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  • 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

  • Dr Kaitlyn Regehr, Lecturer in Media Studies, contributed to a piece in this week's Times Higher Education (THE) on recommended vacation destinations for academics. Kaitlyn is one of six academics who contribute the article, recommending Toronto. 'Globally, Canada is to 2019 what Australia was to the late 1990s – hot,' she explains in the article. 'British friends remark on my "cool" faded summer camp gear and a... Continue

  • Students from the School of Arts won an impressive haul of prizes this week at the Employability Points Rewards Evening, held on 4 June 2019, attended by many employers and the Deputy Vice Chancellors for Education and Research. Aleksandar Angelov, currently studying for a BA (Hons) in Drama and Theatre, won the prize for Highest Scoring Student on the Canterbury campus with over 4000 points and the highest total of any stu... Continue

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