Postgraduate Research Symposium
University of Liverpool
Friday, November 2, 2018
9am-6pm, School of the Arts Library, 19 Abercromby Square, University of Liverpool

9:00-9:30 - Registration

9:30-9:45 - Introduction to Citizens of Everywhere (Prof Deryn Rees-Jones)

9:45-11:00 - Panel I: Citizens: The Good, the Bad and the Unwanted (Chair: Asli Kandemir)

Cindy Withjack (Lancaster University)
The Grass is Always Bloody on the Other Side: Trujillo, Trump, and the Ideal Citizen

Matthew White (Sheffield Hallam University)
Windrush: From Racism to Totalitarianism? Destroying Human Rights on the Grounds of Defending It

Catherine Tully (University of Liverpool)
‘Not conducive to the public good’: Gender, Citizenship and Capital Punishment on Trial

11:00-11:15 - Break

11:15-12:30 - Panel II: Fixed or Fluid, Subjects or Citizens? (Chair: Jessica White)

Simone Haarbosch (University of Aberdeen)
European citizens, migrant-identities lost and found: Experiences of inclusion and exclusion of western immigrants in the UK and the Netherlands

Sarah Hymas (University of Liverpool)
Without Walls: to Live as Citizens of Ocean

Marli Roode (University of Liverpool)
‘100 harvests left’: Posthumanism in Ali Smith’s Autumn and Winter

12:30-13:15 - Lunch

13:15-14:00 - Keynote: Dr Kathy Burrell (Reader in Human Geography, University of Liverpool). 

14:00-15:15 - Panel III: Places of Refuge, Spaces of Belonging (Chair: Corrina Readioff)

Mike Levy (Anglian Ruskin University)
We Must Save the Children: Jewish refugees and local volunteers 1938-47

Michal Huss (University of Cambridge)
Walking in Landscapes of Ruination: The Spatial Aesthetics of Refugee-Guided Tours

Yaar Dagan Peretz (Keele University)
Jewish, Democratic and Apartheid: Palestinian citizens of Israel and the new ‘nation state law’

15:15-15:30 - Break

15:30-16:45 - Panel IV: ‘The Letter and the Spirit’ of Citizenship (Chair: Elliot Ramsey)

Nicole Gipson (University of Manchester)
We Insist! Homeless Citizenship and the Right to Overnight Shelter in Washington DC

Peter Rees (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Looking Both Ways: Ethics, Politics and the Spirit of Citizenship

Suzanne McClure (University of Liverpool)
A Critical Stylistics Examination of Theresa May’s 2016 Conservative Party Conference Speech

Jessica Iubini-Hampton (University of Liverpool)
Reframing ‘citizenship’ to rediscover our place in the world

17:00-18:00 - Wine Reception