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Birkbeck's Big Ideas: Writing as Research: Exploring the migration of Caribbean religion and identity as a novel

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Venue: External, City and Islington College, Centre for Lifelong Learning, 28-42 Blackstock Road, London, N4 2DG

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Join us for the first Birkbeck's Big Ideas of 2019 and come prepared for interesting discussion and fascinating research!

Birkbeck's Big Ideas is a series of thought-provoking free public lectures, delivered in the local community by Birkbeck researchers from a wide range of subject areas. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of previous educational experience, and the lectures are a chance to learn something new. This latest installment comes from Keith Jarrett, PhD Candidate and Associate Tutor at the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London.

Creative writing as research is often misunderstood, as are cross-disciplinary projects. This talk will explore how using an overlooked segment of Caribbean Pentecostalism has led to writing an experimental novel, and will go through some of the academic processes involved. The talk will provide a fascinating insight, exploring questions such as what is Caribbeanness? What is Oneness Pentecostalism? How and why might they be of interest to a wider public, in exploring wider themes? How have other writers and academics explored this? Keith will also share his experiences of the process of conducting research, including the methods and ethics involved, and in producing a novel as a PhD. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions, so come along and find out more!

The event is FREE and open to all, but please note that seating is allocated on a first come first served basis. Registration and refreshments start at 6pm and the talk will commence at 6.15pm.

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