All of the day’s events will take place in the Arts Complex at the University of Bristol, 3-5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB. Please go to the main entrance at 3-5 to access the building. The morning sessions will be held in Lecture Room 1, which is clearly marked with signs from the entrance. To get there, you will follow a long corridor and will find the room, labelled LR1, on your right. In the afternoon, we will have reading group sessions in seminar rooms in the building, which I will guide you to on the day. The final session, a reading and discussion with Billy Kahora and Selma Dabbagh, will take place back in LR1. Tea, coffee and lunch will all take place in the Humanities Common Room, just down the hall from LR1.
You can find a map of the University campus here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/maps/google/?latlng=51.459071,-2.6027410000000373&t=0&h=1
If you are coming from out of town, the University is about a 30 minute uphill walk from the main station, Temple Meads, or a 10 minute taxi ride, which usually costs about £10. Buses 8 and 9 from Temple Meads can also take you to the University, there is a small train that runs infrequently between Temple Meads and Clifton Down Station, which is a 10 minute walk from campus. Services run from Temple Meads at 9:16, 10:03 and 10:34 and it is about a 15 minute ride. The University is also a 15 minute walk from the main bus station in town. When you arrive at 3-5, hit the disability access button on the right of the main door to gain entry. There will also be porters on duty all day.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
tea and coffee available from 10:30 am
11:00 am welcome and introductions
11:30 am – 1:00 pm panel discussion on teaching world literatures and global conflict in the UK university with Drs Zoe Norridge, Florian Stadler, Brendon Nicholls and Anna Bernard
1:00 – 2:00 pm lunch
2:00 – 2:45 pm reading group sessions 1
3:00 – 3:45 pm reading group sessions 2
4:00 – 6:00 pm readings and discussion with Billy Kahora and Selma Dabbagh, including wine reception.
If you’d like to attend and have not registered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for advance reading or more details!
The first workshop, which will take place at The University of Bristol on 17 September 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm will focus on how literature might be used to promote activist causes at the local and regional levels. Featuring a keynote address by Dr Keon West (Goldsmiths), the workshop will feature a selection of master classes addressing topics including literature and race, bibliotherapy and refugee communities, and the possibilities of structured reading for disadvantaged youth. Master classes will be led by expert academics with experience putting their theoretical work into practice, and will be interactive in nature. Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided free of charge to all participants.
This workshop is free and open to all, though places are limited and pre-booking is essential. To register your interest, please email Dr Madhu Krishnan (email@example.com) by 21 August 2016 with the subject heading ‘Affect, Empathy and Responsibility’, listening any dietary or special requirements.
Following events will take place in January 2017 and March 2017 (watch this space for details), and will focus on international activist contexts. We are grateful to the British Academy for the humanities and social sciences for their generous support.