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  • The Network of Research: Movies, Magazines and Audiences (NoRMMA), a research network situated within the School of Arts and founded by Dr Tamar Jeffers McDonald, Reader in Film, will be hosting its first workshop as part of the Digitizing The War Illustrated project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund this week. The War Illustrated was a weekly magazine published throughout the First World War, beginning in August 1914. It provided the British publ... Continue

  • The latest instalment of podcast series entitled How Researchers Changed the World, hosted by Dr Kaitlyn Regehr, Lecturer in Media Studies, is now available. The series, which is supported by the publisher Taylor & Francis, will release a new episode every two weeks, and covers topics as diverse as new technology, the impact of social media, virtual reality, climate change, artificial intelligence, and gender studies. In the latest episode, Kaitlyn inter... Continue

  • Congratulations to Daniel Bendelman, currently studying for a PhD in Drama by Practice as Research, who has just contributed to a co-authored paper in the journal Disability & Society (Vol 34, 2019), entitled 'Doing it Differently: Emancipatory Autism Studies Within a Neurodiverse Academic Space'. Disability & Society is an international journal exploring issues such as human rights, discrimination, defini... Continue

  • Dr Shaun May, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Drama and Theatre, has featured in The New York Times site this week as part of an article on comedy and autism. The New York Times is an American newspaper with a digit reach of 2.9 million. The piece, titled 'What's So Funny About Autism?' by Michele C. Hollow, was published on 18 June 2019 and explores how those with autism experience – and write – comedy. The article cit... Continue

  • Students across the university have organised a film premier in support of the charities National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and the Meningitis Research Foundation. Jelly is a short film about a couple who haven't been together for very long, but fall pregnant and how that alters their relationship. It is both written by and stars Anna Reith, who is studying on the BA (Hons) in Drama and Theatre. Anna wrote the script whil... Continue

  • Congratulations to alumna Zoë Carey-Williams, who graduated with a BA (Hons) in Drama and French in 2017, who worked on the comedy TV movie Death on the Tyne (2018), which has been nominated for Best Comedy Programme at the Broadcast Digital Awards 2019. Death of the Tyne was produced by UKTV, and saw Zoë starring alongside comedy legends Johnny Vegas and Sue Johnston. The film is a follow up to Murder on the Blackpool Express (2017), and follows a... Continue

  • Congratulations to School of Arts students Carmen Mackey, currently studying BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre, and Fleur Sumption, BA (Hons) Art History, who have been awarded prizes at this year’s Music Prize ceremony for their contribution to Music at Kent. The ceremony, which took place this week, showcases the musical talent of students at the University of Kent each academic year. The University of Kent Music Prize is awarded each to a returning s... Continue

  • Dr Dieter Declercq, Assistant Lecturer in Film and Media in the School of Arts, has secured funding from the British Society of Aesthetics to organise a conference which aims to stimulate interdisciplinary exchanges between analytic aesthetics and health/medical humanities. The conference, entitled ‘British Society of Aesthetics Conference: Art, Aesthetics and the Medical and Health Humanities’, will take p... Continue

  • GOLKK Theatre, one of the Graduate Theatre Companies sponsored by the School of Arts, will be performing their show 'Peeking in the Portrait' at the Festival of Academic Theatre (FAcT), held in Pisa, Italy this week 12-14 June 2019. The festival is organised by the Scuola Normale Superiore, a university based in Pisa and Florence. It provides the opportunity for five university theatre groups to perform Pisa. GOLKK have received additional funding ... Continue

  • Alumna Patrycja Dynowska, who graduated with an MA in Physical Acting in 2017, will be performing in a one-woman show at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden in London, opening on Tuesday 18 June 2019. Sh*t Happens is a multidisciplinary performance exploring the taboos and challenges of living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, drawing on personal experience of one of the more than 300,000 people affected in the UK. The performance deals with the awkwar... Continue

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