Been really busy recently, too much to take full account of. So just a few things that come to mind.
Last week I presented at the 8th ESRC Research Methods Festival in Bath, as part of a symposium on Comics. This was organised by the brilliant Lydia Wysocki and also featured Jorge Catala-Carrasco, Lucy Tiplady and Sarah McNicol.
My slides are here:
I went straight from Bath to Cardiff for the UK Literacy Association International Conference where I presented, again, on comics.
In this more expansive presentation I drew on both my own doctoral study and also the comics used in the Gaming Horizons project as part of our scenarios deliverable. I considered the role of drawing in our lives from childhood and beyond, and questioned the concept of the ‘iconic’ image in representing cultural diversity.
Also at UKLA I was honoured to receive the Student Research Award for my thesis. I got another fancy glass object to go with my one from last year...
I was also invited to present on my thesis to give an overview of the work to anyone who hasn’t already been subjected to me talking about the thing. My presentation from that is here.