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Everyday Cities and Ordinary Lives: Ordinary Lives in Extraordinary Cities

Friday 15 June 2012, 9.00AM


09:00: Registration

09:30: Panel 1 (Chair, Simon Parker)

  • David Hill and Daryl Martin (Centre for Urban Research, University of York): "Visibly Mute: Ethical Sociality and the Everyday Exurban"
  • Peter Rudd (Institute for Effective Education, University of York): "The Academic and the Ordinary: Contrasting Perspectives on the Experience of Schooling in the City"
  • Stella-Anne Jackson (Department of Archaeology, University of York): "The ‘Big Society’ in the ‘Big City’: a discussion on the value and significance of ‘local’ heritage in an urban context"

10:45: Tea and coffee

11:00: Keynote Address

  • Michael Bull (Reader in Media and Film Studies, University of Sussex): "Rethinking the Everyday: The Role of the Empirical in Understanding Urban Experience"

12:15: Panel 2 (Chair, Bryan Radley)

  • Andy Munzer (Department of English and Related Literature, University of York): "The Writer as Realtor: Place-making in Richard Ford’s “Bascombe Trilogy”
  • Stephanie Lambert (Department of English and Related Literature, University of York): "Avant-Garde Cereal Boxes: Everyday Life in Don DeLillo’s White Noise"
  • Jay James May (Department of English and Related Literature, University of York): "St Pancras International: A Close Walk; or, Consumer, Commuter, Criminal - What You Are In Old Agar Town"
  • Angela Loxham (Department of Sociology, Lancaster University): "The Uses and Abuses of Public Space: Urban Governance, Social Ordering and Resistance. Avenham Park, Preston, c. 1850-1905"

13:45: Lunch

14:45: Panel 3 (Chair, Claire Westall)

  • Neal Alexander (Department of English, University of Nottingham): "Profoundly Ordinary: Jon McGregor and Everyday Life"
  • Alex Beaumont (Department of English and Related Literature, University of York): "Original Modern or a New Kind of Ordinary? Regenerating and Representing the NuLab City"
  • Rowland Atkinson (Centre for Urban Studies, University of York):"Monochromatic Urbanism: Developing a Typology of Non-Place Urban Space"

16:00: Finish

Meet for post-conference drinks at the Rook and Gaskill, 12 Lawrence Street YO10 3WP

Location: Bowland Auditorium, Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building