Wednesday 1 June 2016, 2.00PM to 4.30pm
Speaker(s): Dr Sarah Brouillette (Carleton University, Canada)
2.00pm, Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building
Sarah Brouillette is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Carleton University, Canada, where she teaches contemporary literature and culture, and social and cultural theory. She is the author of Postcolonial Writers in the Global Literary Marketplace (2007) and Literature and the Creative Economy (2014).
Dr Brouillette will appear via Skype, from Canada, but will offer a full paper and take questions, in the usual way.
3.30pm, D/L/036 (Derwent)
Following Sarah Brouillette's paper there will be a related reading and discussion group, taking 'creative labour' as a topic for debate.
The group will discus excerpts from Brouillett'e recent book Literature and the Creative Economy, and an online article which summarises many of her key points (details below). In addition, we will consider excerpts from a related 2015 work by Angela McRobbie, entitled Be Creative: Making a Living in the New Culture Industries (Polity).
This reading group is open to all, including members of the public, students (undergraduates and postgraduates) and staff. It is organised by the Centre for Modern Studies and will be offered as part of the Freedom after Neoliberalism series of events organised by Dr Adam Kelly (York) and Dr Alex Beaumont (York St John).
Location: Berrick Saul Building, and Derwent, University of York Campus West
Admission: Both events are free and open to all