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Creative Labour

Wednesday 1 June 2016, 2.00PM to 4.30pm

Speaker(s): Dr Sarah Brouillette (Carleton University, Canada)

'Some Apostate Theses on the Creative Economy'

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.

Creative Labour Reading and Discussion Group

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).


English Department staff at these events will include Adam Kelly, Emilie Morin and Claire Westall.


Location: Berrick Saul Building, and Derwent, University of York Campus West

Admission: Both events are free and open to all