Research Seminar: Creative Engagement
|Starts:||16:00 26 Nov 2020|
|Ends:||18:00 26 Nov 2020|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
Join Professor Jenny Edkins (University of Manchester) and chair Dr Nat O'Grady (HCRI) for a virtual research seminar on creative engagement in response to disaster and atrocity.
The seminar will discuss the possibilities of life-writing, poetry, textiles, installations and other forms of creative engagement that might be thought of as more traditional academic work or activism, in response to disaster and atrocity. Specific examples may include video, life-writing and other reactions to the Grenfell Tower fire and the use of embroidery, exhibitions and visualisations in challenging disappearances in Mexico. The seminar may also include the opportunity for participants to experiment with poetic forms of writing in relation to their own research or fieldwork.
Sign up will be open soon: Please register your interest here to be first to hear: https://emarketing.manchester.ac.uk/uomhumscommslz/WebCapture.aspx?pID=5115&t=0%20
Jenny Edkins is Professor of Politics at The University of Manchester. Her most recent monograph is Change and the Politics of Certainty (Manchester University Press, 2019). She is editor of the Routledge Handbook of Critical International Relations (2019) and co-editor of After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response (Pluto Press, 2019) and the third edition of Global Politics: A New Introduction (Routledge, 2019). She has been exploring narrative and performance as research practices for a number of years, and is currently working on a poetry collection. A recent poem, ‘As it turned out’, appears in Planet: The Welsh Internationalist, Autumn 2019, to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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