English: Shared Futures Online: Caring for our Discipline during COVID

Part 1 of the English: Shared Futures series of events, Caring for our Discipline during COVID

About this Event:

Friday 30 April 2021

9:30-13:00 BST (UK)

This event is free to attend and all are welcome. We suggest a donation of £5, which will help us to run future events at the same low ticket price.

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/english-shared-futures-caring-for-our-discipline-during-covid-tickets-148733141831

Programme:

Green Unpleasant Land: Corinne Fowler in discussion with Raj Pal
Professor Corinne Fowler (University of Leicester) is Director of Colonial Countryside: National Trust Houses Reinterpreted. Professor Fowler is an expert in the legacies of colonialism and postcolonialism to literature, heritage and representations of British history.

Raj Pal is an independent curator and historian.

Corona Time: Reading During the Pandemic – Ben Davies and Christina Lupton
Dr Ben Davies (University of Portsmouth) works on modern and contemporary literature and theory, with particular emphases on time, narratology and theories of reading. He is working on a collaborative research project on the temporal experience and phenomenology of novel reading during COVID-19 ‘lockdown’.

Professor Christina Lupton (University of Copenhagen) directs the School of English, Germanic, and Romance languages and is the PI on a Carlsberg funded research project, Lockdown Reading.

Discussion: Learned Societies in the time of COVID
Representatives of learned societies will discuss their responses to the pandemic, and how they might work differently in future.