#DMUlocal free festival showcases some of the best of DMU's research

People are being invited to a free festival celebrating some of the best of De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) research.

The #DMUlocal Research Festival, from November 9 to 13, will cover topics from the experiences of Leicestershire soldiers during the First World War to the ambitions which eluded Shakespeare.

Part of the work of #DMUlocal will be to celebrate and champion the superb research carried out at DMU and ensure that work is shared with the wider community.

Places for this public festival are free but should be booked in advance by contacting 0116 257 7102 or emailing Debbie.n.tinsley@dmu.ac.uk Free refreshments will be provided.

Here are the week’s events:

Young Shakespeare’s Aspiration, Hawthorn Building, 00:33, Monday 9 November 7pm

Professor of Shakespearian Studies, Professor Gabriel Egan, explores the early years of the Bard. Although he is known for his plays, it seems the young Shakespeare held ambitions to be a non-dramatic poet and author – but what other ambitions might he have held? PhD student Paul Brown will present his work ‘The Admiral’s Men and Their Plays’.

Women during the First World War, Hawthorn Building, 00:33, Tuesday 10 November 7pm

Special guest Peter Barratt, great-grandson of Leicester suffragette Alice Hawkins, is part of this fascinating evening examining the role of women during the Great War. Professor John Martin, Professor of Agrarian History, researcher Lucy Andit, Josephine Burgess of Save the Children and Viv Galloway, Soroptimist International Midlands Region, will also contribute.

New Perspectives of the First World War – The Venue@DMU, Wednesday 11 November 6.30pm

Journalism lecturers John Dilley and David Penman present their four-year research project, examining the way in which local newspapers reported the experiences of soldiers. Dr David Clarke, of Sheffield Hallam University, will examine myths and legends of war.
Professor John Young, DMU’s Professor of Composition, will present the Angel At Mons, his unique sound artwork.

Twentieth Century Literature – Newarke Houses Museum Thursday 12 November 7pm.

Dr Alice Wood presents an illustrated talk exploring the world of women’s magazines in the first half of the 20th century. Fashion, domestic advice, and social issues – what were women told about life in and beyond the home? It ties in with a lifestyle exhibition at Newarke Houses.

Writing the Self: Autobiography and Aspiration. Hawthorn Building, 00:33, Friday 13 November 7pm

Professor Andy Mousley will consider strikingly different variations on the attempt to achieve independent identity, from Eva Hoffman’s 1998 Lost in Translation to Victoria Beckham’s Learning to Fly.


Posted on Tuesday 3rd November 2015

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