Publications:

Benwell, Procter and Robinson (eds.) (2011) Reading After Empire, Special Issue of New Formations, No 71 (in press, forthcoming)

Benwell, Procter and Robinson (2011) ‘Not Reading Brick Lane’, New Formations, No 71 (in press, forthcoming)

Procter (2010) ‘Diasporic Readers and the location of reception’ in Kim Knott and Sean McLoughlin (eds.) Diasporas: Concepts, Intersections, Identities (London and New York: Zed Books): 256-262

Benwell (2009) ‘A pathetic and racist and awful character’: ethnomethodological approaches to the reception of diasporic fiction Language and Literature, 18(3) 300-315

Procter (2009) `Reading, Taste and Postcolonial Studies: Professional and Lay Readers of Things Fall Apart’, Interventions: international journal of postcolonial studies 11(2):180-198

D. Fuller and Procter (2009) ‘Reading as “social glue”? Book Groups, Multiculture, and the Small Island Read 2007’ Moving Worlds 9(2): 26-40

Robinson and C. Sassi (eds.) (2008) Caribbean-Scottish Passages, Special Issue of International Journal of Scottish Literature, 4

Forthcoming publications:

Benwell, Procter and Robinson Reading and Postcolonial Studies (London and New York: Routledge, due 2011)

Kay, Procter, Robinson, eds, Out of Bounds: Black British and Asian Poetry Beyond London (Tarset: Bloodaxe, due 2011)

Benwell and Procter, The Odyssean Audience? Readers, Book Groups and the Postcolonial Everyday (a book-length study of the reading group data)

D. Allington and Benwell ‘Reading the Reading Experience: ‘Booktalk’ and Discursive Psychology’. In D. Fuller, & A. Lang (Eds) Contemporary Cultures of Reading

Presentations, papers, discussions:

2011

Procter (February 2011) Research Seminar on reading at University of Southampton, School of Humanities

Procter (March 2011) ‘Reading, and the Double Life of Postcolonial Literature’ QMU, Edinburgh, Research Colloquium on Postcolonial History of The Book

Doctoral Workshop (June 2011) on ‘Culture, Identity and Mediation’ working with project reception data, Aalborg University, Denmark

2010

Benwell (May 2010) ‘“Reading Formations” or “Reading as Social Action”: the Deployment of Shared Discourses in the Reception of Diasporic Fiction’ at ‘Postcolonial Audiences’ symposium, Newcastle University

Procter (May 2010) ‘Not Reading Brick Lane’ ‘Postcolonial Audiences’ symposium, Newcastle University

Procter (July 2010) ‘Not Reading Brick Lane’ at ‘Ghosts Mediums and Materialities’ symposium, Ambassador’s Hotel, Bloomsbury

2009

Benwell (January 2009) ‘“A pathetic and racist and awful character”: ethnomethodological approaches to the reception of diasporic fiction’. Department of English Language Research Seminar Series, University of Glasgow

Benwell (March 2009) ‘Analysing Reading and Reception: A Discourse Analytical Approach’. Stirling Institute of Education Seminar Series

Procter (September 2009) ‘ The Odyssean Audience?’ at the ‘Glocal Imaginaries’ conference, Lancaster University

Procter (December 2009) Chair of ‘Bush Writers’ Seminar at Bush House, London

 

2008

Benwell (February 2008) ‘Analysing Reading and Reception: A Discourse Analytical Approach’: Invited workshop in Discourse Analysis methods: Narratives/Events/Discourses (NED) group, Strathclyde University

Procter (March 2008) ‘Reading after Empire: Reception and the West Indian Literary Colony in London, 1940s-1960s’ at the conference ‘On Whose Terms? Critical Negotiations in Black British Literature and the Arts’ London

Benwell, Procter and Robinson (July 2008) ‘Caribbean is who I am but not what I read’: Diaspora, Location and the Limits of Reading Group Data’ 3 joint papers
at the ‘ Evidence of Reading, Reading as Evidence’ conference, London;

Procter and Robinson (July 2008) Plenary Talk ‘Devolving Diasporas’ at the ‘Encounters and Intersections’ conference, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford

Kay (September 2008) Poetry Reading at ‘Reading After Empire’ conference, University of Stirling

Procter (October 2008) ‘Things Fall Apart at 50’ (Chair of Contemporary Reader Responses to Things Fall Apart plenary panel), SOAS, London:

Procter (October 2008) ‘Reading Between the Lines’ keynote at the ‘Identities: Relations and Horizons’ conference, Roskilde University, Denmark:

Procter (November 2008) ‘“I’m wondering if the Welsh have changed much ...”: Devolving Diasporas - Migration and Reception in Central Scotland, 1980 to present’ WISCA, Bangor [to be rescheduled]

Procter and Robinson (November 2008) ‘Devolving Diasporas: Innovations in Theory, Methods and Findings’, Diasporas, Migration and Identities Workshop, Weetwood Hall, Leeds

2007

Procter (March 2007) ‘Devolving Diasporas’ presentation at a ‘Research Consortium’ held by the ‘Moving Manchester’, Lancaster University, to discuss links between related AHRC projects

Kay (June 2007) After show discussion of The Adoption Papers with Jackie Kay, her parents, Macrobert Youth Dance Company, dance and drama artists, education officer of Macrobert Arts Centre, Devolving Diasporas Scottish reading groups, and audience members (including local children in foster care), Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling

Kay (August 2007) ‘The House I Grew Up In’, following Jackie Kay returning home (includes a reading to Glasgow reading groups), BBC Radio 4

D. Allington and Benwell (September 2007) ‘A Discourse Analytical Approach to Analysing Reception’, Beyond the Book: Contemporary Cultures of Reading, University of Birmingham

Procter, (September 2007) ‘Devolving Diasporas: Reception and Migration in Central Scotland, 1980-present’, Beyond the Book: Contemporary Cultures of Reading, University of Birmingham

Robinson, (September 2007) ‘Performing diaspora: reflections on a youth theatre adaptation of Jackie Kay’s The Adoption Papers’, Beyond the Book: Contemporary Cultures of Reading, University of Birmingham

Procter (November 2007) ‘Devolving Diasporas: Writing Journeys’, Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde

Benwell, Procter, Robinson (November 2007) ‘The Devolving Diasporas project’ at the ‘Diasporas, Migration and Identities Workshop’, University of Leeds

Procter (November 2007) ‘A Compensatory Literature? “Small Island Read 2007” and the Recollection of Slavery’, Dundee University

2006

Procter (September 2006) ‘Devolving Diasporas: Reception and Migration’ SOAS, University of London

Procter (October 2006) ‘Devolving Diasporas: Reception and Migration’ Wadham College, Oxford University

Benwell, Procter and Robinson (November 2006), ‘Devolving Diasporas: Reception and Migration’, Devolving Diaspora in the Arts and Education’, University of Stirling

 

 

 


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