Historic texts held by the University of Dundee have been dusted down by a group of students to kick-start a creative chain reaction. Students from the English department’s MLitt Writing Practice and Study course have sought inspiration from historic books and poems to create new works, before asking students from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) to illustrate them.
The project, named Vaulted Marvels, aims to highlight the wealth of thought-provoking volumes that lurk within the University’s archives. Students were taken on a series of visits to the University archives. With each individual identifying a text, the dozen participants have written their own poetry and prose, breathing new life into old works.
Join us for the chapbook launch of Vaulted Marvels, sponsored by The Saltire Society, 12 April 11am-12 noon in the Lamb Gallery, 1st Floor, Tower Building for Readings, Music, Refreshments and a chance to buy a limited edition fine art production.