Venue: Room 316, Squires Building, City Campus, Northumbria University.
10.30 Panel One – Historical Imaginings
Stan Neal (Northumbria University): ‘Beef-Eating Man’: Imagining British Workers in the Australian Newspaper Press of the Mid-Nineteenth Century.
André Keil (Northumbria University): ‘For whose King and
whose country? Discourses and Representations of Britishness in the First World War.
Keith Larson (Glasgow Caledonian University): An Imperial Race, sans Empire.
12.45 Panel Two– Cultural Britishness
Toby Manning (The Open University): ‘A Deep Love of England’: The British Nation in John Le Carré’s Cold War novels.
Francesco Buscemi (University of Stirling): How Television Constructs Britain Through Food.
Peter O’Connor (Northumbria University): ‘The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants’: Thomas Jefferson, democratic extremism and the development of a British political identity, 1800-1865
2.30 Panel Three– Contested Identities
Gains Murdoch (University of Aberdeen): Did Empire really forge the Union?
Christopher Hill (University of Birmingham): ‘We were the last Imperialists’: Perceptions of Britain in the Radical Movement to Ban-the-Bomb.
4.00 Tea/Coffee Break
4.15 Keynote Address: Professor Paul Ward, University of Huddersfield