As part of an AHRC-funded project on , the University of Reading held a symposium on 27 April 2012, organised by Dr Ulrika Maude. Over 50 delegates attended, and speakers were Professor James Knowlson (University of Reading), Dr Ulrika Maude (University of Reading), Dr Peter Fifield (St John's College, University of Oxford), Professor Dirk Van Hulle (University of Antwerp), Professor Mary Bryden (University of Reading), Jonathan Heron (University of Warwick and Artistic Director of Fail Better Productions) and Professor Ronald Schleifer (University of Oklahoma).