Conferences, Symposia and other Events
Cardiff BookTalk series
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
6.30pm, OPTOM Lecture Theatre
Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the awesome powers that keep them all imprisoned. Fans of the film will enjoy reading Kesey’s brilliantly rendered original version of the story.
In attendance will also be experts on mental illness, the history of psychiatry and power dynamics in healthcare settings. As always, following the talks there will be a lively Q&A about the book.
Tickets: To book a place, visit http://events.cardiff.ac.uk/view/booktalk/ and book online via the new Events page booking system.
International Conference on the Cultural Politics of Memory
Date: 14 -16 May 2014
The politics of remembering and forgetting are important social and cultural issues. The authority, power and resources with which to create hegemonic versions of the past – to give authoritative accounts that are available in the public domain – are largely the property of institutions. Questions of power, voice, representation and identity are central to Cultural and Collective Memory.
This interdisciplinary conference will address how hegemonic narratives of the past are reproduced or challenged. It will examine the role of Cultural and Collective Memory in shaping meanings, values and identities. Papers are encouraged to address the relationship between past and present in Cultural and Collective Memory and how this relates to social power relations.
Ireland, Wales, and the First World War: History, Myth, and Cultural Memory
‘Ireland, Wales, and the First World War: History, Myth, and Cultural Memory’: this interdisciplinary conference will be hosted by the Wales-Ireland Research Network at Cardiff University on September 10-12, 2014. For further details and the Call for Papers, please click on the link below.
The 3rd LinC Summer School and Workshop in Systemic Functional Linguistics
Location: Cardiff University, Wales
Date: 8 - 10 September 2014
The goal of the summer school is to offer research and training in both understanding the Systemic Functional Linguistic theory of language and applying it to real-world challenges. The summer school will run two parallel courses:
Introduction to Systemic Functional Linguistics
Both are suitable for professionals, students, and researchers who have an interest in learning more about Systemic Functional Linguistics and/or corpus linguistics and its applications.
Roland Barthes at 100
A conference to mark the centenary of Roland Barthes
Location: Cardiff University, Wales
Date:30-31 March 2015
Diana Knight (Nottingham University)
Jürgen Pieters (University of Ghent)
Michael Wood (Princeton University)
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