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Invisibility: The Absent, the Unseen, and the Forgotten

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Sheffield Hallam Students' Union

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One-day interdisciplinary conference Hosted by SHSU Postgraduate Research Society, Sheffield Hallam University

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Keynote speakers: Dr Eleanor Davey (University of Manchester) and Dr Ben Offiler (Sheffield Hallam University).

SHSU Postgraduate Research Students’ Society presents their third annual postgraduate and ECR conference, this year focusing on the invisible. Invisibility, absence, the unseen, and the forgotten are common themes in a variety of mediums. In literature they are devices through which suspense is built around absent friends and relatives, horror through ghostly apparitions which question what it means to be present, and romance and mystery via lost or forgotten letters. In British politics, with the Brexit vote, we have been encouraged to think about what it means to be present and have a voice, and the concomitant responsibilities of speaking. And in contemporary discussions surrounding refugees and immigration we find that so often the voices of those refugees are very much absent. This conference encourages discussion on what it means to be invisible, the responsibilities of being visible, and the politics behind forgetting and remembering.

Join us at Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union on 31st May 2019. This is a free event for speakers, presenters, and attendees. As it is an interdisciplinary conference, we have individuals from a variety of fields speaking, thus encouraging interdisciplinary debate.

Registration on the day begins at 9.15am. There will be a wine reception following the conference from 17.45-18.30, and the conference dinner will begin at 19.30.

More details to follow, including the line-up of papers. Until then, please register your intention to attend on this page, and follow our Twitter account @shsuprss. Any questions? Email us at invisibilityconferenceshu@gmail.com.

Come and join us for a day which promises to be engaging and intellectually stimulating. We look forward to welcoming you.

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