Narrative Research Group

NRG session on Monday 10 November 4pm PG142: Dr Craig Batty on ‘Smartphone Screenwriting’

On Monday 10 November at 4pm (in PG142) Dr Craig Batty from RMIT University, Australia will be speaking to the Narrative Research Group about ‘Smartphone Screenwriting’, discussing the use of digital tools in screenwriting (full abstract below). All very welcome – please do alert any colleagues or students who might be interested – and hope… Read more »

‘Read Misty for Me’: Research trip to British Library

Long gone, but not forgotten, Misty was a British anthology comic for pre-teen and teenage girls which was published weekly in by IPC (now Fleetway) between 1978 and 1980, running for 101 issues.  Misty and DC Thomson’s Spellbound were some of the first British horror comics since the 1950s and featured work by many writers… Read more »

Non Human Narratives Revisited

Back in 2011 we hosted a symposium on NonHuman Narratives featuring papers on critical animal studies, post humanism, inhuman crime stories and fans of the undead.  It was a really interesting and in many respects groundbreaking day, and thanks to Einar Thorsen we have a great archive of some of the day’s discussions via his… Read more »

Digital Reading Symposium at BU: 19 June 2014

The AHRC-funded Digital Reading Network will be hosting its first symposium on 19 June.  The event will take place in the Executive Business Centre at Bournemouth University.  All are welcome to attend this free event but please note that places are limited. Bob Stein, a pioneer of electronic publishing and founder of the Institute for… Read more »

Launch of BU’s first publishing press: Fresher

Bournemouth University’s first publishing press, Fresher, is being launched this week! Fresher will offer students the opportunity to work on professional publishing projects (print and digital) and to provide a platform for new writing talent. The idea is to encourage and support creative writing in Dorset and further afield, so Fresher will be taking workshops… Read more »

NRG talk: Colonial Medicine and Imperial Authority in JG Farrell’s The Siege of Krishnapur (4pm, Weds 19 March, Casterbridge)

NRG are delighted to announce the next in our series of talks, which will take place this Wednesday 19 March (4pm, Casterbridge), when Dr Sam Goodman will discuss colonial and imperial themes in the work of JG Farrell. A Great Beneficial Disease: Colonial Medicine & Imperial Authority in J. G. Farrell’s The Siege of Krishnapur…. Read more »

NRG talk on Narratives of Motherhood

NRG are delighted to announce that Professor Emma Griffin from the University of East Anglia will present her paper on ‘Victorian Mothers: perspectives from working-class autobiography’ on Wednesday 5 February at 4p.m in the Casterbridge Suite. Historians like to imagine that emotions such as maternal love are largely constant across time and space. They argue… Read more »

Real Lives, Celebrity Stories Launch

  On Wednesday 29 February, the Narrative Research Group hosted an event to mark the launch of Real Lives, Celebrity Stories, edited by Julia Round and Bronwen Thomas. The book features contributions from several colleagues in the Media School, and considers how ordinary and extraordinary people are represented across a wide range of contemporary media…. Read more »