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(15.06.2022)

Dr Ian Kinane

Dr. Ian Kinane, Senior Lecturer in English Literature and General Editor of the International Journal of James Bond Studies, hosted a two-day workshop at the University from 9-10 June 2022 with Dr. Kathy Weston, a criminologist and educationalist, and Founder and Head of Research at “Tooled Up Education”; and Dr. Elly Hanson, a clinical psychologist, and Research Director of the PSHE Association initiative “Fully Human”. The workshop explored intersectional approaches to educating secondary school students on gender violence, rape culture, consent, and toxic masculinity using the James Bond franchise as a template. Dr. Kinane and his collaborators will be trialling a pilot programme at Harrow School later this year, which will form the basis of a much larger Knowledge Exchange and Impact project. 

Dr Ian Kinane

Ian was invited to give a keynote speech at the University of New England's recent event entitled The Impact of James Bond on Popular Culture. Ian's speech was The (New) Politics of a Popular Hero: Brexit, Bond, and British Memecracies, and the booklet to accompany the event can be viewed here.

Dr Alberto Fernandez-Carbajal

Alberto's poem entitled ? is featured in the current issue of online magazine Defunkt (see page 43) https://www.defunktmag.com/current-volume

The Huddersfield Literature Festival includes the launch of anthology Grist, which includes Alberto's poem Brexshitland https://www.huddlitfest.org.uk/event/gristlaunch/

Queer Aesthetics is a new open-access arts journal that publishes the works of marginalized artists, creatives, and scholars in one place. Alberto's poem sing(e) is in the kickstarter for the first issue https://www.queeraesthetics.org/.