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The Parkes Institute

Rethinking the BBC Archives: A Research Conversation about Jewish Culture and Postcolonial Literatures in the British Media Seminar

14:00 - 15:30
16 March 2022
Online via Teams

Event details

This seminar is organised jointly by the English department, the Centre for Imperial and Postcolonial Studies and the Parkes Institute.

About the event

The BBC Archives contains a rich repository of audio visual recordings, radio and TV scripts, and related print materials about the literature and culture of the West African and Caribbean diaspora and the representation of Jewish history and culture in post-war Britain. In this research conversation, organised jointly by the English department , the Centre for Imperial and Postcolonial Studies and the Parkes Institute , two leading cultural historians of postcolonial literatures and Jewish literature and culture discuss their research in the BBC Archives.

Speaker information

Professor James Procter , Newcastle University. is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University. His forthcoming book is called Scripting Empire: Broadcasting, the BBC and the Black Atlantic, 1939-1968 (OUP, 2022). He is the author of Dwelling Places: Postwar Black British Writing (2003), Stuart Hall (2004), the co-editor of Reading Across Worlds (2015), Out of Bounds: British Black and Asian Poets (2012), and Postcolonial Audiences: Readers, Viewers and Reception (2013), as well as numerous articles and chapters in leading postcolonial journals and book collections. His current research interests are in radio literature and empire between the 1930s and late 1960s, a project for which he was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in 2013-14.

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