Centre for Critical & Creative Cultures Blog

New Articles by Film and Medieval Studies PhD student

Ewan Wilson, an AHRC-funded PhD researcher at Dundee, has just published ‘“Diagrams of Motion”: Stop-Motion Animation as a Form of Kinetic Sculpture in the Short Films of Jan Švankmajer and the Brothers Quay’, Animation, 13.2 (2018), 148–61: Link to article Jan Svankmajer and The Brothers Quay are filmmakers known for their distinctive stop-motion aesthetics. This

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PhD Researcher Success – Stephen Copley Research Report

Congratulations to our PhD student Lauren Christie, who has completed a BARS Stephen Copley Research Report on her time in Manchester carrying out research on the Gothic, and attending the Gothic festival and the International Gothic Association biennial conference. Read Lauren’s report here

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George Eliot for the Twenty-First Century – new publication by Professor Emeritus, Ken Newton

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book by Professor Ken Newton. This book, published by Palgrave, reexamines Eliot two hundred years after her birth and offers an innovative critical reading that seeks to change perceptions of Eliot. Professor Newton offers a new critical perspective on George Eliot and reveals her enduring

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PhD Researcher Success – Durham University Late Summer Lecture Series 2018

Congratulations to our PhD student Mr Adam James Cuthbert, who will be giving a guest lecture, ‘The Stream of Consciousness in the Works of William Wordsworth and James Joyce’, as part of the Durham University Late Summer Lectures Series on 12th September. From the Durham University English Studies website: “William Wordsworth and James Joyce are

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The Magic Lantern and the Music of Light – a new film by Chris Gerrard

One of our PhD students, Chris Gerrard, who is working on the Multi-Image in Cinema, has uploaded an experimental visual documentary made last year and shown at One Million Pictures, the international Magic Lantern conference at Utrecht in the Netherlands. Chris wishes to thank the Magic Lantern Society and LUCERNA archive for all their invaluable

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Feedback from our conference, ‘The Essay: Taking Ideas for a Walk’, 19-20 June 2018

Read some of the feedback and post-conference reflection here Emma Bolland’s blog and here DURA review by Zoe Cassells and Paul Lyttle

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PhD Researcher Success – International Gothic Association Conference

Warm congratulations to our PhD student Lauren Christie, who will be giving a paper at the 14th International Gothic Association Conference: ‘Gothic Hybridities: Interdisciplinary, Multimodal and Transhistorical Approaches’, held at Manchester Metropolitan University (July 31st-Aug 3rd) this year. Her paper is entitled: ‘Under the Bed: The Gothic Presence in Children’s Literature’.

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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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