News & Events

Reality Television Conference July 5-6

NRG are delighted to be supporting the following event:   Proposals are invited for papers (of 20 minutes length) considering the contemporary potential of reality television for an academic media conference held by The Media School in Bournemouth University, at Kimmeridge House on Talbot Campus.  There will be no registration fees for accepted papers. Confirmed plenary speakers include: Professor Stella Bruzzi of… Read more » about Reality Television Conference July 5-6

Rufus Stone Screening and Discussion

NRG recently hosted a screening of BU’s award-winning 30-minute film, Rufus Stone, in Kimmeridge House. Following the film, Kip Jones (HSC & Media School)  discussed the use of narrative research, biography and autobiography in creating the film’s story and script.  Rufus Stone is the culmination of an ESRC NDA three-year research project that explored the biographies of older… Read more » about Rufus Stone Screening and Discussion

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.