12th-13th May 2016
The conference theme aims to explore the concept of ‘Rebirth’ in both academic and creative terms. This annual gathering of all Humanities postgraduates showcases your originality and intellectual endeavour, carrying on the success of previous years.
Topics of discussion may include, but are not limited to:
Thanks to Alexandra Craven, MLitt Comics Studies student, who designed the conference imagery.
Conference Images 2016
Images from the 2016 Conference
This is a small selection of the photos and illustrations of the day. See more on the Humanities Facebook Page.
Call for Submissions
Call for Submissions
Proposals that address the conference themes, or rebirth in any other sense appropriate to your disciplines and/or creative practises, are welcomed from all Humanities subject areas. Presentations may be given individually or in pairs, and proposals for panel-style groups are welcomed.
Abstracts should be 250 words, for papers lasting 10 minutes for taught postgraduate or 20 minutes for postgraduate research students. For further advice about framing abstracts please consult your supervisors or your subject’s student representative. You can see details of the abstracts from previous years here: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/humanities/postgraduatestudy/culture/conference/
Writing Practice & Study students’ papers may take the form of a reading of their own creative work, and Comics Studies and MFA students are welcome to display their artwork in the Dalhousie gallery space instead of or in addition to giving a paper.
Please send abstracts to email@example.com by Monday 4th April.
Download a copy of this Call for Papers in PDF format
Thursday 12th May
|09.00 - 09.30||Registration and Welcome|
|09.30 - 10.30||Plenary Speaker: Mayra Crowe (University of Dundee), 'The Day of the Dead in Mexico: A tradition that shows no signs of dying any time soon'|
|10.30 - 10.45||Break|
|10.45 - 12.15||Session One|
|Panel 1A: Translation and Interpretation|
|Panel 1B: International Comics: Gender, Conflict and Innovation|
|12.15 - 13.15||Lunch|
|13.15 - 14.00||Plenary Speaker: Mark Hazelwood (Palliative Care Scotland), 'It Takes a Village'|
|14.00 - 14.15||Break|
|14.15 - 16.00||Session Two|
|Panel 2A: Trauma, Death and Rebirth|
|Panel 2B: Individual, Community and Nation in American Literature and Film|
|16.00 - 17.00||Screenings (LT4) and Gallery Talks (Dalhousie Foyer)|
Friday 13th May
|09.30 - 11.00||Session Three|
|Panel 3A: Rebirth in Word and Image Studies|
|Panel 3B: Philosophy: Toward an interpretation of the Human|
|11.00 - 11.15||Break|
|11.15 - 12.45||Session Four|
|Panel 4A: Reinvention and Innovation in British History|
|Panel 4B: (Re)Defining the Author|
|12.45 - 13.45||Lunch|
|13.45 - 15.15||Session Five|
|Panel 5A: Transformation and The Body|
|Panel 5B: Creation and Ritual: Finding Meaning in the Everyday|
|15.15 - 15.30||Break|
|15.30 - 16.30||Plenary Speaker: Dr Julia Round (University of Bournemouth), 'Zombie Rebirth'|
|16.30 - 17.30||Closing remarks and wine reception|
|17.30 -||Conference Dinner at the D'Arcy Thompson|
Speakers and Abstracts
Abstracts from the 2015 conference - Lost in Translation? - can be viewed at: www.dundee.ac.uk/humanities/events/humapgconference2015