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Human Geography Seminars: Sensing National Spaces: Representing the Mundane in English Film and Television

26th February 2014, 15:00 to 16:30, W007, Main Geography Building, Dr Tim Edensor, Manchester Metropolitan

Dr Tim Edensor of Manchester Metropolitan University, and Durham's own Institute of Advanced Studies, will be visiting to present this week's seminar. In many popular television programmes and in certain films set in England, a dense evocation of mundane Englishness is constituted by an array of banal representations that align with the mundane experience of everyday (national) life, with the familiar, unreflexive belonging that emerges through dwelling and acting in quotidian spaces. Tim will discuss how these unremarkable depictions consolidate a kind of common sense that forms the fertile ground on which discursive nationalist sentiments can prosper.

The seminar is sponsored by the Politics-State-Space research cluster, and hosted by cluster convenor Dr Angharad Closs-Stephens. Refreshments will be provided, and all are welcome to attend.

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