Representing Homelessness conference 18th-19th July 2019

Representing Homelessness conference 18th-19th July 2019
British Academy Conference in association with the University of Lincoln

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.

Full details can be located here which includes booking information https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/events/representing-homelessness 

Please note that some free tickets are available for people without a full time, permanent job. If you know anyone who has experienced homelessness who would be interested in attending then we would particularly like you to encourage them to apply for one of these tickets via the booking page.