The English Showcase 2023 (3 May)
10:00 - Arrival and registration (with coffee and pastries)
10:30 - Welcome and introduction from Professor Máire ní Fhlathúin, Head of School, followed by Dr Paweł Szudarski, Deputy Director of PGT.
10:45 - Panel 1 (Chair: Duncan Armitage)
Laura Scaife, 'How does Shakespeare use madness and gender to reinforce or challenge the power dynamics of King Lear?'
Carolien Wielockx, 'Asylum Nurses in Fingersmith: Neo-Victorian Intersections of Class and Gender'
Nicole Whitton, 'Using the poetic form to convey the experience of age-related disease'
11.30 - Panel 2 (Chair: Molly Watson)
Emlyn Jenkins, '"Why is Jesus in my Heathen text?" Or how the wider neo-pagan community misundertands Eddic Poetry'
Marie Georghiou, 'Ancient scripts, modern visions: The runes of God of War'
Louise Roberts, 'The Relationship Between HM 136 and Caxton's "Cronycles of Englond'"
Ben Marshall, 'Landscape and Naming: Medieval Toponymic Surnames in Two Midlands Regions'
This panel will be followed by a one hour break for lunch.
Wenrui Li, '
13:30 - Panel 3 (Chair: Michele Roncarati)
'Sherlock Holmes' characteristics and the science of deduction'Gillian Walters
, '"Too late for love, too late for joy": Publishing, periodicals, and Christina Rossetti's "The Fairy Prince Who Arrived Too Late"'Marcus Lawrence,
'The British appropriation of Flaubert: an identification with Flaubert in one's own image - Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Walter Pater, Henry James and Eleanor Marx-Aveling'
14:30 - Panel 4 (Chair: Nourah Almulhim)
Anna Short, 'Political Radicalism on the Stage: Masculinities and Selfhood in a Capitalist Society'
Molly Allen, '"But who was Gerty?" The role of Gerty MacDowell in James Joyce's Nausicaa'
Alexandra Hogg, 'Musings on whether there can be such a thing as "the lesbian gaze"'
India Edmunds, 'The Storm Chaser's Son'
This panel will be followed by a 15 minute coffee break.
15:45 - Panel 5 (Chair: Dr Christina Lee)
Qiancheng Li, 'Explicit acquisition of collocations under different input conditions for Chinese EFL learners: Read aloud or silently'
Wenxiang Zhang, 'A comparative analysis of Allianz's brand communication in social media from the UK to China'
Rhiannon Rumble, 'Mycelium Kisses: Examining Fungal Fiction as Trans-corporeal Text'
Lucile Desligneres, '"Get lost Oxford!" A psychogeography of the city'
This panel will be followed by closing remarks from Dr Christina Lee, Director of PGT, followed by a wine reception.