Two RHD candidates are presenting on Friday 4 November, 3:30-4:30pm in room 208 Joyce Ackroyd Bldg 

 

Jami Leigh Acworth
Audiences Inside: Audience contribution to prison theatre

As books such as Rob Pensalfini’s recent Prison Shakespeare (2016) indicate, theatre in prison is not a new phenomenon. Yet the study of prison theatre performance and specifically the contribution of audiences to prison theatre projects haven’t been adequately explored. Through a consideration of audience responses to a single performance by prisoners incarcerated at Southern Queensland Correctional Centre, this presentation seeks to shed some light on the contribution that audiences can offer to prison theatre participants. Perhaps unsurprisingly prisoner participants appear, generally, to respond positively to audience members being drawn from the general public. What this presentation will reveal however is that audience members report that engaging in a prison theatre performance is as much rewarding for themselves as they would hope it is rewarding for the performers. This presentation offers a glimpse into a broader thesis project by Jami Leigh Acworth, MPhil candidate within the School of Communication and Arts at University of Queensland. Jami Leigh’s broader research interests are in the areas of Shakespeare in contemporary culture, audience reception and Jane Austen in the modern world.

Heather Stewart
Journalism as Craft and Inquiry: Professionalism and Work Practice in a Time of (Iterative) Change

This thesis analyses journalism as a craft that is constantly evolving with new work flows and news practices coming into being with the advent of new forms and means of collecting and disseminating news.  Its title, Journalism’s Craft and Inquiry: the changes to Professionalism and Work Practice in a Time of (Iterative) Technological Change, foregrounds the dual dimension of journalism as a professional craft with a specialised line of inquiry that is subject to continuous and iterative technological change. This thesis is set within the context of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and includes a detailed investigation into the work practices at ABC Radio, Television and Online. It conducts this investigation through: (1) interviews with journalists, (2) professional journalist discussions of their profession and its changes in public forums held on the topic, (3) media commentary, (4) ABC management memos and policies and (5) my own experience of these changes as a working journalist. It also considers how journalistic standards have been adapting and changing with respect to these changing work practices and identifies problems and issues that are emerging including the ‘new problems’ characteristic of journalism in a digital era.

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Following the lecture, please join us for drinks at St Lucy's.

About Research Seminar and Workshop Series

 


School of Communication and Arts Research Seminar Series

The research seminar and workshop series occur each semester, each with a different topic and guest speaker from UQ or otherwise.

Friday, 5 March
12-1pm

Online via Zoom

Research Seminar - What Has Streaming Done to Television? Platform Interfaces and Contemporary Viewing Dr Elliott Logan

Friday, 5 March
12-1pm

Online via Zoom

Research Seminar - Building cultural citizenship through drama: A study of The Community Theatre in Singapore Dr Natalie Lazaroo

Friday, 23 April
12-1pm

Online via Zoom

Research Seminar - Passing as White (Collar): Jim Crow’s Typewriter and the Harlem Renaissance Dr Tamlyn Avery

Friday, 7 May
12-1pm

Online via Zoom

Research Seminar - HDR Roundtable: Ethical or exploitative? The representation of violence and trauma in literature and screen media  Bonnie Evans, Taryn Bashford, Jasmine Sandes, Meg Vann

Friday, 21 May
12-1pm

Online via Zoom

Research Seminar - Converging Professions or Practices? Shifting Dynamics in a Digital Communication World Toning Down the Antagonism Between Communication and Journalism Dr Franzisca Weder

Friday, 4 June
12-1pm

Online via Zoom

Research Seminar - Facilitating co-innovation towards sustainable livestock systems in Timor Leste – pulling out all the (communication) stops A/Prof Elske van de Fliert

Friday, 18 June
12-1pm

Online via Zoom

Research Seminar -  Holograms and (Dis) Embodied Intimacy in an Era of Ubiquitous Computing Dr Samantha Lindop

Friday, 6 August
1-2pm

Online via Zoom

Research Seminar - All Scripts are Adaptations? Michael Eaton MBE

Friday, 27 August
12-1pm

Online via Zoom

Research Seminar - Chilling Effect: The law, lawyers, journalists, and editorial processes Dr Richard Murray

Friday, 10 September
12-1pm

Online via Zoom

Research Seminar - Mrs America’s Prosthetic Feminist Memory: The ‘Discovery’ of a Cool Feminism for Postfeminist Times Dr Marg Henderson and Dr Anthea Taylor (USyd)

Friday, 24 September
1-2pm

Online via Zoom

In coversation with Laura Elvery A/Prof Stephen Carleton

 

Venue

Joyce Ackroyd Building (building #37)
Room: 
208