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.

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 1, 2018 Seminars & Workshops

 

Friday, 2 March
3-4pm

The bizarre paradox of boat people

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

Dr Stephen Crofts

Friday, 9 March
3-4pm

Workshop: Metrics for Grant Writing and Promotion

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

Angela Hannan and Kathleen Smeaton
(UQ Library)

Friday, 16 March
3-4pm

On Materiality and Meaning

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

Dr Ewa Lajer-Burcharth
(Harvard University)

Presented by the Power Institute with support from the Keir Foundation and the UQ Translational Research in Creative Practice research group.

Friday, 23 March
3-4pm

Art after Trump

UQ Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11)

Eleanor Heartney

Friday, 20 April
3-4pm

Rise of "Bright Noir": Redemption and Moral Optimism in American Contemporary TV-Noir

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

Prof. Alberto Garcia
(University of Navarra)

 

Friday, 27 April
3-4pm

The Plague of Fascination

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

Prof. Murray Pomerance
(Ryerson University)
Friday, 4 May
3-4pm

Paul Lazarsfeld and Facebook: Re-Reading Personal Influence in an Age of Social Media

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

Prof Tom O'Regan
Wednesday, 9 May
3-4pm

Rhythm as a Metaphor for Presence in Prose Fiction

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

Dr Eliza Robertson
Friday, 18 May
3-4pm

Capturing Knowledge in Creative Research

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

Dr Skye Doherty
Friday, 1 June
3-4pm

Masks, Simulations, and Elusive Sparks: Four Decades of the Digital Human Face in Cinema

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

Dr Lisa Bode

 

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, 10 August
3-4pm

TBA

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

Dr Caro Wilson-Barnao

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

TBA

UQ Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11)

Dr Dan Angus

Friday, 31 August
3-4pm

TBA

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

Dr Beth Driscoll
(University of Melbourne)

Friday, 7 September
3-4pm

TBA

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

Dr Ted Nannicelli
Friday, 21 September
3-4pm

TBA

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

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

TBA

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

Dr Marg Henderson

 

Venue

Joyce Ackroyd Building (building #37)
Room: 
208