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Institute of Humanities & Creative Arts Research Student Conference

By Prof. Jean Webb

A very successful one day conference was held at The Hive during Worcester Week 3, 2015. It continued the collaboration between the IH&CA research students and The Cambridge/Homerton Research and Teaching Centre for Children’s Literature. The day was hosted by Prof Maggie Andrews and Prof Jean Webb. The papers given by PhD research students were wide ranging and interdisciplinary giving rise to very interesting discussion. The subjects were:   

Fateha Aziz, Worcester: ‘Dealing with Disruption: A Metamodern Approach in Terry Pratchett’s Only You Can Save Mankind (1992) and Nation (2008)’.

Jody Crutchley, Worcester: ‘“Since coming home I have felt the benefit of the wider experience”: The League of the Empire's Interchange of Home and Dominion Teachers scheme, 1907-1930.’

Chris Hussey, Cambridge: ‘A Tale of Two Cities: Exploring Place-Related Identity with Reference to Portrayals of London in Children’s Literature.’

Elspeth King, Worcester: ‘Home Front Diaries: Over Representations of the Chattering Classes?’

Jane Kubiesa, Worcester: Faux Catholic Gothic and the “New Vampire”

Siddarth Pandey, Cambridge :‘Crafting, Conjuring, and the Aesthetic of Making: Towards a Built Critique of Imagination through Fantastic Thought’

Attendance by undergraduate students also enabled them to hear the possibilities for further study.