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New novel by PhD student, Nick Mulgrew!

Congratulations to one of our PhDstudents, Nick Mulgrew, whose new novel, A Hibiscus Coast, came out last month in South Africa, and has already received some great reviews, including five stars in SA’s largest newspaper. More information at https://www.nickmulgrew.co.za/a-hibiscus-coast/)

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Article on the ‘Lost Scottish Father of American Science Fiction’

The Dundee Courier has just published a detailed and lavishly illustrated article on the Dundee Science Fiction Programme’s ongoing efforts to rediscover and republish the work of the lost Scottish father of American science fiction, Robert Duncan Milne. Milne wrote around 70 or more SF stories in the 1880s and ‘90s. Research student Arin Brin’s

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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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