Centre for Critical & Creative Cultures Blog

M.Litt graduate and creative writing tutor, Josephine Jules Andrews, wins Harper-Wood Studentship from St John’s College Cambridge.

Congratulations to our MLitt graduate and tutor of Memoir and Creative Non-Fiction, Josephine Jules Andrews, who has been awarded the 2019-20 Harper-Wood Studentship for English Poetry and Literature from St John’s College Cambridge. Josephine has been working on a fragmentary memoir which includes ten years spent in Madagascar. In 2020, 20 years since she was

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A rare performance of Sir Walter Scott’s ‘Macduff’s Cross’ by Joot Theatre, 15 August at Abbotsford

Celebrate Sir Walter Scott’s birthday with a rare performance of ‘Macduff’s Cross’, in the exclusive setting of Abbotsford’s magnificent library. Joot Theatre, from Dundee University, will take you back to Abbotsford 1823, where a group of renowned thespians gather to rehearse Walter Scott’s new play. Watch as tensions mount and tempers flare when it becomes

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Symbiosis Conference 11 – 14 July in Dundee

Next week the University of Dundee will host the 12th Biennial Symbiosis conference, designed to celebrate all areas of Transatlantic literary exchange. Symbiosis is a journal dedicated to the studies of transatlantic literary and cultural relations between the British Isles and the Americas and was established in 1997. This year, speakers will arrive in Dundee

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Dr Keith Williams talk at CYMERA (7-9 June), Scotland’s festival of SF, Fantasy and Horror

Dr Keith Williams gave a talk about the Science Fiction programme’s Robert Duncan Milne project at CYMERA (7-9 June), Scotland’s new annual festival of SF, Fantasy and Horror at the Pleasance, Edinburgh: Click here for more information Remembering the ‘Lost’ Scottish Father of American science fiction Robert Duncan Milne (1844-99), from Cupar, Fife, was an

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‘Imagining Spaces: Creativity and Collaboration in Teaching & Education’ workshop, 31st May

Friday 31st May, from 1.30 – 6pm in Scrymgeour 3.08 How can we energize our young people and students to feel committed to and excited by the prospect of writing essays – either as part of their curriculum , or as part of their own learning and development? What might this look like for classes

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PhD Success for George Williams

We are very pleased to announce that our PhD Student, George Williams, who wrote his thesis on ‘Reading the Transatlantic Fiction of Walter Scott and Edgar Allan Poe’, has just passed with flying colours and made a valuable new contribution to the field. The soon to be Dr Williams was supervised by Tim Morris and

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‘Vaulted Marvels’ Project Shines Light on Historic Texts

Historic texts held by the University of Dundee have been dusted down by a group of students to kick-start a creative chain reaction. Students from the English department’s MLitt Writing Practice and Study course have sought inspiration from historic books and poems to create new works, before asking students from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone

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Q&A with Independent Filmmaker, Simon Rumley – Friday 29th March 2019

Film Studies, in collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Research Institute, is ending this semester on a high note with a Q&A with the independent filmmaker Simon Rumley. The event will take place on Friday the 29th of March from 6pm until 8pm in the Darcy Thompson Lecture Theatre. Simon is the best kept secret

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Clare stitches success with first book

For thousands of years, those on the fringes of society have used sewing to document their experiences. University of Dundee graduate, Clare Hunter unravels some of these stories in her new book, Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle. Published this week, the book chronicles politics, power, protest

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JOOT Theatre Company – The York Crucifixion & Macduff’s Cross

The JOOT Theatre Company presents The York Crucifixion & Macduff’s Cross on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February at 7.30pm in the Drama Studio, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee. Tickets are £7/£5 concession. Please contact j.a.george@dundee.ac.uk or tickets can be purchased at the door.

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