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Teaching Orwell: George Orwell Studies Conference 2017
Fri 2 June 2017, 10:00 – 17:00 BST
Goldsmiths, University of London and the Orwell Society invite you to the Teaching Orwell conference on Friday 2nd June 2017.
In an age of 'alternative facts' 'post truth' rhetoric and 'fake news' never has there been a time to teach the writings and ideas of 'Animal Farm' and 'Nineteen Eighty Four' author George Orwell.
He was the writer who warned of the dangers of 'Newspeak', coined the term 'Cold War', and said political language from Conservatives to Anarchists ‘is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.’
Outstanding professors and teachers of Orwell Studies from all areas of education are making presentations.
Professor Tim Luckhurst, founding Head of the Centre for Journalism, University of Kent.
Professor Sean Cubitt, Professor of Film and Television, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Philip Palmer, Author, playwright and scriptwriting lecturer from Goldsmiths, University of London.
Conference opened by Professor Richard Keeble, distinguished Orwell scholar and Chair of the Orwell Society.
Dr. Jon Preston, English and Media teacher, the Brit School, Croydon.
Maggie Pitfield, Head of MA in Children's Literature, Goldsmiths, and Dr. Francis Gilbert , Educational Studies, Goldsmiths.
Mary Claire Halvorson, Director of Professional Development, Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre, Goldsmiths.
This is the second George Orwell Studies conference. Presentations and papers on the theme 'Teaching Orwell' will be considered for a special issue of the George Orwell Studies Journal.
Relevant websites and resources.
Orwell Society: http://www.orwellsociety.com
George Orwell Studies Journal: http://www.abramis.co.uk/george-orwell-studies/
Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London: http://www.gold.ac.uk/media-communications/
Date and Time
LG02, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London
8 Lewisham Way