External speaker Dr Caroline Edwards will offer two talks.
15:00 – 16:30
" 'The Next Information Revolution': How Open Access is Transforming Academic Publishing".
This talk is likely to be of interest across the institution and researchers based in other schools are warmly invited to attend.
17:00 – 18.30
“'Today we know that dreams point to a serious mental illness' (Zamyatin): Revisiting Early 20th-Century Utopian and Dystopian Visions”.
This talk is hosted by the English Research Group, and will be more discipline-specific but all are welcome!
Dr Caroline Edwards is Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature in the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London.
Caroline’s research interests are in 20th and 21st-century British fiction, utopian literature (1516-present), science fiction and post-apocalyptic narratives, critical theory, modernism, postmodernism, cultural studies, post-secularism, Marxist aesthetics (particularly Ernst Bloch, Herbert Marcuse, Walter Benjamin and Fredric Jameson), and Open Access publishing. She is Founding and Commissioning Editor of the open access journal of 21st-century literary criticism, Alluvium, and is Founder and Co-Director of the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) – an initiative set up to publish sustainable open access journal articles and monographs in the humanities, which is working with numerous international partners including: Harvard University Press, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Open Book Publishers, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Public Knowledge Project, the Wellcome Trust, the British Library, the Creative Commons, RCUK, Jisc Collections and the Modern Languages Association. For more information please see: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/english/our-staff/full-time-academic-staff/caroline-edwards