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Our Contemporary Landscape: Brexit, Spice and All Things Nice? – 12th May

5th Arts & Humanities Graduate School Symposium
Our Contemporary Landscape: Brexit, Spice and All Things Nice?
Friday 12th May 2017
Geoffrey Manton Building
Free, Lunch & Refreshments provided

Booking essential via K.Johnson@mmu.ac.uk


08:45 – 09:00


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09:00 – 09:05

Welcome – Professor Jenny Rowley

Chair,  Symposium

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09:05 – 09:30

Keynote Address – Professor Jenny Rowley

Succeeding in your viva

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09:30 – 11:00

Panel 1 – Chair, Owen Rees

(Student Organising Committee)

Siobhan O’Connor (Dept. of English)

‘An English Diaspora: What the Displaced Heroes of

Philippa Gregory and Bernard Cornwell Can Tell Us

About Brexit England’

Anna Norton (Dept. of Sociology)

‘All things Spice: The prevalence, impact and effect

of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Antagonist (SCRA’s)

use on young people’

Konstantinos Theodoridis (Dept. of Sociology)

‘Young people as consumers in an age of austerity:

The Greek case’

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11:00 – 11:15

Refreshment break

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11:15 – 12:45

Panel 2 – Chair, Kostas Theodoridis

(Student Organising Committee)

Joan Richardson (Dept. of Sociology)

‘Researching Judicial Emotions: Access: power and academic compromise’

Andrew Forster (Dept. of English)

‘Poetry and Environmental Issues’

Teresa Fitzpatrick (Dept. of English)

‘Seeing the Wood for the Trees: an ecoGothic investigation

into the gender of nature’

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12:45 – 13:45


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13:45 – 15:15

Panel 3 – Chair, Joanne Darnley

(Student Organising Committee)

Samuel Langton (Dept. of Sociology)

‘Neighbourhood trajectories: a longitudinal study

of criminality in Birmingham’

Jo Phillips (Manchester School of Architecture)

‘Reaching for Simplicity; Citizen Participation, Complexity Theory

and the Transport Megaproject’

Joshua Butt (Dept. History, Politics and Philosophy)

‘Adapting to the emergence of the automobile: a case study

of Manchester coachbuilder Joseph Cockshoot and Co. 1896-1939’

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15:15 – 15:30

15:30 – 16:30

16:30 -16:45


Panel 4 – Chair, Samuel Langton

(Student Organising Committee)

Bob Dickinson (Manchester School of Art)


Nicola Harding (Dept. of Sociology)

‘Places on Probation; Participant Ethnography and

Researcher Auto-Ethnography with Women Subject

to Punishment in the Community’


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16:45 – 17:15

Presentation of prizes and certificates

Professor Jenny Rowley

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