Centre for Critical & Creative Cultures Blog

AHRC Funded Creative Economies PhD Studentship Available!

The Centre has made a successful bid to the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities for funding for a PhD to start this October, and is now in the process of recruiting. The deadline is close (31 July), with interviews scheduled for 18 August. The studentship is under the Creative Economies scheme, so the

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Martian Autopsy – video now available!

Dundee’s Martian Autopsy was performed live by Dame Professor Sue Black, one of the UK’s leading forensic scientists, as the highlight of our programme of events for the 2016 Being Human national Festival of the Humanities, which was themed around H.G. Wells @150 Hope and Fear. It was commended by Professor Sarah Churchwell, director of

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Creative Writing Speakers announced for new Academic Year

We are very pleased to welcome the following speakers to Dundee in autumn 2017: Wednesday 27 Sept 2017, 5 – 7pm – Prof Rory Stewart, Poet and Professor of English Literature at Stirling University (Venue to be confirmed) Wednesday 25 October 2017, 5 – 7pm – Dan Shand – Novelist who graduated with MA (Hons)

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Lauren’s Adventures in Ohio-land!

Lauren Christie began her PhD in English at the University of Dundee in January 2017 under the supervision of Dr Daniel Cook, an expert on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature. Lauren recently received the Jacqueline M. Albers Guest Scholar in Children’s Literature Fellowship at Kent State University. Her research examines the relationship between the history of

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Notting Hill Editions essay prize short list featured on DURA!

Dundee University is delighted to have world exclusive access to the international Notting Hill Editions essay prize short list due to the role of Writing Practice and Study and its associated on-line arts magazine, DURA. In advance of the prize’s announcement in two weeks’ time, Dr Gail Low has secured rights to publish excerpts from

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Launch of M.Litt in Crime Writing – Wed 14 June 2017

To celebrate the launch of our new M.Litt in Crime Writing and Forensic Science, the Centre for Critical and Creative Cultures will host a seminar on Wednesday 14 June in Dalhousie 2F13, starting at 9.45am. We are delighted to announce the involvement of Prof Ian Burney (Director of CHSTM, University of Manchester), who will speak

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‘Voyage Out’ Reviewed in Telegraph India

Read a review of ‘The Voyage Out’, a collection of essays edited by Kirsty Gunn and Gail Low, in the India edition of the Telegraph, Friday 21 April 2017. https://www.telegraphindia.com/1170421/jsp/opinion/story_147367.jsp

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The Conversation – New Piece on Robert Duncan Milne

The Conversation has just published a piece on Robert Duncan Milne, the local writer rediscovered by one of our students, Barry Sullivan, who became a founding father of American SF. http://theconversation.com/remembering-the-lost-father-of-american-science-fiction-and-his-scottish-roots-78968

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Invitation to the launch of Dundee Writes 8

Thursday May 25th 5-6.30pm in the Baxter Suite, 1st Floor, Tower Building, University of Dundee (doors open 4.30pm)   The latest edition of the University’s little magazine of creative writing, Dundee Writes, is dedicated to the much-loved poet and scholar Jim Stewart, who died last year.  As Jim himself quipped, he taught in the University

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Monday 22 May – “Approaches to Medieval Masculinity and Embodiment” – Prof Jacquline Murray

The following talk has been arranged through the Medieval and Early Modern Reading Group at Dundee and is open to all: “Approaches to Medieval Masculinity and Embodiment” An evening talk by Prof Jacqueline Murray, University of Guelph May 22nd, 17:30, Room 1G10, Dalhousie Building

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