Post-conference report.

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Grad Centre Conference 2013The Graduate Centre for Arts and Humanities 2013 postgraduate conference - ‘Brave New Worlds’ - welcomed 27 postgraduate researchers from Swansea University, who presented papers on a variety of interconnected themes including the significance of dystopian landscapes, writing and the imagination, and geopolitical/linguistic conflicts in Arts and Humanities’ research.

Prof Lorenzo Dus Grad Conf welcome 2013Following a welcome address by Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, Department of English Language and Literature and Academic Director of APECS, research students delivered innovative, intellectually-stimulating presentations on topics ranging from ‘Victorian Education for the Blind’ to ‘Brave New Worlds and the Huxley Brothers’.

Co-organised by a team of postgraduates who formed part of the conference’s working group committee, the event highlighted the breadth and depth of research being produced by the Arts and Humanities’ postgraduate community at Swansea.

Welcome 2013 confDirector of the Graduate Centre for Arts and Humanities, Robert Rhys said, 'The conference goes from strength and strength. It attracted an unprecedented number of high quality proposals and all of us who were privileged to attend were impressed by the intellectual energy and academic rigour on display. This annual conference makes a significant contribution to the research culture of the College of Arts and Humanities as well as enabling our research students to enhance their professional development within a supportive and vibrant interdisciplinary environment.'

 

Postgraduates who presented at the conference will be invited to submit papers for publication in a volume of conference proceedings.

This event was kindly supported by Development and Training Services at APECS (Swansea University).