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Pass It On: A Words Matter Podcast

Pass It On: A Words Matter Podcast

By Words Matter

This is a podcast in which lecturers on the Literature programme at York St John University will talk about their research interests and activities, to give you a flavour of the kinds of work they’re producing and the ideas that fascinate them.

And it’s a podcast with a twist, because as well as talking about their own work, they’re going to ask their colleagues questions about their work, so we’ll be learning more about what our team is doing alongside you, the listeners.
EP5. The Brontës, Contagion, Science and Literature with Dr Jo Waugh
EP5. The Brontës, Contagion, Science and Literature with Dr Jo Waugh
This is a podcast in which lecturers on the Literature programme at York St John University will talk about their research interests and activities, to give you a flavour of the kinds of work they’re producing and the ideas that fascinate them. And it’s a podcast with a twist, because as well as talking about their own work, they’re going to ask their colleagues questions about their work, so we’ll be learning more about what our team is doing alongside you, the listeners. Our fifth interview is with Dr Jo Waugh, Senior Lecture in English Literature and Politics at York St John University. Jo's is interested in Victorian contagions and literary representations of those contagions, especially with reference to the Brontës. Conducting the interview is last time's guest, Dr Alex Beaumont. This episode was edited, produced and presented by Drs Adam Smith and Jo Waugh in association with the English Literature programme at York St John University. Cover Image: "Books or just art?" by Alexandre Dulaunoy, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Music was written and performed by Ketsa and licensed under a Attribution-Non Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License.
27:49
June 05, 2022
EP4. Time, Place, Politics and the Problem that is "Now" with Dr Alex Beaumont
EP4. Time, Place, Politics and the Problem that is "Now" with Dr Alex Beaumont
This is a podcast in which lecturers on the Literature programme at York St John University will talk about their research interests and activities, to give you a flavor of the kinds of work they’re producing and the ideas that fascinate them. And it’s a podcast with a twist, because as well as talking about their own work, they’re going to ask their colleagues questions about their work, so we’ll be learning more about what our team is doing alongside you, the listeners. Our fourth interview is with Dr Alex Beaumont, Senior Lecture in English Literature and Politics at York St John University. Alex's work is is organized around the intersection of politics and spatiality primarily in British cultural production of the period 1945-present. Conducting the interview is last time's guest, Dr Fraser Mann.  This episode was edited, produced and presented by Drs Adam Smith and Jo Waugh in association with the English Literature programme at York St John University. Cover Image: "Books or just art?" by Alexandre Dulaunoy, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Music was written and performed by Ketsa and licensed under a Attribution-Non Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License.
24:29
February 24, 2022
EP3. Music Memoir, Masculinity and War with Dr Fraser Mann
EP3. Music Memoir, Masculinity and War with Dr Fraser Mann
This is a podcast in which lecturers on the Literature programme at York St John University will talk about their research interests and activities, to give you a flavour of the kinds of work they’re producing and the ideas that fascinate them. And it’s a podcast with a twist, because as well as talking about their own work, they’re going to ask their colleagues questions about their work, so we’ll be learning more about what our team is doing alongside you, the listeners. Our third episode is a conversation with Dr Fraser Mann, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at York St John University. Fraser works on mid-twentieth century American fiction and its relationship with salient socio-cultural phenomena of the same period. His PhD, which he undertook at YSJU, explored the literary representation of masculine combat experience in twentieth-century war narratives. Fraser currently works on literary responses to the First and Second World Wars and the Vietnam conflict, with a particular focus on the anxiety existing between ideological representations of masculinity and the graphic truth of experience in terms of both the corporeal and psychological self. He also works on American Memoir and autobiographical voice, and has written recently on contemporary music memoirs written by key figures from American punk and indie. Conducting the interview is last time's guest, Dr Janine Bradbury. This episode was edited, produced and presented by Drs Adam Smith and Jo Waugh in association with the English Literature programme at York St John University. Cover Image: "Books or just art?" by Alexandre Dulaunoy, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Music was written and performed by Ketsa and licensed under a Attribution-Non Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License.
27:53
January 20, 2022
EP2. Black American Literature, Passing and Popular Culture with Dr Janine Bradbury
EP2. Black American Literature, Passing and Popular Culture with Dr Janine Bradbury
This is a podcast in which lecturers on the Literature programme at York St John University will talk about their research interests and activities, to give you a flavour of the kinds of work they’re producing and the ideas that fascinate them. And it’s a podcast with a twist, because as well as talking about their own work, they’re going to ask their colleagues questions about their work, so we’ll be learning more about what our team is doing alongside you, the listeners. Our second episode is a discussion with Dr Janine Bradbury, a Senior Lecturer in American Literature at The University of York who, until November 2021, was part of the team at York St John University. Janine wrote her PhD at the University of Sheffield, where she also taught before coming to YSJU where she then worked for eight years. Janine is a poet and interdisciplinary scholar specialising in African American Literature, American popular culture, and, more recently, the colonial history of Trinidad and Tobago. In the interview you’re about to hear, she’ll talk about Black American Literature and the prevalence of the ‘passing narrative’, as well her interests in genealogy, popular culture and wrestling. Asking the questions will be last episode’s interviewee, Dr Anne-Marie Evans.  This episode was edited, produced and presented by Drs Adam Smith and Jo Waugh in association with the English Literature programme at York St John University. Cover Image: "Books or just art?" by Alexandre Dulaunoy, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Music was written and performed by Ketsa and licensed under a Attribution-Non Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License.
24:49
December 08, 2021
EP1. Edith Wharton, Celebrity Autobiography and the Post-Apocalypse with Dr Anne-Marie Evans
EP1. Edith Wharton, Celebrity Autobiography and the Post-Apocalypse with Dr Anne-Marie Evans
This is a podcast in which lecturers on the Literature programme at York St John University will talk about their research interests and activities, to give you a flavour of the kinds of work they’re producing and the ideas that fascinate them. And it’s a podcast with a twist, because as well as talking about their own work, they’re going to ask their colleagues questions about their work, so we’ll be learning more about what our team is doing alongside you, the listeners. Our first interview is with Dr Anne-Marie Evans, Associate Head of School for English Literature at York St John University. Anne-Marie joined YSJU in 2011, after working previously at both the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Sheffield. At it was at the University of Sheffield that she also completed her PhD about literature, consumerism and the articulation of female identity in early twentieth century American literature. As you’ll hear in the interview, Anne-Marie has since published on such topics as Edith Wharton, Celebrity Autobiography and the Post-Apocalypse. This episode was edited, produced and presented by Drs Adam Smith and Jo Waugh in association with the English Literature programme at York St John University.  Cover Image: "Books or just art?" by Alexandre Dulaunoy, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Music was written and performed by Ketsa and licensed under a Attribution-Non Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License.
20:59
November 04, 2021