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Conferences and events offered by the Faculty

Languages and Literatures
Research Seminar Series, Spring 2014

Wednesdays 4pm - 5pm, Lord Hope 226a/b
except for 5 February and 12 March 2014

9 January
Dr Elspeth Jajdelska, University of Strathclyde
“Literature, Mental Imagery, and the Brain” 

5 February              
Professor Martin Cloonan, University of Glasgow
“Researching Live Music in the UK: Some Findings”in room GH512

12 February            
Rachael Alexander, University of Strathclyde
“Advertising Perfection: Self-Improvement, Consumption, and Ideals of   Femininity in the Ladies’ Home Journal and Canadian Home Journal

19 February            
Dr Mia Spiro, University of Glasgow
“Raising the Undead: Ghosts and Spirits in American Holocaust Literature”

26 February            
Professor Robert Gordon, University of Cambridge
“Auschwitz, Italia”

5 March                   
Dr Sarah Edwards, University of Strathclyde
“’These are in fact men of a Silver Age, elegiac…’: A. S. Byatt's The Children’s Book (2008) and the neo-Edwardian Novel”

12 March                 
Professor Olga Taxidou, University of Edinburgh
The Dancer and the Ubermarionette: Isadora Duncan and Edward Gordon Craig” in room LH104a/b/c

19 March                 
Dr Emma Bond, University of St Andrews
“Moving Beyond Borders: The Case for Trans-nationality in Contemporary Italian Writing”

26 March                 
Dr Virginie Sauzon, University of Stirling
“The Politics of Versatility: Contemporary French Women Writers and the Visual ”

All welcome.  Refreshments provided.  For further information please contact



Friday, 25 April and Saturday, 26 April 2014

This meeting of The British Animal Studies Network will take place from 2.30pm on Friday 25 April 2014 to 4.00pm on Saturday 26 April 2014 at the University of Strathclyde in central Glasgow.

As with all previous BASN meetings, this one takes as its focus a key issue in animal studies that it is hoped will be of interest to scholars from a range of disciplines. Invited speakers who are already confirmed for this meeting are John Law (Open University), Robert McKay (University of Sheffield) and Francoise Wemelsfelder (Scotland’s Rural College).

As well as these invited speakers we are also issuing this call for papers. If you are interested in giving a paper addressing the topic from whatever disciplinary perspective please submit an abstract of no more than 200 words with a brief biography (also of no more than 200 words). These should be included within your email – i.e. NOT as attachments. Please send them to The deadline for abstracts is Friday 17 January 2014. Presentations will be 20 minutes long, and we hope to include work by individuals at different career stages. Sadly we have no money to support travel, accommodation or attendance costs.

Topics covered at this meeting might include (but are not limited to):

·       perceptions and representations of animal feelings

·       touching (feeling) animals / being touched by animals

·       historical analyses of feelings towards animals

·       feeling with animals – or its impossibility

·       strong feelings - fear, repulsion, love - and animals

Further information is available here : British Animal Studies Network

Conference Co-ordinator, Caroline Marley -

Tel.  +44 (0) 141 444 8421


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28 - 30 May 2014



Places can be booked via our Online Shop  Last booking date is 14 May 2014.  There are several options available. 

  1. Standard Delegate Full Package - £100 – Wednesday evening, Full Day Thursday and Friday
  2. Concession Delegate Full Package - £50 – Wednesday evening, Full Day Thursday and Friday
  3. Standard Delegate Day Rate - £60 – Wednesday evening, choice of Thursday or Friday
  4. Concession Delegate Day Rate - £30 - Wednesday evening, choice of Thursday or Friday


This international conference in May 2014 is being jointly organised by the School of Education at the University of Strathclyde, the Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners research network and the Scottish Association of Minority Ethnic Educators (SAMEE).

The Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners Network has been funded by Nordforsk since 2011 and has held two international conferences to date, in Norway (Hamar) and Finland (Helsinki) along with network symposia in Denmark (Copenhagen) and Iceland (Reykjavik).

Further information is available here : Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners where the Call for Papers is also available.  Please note the deadline for abstracts is 24 March 2014.

Information on accommodation in Glasgow, from B&B to 5 star hotels, can be obtained from Glasgow City Marketing

Conference Co-ordinator, Caroline Marley

Tel.  +44 (0) 141 444 8421





5 and 6 SEPTEMBER 2014

On 18th September 2014, the people of Scotland will vote to determine whether it will become an independent nation.  Whatever the outcome, there will be implications for Scotland's children.  Interestingly, too, many children will have a real voice in this referendum since sixteen and seventeen year olds will be enfranchised.  It is in this context that the School of Education at the University of Strathclyde, in advance of the referendum, is hosting the first of its Contemporary Childhood Conference series : Scotland's Children : Possible Futures?

Keynote speakers for the conference are David Istance, senior analyst and senior member of OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) and Lesley Riddoch, award winning journalist, commentator and broadcaster.

The conference website has further information and details on how to submit papers and symposia and can be accessed here 

Bookings can be made via the Online Shop

Conference Co-ordinator, Caroline Marley

Tel.  +44 (0) 141 444 8421


Inaugural Postgraduate Conference
Scottish Oral History Centre
Friday, 9 May 2014

The Scottish Oral History Centre is hosting its Inaugural Postgraduate Conference: ‘Face to Face with the Past: Postgraduate Experiences of Oral History.’  We will have a range of students at all stages of postgraduate study discussing their research, their use of oral testimonies and their experience of the interviewing process. Please see attached programme.

We would like to invite all those with an interest in oral history to attend the event. The event will be held on Friday, May 9th, 2014 in the Centre (Level 6, Curran Building, Glasgow; maps can be found here -

For enquiries or information, and to register for the event please email Please register no later than May 2nd 2014.

A programme is available here:  Scottish Oral History Centre - Inaugural Postgrade Conf

You can find more information on the Scottish Oral History Centre on our website: