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In the meantime, take a look at the programme from English: Shared Futures 2017:

Day One

Panel Sessions

Defending, Advocating, Promoting the Value and Importance of Literary Study (Early Career Academics – ECA)
HEA Roundtable: Who We Are
B/Orders of Standard English: Registering Linguistic Difference in the Academic Writing Classroom
Investigating English: Translating Linguistic Research for the Secondary English Classroom
Migration and Borders
Beyond Story – An Examination of the ‘Authentic’ in Fiction and Poetry
Contemporary Women’s Writing: Archiving for the Future (Contemporary Women’s Writing Association – CWWA)
Shared Responsibility: Auto/Biography and the Ethics of Representation
Feminist Pedagogies, Feminist Classrooms
Place Writing: People, Partnerships and Pedagogy; or Impact, Exchange and Policy
Teaching 21st Century Genre
Digital Humanities: GIS and English Studies
Book Parts: Flash Panel


English Plenary           

Literary Biography: Kathryn Hughes, Martin Stannard, Andrew Hadfield


Panel Sessions

University English (UE) presents The Discipline of English and the Work of the Humanities
English Association Literary Salon: Helen Mort
Contemporary British Tragedy: Re-imagining Spectatorship and Community through Ethics and Affect / Immersive Poetics: Creative Response Writing as an Enactive Approach to Poetry
Making it New: On the Future of Modernist Studies (British Association for Modernist Studies – BAMS) HEA Teaching Surgery
HEA Teaching Surgery
Useless Articles: English and Instrumentalism
Poetics of Feminism
Knowledge About Language and Linguistics in the Classroom
Contemporary Women’s Writing: Apocalyptic Narratives (CWWA)
Social Justice and Literature Workshop
Realists of a Larger Reality: Teaching Genre Fiction Writing (NAWE)
Literary Societies in Action: Creativity, Engagement and Learning
The Concept of Storyworld in Relation to the Impact of New Technology of Writing Practices


Panel Sessions

University English (UE) presents The Discipline of English and the Work of the Humanities
English Association Literary Salon: Elleke Boehmer
Women Who Dare (NAWE)
Making it New is the Oldest Trick in the Book: On Current Modernist Studies (BAMS)
How to Get Published?  A Roundtable on Publishing (ECA)
Creative Work and Critical Practice: a Roundtable (CWWA)
Close Reading and Queer Reputation-Building
Reshaping Reality: Creative Work in Progress
Neo-Victorian Mortalities
Goldsmiths’ Writers Reading
Make Your Own Mocktail: MESH Journal Launch


Conference Reception              

In association with Palgrave


Day Two

Panel Sessions

Delivering English: a roundtable of subject leads and department heads
Experience, Practice and Pedagogy: ECA Open Voices Session
After Brexit: Life without Erasmus (NAWE)
Performing Shakespeare’s Language Then and Now (British Shakespeare Association – BSA)
‘The Past is My Present to Your Future’: Capitalizing on the Linguistic Heritage of the North East
Literature and Cultural Politics in the Long Eighteenth Century
Flight Paths in English Studies: Searching for Lines of Consistency in Learner Activity from 11 to Postgraduate (and Beyond)
The Borders of Irish Literature (British Association for Irish Studies – BAIS)
Closed Circles? English Literature and the Return of Canonical Exclusivity
Renaissance Outreach (Society for Renaissance Studies – SRS)
Teaching Excellence Framework Workshop (HEA)
Distance Learning: default or fault?
Cross-Pollination: Politics,, Railways, Publications and Productions


Panel Sessions

Don’t Give Up Your Day Job: Preparing Creative Writing Graduates for Lifelong Careers (NAWE)
Working Outside the Academy: NAWE Creative Writing Postgraduate Network (NAWE)
The Future of the Victorians: Victorians in the 21st century (British Association for Victorian Studies – BAVS)
Sharing Shakespeare’s Language (BSA)
Contemporary Fiction, Method, Manifesto: Towards a Response
Audio-Visual Romanticism
What Kind of Knowledge is Creative Writing?
Towards a Theory of Poetry Writing Development
Gender, Sexuality and (Un)doing English
Tomorrow’s English Today: Problems in Predicting the Linguistic Future
Writing Shared Futures:  African American Literature and Racialisation (British Association for American Studies – BAAS)
At the Borders of Globalisation
Contemporary Women’s Writing and Book Publication Workshop (CWWA)
Grassroot Feminist Novels of Sixties England / Celebrity Culture and Corruption in the Indian Graphic Novel Legends of Halahala / John Donne



Panel Sessions

Strange Cargo: Poetry Reading by US, UK and Australian Poets (NAWE)
From A Level to HE: Reading
On Reflection: Voice and Medium in the Reflective Component of Practice-Led Research
Literature, Science and In-between (British Society for Literature and Science BSLS)
Global Futures
PhD Students Teaching Workshop (ECA) [Numbers limited, pre-booking required]
Academia, Scholarly Societies and Engaged Publics (British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies)
The Future of the Victorians: Digital Curation (BAVS)
Competence Modelling and English Literature
Romanticism, Mutability and Mobilite
Multi-Cultural Textualities I: Religion, Secularism, Space and Place
Ethics in Memoir, Poetry and Fiction (NAWE)
Contemporary Women’s Writing and the Academic Journal: Professional Development Workshop (CWWA)
‘Between and Across Languages’: Scottish Literary Studies in the Twenty-first Century (Association for Scottish Literary Studies)



