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  • Dr Frances Guerin, Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts, has just been interviewed for the podcast series This Is Not A Pipe Podcast. This Is Not A Pipe Podcast explores critical theory, cultural studies and philosophy. It takes its name from the title of the painting by René Magritte. In the episode, Frances discusses her book The Truth is Always Grey: A History of Modernist Painting (University of Minnesota Press, 2018). In particular, Frances cons... Continue

  • Nicola Shaughnessy, Professor of Performance in the School of Arts has just co-edited a new collection, Performing Psychologies: Imagination, Creativity and Dramas of the Mind (Bloomsbury 2019) with Philip Barnard. The book offers new perspectives on arts and health, focussing on the different ways in which performance interacting with psychology can enhance understanding of the mind. The book chall... Continue

  • The School of Arts, in collaboration with Kent Law School and the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, are delighted to announce that international poet and writer Lemn Sissay MBE will be giving a talk about his journey to success as part of the Inspirational Speaker Series on Thursday 24 January 2019, 5-7pm. The Student Success Project Inspirational Speaker Programme is designed to engage students (and staff), by showing inspirational ach... Continue

  • The second part of a podcast on theatre director Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999), featuring Paul Allain, Professor of Theatre and Performance in the School of Arts and Dean of the Graduate School, is now available. The podcast is part of a series hosted on, produced by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, a national cultural institution promoting Poland and Polish culture worldwide. Part one of the podcast was posted in early December. The second part of th... Continue

  • Dr Oliver Double, Reader in Drama within the School of Arts, is the subject of the latest podcast on 'Nostalgia', as part of an ongoing project by Dr Chris Deacy in the Department of Religious Studies. Olly grew up in Lincolnshire where his father was an Education Officer and we learn why as a child Olly was frightened of Scooby Doo and ghosts as well as what his reaction was when he had a Doctor Who book signed by Tom Baker. The conversation moves... Continue

  • Dr Helen Brooks, Reader in Theatre and Cultural History in the School of Arts, was interviewed for BBC Radio Kent this week, on the Dominic King Show broadcast on Monday 7 January 2019. Helen was interviewed about a guided research workshop 'A Night in the West End', which will take place on Friday 11 January, to explore the role that London's West End theatre district played during the First World War. 'The idea is to bring academics and... Continue

  • Three students from the School of Arts have together achieved first, second and third places in the Employability Points Scheme‘s ‘Highest Points Logged During December’ competition for the Canterbury campus. The Employability Points Scheme allows students who engage with co-curricular activities to collect points for each activity completed. The scheme allows students who have accumulated sufficient points to earn rewards. Reward... Continue

  • Dr Cecilia Sayad, Senior Lecturer in Film in the School of Arts, is the subject of a new podcast on 'Nostalgia', as part of an ongoing project by Dr Chris Deacy in the Department of Religious Studies. Cecilia has been based at Kent since 2008 and is presently working on a project on horror and people's desire to engage with the supernatural. Born in Brazil, Cecilia moved to the US and then grew up in Sao Paulo before returning to the US to und... Continue

  • Dr Oliver Double, Reader in Drama within the School of Arts and Head of the Performance and Theatre Research Cluster, has released the latest episode of the podcast series ‘A History of Comedy in Several Objects’. In the podcast series, Olly examines objects from Kent’s British Stand-Up Comedy Archive alongside Project Archivist Elspeth Millar. In the latest instalment, Olly and Elspeth examine the correspondence relating to a run of shows ... Continue

  • Dr Margherita Laera, Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre in the School of Arts, is one of the researchers for the Brexit Stage Left festival, to be held at The Yard theatre, London, from 7 to 11 January 2019. The festival will be a series staged readings of provocative and cutting-edge plays from across the EU. In a Europe that appears to be falling apart, these playwrights reflect in radical ways on the challenges we all face together. From a mockumentary ... Continue

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