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FW: The Transatlantic: towards a scholarship of learning and teaching, Liverpool, 1 May 2014


From: Jennie Osborn [mailto:news@mail.heacademy.ac.uk]
Sent: 14 April 2014 15:09
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Subject: The Transatlantic: towards a scholarship of learning and teaching, Liverpool, 1 May 2014


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Arts and Humanities - The Transatlantic: towards a scholarship of learning and teaching

April 2014

The Transatlantic: towards a scholarship of learning and teaching, Liverpool, 1 May 2014

'Towards a scholarship of learning and teaching the Transatlantic' is a one day symposium that will bring together scholars from across the Humanities and across the Atlantic to explore how the Transatlantic functions as a theme and metaphor in our teaching in higher education settings.  We're hoping to make this event a thought-provoking dialogue between those who see themselves as literal, linguistic and/or figurative transatlantic teachers and to examine how we might bring our research and pedagogical practices closer together.

The day will start with a  keynote from Professor Alan Rice, University of Central Lancashire, that invites us to consider: "The marginal, the ghostly, the local, the global and the refiguring of the Transatlantic". Alan teaches across a range of subjects for the literature and cultural team at UCLan and is an expert in the field of the Black Atlantic where his scholarship has led to collaborative projects with museums and community organisations. Alan has published widely in African American Studies, Transatlantic Cultural Studies and also in Ethnic Studies. His latest monograph project Creating Memorials, Building Identities: The Politics of Memory in the Black Atlantic (Liverpool University Press) was published in 2010 and was written with the help of an AHRC research grant.

The remainder of the day focuses on Transatlantic methodologies, practices from across the Atlantic, other ways of knowing and  investigating the Transatlantic as metaphor for academic practice.

Full details of the programme and online booking can be found via our website.

Jennie Osborn



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