Academia and Affect: Thinking Through Personal Relationships to Research
A Critical and Interdisciplinary Symposium (#acaf)
University of Sheffield 3rd June 2016

Programme 2016

9.15: Arrival and registration

10:00- 10:30: Welcome and introduction by Emily Thew

10:30-11:00: Marie-Alix Thouaille: “The Mediated Woman Author”

11:00-11:15: Break

11:15-11.45: Maryam Jameela: “The Value of Personal Experience in Research: ‘Traditionally Submissive’ Muslim Women”

11:45-12:15: Seán McCorry: “Animal Advocacy and the Politics of (Un)happiness”

12:15–12.30: Break

12.30-13:00: Claudia Haley: “Attempting to put the Showgirl Back in her Box”

13:00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-14.30: Ellie Waters: “Empathy takes time, and efficiency is for things, not people”

14.30-15.00: Penny Andrews: “Everyday Value in Academia”

15.00-15.15: Break

15.15-15.45: Ruth Beresford: “Researching Pornography: Negotiating Emotional and Political Input with Privacy and Protection of Personal Life”

15.45-16.15: Kit Heyam: “Personal Navigations of Hetero- and Cisnormativity in Research and Teaching”

16.15-16.30: Break

16.30-17.00: Beth Kamunge: “Dialoguing with Black Feminists in Sheffield About Food, as a Fat, Vegetarian, Working Class, Christian, Immigrant, Black-Feminist Woman”

17.00-17.30: Rachel Handforth: “Researching Doctoral Journeys as a Doctoral Student: Reflecting on Positionality, Affect and Practice”

17:30-18:00: Juice Reception with Reflection led by Richard Woodall

Programme 2015 (archived)

Academia & Affect: Thinking Through Personal Relationships to Research
An Interdisciplinary Symposium at the University of Sheffield

4th June 2015 Humanities Research Institute
09:15- 18:00

Registration from 09:15

10:00: Welcome

10:15-11:00: Professor Jennifer Saul: “Supportive Atmospheres & Creative Thought”

11:00-11:15: Break

11:15-11:45: Anaïs Duong-Pedica: “Can the “suicidal” speak? Personal reflections on depression, suicide and research”.

11:45-12:15: Matt Voice: “Problems of Voice: Reflections on an MA Dissertation”

12:15-12:30: Break

12:30-13:00: Richard Woodall: “A Monster Courting Insanity: Excerpt from the Life of a Non-Writing Writer”

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-14:45: Selina Thompson: “‘I Feel Most Coloured When I Am Thrown Against A Sharp White Background’ – Me and Zora Neale Hurston Try to Figure Out if I’m Trading Off my ‘Blackness’”

14:45- 15:00: Break

15:00- 15:30: Sarah Peck: “Is It Enough to Say We Feel Guilty? Designing Research in Post-colonial Settings & Embodying Guilt & Shame”

15:30-16:00: Ethel Maqeda: “The Strong Black Woman is Dead? Challenges of Fictionalising Zimbabwean Women’s Experiences of Political Violence, Displacement & Trauma”

16:00-16:15: Break

16:15-16:45: Muna Abdi: “I knew this would be hard… I did not know it would leave me changed”: The discomfort of writing and reflecting upon participant narratives.

16:45-17:15: Jess Meacham: “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: Obsession, Depression, and Working with Trauma”

17:15-17:30: Closing Remarks

17:30- 18:00: Wine & Juice Reception


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