FTT PhD student awarded an AHRC International Placement

FTT is pleased to announce that Matthew McFrederick, a PhD student on the three year AHRC funded project ‘Staging Beckett: The Impact of Productions of Samuel Beckett’s Drama on Theatre Practice and Cultures in the United Kingdom and Ireland’ has been awarded an AHRC International Placement to undertake research at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Centre at Austin Texas. During October and November this year Matthew will be making use of the Centre’s archive on Samuel Beckett, together with its holdings on the English Stage Company (Royal Court). Matthew’s time in the archive will primarily be spent investigating the longstanding relationship Samuel Beckett had with this particular theatre.


Schedule available for JAM Conference 2014

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Journeys Across Media 2014

Memory and Imagination

Friday 25th April 2014


9:00-9:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee Minghella Building
9:30-9:45 Welcome from Professor Lib Taylor (Theatre and Performance) and JAM Committee in Bob Kayley Theatre
9:45-10:15 Keynote Provocations: Professor Max Silverman (University of Leeds)
10:15-11:30 Panel 1: Archival Memory  Chair: Sonya Chenery
10:15-10:35 Memories and Traces in Obsolete Technologies: Towards Living Archives. Anna Newland Hooper (Plymouth University)
10:35-10:55 Performance, Archive, Identity. Jodean Sumner (Leeds Metropolitan University)
10:55-11:15 Digitalisation and Memory as Event and Repetition. Gabriela Galati (Plymouth University)
11:15-11:30 Questions and Discussion
11:30-11:45 Coffee/Tea Break
11:45 – 13:00 Panel 2: Memory and Expression  Chair: Dominic Lees
11:45-12:05 Phantasmagoria: Remembering and Imagining Through The Devising Process.Dr. Kate Hunter (Australia)
12:05– 12:10 Questions
12:10-12:30 The Stream Of Consciousness As Image-Change. ‘L’ année dernière à Marienbad’ (Alain Resnais , 1961). Dr. Miguel Alfonso Bouhaben (Spain)
12:30-12:35 Questions
12:35-12:55 Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’: a Play on Memory. Shalhav Gadi (Tel Aviv University)
12:55 – 13:00 Questions
13:00-14.00 Lunch
14:00-15:35 Panel 3: Cultural Memory  Chair: Tamara Courage
14:00-14:20 Persona rather than witness: Jeremy Paxman and ‘Britain’s Great War’. Rowan Aust (Birkbeck, University of London)
14:20-14:40 Screening and Comments on Home and diasporic memories: ‘Baba 1989 ‘(2013). Naz Massoumi (University of Bristol)
15:00-15:20 Cinematic Imageries of History. Dominic Lees (University of Reading)
15:20-15:35 Questions and Discussion
15:35 – 15:55 Tea/Coffee Break
15:55-17:10 Panel 4: The Subjectivity of Memory  Chair: Niamh Bowe
15:55-16:15 ‘Stardust Memories’. Annabel Dover (Wimbledon College of Art)
16:15-16:35 The Trauma of Flashback: memory and its suffering Anna Walker (Plymouth University)
16:35-16:55 ‘49 Allington Street’ and ‘Trace’: Space, Place, Family, Identities, Memory and Movement.Sarah Black (Middlesex University)
16:55 -17:10 Questions and Discussion
17:10-17:50 Final Observations: Dr. Teresa Murjas (University of Reading) and Closing Q&A
17:50-18:30 Wine Reception Main Foyer

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