Day 1: Tuesday 29th May, 2018

Time Location Event
9:00- 9:45 Reception area outside Kelvin Hall Lecture Theatre Registration, tea and coffee
9:45-10:00 KH Lecture Theatre Conference Welcome from Professor Nicholas Fells, Dean of the College of Arts
10:00-11:00 KH Lecture Theatre Keynote Address

Dr. Michelle Keown (Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Edinburgh)









Seminar Room 1 and 2 Room 1

PANEL 1A. Hook, Line and Hashtag: Casting for a Global Audience


Normahfuzah Ahmad (University of Glasgow)

Journalism at the crossroads: The intricate network of technology and human connections


Theo Zenou (University of Edinburgh)

“Make ’em feel the heat”: How Ronald Reagan Connected with the People and Made Them See the Light


Charlotte Lauder (University of Oxford)

“An oasis of academia”: constructing the history of the Institution for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), 1969 to 2013



Room 2

PANEL 1B.Weaving Words: Connected Threads of Literature and Language


Nia Clark (University of Glasgow)

Connections and Disconnections: The Relationship Between ‘inner’ and ‘outer’ in Liz Lochhead’s Islands (1978)


Manon Thuillier (University of Glasgow)

Connecting cultures and centuries: Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal’s Welsh Hymn to the Virgin


Adam James Cuthbert (University of Dundee)

Intermediality: Coleridge, Wordsworth, and the Stream of Consciousness




12:30-1:30 Reception area


Lunch break. Food and refreshments will be provided.
1.30 – 2.30 Seminar Room (TBC) Transatlantic Literary Women roundtable discussion: Forgotten transatlantic writers
2:30-2:45 Reception area Tea/coffee break
2.45-4:00 Seminar Room 1 and 2 Room 1

PANEL 2A. Over the Counter: Mixing Narrative with Medicine




Stuart Bradwel (University of Strathclyde)

‘I’ve learned more from them than I’ve ever learned from the doctors’: Peer support networks and the boundaries of expertise in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus


Ana Gabriela Méndez Gutiérrez (University of Glasgow)

Remember to Like, Favorite, and Share: Transmedia Storytelling Devices in Pemberly DigitalLiterary Adaptations


Joe Wood (University of Glasgow)

Concepts of Presence in Cicely Saunders’ “Total Pain”‘




Room 2

PANEL 2B. A Stone Across the Waters: Consequences and Connections of Scotland’s Worldwide Impact


Brittnee Leysen (University of Glasgow, PhD)

Scottish Aotearoa: The Place-Names of the Otago Region of New Zealand


Karen Mailley-Watt (University of Glasgow/GSA)

Creating Connections: The Influence of Glasgow Designer Grace Melvin (1892-1977)


Elliot Grater (University of Glasgow)

Disputing Heritage: Commemorations and controversy over Spanish Civil War memorials in Scotland






4:00-6:00 Break before conference dinner

The Crypt, Wellington Church, University Avenue

Conference Dinner

Catered by MILK Café Glasgow

£15pp – please register separately here!


Day 2: Wednesday 30th May, 2018

9:45-10:00 KH Lecture Theatre Brief welcome from committee
10:00-11:00 KH Lecture Theatre Keynote Address

Dr Benjamin Thomas White, Lecturer in History from the University of Glasgow









Seminar Room 1 and 2 Room 1

PANEL 3A. Queer Connections and Feminist Perspectives


Jessica Habib (University of Glasgow)

Between Princess and Slaves: Reading Women in 16thand 19thCentury Istanbul


Rebecca Jones (University of Strathclyde)

Sisterhood and Species: an Ecofeminist Analysis of Empathy in Animal Rights Discourse


Sara Ruzza (University of Edinburgh)

The Queer Coalitions of Louisa May Alcott’s Work: A Story of Experience



Room 2

PANEL 3B. For Whom the Bell Tolls: The Connections of Military Conflict and Memory


Kieran Manchip (University of Glasgow)

The Archaeology of General Wade’s Roads: the developing British State and the suppression of Jacobitism in 18thcentury Scotland


Aileen Lichtenstein (University of Glasgow)

‘Listen all y’all, it’s a sabotage’


Liz Carlton (University of Glasgow, MLitt)

‘The Tartan Army: Presenting the Material Culture of Scotland’s Military Identities’



12:55-2:00 Reception area Lunch break. Food and refreshments will be provided.
2:00-3:00 Seminar Room 1 and 2


Room 1

Sign Language Workshop by Eilidh Rose McEwan, PhD student at the University of Central Lancashire


Room 2

Writing Workshop led by David Forrest

3:00-3:15 Reception area Tea/coffee break
3:15-4:30 Seminar Room 1 and 2 Room 1

PANEL 4A. The Body Electric: Performance and Creative Practice


Kevin Leomo (University of Glasgow)

Cross-cultural composition: a practice-based investigation


Vlad Butucea (University of Glasgow)

Machine / human connections in Nicola Hunter’s Motherfucker (2018): Cybord performance as reflection upon body normativity


Martin Cathcart Froden (GSA/Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research)

HMP Cromlix: We make spaces and they make us



Room 2

PANEL 4B. Contested Connections: A Swiftly Tilting Planet


Phillipe Maron (University of Stirling)

The passing of the “Red Indians of Newfoundland”: Colonisation and Agency in the Beothuk’s extinction in the 17th– 19thCenturies


Renee Martin-Nagle (University of Strathclyde)

Offshore freshwater: The ultimate connector


Claire Maguire (University of Glasgow)

Returning culturally sensitive material and forming meaningful connections



4:30-5:00 KH Lecture Theatre Closing remarks and thankyou from the committee