Centre for Critical & Creative Cultures Blog

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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PhD Researcher Success – Scottish International Education Trust Award

Congratulations to our PhD student, Lauren Christie, who has received an award from the Scottish International Education Trust. The award will support Lauren in her continued academic endeavors and outreach work.

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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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