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An Afternoon With Iris: Life, Thought, Writing

6 December 2014

Location: OPEN Norwich - 20 Bank Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4SF

Iris Murdoch is a much loved cultural figure, but are we doing her justice? This interdisciplinary workshop explored her philosophy and her literature, asking what role interest in her life plays in understanding her thought and her novels. The discussion also focused on gender issues and the representation of women intellectuals.

The event concluded with a screening of the film Iris, serving as focus to ask if Murdoch’s life as unconventional young woman, later in life affected by Alzheimer’s, may overshadow or distort her intellectual achievement.

Free event. Refreshments provided.


15:00 Welcome and Introduction.
15:20 Dr. Pamela Osborn and Dr. Frances White (English Literature, Kingston University): ‘The Lives and Deaths of Iris Murdoch.’
16:00 Dr. Marije Altorf (Philosophy, St Mary’s University): ‘The Film I Would Like to See Next: Reflections on Biography and Gender’
16:30 Dr. Sarah Godfrey (Film, TV & Media, UEA) Title TBA
17:00 Coffee Break
17:20 Film
18:45 Roundtable discussion
19:15 Close

For more information, see the conference report by Silvia Panizza


After the Archive

1-2 November 2013

Location: UEA London, 102 Middlesex St, London, London E1 7EZ

AHRC Collaborative Skills Awards 2013-14

In November 2013, University of East Anglia and the University of Sussex ran a workshop event for PhD students and early career researchers which focused on how to make the most of archival research. It welcomed 26 attendees from humanities disciplines ranging from Sociology to Music, and participants were offered a mix of small group and plenary events covering issues such as 'New Copyright Challenges' and 'Old Materials, New Media'.

For more information, see the programme webpage.


MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Conference 2013

2-3 July 2013

Location: UEA, Norwich
The 10th Annual MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Conference (2013)

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is to host the 2013 Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) Postgraduate Network Conference.

Postgraduate students in the School of Film, Television and Media Studies (FTM) hosted the 2013 MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Conference. The conference addressed concerns about future career prospects by exploring how new approaches can help postgraduate students develop into research and teaching professionals. With a focus on innovative presentation formats and training sessions tailored to the needs of postgraduates, the conference brought young researchers together for an event that is exciting, useful and relevant.

Organised by a team of UEA postgraduates, the conference will be hosted by FTM in collaboration with other schools across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, media@uea, and the East Anglian Film Archive.

For more information and bookings, visit the conference website.