School of the Arts – Spring Research Seminar Series

The Research Seminar Series within the School of the Arts is now well under way, with new events still being added – click through to see the full list.

The following events having taken place in February (one of which you can still see!):

Wednesday 10th February: Dr Sam Reese, University of Northampton – ‘Pornographers of Terror: Countercultural Writers and the Postwar Short Story’

Wednesday 17th February:  Matt Grimes, Birmingham City University – ‘“From Protest to Resistance”: British anarcho-punk fanzines (1980-1984) as sites of resistance and symbols of defiance’ – Live Broadcast – STILL AVAILABLE on UonTV – click link!

Wednesday 24th February: Cavan McLaughlin, University of Northampton – ‘Hidden in Plain Sight: Open-Source Occultism in the Age of Information’

The seminars continue into the summer as listed below – any updates will be available as they become available.

Research Seminars and Events, Spring 2016


All Seminars will be held in Room MR34 at 2.15pm unless otherwise stated. There will be refreshments and biscuits. All SOTA staff and students are welcome to attend.


Wednesday 16th March: Dr Rod Rosenquist, University of Northampton – ‘Bunk Writing: Reading Promotional Culture in Early Twentieth-Century America’

Wednesday 13th April: Dr Thom Robinson, Bishop Grosseteste University – ‘In Youth is Pleasure: William S. Burroughs’ Unlikely Affinity with the Work of Denton Welch’

Wednesday 27th April: ‘Beginning Research: the Basics’, hosted by Lorna Jowett

Wednesday 11th May: Dr Alberto Fernandez Carbajal, University of Leicester – ‘Queering Ethnicity and British Muslim Masculinities in Sally El Hosaini’s My Brother the Devil’

Wednesday 18th May: Dr Erin Sullivan, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham – ‘“The Forms of Shapes Unknown”: Shakespeare and the Rise of the Live-broadcast’

Wednesday 22 June: Matt Walsh, University of Northampton – ‘Reinventing the attack ad: The use of Facebook and YouTube video by political parties during the UK general election of 2015’

Wednesday 29 June: Professor Graham Saunders, University of Birmingham – ‘Festive Tragedy: Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem (2009)’

If you would like to attend any of these events, but are external to the School of the Arts, please contact to book a place.

About Dr Rod Rosenquist

I am lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Northampton, author of Modernism, the Market and the Institution of the New (CUP 2009) and co-editor of Incredible Modernism (Ashgate 2013)

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