Centre for Critical & Creative Cultures Blog

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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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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