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

 


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

Unless otherwise advertised, the seminars occur on a Friday afternoon from 3-4 pm in the Digital Learning Space (Room 224) in the Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37).

Semester 2, 2018 Seminars & Workshops

 

Monday, 23 July
3pm-4:30pm

Strategic communication in the age of global information warfare: How it works

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Prof Konstantin Pantserev

Friday, 3 August
3-4pm

Algorithmic cultural recommendation: the coded gaze and Google’s face match up

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Caro Wilson-Barnao

Friday, 10 August
9:30am-11:00am

Researching Media Platforms: A Research Methods Conversation

Seminar Room, Level 4, Forgan Smith Tower, UQ St Lucia

Dr Angela Wu (New York University)
Friday, 10 August
3-4 pm

LNR ethics information session

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

A/Prof Liz Mackinlay

Friday, 17 August
3-4pm

Host community acculturation orientations, ethnic minority communication, and perceptions toward ethnic minorities: Studies of Chinese Hongkongers

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Prof Ling Chen
(Hong Kong Baptist University)

Friday, 24 August
3-4pm

Hey Siri! How should I title my talk?

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Dan Angus

Friday, 31 August
3-4pm

Tastemaking in Post-digital Literary Culture: The Role of Book Blogs

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Beth Driscoll
(University of Melbourne)

Friday, 7 September
3-4pm

Can We Separate the Art from the Artist? Should We? Moral Character, Artistic Creation, and Ethical Criticism

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Ted Nannicelli
Friday, 14 September
TBC
HDR forum; Research Data Management workshop; Postgraduate Student Welcome  
Friday, 21 September
3-4pm

Young Adult Fantasy: Policing Genre Boundaries

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

A/Prof Kim Wilkins
Friday, 5 October
3-4pm

Rethinking Postfeminism (and maybe even recent Australian literary history): Australian Chick Lit as the Novel of Feminine Economies of Signs and Spaces

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Marg Henderson
Wednesday, 28 November
1pm-3:30pm

Workshop - Writing ARC grants: tips and guidance from the experts

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Panel

 

Venue

Joyce Ackroyd Building (building #37)
Room: 
208