Seminar Series 2012-2013 (First Semester)

Unless otherwise specified, all seminars are on Thursdays and will begin at 5:00 pm in Room CRT-7.45, 7/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU. Questions, corrections, or comm ents to Dr Olga Zayts.

20 September 2012
Professor Graham Huggan, University of Leeds
The Postcolonial Arctic

27 September 2012
Professor Janet Ainsworth, Seattle University
Anatomy of a False
Confession: The Linguistic and Psychological Characteristics of False
Confessions and Reforms to Prevent Conviction of the Innocent

11 October 2012 (Cancelled)
Professor Peter Wagner, University of Koblenz-Landau
Oscar Wilde: 19th-Century English Poetry and Art

18 October 2012
Professor Wlad Godzich, UC Santa Cruz
Modernism and the Problem of the Unfinished Novel (click here for more details)

6 November 2012 (Tuesday)
Dr Anne M. Thell, National University of Singapore
Dampier’s ‘Mixt Relation’: Narrative versus Natural History in A New Voyage Round the World (1697)

8 November 2012
Professor Douglas Kerr, The University of Hong Kong
Joseph Conrad at the Music-Hall

15 November 2012
Professor Crispin Thurlow, University of Washington, Seattle
Why I Hate Facebook: A Critical Discourse Analysis of “Web 2.0”

22 November 2012
Dr Devyani Sharma, Queen Mary, University of London
Title tba

29 November 2012
Seminar by research postgraduate students
Speakers and titles tbc