Language and the Problem of Female Authority: Deborah Cameron


Panel Sessions

Employability and English Studies
English Association Literary Salon: John Mullan
Sharing Pedagogies Integrating English project and Poetics and Linguistics Association
Literature and the New Cognitive Science
From A Level to HE: Writing
Creative Pedagogy and Public Engagement with Modernism
Public Linguistics and Impact
Renaissance Literature Beyond the Canon (SRS)
The Environmental Humanities: Changing Ecologies, Persistence and Possibility
Creative Writing in Higher Education: Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Public Benefit and Income Generation
Multi-Cultural Textualities II: South Asia, History, Genre and Gender
Defining the Contemporary (Contemporary Studies Network)
Poetry: Form and Experiment Workshop (NAWE)
Romanticism and the Stigmatised: Transnationalism, Migration and Trauma



Panel Sessions

A Dialogue on Funding (Institute of English Studies – IES)
English Association Literary Salon: Dinah Birch
REF for PhDs and Early Career Academics (ECA)
ECAs and PhDs in an Age of Anxiety (ECA)
Sharing Futures Across Primary, Secondary and University Education (BSA)
Harold Rosen: Writings on Life, Language and Learning 1958 to 2008
Englishes: Writing and Thinking in Multiple Voices
What Do We Do When We Analyse Texts? (Poetics and Linguistics Association)
Divided by a Common Language: Creative Writing Discourse in the US, UK and Australia (NAWE)
The Living Archive: Archives and Contemporary Poetry
Shakespeare 400+
Romantic Liminology: A Roundtable Discussion
The Environmental Humanities: The Interdependent Present


English Association Fellows’ Reception

(invitation only)


Day Three

Panel Sessions

Shared Subject Knowledge? English Across School, University, and PGCE
Researching Living Writers
Sexual Harrassment in Higher Education
Roundtable on BAME ECA Experiences (ECA)
Paper Nations: Building a Creative nation for Young Writers (NAWE)
Performing the Archive: Wild Laughter and the Work of Sidelong Glance
Anglo-Saxon Futures I: Roundtable discussion
Epic Transformation? Developing the English Curriculum at University
Literature in Britain Today: Findings of a National Opinion Poll (Royal Society of Literature)
Renaissance Literature: New Pedagogies (SRS)
HEA Fellowship Workshop
What is the Industry Standard for Digital Research in English?
Writing Workshop: The Poem as Witness: War and its Aftermath


Panel Sessions

The Past, Present and Future of Postcolonial Literary Studies
Broadcasting English
Shared Futures for Literary Theory I
Contemporary British and American Poetics: the Trans-Atlantic Avant-Garde (Centre for Contemporary Poetry)
Englishes Online
Teaching Through Imitation
Anglo-Saxon Futures II: Roundtable discussion
Career Development Workshop (ECA) [Numbers limited, pre-booking required]
National Literatures and New ‘Englishes’: Writing from Wales
External Examining and Academic Standards: seeking greater consistency (HEA)
Renaissance Literatures: New Perspectives
English Studies and Careers: Opening a Conversation
Beyond the East/West Divide



Panel Sessions

How to Grow an English Student (Common English Forum)
The Real Future of Reading (IES)
Shared Futures for Literary Theory II
Literary Research and Teaching in the Age of DH
Academics in the Classroom: How Can Universities Deliver English Outreach for Schools?
Reflections on Time and Place: the Creative Writing PhD in Historical Fiction
How Can Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes Support People to Improve their Mental Health
Writing (out of) Wales
Literary Criticism in an Age of Radical Politics
Hometowns and Influences (NAWE)
Awake and Present: a roundtable on why contemporary literary studies matters (British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies)
Future of English Studies I: Periodisation
Pioneering Women


ALCS Sponsored Plenary:  Creative Writing

Bernardine Evaristo


Panel Sessions

Diversity in Teaching and Learning (NAWE)
English Association Literary Salon: Marina Warner
Music as Literature, Literature as Music
Creativity and Research in the 21st Century (NAWE)
Across the Great Divide: the Scientific Humanities and the Future of the Discipline
Difficult Identities: How the Academy and Literature Must Do Justice to their Own Complexity
Story as Medicine: Creative Writing Workshop
CWWA Meeting
Crossing Borders in the Nineteenth Century: Genre and Time
Transnational Scholarship and the Digital Edition
Scholarly Editing in the 21st Century
The Future of English Studies II: English Studies in Ruins? (ECA)


Plenary: Martin Luther King in Newcastle: Remembering and Forgetting Tyneside’s Black Atlantic Heritage

Brian Ward