Communications Media and Culture



 SPRING 2018



SPRING 2018 CMC Research Seminar Programme


24 January 2018, 1.00 - 3.00 pm, Pathfoot Room D1

Suzy Angus and Janieann McCracken (Stirling)

Title:  "Pathfoot Sounds...":  Revealing Pathfoot Building through sound


31 January 2018, 1.00 - 3.00 pm, Pathfoot Room D1

Professor Christopher Anderson (Leeds) 

Title: Apostles of Certainty:  The History of Data Journalism and the Politics of Doubt

Short Presentation by Eddy Borges Rey (Stirling) on data journalism in Vietnam.


14 February 2018, 3.00 - 5.00 pm, Pathfoot Room D1

Professor Michele Aaron (Warwick) in conversation with Steve Chinn (Stirling)

Topic:  Cancer and terminal illness in film and culture

Chaired by Alenka Jelen-Sanchez


28 February 2018, 1.00 - 3.00 pm, Pathfoot Room D1

Dr Anat Pick and Dr Lucy Bolton (Queen Mary, University of London) 

Title:  "Attention" in Simone Weil and Iris Murdoch:  the concept, the overlap, and the potential for a new ethics of looking at film.


07 March 2018, 1.00 - 3.00 pm, Pathfoot Room D1

Dr Juana Suárez (NYU Tisch School of the Arts)

Title:  Colombian cinema in the diaspora (title tbc)


21 March 2018, 1.00 - 3.00 pm, Pathfoot Room D1

Katherine Champion (Stirling) and Lisa Kelly (Glasgow)

Title:  Nurturing Scottish Screen Industries Talent:  The Case of Outlander

John Williamson (Glasgow)

Title;  Music on Scottish television since the 1950s (title tbc)





Maria Velez-Serna -



History and Politics






Dr John Thompson
(Center for Security Studies, Switzerland)
‘Superpower in Retreat? Why Support in the U.S. for the Liberal World Order is Under Threat
and What to Do about It’
Wednesday 24 January 2018, 4.00pm – 5.30pm, Pathfoot Room C1/2
Dr Alessandro Isoni
(University of Salento, Italy)
‘From a forest of policies to a Forest Strategy: the EU Action Plan for Forests’
Wednesday 28 February 2018, 4.00pm – 5.30pm in Pathfoot Room C1/2
Dr Gareth Atkins
(Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, UK)
‘Who is Your Favourite Character from History?” Charles Kingsley's Bible’
Wednesday 14 March 2018, 4.00pm – 5.30pm in Pathfoot Room C1/2
Dr Ruth Colton
(University of Manchester, UK)
‘Childhood, empire and public parks in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain’
Wednesday 4 April 2018, 4.00pm – 5.30pm in Pathfoot Room C1/2
All members of staff and postgraduates in other Faculties
are most welcome to attend.
Law and Philosophy

Philosophy Staff Research seminars:
Thursdays at 12.30 in PF.C1
    Speaker Topic
1 19 January Alan Millar Perceptual Knowledge and Strange Environments
2 26 January Adrian Haddock to be confirmed
3 02 February Simon Hope to be confirmed
4 09 February Gabriela Besler to be confirmed
5 16 February Peter Sullivan Ramsey and Frege



Literature and Languages

Literature & Languages Research Seminar

Spring 2018


24 January

Anne Coldiron (St Andrews)

Beyond 'Proto-Feminism:  Myths, Morals & Military History in the Englished Works of Christine de Pizan.

21 March

Alison Wiggins (Glasgow),

Archives and Writing Lives.

07 February

Inés Ordiz (Stirling)

The Feminine (Un)Real: Contemporary Gothic Written by Women in Latin American and Spain and Peter Baker (Stirling), Transcultural Cinema and Indigenous Media in Latin America.

4 April

The Doctoral Session: Fanny Lacôte, French Translations of Gothic Novels During the French Revolution,

Kate Moffatt, Screening the Precariat: Approaching Racial Politics in Contemporary Nordic Cinema, and

Aleix Tura Vecino, t.b.c.


07 March

Claire Squires (Stirling),

Serious Fun: Gaming the Book Festival and Will Smith (Stirling), t.b.c.

All sessions will take place between

1-2 in Pathfoot Room C23 except for Professor Coldiron's, which will take place in Room C25.

For more information contact Kelsey Jackson Williams at

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