A zombified keynote for the HEA’s third annual Arts and Humanities conference is announced today, along with the chance for students to be part of a large-scale audio-visual presentation at the Imperial War Museum North.
Jesse Stommel, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at University of Wisconsin-Madison will give the day two keynote speech at the conference which takes place in Manchester, 2-4 June. Jesse’s work focuses on lifelong learning and the public digital humanities, and he is Founder, Director, and CEO of Hybrid Pedagogy: a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology. He co-created the "epic zombiefied experiment in Twitter literacy, gamification, collaboration, and emergent learning" Twitter vs Zombies, and his Heroes and Monsters keynote will be ‘Zombie Pedagogies: Embodied Learning in the Digital Age’.
The conference will also host talks from:
- Roger Luckhurst, Professor in Modern Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, University of London, whose research and teaching includes work on aliens, zombies, mummies, ghosts, the uncanny, the Gothic, horror films, and science fiction;
- Patricia MacCormack, Professor of Continental Philosophy at Anglia Ruskin University, who has written on (among other topics) monster theory, post-human theory and European horror film;
- Charlotte Bosseaux, Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies at the University of Edinburgh, whose Buffy The Vampire Slayer article ‘“Bloody hell. Sodding, blimey, shagging, knickers, bollocks. Oh God, I'm English” - Translating Spike’, appeared in Gothic Studies.
Heroes and monsters: extra-ordinary tales of learning and teaching in the arts and humanities, takes place in Manchester, 2-4 June 2014.
Be part of the Monster Picture Show
We are inviting students, departments and institutions to propose ideas – visual, literary, aural, theatrical, dance - for a large-scale audio-visual presentation to be shown in the main exhibition space at Imperial War Museum North (IWM North) as part of the conference. The best bid will be commissioned (£500) to create the HEA Monster Picture Show. Deadline for submissions is 17:00, Monday 28 April 2014.