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‘From the Scaffoldings to the Page of a French 15th-Century Manuscript’: Talk by Prof Veronique Plesch

Prof. Veronique Plesch (Colby College, USA),”From the Scaffoldings to the Page of a French 15th-Century Manuscript” Around 1460, Jean Fouquet, one of the most important French artists of his time, painted a depiction of the Martyrdom of St. Apollonia for the Book of Hours of Étienne Chevalier. No study of French medieval theatre seems to

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‘Kafka: Performance, Philosophy, Plasticity’ Symposium, 9 – 10 May 2020

The Centre, in collaboration with the Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy, is pleased to announce a forthcoming Symposium, to be held on 9 – 10 May 2020, on ‘Kafka: Performance, Philosophy, Plasticity’. This will include contributions from Howard Caygill (Kingston), Kelina Gotman (KCL) and Mischa Twitchin (Goldsmiths). Venue to be announced. This event is organised

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Work in Progress Seminars

30 January Dr Heather Yeung on Stéphane Mallarmé 27 February Dr Tim Morris on Walt Whitman March (tbc) Dr Dominic Smith (topic to follow) The sessions for 30 January and 27 February will take place in the new Creative Writing/4cs resource room (Baxter 1.37), beginning at 5.30.

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Expedition: Gethen

Come and join us for a Dundee SF students’ special event for the major international exhibition, ‘Seized by the Left Hand’, at the DCA, on Thursday evening 23 January at 18:00-19:30. Traversing the literary landscape of The Left Hand of Darkness with Nicole Brandon, Ari Brin, Caryn Liz Fauerbach and Joshua Thompson. It’s been fifty

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Congratulations to PhD Student Ari Brin, who has just published an essay on ‘Surveillance in Early Science Fiction’, based on her PhD research into Robert Duncan Milne, the ‘lost’ Scottish father of US Science Fiction. You can find the essay in a prestigious new collection on SF and economics here The Library & Learning Centre

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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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