21st Jan 2014 10:00am
This event is funded as part of the Arts & Humanities workshop and seminar series 2013-14. The workshop is free to attend for delegates from both subscribing and non-subscribing institutions but booking is essential to secure your place as numbers are limited.
Dr Claire Nally (Northumbria): STEAMPUNK
Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen (UCL): NORDIC NOIR
Genre has become an increasingly significant part of academic and popular criticism since the year 2000. This one day symposium will unite interdisciplinary perspectives encouraging dialogue across boundaries toask if the politics of genre can offer insights into developments to teaching in the Arts and Humanities across the twenty-first century.
The study of genre can offer insight into twenty-first century developments across the Arts and Humanities and the function of new genres in an ever-changing world. It can mean a way of organizing a variety of texts both intellectually, in terms of how we think about them, but also physically, in terms of how they are presented by publishers, promoted by distributors and understood by readers. In looking closely at teaching practice, this symposium will ask where and why ‘new’ twenty-first century genres have originated, and to which other genres do they owe a debt of influence.
We encourage academics, students and writers to meet and engage with a wide range of interdisciplinary issues in contemporary genre studies, as focused through teaching and learning including, but not limited to:
· teaching genre in the twenty-first century
· multi-disciplinary genre developments
· teaching new genres and authors
· teaching technology, social media and genre
· teaching popular culture and parody
· the future of genre and classroom/lecture hall practice
Please send 250 word abstracts for 15 minute papers by 2nd December 2013 to: K.Shaw@brighton.ac.uk