Narrative Research Group

NRG Members News Update

11 October 2012 Hywel Dix has agreed a contract with the University of Wales Press for a second edition of his 2008 book, After Raymond Williams: Cultural Materialism and the Break-Up of Britain. His paper ‘Devolution and Cultural Catch-Up: Decoupling England and its Literature from English Literature’ is forthcoming in The Literature of an Independent… Read more » about NRG Members News Update

NRG hosts Location-Based Storytelling Symposium

11 October 2012 n June, NRG held its 3rd symposium on Location-Based Storytelling in association with CEMP. The audience was truly international including leading academics from the US, New Zealand and Denmark. Some of the papers can be found on the symposium website at

Talk by Professor Roberta Pearson

On May 31st NRG will be hosting a talk by Professor Roberta Pearson from Nottingham University, whose work on Film and Cult TV is familiar to many. Roberta will be talking about the recent reinventions of Sherlock Holmes in the media at 5 p.m in the Screening Room (W241) in Weymouth House, Talbot Campus.

Spring 2012: NRG News

Julia Round and Bronwen Thomas have been awarded a grant from the AHRC under the Digital Transformations Call. Details of the project can be found at The project runs from February to July and has already attracted considerable interest from academics, professionals working with readers, and readers themselves.  Julia and Bronwen have also been successful in… Read more » about Spring 2012: NRG News

Autumn 2011: NRG News

NRG‘s second symposium on Nonhuman Narratives was held in April this year, and attracted an international panel of speakers.   A full report on the symposium can be accessed at This Autumn the group will be working on ideas for funding and setting up a postgraduate degree at Bournemouth University, and in the Spring we will recommence… Read more » about Autumn 2011: NRG News

‘Non-human Narratives’ Symposium

‘Non Human Narratives’ is the follow up to the Narrative Research Group’s first and highly successful ‘Keeping it Real’ Symposium. Exploring representations of the non human, the symposium will feature papers on the following subjects: Monsters and serial killers Animals in the movies Issues surrounding environmental and technological change The activities of fans of the… Read more » about ‘Non-human Narratives’ Symposium

Academic & Former Student Publish Book

A Bournemouth University academic has joined forces with a former student to pen a unique media writing publication.       A Bournemouth University (BU) academic has collaborated with a former student to write a new book called ‘Media Writing: A Practical Introduction’. Principal Lecturer in Screenwriting, Dr Craig Batty, teamed up with Sandra Cain,… Read more » about Academic & Former Student Publish Book

Examining narratives of real people in the media

BU’s Media School is hosting a one day event on Friday, 3 September to examine how real people are represented in the media. The Narrative Research Group based in the Media School is hosting a one day symposium examining how real people are represented in different areas of the media. Academics from across the UK… Read more » about Examining narratives of real people in the media