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  • 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

  •    For an Audio-Visual Laboratory of Humanities  Performance Lecture by Judaica Lab with Ben Spatz (UK/US), Nazlıhan Eda Erçin (UK/Turkey), Agnieszka Mendel (UK/Poland)  Tuesday, 24 October 2017 Jarman Studio 1 European Theatre Research Network University of Kent 6:30 pm The project 'Judaica: Embodied Laboratory for Songwork' (AHRC 2016-2018) is designed around a method for structuring a new audio-visual labora... Continue

  • The Centre for Film and Media Research (CFMR) warmly invite you to attend their first research event for the autumn term. “Prurience is Part of the Machine": Automation, Real Estate, and New York's Underground Screens Amy Herzog (Queens College/The Graduate Center, CUNY) Thursday 19 October, 5pm – Keynes Seminar Room 16 New York's Times Square underwent a radica... Continue

  • More information in the following University of Kent’s news centre article about the exhibition Dr Ben Thomas curated entitled Drawing Together. https://www.kent.ac.uk/news/culture/15269/art-historian-curates-exhibition-at-the-courtauld-gallery For further details about the exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery, please visit the website: http://courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/what-on/exhibitions-displays/drawing-together Continue

  • You are warmly invited to this research presentation and/or free one-day seminar at the University of Kent with Prof. Malgorzata Sugiera, Dr Mateusz Borowksi, and Mateusz Charberski from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow as part of the ERC funded project Artificial Bodies/Living Machines​ in the Laboratory of Performative Arts. ​ At the Crossroads of Arts and Sciences Lecture, 29th September 2017, 5 p... Continue

  • Friday 22nd September – Not All Plane Sailing ​- a performance conceived and performed by one of the new drama graduate theatre companies, GASP! Performances at 5.30pm and 7.30pm in the Aphra Theatre – to book a free place go to eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gasp-theatre-company-presents-not-all-plane-sailing-tickets-37823819061​ Continue

  • Make sure you read the recent news story from the University of Kent about Dr Ben Thomas’ exhibition entitled Raphael: The Drawings. https://www.kent.ac.uk/news/uncategorized/14962/kent-art-historian-co-curates-best-exhibition-of-year-so-far Continue

  • Congratulations to our third year student company, Weighty Bowl, on the fantastic achievement of winning the Canterbury Festival’s Made in Kent competition. The students involved are Nicole Driver, Michael Dunk, Elizabeth Hagen, Fergus McDonald and Richard Yuill. The show is a pastiche of Jacobean tragedy called 'The Lamentable Tragedie of the Canterbury Strangler' and was the piece they devised for their assessment on the Creative Projec... Continue

  • A 'once in a lifetime' exhibition of Raphael's drawings opens on 1 June at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Co-curated by Dr Ben Thomas with the Ashmolean's Catherine Whistler, the exhibition brings together 120 drawings by the great Renaissance master. It also draws on research funded by a Leverhulme Research Project Grant. Raphael: The Drawings has received extensive preview coverage with articles in T... Continue

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