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Could you be our new Conference Officer? Opportunity to Join the CWWA Executive Committee in 2017

 
 
Dear all,
 
There is another opportunity to join the CWWA executive committee in
2017. We warmly invite interested members to stand for election as our
Conference Officer. According to the constitution, any member of the
CWWA can stand for a role in the Exec.
 
The duties and scope of this role will be as follows:
 
•    Generating ideas for conferences in consultation with members and
the executive committee, and compiling a list of possible conferences to
take place at a regular time annually.
•    Researching venues and organisations to partner with in hosting
events.
•    Working with the Treasurer and Fundraising Officer to prepare
budgets and identify sources of funding.
•    Attending regular executive committee meetings and giving updates
on activities.
 
There is also still plenty of time to stand for the roles of Secretary
and Treasurer:
 
Secretary
Responsibilities:
•    Organising regular Executive Committee meetings and the AGM.
•    Taking meeting minutes, distributing these to the Executive
Committee and membership where appropriate, and collating other
documents and records.
•    Replying to members’ queries and making arrangements for the AGM.
•    Assisting the Chair in overall management of the Association.
•    Supporting other activities and projects as required.
 
Treasurer
Responsibilities
•    Managing all aspects of CWWA finances including a Bank account,
Debit card and Paypal account.
•    Producing invoices and receipts, sending and receiving cheques,
payment of invoices and other outstanding dues of CWWA in a timely and
efficient manner.
•    Liaising with the Membership Officer to monitor membership
subscriptions and payments.
•    Producing regular financial updates to the Executive Committee
including an Annual Report to be received at the AGM.
•    Working with the Chair to project annual expenditure and identify
additional investment opportunities that benefit the membership base.
•    Contributing to the Executive Committee, with a particular focus on
the financial viability of new projects and events.
 
Get in touch with me if you would like to stand for any position, no
later than MONDAY 12 JUNE 2017, please. Elections to these roles will
take place at our AGM in July, taking place during the English Shared
Futures conference.
 
For the latest news on our activities, further details about the CWWA’s
constitution and composition, and different roles on the exec, please
see our website, Facebook and Twitter pages:
 
 
If you have any questions at all or you would like to learn more about
what is involved in any position, please feel free to contact me
(secretary@the-cwwa.org) and our Chair, Rachel Carroll
(r.carroll@tees.ac.uk) for further information.
 
We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Best wishes,
Leanne Bibby
Secretary
 
 

Dementia and Cultural Narrative Symposium

 

Dementia and Cultural Narratives Symposium

University of Aston, UK, 7-8 December 2017

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This symposium will explore the growing body of cultural representations of dementia. We invite papers that analyse not only how forms of dementia are represented, but also how different texts and contexts may occasion innovative textual strategies and demand different ways of reading/viewing. We hope to instigate discussion of dementia in culture across a range of texts and contexts, insisting upon the specificity as well as the shared dimensions of narratives of ageing and illness in the construction of cultural heritage. We welcome papers that analyse cultural narratives and that consider the theoretical and political issues at stake in the area of dementia and cultural narrative.

This symposium is the inaugural event of the new international Dementia and Cultural Narrative network. During the symposium, time will be devoted to discussing the development of the network and we hope that symposium participants will consider becoming active in this network. We will, of course, send out a summary of discussion to potential network members unable to attend the symposium.

Proposals should be approximately 250 words and accompanied by a short biographical note. We welcome papers from scholars at all stages of their careers.

This is a FREE event.

Potential topics for papers include, but are not limited to:

Auto/biography: narrating the self with dementia;

Problematising personhood in narratives of dementia;

Care and care settings in film and fiction;

Family and generational identity in stories of dementia;

Adaptation and narratives of dementia;

Metaphor and imagery in dementia narratives;

Historicising narratives of forgetting;

Memory, forgetting and narrative;

Visualising the self with dementia;

Performing selfhood in narratives of dementia;

Encounters with otherness in narratives of dementia;

Reception of and audience for narratives of dementia

Politics and personhood in dementia narratives.

 

This symposium is co-organised by the University of Aston and the University of Huddersfield, in conjunction with the Dementia and Culture Network. Please send proposals by Friday 15th September 2017 to Raquel Medina (r.medina@aston.ac.uk) and Sarah Falcus (s.j.falcus@hud.ac.uk).

Dr Sarah Falcus
Senior Lecturer in English Literature
s.j.falcus@hud.ac.uk
01484 473083
 

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