October 26, 2012

Regionalism and Representation Symposium

Regionalism and Representation

26th April 2013, University of Warwick


In April 2013, Professor Philip Payton, Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies at the University of Exeter, will spend a week at the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Warwick as a Visiting Fellow. As part of his visit, Dr Gemma Goodman (English) and Dr Rachel Moseley (Film and Television Studies), in conjunction with the IAS, will host a one-day interdisciplinary symposium, 'Regionalism and Representation' and invite abstracts of 200 words for twenty minute papers on aspects of region, identity and representation. Questions of regionality are increasingly significant in a wide range of disciplines including Literary Studies, Film and Television Studies, Theatre Studies, History, Geography and Cultural Policy and it is hoped that this event will enable us to think productively about region and representation across multiple fields of study. The organisers hope that the symposium will also be able to welcome cultural practitioners and policy makers as well as academic colleagues. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

 Region and Nation

 Space, Place and the Rural

 Regional Archives and Resources

 Literature, Film, Television, Radio, Theatre and Fine Arts

 Cultural Policy, Tourism

 Landscape

 Regional Relationships

 Centre/Periphery Dynamics

 Regional and Personal Identity

 Alternative Views of Regionalism

Please email abstracts by 31st December 2012 to either Rachel.Moseley@warwick.ac.uk or Gemma.Goodman@warwick.ac.uk

July 03, 2011

Wimbledon Reflections 2011

Wimbledon Reflections 2011

Well what a Wimbledon it's been

some triumphs for the GB team

but disappointment for our Scot

to lose to Rafa was his lot.

And Broady came close in the boys

Won’t be long til he’s making noise.

Isner and Mahut

after last year’s lengthy do

confounded all bets

to finish in straight sets.

Others made much more of a show

Djoko wrecked his racket, the umpire said no.

Smiley Lisicki made semis in singles

But with Stosur got a little closer.

Azarenka was powered by her screech

but the final was just out of reach.

Judy flirted with Lopez in a tweet

Who Andy in quarters did meet.

While star of this round was Tsonga

defying predictions and lasting must longer

By playing his best against champion Fed

taking 5 long sets to put him to bed.

But he came up against Djoko in the next round

who for the whole year has been playing sound.

His loss at the French may have halted his run

but this week from Rafa he takes number one.

A new star was born in the ladies game

Who seems to have no problem with pressure and fame

she served it out with her first ace

this hard-hitting ova fear all to face.

Now it’s all over the commentators cease

inhabitants of Wimbledon are left in peace

until next year when we’ll all be back

hoping no longer a Brit winner we’ll lack.

It looked like there was no chance of a loss

for the warrior who cries vamos

Rafa, 6 times king of clay 2 on grass

Federer he is destined to surpass.

But the final word must go this year

with salutations and good cheer

to the well deserving newest champ

-all smiles in the Djoko camp.

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