Monday, November 26, 2007

Keywords and icons of anglophone cultures: Online and offline conference

As a follow-up to last year's interesting student conference, this year will see two smaller student conferences devoted to the theme of cultural keywords and icons, one with second year students in first term, and another with third year students in second term. Topics in first term include
  • for the United Kingdom and Ireland: red nose day, the Routemaster, baked beans, wellies, Morrissey, and haggis,
  • for the United States of America and Canada: Michael Moore, Charlie Parker, Walt Disney, and Arcade Fire,
  • for Australia and New Zealand: Ayers Rock, Germaine Greer, and the film Once Were Warriors.

While some excellent sites already deal in some depth with these icons and keywords (most notably perhaps the wonderful Icons of England website), the aim here was to present the most interesting and noteworthy information based on a variety of sources in a concise text of about 200 to 500 words, with some relevant links and pictures and/or video excerpts. The first of these contributions, on wellies, has already appeared; the remaining blog entries should appear online no later than 12 December.

Offline student conference

As a companion to the online conference, BA2 students will be presenting the results of their research in short presentations on Tuesday 18 December between 2 and 4 pm. Click on the poster to see a bigger image.

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