The Centre supports a wide variety of research projects and events.
The Centre hosts talks, readings and training events. Details of upcoming activities may be found on the Events page.
The Centre runs a series of work-in-progress seminars by members of the Centre. Details may be found on the Events page.
The Centre hosts reading groups and activities related to specific projects. The theme for the coming semester (Spring 2021) will be on literary aesthetics (see Events). There will also be a reading group related to an event to mark the forthcoming publication of Professor Samuel Weber’s new book, Singularities.
The Centre’s activities reach beyond the walls of the University, and include high-profile public events including lively contributions to the annual Being Human Festival of the Humanities.
If you would like to participate in these activities, please do contact us.
Our students on the MLitt in Writing Practice & Study programme have been invited for a tour and masterclass/workshop with the Dundee Rep, taking in the theatre’s work on its forthcoming production of ‘Death of a Salesman’. The visit will help students think about performance and writing for voice. 26 January 2017
A special edition of the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, developed from the ‘New Papers in Contemporary British Poetry’ conference held at the University of Dundee in March 2015, has been published by the Open Library of Humanities. January 2017 Visit the journal site
H. G. Wells at 150: Hope and Fear – the University of Dundee became Scotland’s ‘Festival hub’ for the UK-wide Being Human Festival of the Humanities including talks, exhibitions, comics workshops, and a ‘Martian Autopsy’, 17-25 November 2016 Visit the event page
The 22nd Annual Scottish Word & Image Conference featuring Prof Laura Mulvey, 6-7 May 2016 Visit the website
A conference addressing the theory and practice of the adaptation and appropriation of literary texts, 8-9 April 2016 Visit the website
In collaboration with the School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews, and BBC Radio Drama, 9-10 December 2015
Mary Shelley’s Dundee: Re-animating a City – the Frankenstein author’s formative experiences in Dundee will be revisited at the UK’s national festival of the humanities, 12-22 November 2015 Visit the event page
Dundee’s annual Literary Festival featuring famous faces with incredible debut books, celebrating readers and writers and bringing the best writers in the world to Dundee, 21-25 October 2015 Visit the website
Selfish Cinema: Questions of Gender and Control in Adaptations of Ayn Rand for the Screen, 13 October 2015 Visit the event page
A conversation with the award-winning director of theatre, film, TV, and opera, 23 September 2015 Visit the event page
A conference showcasing new critical work on poets now living and working in Britain and providing a platform for doctoral and early-career researchers in the field to disseminate their research, 21 March 2015
Jonathan Swift at 350: Lost and Found- the University of Dundee continued as Scotland’s ‘Festival hub’ for the UK-wide Being Human Festival of the Humanities including talks, exhibitions and comics workshops, 17-25 November 2017 Visit the event page