Culture-Media-Text Research Centre Symposium

Thursday 27 April
Room 5, Main Building, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR



  • Professor Andy Melrose (ECWAS', University of Winchester) ‘What do Phil Ochs, Slavoj Zizek and Refugees have to say about us?'
  • Dr Lucia King (Film & Media Studies, University of Winchester) ‘"Future Orbits"- an artists' film and environmental futures project.’

11.00 coffee


  • Dr Neil Ewen (Film & Media Studies, University of Winchester) ‘“All Political Lives…End in Failure”: Enoch Powell, Nigel Farage, and the Limits of the Celebrity Politician.’
  • Professor Jude Davies (ECWAS, University of Winchester) ‘Another Stupid White Man? Gender and Race in the Persona of Donald J Trump.’
  • Dr Misha Kavka (University of Auckland, New Zealand) 'Trump, TV and the Spectacular Politics of (Negative) Camp.'

12.30-1.30 Lunch

Poster Presentations by CMT members



  • Dr Gary Farnell (ECWAS, University of Winchester) ‘“What Do You Want?” The Lacanian “Che Vuoi?” and Talking Plants.’
  • Dr Mark Rutter (ECWAS, University of Winchester) ‘In the Shadow of the Dark Mountain: New Directions in Eco-Poetry.’
  • Professor Neil McCaw (ECWAS, University of Winchester) 'Reading the Fluid Text: working with the manuscript of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Creeping Man."'
  • Dr Ruth Gilbert (ECWAS, University of Winchester) Ghostreading: Jewish Ghosts & the Intertextual.

This event is organised by the Culture-Media-Text Research Centre​. For more information about the centre, click here

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