Communications Media and Culture



 AUTUMN 2017



Autumn Semester 2017 CMC Research Seminar Programme


27 September 2017, 3-4pm, Cottrell 2B46

Dr Helene Schmolz (Passau)

Topic:  Addressing (im)migration in English online newspapers - A linguistic analysis of verbal and non-verbal language.


11 October 2017, 1-3pm, Pathfoot C2

Prof Annette Kuhn (Queen Mary) 

Topic:  Remembering Annie Hall

Dr Richard Rushton (Lancaster)

Topic: On the individual, the 'couple' and, the 'social' in Agnes Varda's work


18 October 2017, 1-3pm, Pathfoot SC3/4

Stirling Doctoral research showcase

Hayford Tawiah:  Youth participation in Ghana's deliberative democracy online:  an exploratory study

Shona Main:  Inside the shared space of documentarist and subject: the quietly radical ideas and ethics of Jenny Gilbertson

John Ritchie: "... tries to talk with a Scotch accent" : An Examination of Local, National and International Reception of American Scottishness in US Cinema, 1927 to 1933. 

1 November 2017, 1-3pm, Pathfoot C1

Prof Christine Geraghty (Glasgow)

Title:  to be confirmed

Dr David Rolinson (Stirling)

Topic: Television branding and co-production:  Showtime and British TV drama in the 1980s - Tender is the Night


8 November 2017, 1-3pm, Pathfoot D1

Dr Fiona Vera-Gray (Durham)

Topic:  UK Survey of Women's views on online pornography

Dr Kim Barker (Stirling)

Topic:  Internet Law and copyright


22 November 2017, 1-5pm, Pathfoot C23

Special seminar in collaboration with Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Jordi Xifra, Xavier Ramón Vegas, José Fernández Cavia (all Pompeu Fabra), Alenka Jelen-Sanchez, Sarah Neely, John Izod (all Stirling). Titles and running order tbc.





Maria Velez-Serna -



History and Politics




AUTUMN 2017 - SPRING 2018


Dr Thomas Pickles
(University of Chester, UK)
Medieval church and landscapes
Wednesday 13 September 2017, 5.30pm – 7.00pm, Pathfoot Room D3
Prof Myra Armstead
(Bard College, USA)
‘Public History/Heritage as Cultural Reform in Progressive America’
Wednesday 11 October 2017, 4.00pm – 5.30pm, Pathfoot Room C1/2
Prof Kurt Mills
(University of Dundee, UK)
'The International Criminal Court's Difficult Relationship with Africa'
Wednesday 8 November 2017, 4.00pm – 5.30pm, Pathfoot Room C1/2
Dr Leonie Holthaus
(Darmstadt Technical University, Germany)
‘The Social Democratic Roots of Global Governance’
Wednesday 15 November 2017, 4.00pm – 5.30pm, Pathfoot Room C1/2
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

The 2017-2018

Literature & Languages Research Seminar



27 September

Emile Chabal (University of Edinburgh)

“What Future for the French Intellectual?”

15 November

Anne Coldiron (University of St Andrews)

Manuscript to Print in the 16th Century

11 October

Maisha Webster (University of Indiana)

The 18th and 19th Century Diasporic Gothic

29 November

Three presentations by Stirling postgraduates

Jill Dye, Felix Flores Varona, and Duncan Hotchkiss

Scottish Literature from Innerpeffray to Cuba

1 November

Kirstie Blair (University of Strathclyde)

19th Century Scottish Literature & Material Culture

All Seminars will take place on Wednesdays

12-1 in Pathfoot Lecture Theatre

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