Centre for Critical & Creative Cultures Blog

Former PhD student publishes thesis as critically-acclaimed book.

Dr Mark Brown, who recently wrote his PhD on contemporary drama, supervised by Dr Jo George, has now published it with Macmillan. His book focuses on the revolution that has occurred on the Scottish stage since the late 1960s. Dr Brown, who is also a leading theatre reviewer, has written the first critical history mapping

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Superhero Comics and the Seeing of Law: Masks, Icons, and Legal Emblems

We are delighted to announce, in collaboration with the Scottish Centre for Comics Studies, a talk by Timothy D Peters, on Superhero Comics and the Seeing of Law: Masks, Icons, and Legal Emblems, to be held on Wednesday 13 February 2019, from 2.30 – 4.00pm in the Scrymgeour Building, room 4.08, University of Dundee. Refreshments

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Special Guest Talk on ‘Young Adult Dystopias and Utopias’

Brian Attebery, Professor of English at Idaho State University and editor of The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, will be giving a talk jointly hosted by The Centre for Critical and Creative Cultures and the Scottish Centre for Comics Studies on ‘Young Adult Dystopias and Utopias’. This will take place on Wednesday 13

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Major New International Collection of Essays Published on ‘Art and Science in Word and Image’

Specialist Art and Cultural History publishers Brill/Rodopi have just published a major new collection of essays, Art and Science in Word and Image Exploration and Discovery (Leiden and Boston: Brill/Rodopi, January 2019). Based on the 2014 International Association of Word and Image Studies Triennial Conference hosted by the School of Humanities in Dundee, the collection

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Recent PhD Graduate Wins Prestigious Scottish Book Trust Award

We are delighted to announce that one of our recent doctoral graduates, Alice Tarbuck, has won the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award for Poetry. Click here for more details. Alice’s PhD was a Collaborative Doctoral Award with the Centre for Poetic Innovation and the Scottish Poetry Library. She went on to complete a Post-Doctoral

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Announcing Two Writing Practice and Study Research Seminars

27 February, 11am – 1pm, Dalhousie 1S05: Peter MacDonald, ‘Creative Criticism’. 28 February, 11am – 1pm, (Venue TBC): Lorens Holm, ‘Psychoanalysis, Buildings and Words’. Reading for these seminars can be requested from Dr Gail Low at g.low@dundee.ac.uk

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Writers Read at Tonic: Spring 2019

23 January: 3 – 5 pm: Writing as Walking, Walking as Thinking…. Activist, Broadcaster and Writer Alastair McIntosh has created an altogether new kind of work of non fiction and essay in his extraordinary account of a walk he took back through his childhood as he revisited the islands of Harris and Lewis to write

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The Erasmus+ Mobility Visit by Marcin Dymet, University of Lapland, November 2018

The Erasmus+ mobility visit of a Junior Researcher from the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland, Marcin Dymet, took place between 22nd and 28th of November 2018. The location was the School of Humanities at the University of Dundee in Scotland. During his visit, Marcin had a chance to meet students of the MLitt

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‘Frankenstein Re-membered’, a specially created film by one of 4C’s practice-based PhD students, now available online.

Chris Gerrard’s film, one of the highlights of this year’s Being Human ‘Frankenstein Returns’ programme celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel, given its premiere at the DCA is now available to review on the link below. Frankenstein Re-membered A video artist and film historian Chris has collected together diverse fragments from the birth

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BBC Radio Broadcast for Daniel Cook and Lauren Christie

Dr Daniel Cook and PhD Student Lauren Christie, will be back on the radio on New year’s Day. BBC Radio Scotland will repeat ‘Frankenstein Dundee’ at 8 am on January 1st, 2019. The article was originally broadcast on 16th September 2018. It will then be available on the iPlayer for one month. Click here for

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