School of Arts

  • The Aesthetics Research Centre invites you to a research seminar with Michael Gill, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona  'Shaftesbury on Life as a Work of Art'  Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 5pm in Keynes Seminar Room 17, University of Kent  In the first decade of the eighteenth-century Anthony Ashley Cooper, the third Earl of Shaftesbury, said that we ought to live our lives as t... Continue

  • Drawing Together This workshop was organised by the Art History and Visual Cultures research centre in partnership with The Courtauld Insitute's research seminar. Space constraints in the Courtauld's print room meant that it was by invitation only. The act of drawing is a journey of discovery. Whether the artist is working from a model, memory or the imagination, the process of drawing offers a series of encounter... Continue

  • Dr Mattias Frey, one of the University of Kent’s Readers in Film Studies has been interviewed by the Swiss cinephile magazine FILMEXPLORER regarding his research into film criticism. Follow the link for the full interview: Continue

  • A huge congratulations to Dr Ben Thomas and co-curator, Catherine Whistler for being awarded the highly prestigious Apollo Magazine Exhibition of the Year Prize for ‘Raphael: The Drawings‘ recently showcased at the Ashmolean. For more information: Continue

  • The Art History & Visual Cultures Research Centre invites you to a research seminar with Eric Robertson, Professor of Modern French Literary and Visual Culture at Royal Holloway, University of London Curating the Poetry of Form Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 6pm in Keynes Seminar Room 15, University of Kent 'Arp: the Poetry of Forms', currently showing at Turner Contemporary, is the first large-scale exhibit... Continue

  • The Art History & Visual Cultures Research Centre invites you to a research seminar with Claudia La Malfa, The American University of Rome Collecting Raphael’s drawings in an artist workshop. Francesco Villamena’s prints after Raphael and his collection of Raphael’s drawings Tuesday 14th November 2017 at 6pm in Keynes Seminar Room 6, University of Kent Francesco Villamena, born in Assisi, c. 1564, was... Continue

  • The Popular and Comic Performance Research Centre (PCP) invite you to a Public Engagement Event Post-show discussion with Mark Thomas, following A Show That Gambles on the Future Wednesday 22 November, 7.30pm, Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent Tickets:  More about the PCP Research Centre The Popular and Comic Performance (PCP) research centre brings together academics from a range o... Continue

  • The Popular and Comic Performance Research Centre (PCP) invite you to a Book Launch Event Adam Ainsworth (De Montfort University), Olly Double and Sophie Quirk present the launch of the edited volume Popular Performance (Bloomsbury, 2017) and a special issue of the journal Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, entitled 'Training the Popular Performer' There is no fourth wall in popular performance. The show is firmly rooted in the here and now,... Continue

  • Paul McDonald (Kings College London)   Wednesday 15 November, 5pm – Keynes Lecture Theatre 5 Whatever happened to Hollywood film stardom? Throughout the 1990s, the top tier of Hollywood's North American domestic box office was annually populated by hits fronted by major star names, mainly associated with action and, to a lesser extent, comedy. From the following decade onw... Continue

  • For those of you who have a taste for, and interest in horror and/or television studies, there is a conference on television horror taking place on campus over the weekend of 27th – 29th October. All are welcome!  At Home with Horror? Terror on the Small Screen, has been organized by the Melodrama Research Group and is supported by the Centre for Film and Media Research. The primary question the conference aims to engage with is whether it is on ... Continue

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