Feldman, Fangdom and the First World War: Summer Research at the School of the Arts Continues…
Posted by Dr Larissa Allwork
In June, I was fortunate to catch up with University of Northampton favourite, Dr Matthew Feldman (Teeside University) as he gave a talk on Samuel Beckett and BBC Radio at St. John’s College, Oxford University (3 June 2014).
I worked with Matthew in the History Division in 2011, lecturing on the course, ‘The Holocaust and Histories’ at the University of Northampton while he was on research leave. I’m more familiar with his work on Fascism and contemporary forms of far right radicalism. However, I think that you will see from this recording of his Oxford talk that his research on Beckett is also fascinating and his new co-edited collection, Broadcasting in the Modernist Era (London: Bloomsbury, 2014) well worth a read:
You can also Matthew’s talk as an MP3 (53mb).
Other news from the Centre for Contemporary Narrative and Cultural Theory, includes congratulations to the ‘TV Fangdom’ conference organisers Dr Lorna Jowett and to Dr Mike Starr for their well received papers at the 2014 Slayage Conference at California State University, Sacramento (19-22 June 2014). This month Professor Janet Wilson and Dr Gerri Kimber also spoke on Katherine Mansfield at the Sorbonne in Paris. Finally, marking the centenary of the remembrance of World War One, at the end of this week, Professor Janet Wilson in collaboration with Professor Rod Edmond (The University of Kent) and the New Zealand Studies Network will be convening the ‘New Zealand in the First World War’ conference at Birkbeck, University of London (3-4 July 2014). Click here to access the New Zealand in the First World War Final Conference Programme.