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Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2015

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2015 is now open and all postgraduate research students are encouraged to take part.

The survey is open until 14th May 2015.

Eligible research students can access the survey in two ways:
1) follow the unique link in the email invitation I have sent
2) log in with their student number as the username and the password ‘PRES2015’ at

The survey will take only around 15 minutes to complete.

If you would like more information about PRES please contact me by email ( or by telephone (01604 892812). You can download previous PRES final reports from:

Conference: Research Data Management in Art and Design

Rachel Jillions of the University of the Arts London has just sent through details of this conference which might be of interest to researchers in Art and Design.

Research Data Management in Art and Design
Thursday 11th December

University of the Arts London is holding a one day conference on Research Data Management in Art and Design – ‘Where are we now?’
The conference will be an opportunity to learn about how data management is being addressed in the unique fields of Art and Design from the perspectives of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, University Research and Data Managers, and the Researchers themselves.

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Lovecraftian horror under the microscope

SimmonsDr David Simmons, a researcher and lecturer in American Literature, Film and Screen Studies here at the University of Northampton, has recently published a new book, focusing on American horror author, H.P. Lovecraft.

New Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft offers an exciting investigation of this significant writer’s works and influence. In the collection, a range of noted scholars, novelists and writers take a multidisciplinary approach, exploring Lovecraft’s life, his most beloved stories and his continuing presence in popular culture.

Dr Simmons has recently been interviewed about his book by one of the UK’s leading horror websites, Twisted Tales and you can read more about him on the University’s News page. Published by Palgrave, Dr Simmons book is available from all good booksellers.

Conference report: University of Zaragoza ‘Acts of Remembrance’ conference

Submitted by Dr Larissa Allwork

Dr Andermahr and Dr Allwork’s Santander Funded visit to the University of Zaragoza ‘Acts of Remembrance’ Conference (24-26 April 2013)

Larissa Allwork photoLast week, Dr Andermahr and Dr Allwork gave papers to the University of Zaragoza ‘Acts of Remembrance’ conference, organised by Constanza del Rio Alvaro and Maite Escudero Alias.  In a panel dedicated to ‘Agency, Trauma and Memory in British Women Writers’, on Wednesday 24th April, Dr Andermahr addressed the audience with her paper on trauma in Jeanette Winterson’s ‘Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?’  while fellow Winterson scholar Susana Onega  (University of Zaragoza) spoke on ‘Class, Trauma, Shame and Spectrality in Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger.  Speaking to the conference on the same day in a panel on ‘Holocaust Memories’ with Christoph Houswitscka (Bamberg University, Germany) and Rudolf Freiberg (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany), Dr Allwork talked about trauma and researching and writing the histories and memories of the Holocaust.  Both Andermahr and Allwork’s papers were well received, reinforcing our academic partnership with the University of Zaragoza’s Research Group in Contemporary Narratives in English and raising the international profile of the University of Northampton.

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