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Dr Keith Williams – Talk and Panel Chair activities in April and June

Dr Keith Williams gave a guest lecture to English Department at Montclair State University, NJ, on Wednesday 25 April. ‘James Joyce and the Magic Lantern’, was a Skype Lecture delivered to English students at Montclair State University (25 April 2018), as part of the School’s internationalisation intitiative. Dr Williams, who is completing a book on

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International talks by Prof Mark Robson

Professor Mark Robson is at the University of Texas at Austin, 5-7 April 2018, as an invited speaker at ‘Theatre and Thought in the European Tradition: An International Symposium’ where he will be talking about contemporary theatre, politics and philosophy. Prof Robson is also an invited speaker at British Theatre in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis,

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Conference 19 – 20 June, ‘The Essay: Taking Ideas for a Walk’

In this one-and-a-half-day international conference, hosted by the University of Dundee’s Centre for Critical and Creative Cultures, writers and teachers, artists, academics, publishers and journalists will come together in a concentrated forum of panel discussions, readings and question-and-answer sessions that will explore the meaning and usefulness of this most supple, porous and open-ended literary form.

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PhD Student Success! Lauren Christie to present at ‘Intermedial Frankensteins’, Bordeaux

Congratulations to 4C PhD student Lauren Christie, supervised by Dr Daniel Cook, who has won an international bursary to present a paper at the bi-lingual conference on INTERMEDIAL FRANKENSTEINS, at the University of Bordeaux, Montaigne, which takes place on the 18th- 19th October 2018 This conference will seek to explore Frankenstein’s intermedial destiny through a

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PhD Researcher Success – International James Joyce Symposium

Congratulations to one of our doctoral researchers, Adam James Cuthbert (PhD English), who has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to attend the 26th International James Joyce Symposium, which will be held at the University of Antwerp in June 2018. His paper ‘On the Stream of Consciousness and ‘Camera- Eye’ in the Works of James Joyce

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The World’s First Professor of the Short Story Comes to Dundee

Professor Ailsa Cox of Edge Hill University gave a lecture as part of the Centre for Critical and Creative Culture’s series of talks at the end of January this year. Professor Cox spoke of the particular historical and creative contexts that gave rise to short fiction in terms of a highly personal talk that was

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The McManus 168 project – Eddie Small and Ann Prescott lead Creative Writing initiative

Dundee’s Albert Institute served two main purposes when it opened in 1867; firstly is was built to house the meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and would subsequently provide a Free Library and space for exhibitions and talks, and secondly, as the world’s biggest memorial and tribute to Queen Victoria’s deceased

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Eddie Small to work with new project, ‘Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes our Moods’

University of Dundee academics are to work with children and vulnerable adults from the city to explore the links between their local environment and emotional wellbeing. The team behind ‘Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes our Moods’ will ask the group about the places that both positively and negatively impact upon their mood and

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Sat 3 February – Public Mock Trial of William Bury, last man hanged in Dundee

On Saturday 3rd February, Humanities staff member, Eddie Small will provide the commentary for a re-examination of the medical evidence which led to the execution of William Bury, the last man hanged in Dundee 129 years ago, at a public mock trial next month, organised by the University of Dundee. Bury was found guilty of

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31 January – A Talk by World’s first Professor of Short Fiction: Professor Ailsa Cox.

31st January, 2-4pm Baxter 1.36, Tower Building The session will be chaired by Professor Kirsty Gunn. Writing about the landscape of her childhood, Alice Munro has said, ‘This ordinary place is sufficient, everything here is touchable and mysterious.’ In a playful exploration of identity, creative practice and the reality of fiction, Professor Cox reflects on

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