Changing Landscapes - Postgraduate Conference Call for Papers

Location
Strathcona LT1 (G18)
Dates
Wednesday 1 May 2024 (10:00-16:30)
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We live in a world of numerous and constantly changing landscapes, from the social to the ecological. The ways in which these landscapes are changing, or have changed, impact us in a variety of ways.

Programme

10:00 – 10:20 – Arrivals, Introductions, Housekeeping rules and welcome addresses by Head of School & Head of PG 

Panel 1: Landscapes in Social and Historical Contexts

  • 10:20 – 10:25 – Panel Chair’s opening remarks
  • 10:25 – 10:40 – Niamh Lawlor – Avebury neolithic stone circle and modern interpretations
  • 10:40 – 10:55 – Jasmine Kular-Whittingham – Expressions of Post-War West German identity...
  • 10:55 – 11:10 – Katie Blair – From Saints and Bronzes to Solidarity and Resistance and back again…
  • 11:10 – 11:25 – Haoyi Ruan (Howie) – Navigating the Digital Landscape… 

11:25 – 11:40 – Coffee/Tea Break

Panel 2: Representations of Ecological Landscapes in Art, Image, and Text

  • 11:40 – 11:45 – Panel Chair’s opening remarks
  • 11:45 – 12:00 – Rebecca Smith – Sounds and Silence in the work of George Morland (1763-1804)
  • 12:00 – 12:15 – Ellie Norton – Gender Norms in Greta Gerwig’s 2023 Barbie
  • 12:15 – 12:30 – Israel Eweka – Seascape and escape in Kossi Efoui’s work...
  • 12:30 – 12:45 – Gitanjali Patel – Towards a transformative pedagogical praxis in language education…
  • 12:45 – 13:00 – Chen-yuan David Chuang – Brushing Climate Change…

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch Break

Panel 3: Landscape Narratives of the Anthropocene

  • 14:00 – 14:05 – Panel Chair’s opening remarks
  • 14:05 – 14:20 – Graeme Dyck – Glacial Vibrations in the Anthropocene
  • 14:20 – 14:35 – James Hughes – The Limits of Representationalism: The Narrative Landscape in the Anthropocene
  • 14:35 – 14:50 – Arthur Wotton – ‘Todos nosotros somos petróleo’…
  • 14:50 – 15:05 – Rong Qi – Beyond Organic: Bioart and Biomedia in the Anthropocene

15:05 –15:15 – Short Break

15:15 –16:00 – Keynote speaker’s paper presentation on the topic...

16:00 – Closing/Departures 

The conference will be a hybrid event held on the 1st May, on site at the University of Birmingham (Strathcona LT1 (G18)) as well as online. The event will run all day, from 10:00 until 16:30 with scheduled breaks.

Image: Nicolas Lancret (1690-1743) - Lovers in a Landscape (The Turtle Doves), Barber Institute of Fine Arts