Monday, 10 November 2014

The Postgraduate Roundtable is back...

... and with a slight name change! This academic year we want to encourage presentations and attendance from both PhD and Masters students from the School of Creative Arts.

The first Postgraduate Roundtable for 2014-2015 will take place on:

Wednesday 12th November 2014 at 5-7pm in the McMordie Hall
(the all important refreshments will be provided!)

We are delighted to have presentations from Diogo Alvim, Conor McCafferty, Tullis Rennie and Koichi Samuels on our theme Ethical Considerations in Research and Practice (please read abstracts below)

Chair: Alex Kapka

We look forward to welcoming you and facilitating an interesting discussion!

Best wishes,

Alex, Andy, Chris and Helen
The Postgraduate Roundtable Committee


Diogo Alvim (SARC)

Conor McCafferty (SARC) The Acoustic Mapping of Cities: Ethical Considerations in an Interdisciplinary Research Project

Tullis Rennie (SARC) Sonic Art and The Political: The Explicit and Implicit Politics of Composing with the Sounds of Protest

Koichi Samuels (SARC) Towards an Ethics of Engagement in Inclusive Music

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Roundtable 12th May 2014

The programme for the next PhD Roundtable is out!

The PhD Roundtable is a cross-school initiative to present postgraduate research in a roundtable setting to colleagues and staff from across Queen's University Belfast.

Monday 12th May

5pm at the Old McMordie Hall (Music Building)
Chair: Koichi Samuels
Themes: Spatial and Social Context, Melody, Cartography, Performance

Daniel Barkley (Music): Deriving harmonic structure and continuity from melody

Isobel Anderson (SARC): Oral Landscapes: An exploration of narrative cartography through voice and sound

Sarah-Jane Gibson (Music): The Community Choir in Northern Ireland: Reflecting social structures or redefining them?

Chris McCann (SARC): Instruments, Live Electronics, and The Spatialisation of Performers: exploring the paradigms and logistics of spatially directed performers within the medium of instrumental music and live electronics.

We suggest you to read the abstracts of each presentation prior to the session.

We look forward to some stimulating discussion.

Best wishes
Laura, Tullis, Koichi and Caitriona

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Roundtable 10th March 2014

The PhD Roundtable is back!

Below is the programme for the first session of the year. 

We hope to see you there.

Monday 10th March

5pm at the Old McMordie Hall (Music Building)

Chair: Laura Aguiar and Caitriona Reilly

Themes: Mediation and representation; Aesthetics of analogue and digital media; Immersed experience; Sociopolitical narratives

Helen Haswell (Film): To Infinity and Back Again: Hand-drawn Aesthetics and Affection for the Past in Pixar’s Pioneering Animation.

Jamie McRoberts (Film): Interactive Documentary: Applying the Conversational Mode to the Prisons Memory Archive

 Kevin McCluskey (Drama): Representations of Ireland in Film Adaptations of Dion Boucicault’s Irish Plays 

Tom Saunders: Seeking Shelter in Sarajevo;Ownership and orphaned Irish identity in Susan Sontag's staging of Waiting for Godot.


Friday, 22 November 2013

Roundtable 2nd December 2013

Below is the programme for the second session of the Autumn term. We hope to see you there!

Monday 2nd December

5pm at the Old McMordie Hall (Music Building)

Chair: Robert Bentall

Jen Goddard (Drama): Facilitating drama and theatre with learning disabled young people

John Clinch (Film): Cinematic ‘Outsiders’ in Representations of the North of England

Juan Manuel Loaiza Restrepo (SARC): Ecological and embodied-based approach in Music-Sound art composition. Initial Observations

Steven Hadley (SARC): How do we value arts and culture in the digital age?

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

A snapshot of yesterday's roundtable

Thank you all for coming and contributing to an interesting discussion.

The programme and abstracts for the next roundtable, on the 2nd December,
will be available here soon.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Roundtable 11th November 2013

New term, new PhD roundtable!

Below is the programme for the first session:

Monday 11th November 

Chair: Jen Goddard  

Aidan Deery (SARC): Practical and Aesthetic Problems in Soundscape Composition

Elaine Dawson (FILM): Embodying Resistance on Screen: Contested Gender Representations in Films about the 1980/81 Hunger Strikes in Northern Ireland  

Alexandra Kapka (FILM): Digital Piracy: Contemporary European Horror, the Proliferation of File Sharing and the Changing Role of the BBFC

Tullis Rennie (SARC): Socio-sonic: outlining a way forward for an anthropologically-inclined electroacoustic music. 



Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Roundtable 17th June 2013 Programme

Thanks everyone for the great discussion in our last roundtable. Below is the programme for the next one, on the 17th June.

THEMES: The root, genesis and teaching of creativity in the arts, the concept of artistic influence - from surroundings, cultural identity, situation.

Lilian Simones (Sonic Arts): Communicating musical knowledge through gesture: a case study of piano teachers’ gestural behaviours across different levels of student proficiency

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 Koichi Samuels (Sonic Arts): Enabling Creativity: inclusive music making through music technology

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Peter Jameson (Film): The Go-Between: Theatre and the Cinema of Joseph Losey

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Caitriona Mary Reilly (Drama): Performing Prostitution and the Postfeminist Problem in Contemporary Ireland: The Boys of Foley Street and Taking Back Our Voices: A collaboration with Ruhama

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Chair: Laura Aguiar (Film)

5pm, Room 101, 12 University Square

For details email:

We hope to see you there!