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The most feminist show on television’?: The Fall, The Female Detective and Contemporary TV Crime Drama

Monday, 23 April 2018 - Richardson 6N4
This paper will examine the reception of the widely celebrated UK crime series The Fall (BBC, 2013- 2017), asking what it may suggest about the state of play for women in TV crime drama in today’s
postfeminist culture.

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Indigenous social, cultural and political engagements on social media

Friday, 27 April 2018 - Richardson 6N4
Challenging the stereotypical notion that Indigenous people do not engage with modern technology, this presentation explores how platforms such as Facebook and Twitter present a ‘new frontier’ for Indigenous activists.

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Space, Race, Bodies III: Walls

Saturday, 30 June 2018 - University of Otago, Dunedin
Space, Race, Bodies III: Walls is an academic and activist conference that addresses contemporary geographical and cultural practices premised on the construction and maintenance of walls, fences, barriers, and borders of all kinds. The conference is scheduled to take place on 30 June-1 July 2018, at the University of Otago.