Centre for Critical & Creative Cultures Blog

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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Ground-breaking new Dundee interdisciplinary research monograph on James Joyce to be published by Edinburgh University Press in June. James Joyce and Cinematicity: Before and After Film

In the first study of its kind, Keith Williams explores Victorian culture’s emergent ‘cinematicity’ as a key creative driver of Joyce’s experimental fiction, showing how Joyce’s style and themes share the cinematograph’s roots in Victorian optical entertainment and science. The book reveals Joyce’s references to optical toys, shadowgraphs, magic lanterns, panoramas, photographic analysis and film

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The JOOT Theatre Company – Dr Faustus

The JOOT Theatre Company proudly presents a dramatised reading of Christopher Marlowe’s Dr Faustus Date: 27 March Time: 7.00 Venue: The Drama Studio (1S01) in the Dalhousie Building Old Hawkhill, Dundee Tickets: £4 (£2 concessions) Tickets available at the door or from Dr. Jo. George at j.a.george@dundee.ac.uk All welcome!

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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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