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PhD Researcher’s Production Team Wins University’s Enterprise Challenge Prize

Semester 1 19/20’s Enterprise Challenge Final saw 15 teams battle it out for the New Ideas Award and for the Most Enterprising Team Award. The New Ideas Award, was won by Matchlit Productions, headed by Ari Brin, who began her PhD on the SF of Robert Duncan Milne in September, assisted by (among others) Renée

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30 October, 3.30-5.30pm, Dalhousie 1S10 (Music 1): Andy Smith, ‘The Action’

Andy Smith’s new play ‘The Action’ is an invitation to groups of non-actors to work together on a performed reading. Based on the thinking behind Brecht’s Lehrstücke, ‘The Action’ is not designed to give a lesson to an audience, but rather to engage the performers in a shared exploration of a problem. The format is

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The popular Writers Read with Kirsty Gunn @TonicCafe is back!

Dan Richard, Wednesday October 30th, 3 – 5 pm Dan Richards’ first book has been a Writing Practice and Study staple since it was published in 2016. His new volume of writing about writing about far flung places also has the word “classic” written all over it. He’ll be reading from the critically acclaimed Outpost

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‘THIS’ – an exhibition devoted to the life and work of Jim Stewart (1952-2016)

Jim Stewart was an inspirational and much-admired author and teacher described by Dundee’s Makar, W N Herbert, as “one of the most significant poets of the last decade”. James Clark Quinn Stewart was born in 1952 to a working-class family in a cold tap and outside toilet dwelling on the Lochee Road, Dundee, barely surviving

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Centenary Screening of ‘Sir Arne’s Treasure’ (1919) With Live Piano Accompaniment

The Centre for Critical and Creative Cultures presents CENTENARY SCREENING OF ‘Sir Arne’s Treasure’ (1919) WITH LIVE PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT Composed and performed by Steven Gellatly 25 September 2019 in the Baxter Suite (1.36), 6pm, Tower Building The event is inspired by our film studies curriculum and marks the second in our new twice-yearly series of

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M.Litt graduate and creative writing tutor, Josephine Jules Andrews, wins Harper-Wood Studentship from St John’s College Cambridge.

Congratulations to our MLitt graduate and tutor of Memoir and Creative Non-Fiction, Josephine Jules Andrews, who has been awarded the 2019-20 Harper-Wood Studentship for English Poetry and Literature from St John’s College Cambridge. Josephine has been working on a fragmentary memoir which includes ten years spent in Madagascar. In 2020, 20 years since she was

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A rare performance of Sir Walter Scott’s ‘Macduff’s Cross’ by Joot Theatre, 15 August at Abbotsford

Celebrate Sir Walter Scott’s birthday with a rare performance of ‘Macduff’s Cross’, in the exclusive setting of Abbotsford’s magnificent library. Joot Theatre, from Dundee University, will take you back to Abbotsford 1823, where a group of renowned thespians gather to rehearse Walter Scott’s new play. Watch as tensions mount and tempers flare when it becomes

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Symbiosis Conference 11 – 14 July in Dundee

Next week the University of Dundee will host the 12th Biennial Symbiosis conference, designed to celebrate all areas of Transatlantic literary exchange. Symbiosis is a journal dedicated to the studies of transatlantic literary and cultural relations between the British Isles and the Americas and was established in 1997. This year, speakers will arrive in Dundee

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Dr Keith Williams talk at CYMERA (7-9 June), Scotland’s festival of SF, Fantasy and Horror

Dr Keith Williams gave a talk about the Science Fiction programme’s Robert Duncan Milne project at CYMERA (7-9 June), Scotland’s new annual festival of SF, Fantasy and Horror at the Pleasance, Edinburgh: Click here for more information Remembering the ‘Lost’ Scottish Father of American science fiction Robert Duncan Milne (1844-99), from Cupar, Fife, was an

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‘Imagining Spaces: Creativity and Collaboration in Teaching & Education’ workshop, 31st May

Friday 31st May, from 1.30 – 6pm in Scrymgeour 3.08 How can we energize our young people and students to feel committed to and excited by the prospect of writing essays – either as part of their curriculum , or as part of their own learning and development? What might this look like for classes

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