EMREM Annual Symposium

‘Whores and Virgins, Heroes and Villains’

is the topic of this year’s EMREM Symposium. The event offers an excellent opportunity to share research and network with postgraduates from a wide range of disciplines and institutions in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The quality of submissions to speak at the Symposium has been exceptionally high this year, so attendees and partcipants can look forward to an excellent programme.  Due to the nature of the venue places at the Symposium are limited. To help ensure audience numbers and to avoid turning people away unnecessarily we do ask that participants to register Registration Form and attend the entire event. Should you only be able to make one of the two days it would be greatly appreciated if you could let us know when registering, so that we can allocate your place for the other day to someone on the waiting list. The basic schedule for the event is as follows:

Friday 16th March (Westmere House, Edgbaston Park Road, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT)

10.00-11.00: Registration and refreshments

11.00-11.15: Welcome address

11.15-12.45: First panel

12.45-13.30: Lunch

13.30-15.00: Second panel

15.00-15.30: Refreshments

15.30-17.00: Third panel

17.00-19.00: Wine reception

20.00: Conference dinner (Warehouse Café, 54-57 Allison Street, Birmingham, B5 5TH)

Saturday 17th March (1st Floor, Arts Building, Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT)

11.00-11.45: Registration and refreshments

11.45-12.00: Welcome address for day two

12.00-13.30: Fourth panel

13.30-14.30: Lunch

14.30-16.00: Fifth panel

16.00-16.30: Refreshments

16.30-18.00: Sixth panel

18.00: Conference close

19.30: Performance* of Playhouse Creatures (George Cadbury Hall, 998 Bristol Road, Birmingham, B29 6LG)

*Further information on the production can be found here:


Conference participants are being offered tickets at a concessionary rate of £5 per ticket. Should you wish to attend please book your tickets directly through the box office:

Phone: +44 (0)121 414 5676

Email: dramaboxoffice@contacts.bham.ac.uk

There is no registration fee for the 2012 EMREM Symposium and refreshments will be provided throughout. Should you wish, however, to attend the Conference Dinner you may be asked to make a small (approximately £10) contribution towards the cost of your meal. Please indicate on the attached registration form if you would like to attend and notify us of any dietary requirements (please note that the venue for the dinner is a vegetarian restaurant).


The University has its own train station and we strongly recommend that you use public transport to get to the venue.

The University has some accommodation available at its Conference Park. For pricing information and details on how to book please visit:


Alternatively, you can enter the University’s postcode (B15 2TT) into Google Maps to find a local hotel or guest house. Selly Oak and Harborne are both within walking distance of the University.

For directions to the two venues please consult the Edgbaston Campus map, which can be accessed here:


Westmere House (Friday’s venue) is map reference G15; Arts Building (Saturday’s venue) is reference R16.

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the EMREM Committee.

We look forward to meeting you at the Symposium!


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