Centre for Critical & Creative Cultures Blog

PhD Researcher Lauren Christie presenting at Napier University

Congratulations to our PhD researcher, Lauren Christie, who will deliver a guest lecture at Napier University today, on children’s literature and children’s Gothic. The title of Lauren’s lecture will be ‘Working with Child Readers: Implied Readership, Literacy Workshops and Children’s Gothic). This will be part of a course organised by Dr Emily Alder, ‘Reading Experiments:

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Double-bill screening of two films about LGBTQI+ life in Kenya

The Centre is pleased to announce a double-bill screening of two films about LGBTQI+ life in Kenya: Rafiki (directed by Wanuri Kahiu, 2018) Stories of our Lives (directed by Jim Chuchu, 2014) Friday, November 16, 2018, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Frankland Screening Room, University of Dundee Free and open to the public Supported by Africa in Motion

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PhD Researcher Success – Dickens in Aberdeen

Congratulations to our PhD student, Mr. Adam James Cuthbert, who will be giving a public talk on Charles Dickens, the flȃneur, and the ‘camera-eye’ at the Dickens Fellowship Aberdeen Branch Meeting on Wednesday 21st November 2018 in the Belmont Cinema, 7-9pm.

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Silent Film Screening with live music by Steven Gellatly, Wed 24 October, Baxter 1.36

Steven Gellatly performs an original live musical score to a programme of selected silent films inspired by our film studies curriculum and introduced by Dr Brian Hoyle. The introduction will begin at 5.45pm with the screenings starting at 6pm. The event will last for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Film studies students are strongly encouraged

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Finnish Arctic Researcher to visit Dundee to Learn about Science Fiction Teaching and Research

Mr Marcin Dymet, of the University of Lapland, Arctic Centre, Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, will be coming to Dundee from 22-28 November, to learn about the MLitt in Science Fiction and to share research and projects ideas related to the topic with staff and students. He will also be taking part in

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Origins and endings – Being Human Festival 2018, 15 – 24 November 2018

Frankenstein returns! 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley, who lived in Dundee briefly as a teenager, partly inspiring her in writing her best known Gothic novel. With a series of hands-on activities and immersive events, the University of Dundee is once again the Scottish

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Chris Brookmyre and Ken MacLeod in conversation Wed 17 October 2018

Join MLitt student, Lydia Rolfe Budd, for our Festival of the Future talk on Science Fiction and Artificial InteIligence with Chris Brookmyre and Ken MacLeod, on Wed 17 October, from 6 – 7pm in the Bonar Hall, University of Dundee. For more details click here

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Frankenread! A Public Reading of Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece, 29 and 30 September

A complete public reading of Frankenstein is to take place over a single weekend in various locations in and around the city that inspired Mary Shelley to become a writer. The event, to be held on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September, forms part of the University of Dundee’s programme to celebrate the book’s 200th

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A Silent Film Programme With Live Musical Accompaniment performed by Steven Gellatly

WEDNESDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2018, 5.30pm BAXTER SUITE (1.36), TOWER BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE Steven Gellatly performs an original live musical score alongside a programme of specially selected silent films inspired by our film studies curriculum. The programme will be introduced by Dr Brian Hoyle. The introduction will begin at 5.45pm with the screenings starting at

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Writers Read & Writing Practice and Study – Autumn 2018

Come along and be part of Dundee’s literary scene. Meet writers, poets and publishers over coffee or a drink and be inspired by new creative ideas and great readings… 26 Sept: Poetry Circle @Tonic Café, Nethergate 3pm: Eleanor Livingstone, Andy Jackson & Beth McDonough… writers reading, discussing publishing and writing groups. 26 Sept: Muriel Spark

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