innsmouth' (Scholastic Books, 1971) Wikimedia Commons.

H. P. Lovecraft,
‘The Shadow over Innsmouth’ (Scholastic Books, 1971)
Wikimedia Commons.

Dr David Simmons (Senior Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies) spoke about his latest edited collection, ‘New Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and Alan Smith gave a talk on his prison teaching experiences which underlie his memoir, ‘Her Majesty’s Philosophers’ (Waterside Press, 2013).

Attended by about thirty undergraduates, the social event was followed by a stimulating and engaging research seminar by Professor Isabella van Elferen (The University of Kingston) on ‘Gothic Music: The Sounds of the Uncanny’. We would like to thank everyone who participated in these events.

Our next research seminars at 6pm in MY120 will be:

Thursday 7 November

Jasmine Shadrack (The University of Northampton)

PhD Transfer Seminar: ‘Occupying the Simulation: The Sexualised Panopticon’.

Thursday 21 November

Dr Peter Lawson (Open University)

‘Towards a Diasporic Poetics: the case of British Jewish poetry’.

NEW EVENT: Wednesday 27 November 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER AT 1PM

Chris Nwaru (Transfer Seminar)

‘Structural Gap in Contemporary Igbo Dance Theatre: The Iri-Agha Instance’.

(MR86, Back Stage of Avenue Main Hall)

NEW EVENT: Thursday 5 December

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER AT 11AM (MR 1, AVENUE CAMPUS)

An event by our visiting performance scholars from Brazil, Dr Evani Tavares-Lima and Iami Reboucas Freire (6pm, Venue TBC).

About Dr Larissa Allwork

Dr Larissa Allwork worked at the University of Northampton School of the Arts (May 2012 - August 2015). She also participated in Professor Janet Wilson's EU-Marie Curie funded Constructions of Home and Belonging ITN. She continues to be affiliated to Dr Sonya Andermahr's Working Group for Interdisciplinary Research in Trauma, Narrative and Performance.

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