Journeys Across Media 2020: Sharing Stories

Reading, UK, 3. April 2020.

University of Reading, 3rd April 2020 – Tickets available now!

The act of storytelling involves a process of choice making – we choose the details to include and exclude, we shape narratives depending on who we share our stories with and how. This conference is interested in exploring methods and approaches to sharing stories in theatre, performance, film, television, and literary practice.

It promises to be an interesting day, packed with varied research. There will be theatre workshops, installations, film essays, posters and discussions on:

    Comic strip superstars
    Evolution of the modern sitcom
    Visual Representations of Young Saudi Women in Britain
    Immersive Storytelling and Postphenomenological Performance
    Objects in Abbas Kiarostami’s filmmaking
    Historicity in contemporary Australian film narratives
    Trauma in Eimear McBride's "A Girl is a Half formed Thing"
    Home in the cinema
    Food storytelling
    Spatial exclusion of Black women in British theatre
    Male gaze and Kuwaiti cinema
    Lived experiences of Woodstock
    Set design in Renata Pinheiro's "Love, Plastic and Noise"
    Folk Horror in 1970's Northern Ireland
    Playable Performance and Interpersonal Storytelling

Our keynote will be delivered by Professor Catherine Grant, interim Director of Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and expert on intermediality and digital forms of multi-modal publishing.

Admission is free and there will be lunch and wine provided. It is important to sign up to secure a place. Please go to book your place and if you have any dietary requirements or other questions please email us at:

Hope to see you there,


The JAM Committee