HRC Interdisciplinary Conference: Writing Class: Representations of Working-Class Spaces in Modern Britain
Date: Saturday 6 May 2006
Venue: Humanities Building
Cost: £10 students / £20 staff
This one-day interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together academics working on the concept of class. The central premise is to look at the ways in which working-class spaces are written, represented and inhabited: by writers, historians, literary critics, sociologists, geographers and the British working-classes themselves. Broadly, it seeks to consider real, imagined and textual spaces, the way in which certain spaces are designated (or read) as working-class spaces, and how identity and subjectivity for the classed individual may be managed through a reading of one’s space.
Keynote speakers: Prof Valerie Walkerdine (School of Social Sciences, Cardiff) and Prof Bev Skeggs (Sociology, Goldsmiths) Other speakers: Dr Ian Haywood (English, Roehampton), Dr Graeme McDonald (English, Warwick), Dr Ruth Livesey (English, Royal Holloway) and Dr John Kirk (Working Lives Research Institute, London Metropolitan).
Visit http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/hrc/confs/class/ for more details.
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