Posted on 27 August 2014
Questions included, though were not limited to: How do television and film construct Northernness through its characters, plots, use of location etc…?; How do peoples’ stories about the North help us to better understand a ‘Northern’ identity?; How do Northern storytellers themselves construct storytelling?; What is the particular contribution of this region and culture to the ways stories are told?; How do memory, legend, and fiction join with fact in creating Northernness?;How do we preserve and access Northern stories?
Speakers included: David Forrest (Sheffield University); Amy Holdsworth (Glasgow University); Alison Peirse (Northumbria University); Ian W. Macdonald (University of Leeds); Kristyn Gorton (University of York); James Leggott (Northumbria University); Simon Popple (University of Leeds); Simon van der Borgh (University of York); Tom Jackson (University of Leeds).