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Representing homelessness

Events • Sociology • Conference

Homelessness is a lived experience for many thousands of people every day. This experience is routinely captured in different kinds of texts: newspapers, TV scripts, novels, expert research, government policy documents, and the law. Broadly-defined, texts have an enormous impact upon public perceptions of homelessness, but are also used by homeless people to represent their condition to others and to themselves. This multidisciplinary conference will examine the ‘textuality’ of homelessness across a range of areas, bringing together activists, journalists, artists, academics, and people who have personal experience of homelessness.

Convenors:
Dr Owen Clayton, University of Lincoln
Katie DorrUniversity of Lincoln
Nigel Horner, University of Lincoln
Professor Peter Somerville, University of Lincoln

Speakers include:
Dr Tymon Adamczewski, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego
Alex Andreou, Writer
Lord John Bird MBE, The Big Issue (Provisional)
Tessa Buchanan, Garden Court Chambers
Professor Phil Brown, University of Salford
Dr Owen Clayton, University of Lincoln
Dr Juliet Foster, Kings College London
Nigel Horner, University of Lincoln
Jon Kuhrt, West London Mission
Anthony Luvera, Coventry University
Lucy Picksley, University of Lincoln
Dr Susan A. Phillips, Pitzer College, California
Radcliffe Royds, Writer and performer
Dr Ligia Teixeira, The Centre for Homelessness Impact
Dr Beth Watts, Heriot-Watt University

A draft programme is available here.

Registration
This event will take place at the University of Lincoln. A registration fee is payable at the time of booking. To register, or if you have any questions regarding the programme, please email Dr Owen Claytonoclayton@lincoln.ac.uk

Image Assisted Self-Portrait of Yolanda Bath from Assembly (2013 - 2014) © Anthony Luvera

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