Title: CASIC Work in progress session
Date: 6th February 2018
Time: 1-3pm
Venue: DW0.30 Darwin Building, Keele University


Speaker: Helen Millward

‘Catharsis through theatre: creative methods of engagement’.


This paper explores the work of a theatrical outreach department in the UK via an ethnographic approach. In particular, the paper aims to demonstrate that the use of creative methods of engagement, such as cultural animation, has therapeutic effects on wellbeing and can ultimately lead to catharsis for participants and practitioners alike. The paper explores and reflects upon the potential for a ‘reversal of catharsis’ by pointing out that while creative methods of engagement can lead to catharsis for participants, theatrical outreach practitioners should also be mindful of internalizing the community’s problems as their own. This, the paper suggests, leads to burnout and emotional exhaustion. 

Speaker: Dr Lindsay Hamilton

“On the wisdom of foxes and squirrels: Leadership, change and management in a time of austerity”






LOCATION: Research Beehive 2.22; Old Library Building, School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. 


University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

09:30 – 10:00 Registration and refreshments

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome (Dr Fruela Fernández, Dr Sarah Maitland, Professor Susanne Tietze)

10:15 – 10:45 Crossing language boundaries in inter-organisational relationships: Strategy and bricolage in the SME (Dr Natalie Willmot, Sheffield Hallam University, UK)

10:45 – 11.15 Working with languages: challenges and solutions – an SME perspective (Mrs Yelena McCafferty, Director - Talk Russian Ltd)

11:15 – 11:30 Refreshment break

11.30 – 12.00 Translation mediated communication in business environments: The satisfactory cycle: A (not only) Portuguese approach (Dr Alexandra M. N. Albuquerque, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal)

12.00 – 12.30 Plenary session

12.30 – 13.15 Lunch

13.15 – 13: 45 Impartiality: an ethical challenge for interpreters (Mr Phil Muriel, MCIL, APCI, IAPTI, professional interpreter and interpreter trainer)

13:45 – 14:15 We need to talk about translation: How academic knowledge could benefit professional practice (Dr Hayley Harris, professional translator and interpreter)

14: 15 – 14: 45 Plenary and refreshment break

14 :45 – 15:45 From words to stage: Dramatizing insights about translation and interpreting (Ms Sue Moffat, Artistic Director New Vic Borderlines Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme, UK).

15:45 – 16:15 Conclusions and signposting to event 3

Please note that while attendance is free of charge, prior registration is essential. The registration page will also contain information on accommodation and travel to Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Please note that we cannot reimburse any costs related with attendance. Travel bursaries are available for doctoral students and early career researchers only (the deadline for bursary applications is 13 December 2018, 12o’clock, UK time). For further details about travel bursaries or any other aspect of the project and events, please contact Professor Susanne Tietze, Keele University, and Dr Sarah Maitland, Goldsmiths, University of London, at: s.tietze@keele.ac.uk and



Second International Summer School on Co-production and Community Engagement

CASIC is pleased to announce its second exciting Summer School which will be taking place in central England at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme (7th of June) and Keele University campus (8-9th of June) 

 For more information please click here