Wed 20 May 2020, 12 noon
Virtual talk: Maritime history told through Falmouth’s cemetery with ‘On The Hill’ podcast founder, Dr Sherezade García Rangel
About the talk
Sherezade shall be talking about how Falmouth’s maritime history is reflected on Falmouth Cemetery and how the use of the podcast form in conjunction with collaboration and creative writing can be a vehicle for the dissemination of research. By examining specific maritime examples such as Henry Philip Creese (Titanic), Chung Shin (WWII) and Miśko Molnár (Polish Navy), Sherezade will be showcasing how by examining the lives of individuals we can discover and learn from Cornish Maritime history. Followed by a Q&A session.
About the lecturer
Dr Sherezade Garcia Rangel is a Venezuelan, Spanish writer based in Cornwall, where she works as a Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Falmouth University. She founded and hosts On The Hill, a research project and podcast which studies Cornish Cemeteries. Her research is focused on how death can be a new stage on storytelling, how the past informs the present and in the Venezuelan Diaspora. Sherezade holds an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. Her work has been published in Gutter Magazine, FalWriting, From Glasgow to Saturn, Miscellaneous: An Anthology of Writing Inspired by The Hunterian Museum, Alliterati Magazine and Friction Magazine.
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