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New Poetry Booklet by Wyvern Poets and Guests published

The third annual booklet of verses by Wyvern Poets and guests in response to the theme of this year’s Being Human national festival of the Humanities – ‘New Worlds’ – is now available. Our original intention was to treat the idea of the Moon as the ultimate blank page for the human imagination throughout history.

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Winter Walks & Takeaway: Astronomy, Stars and the Moon

Join us at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, on Friday 4 December 2020, from 7 – 8pm for a winter walk and take-away food. Keith Williams, reader of English at University of Dundee, will lead the discusses the Great Moon Hoax of 1835, series of six articles that were published in The Sun, a New York newspaper,

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PhD Success for Zahra Alamri

Congratulations to PhD Student, Zahra Alamri, who has passed her Viva with flying colours, with only minor corrections. Zahra’s PhD Project is ‘The Role of Gender in Medieval English Theatre’.

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‘Lunar Tricks’ Online event – watch here

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Being Human Festival – ‘Moon Hoax’ article online

Click here to read an article about the ‘Moon Hoax’ of the 1830s.

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Nicole Devarenne to join 2020 Arthur C Clark Awards Judging Panel

Congratulations to Centre member, Dr Nicole Devarenne, who is to join the judging panel for the next Arthur C Clarke Award. It will be the 35th Award, for books published in the UK during 2020. The first winner (in 1987) was Margaret Atwood, for The Handmaid’s Tale. Nicole will be one of five judges, nominated

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Lauren Christie wins Honorary Graduates’ Award for Inclusive Practice

Congratulations to our current Doctoral Fellow, Lauren Christie, for her award of joint-winner of the 2019-20 Honorary Graduates’ Award for Inclusive Practice. This Award is open to both teaching staff and those based in central services. It takes the form of a £1,000 practice development fund and recognises teaching or service delivery which removes barriers

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PhD Researcher Success – James Joyce and the Arts

Congratulations to Mr. Adam James Cuthbert (PhD English), whose work has been published in the 29th volume of European Joyce Studies: ‘James Joyce and the Arts’ (May 2020). This special volume collects essays from the 2018 International James Joyce Symposium. Mr. Cuthbert received a scholarship from the International James Joyce Foundation to attend this Symposium.

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Congratulations – PhD Success for practice-based student, Chris Gerrard

Practice-based PhD student, Chris Gerrard, has just passed the viva examination for his thesis with minor corrections. Chris’s Scottish Graduate School in Arts and Humanities-funded project focused on ‘The Multi-Image: The History and Possibilities of Visual Collage in Cinema’. For the past three years, Chris has explored the ‘multi-image’, a term he coined to designate

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Former PhD Student nominated for Theatre Book Prize

The longlist of 44 titles published in 2019 and under consideration for the 2020 Society for Theatre Research’s Theatre Book of the Year have been revealed! Former PhD Student, Mark Brown’s book from his thesis has been long-listed for the prize. Congratulations to Mark and we wish him well in the competition.

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