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  • Students from the MA in Curating, in conjunction with the Studio 3 Gallery, have organised a free cinema screening of He Named Me Malala (2014) at the Gulbenkian cinema next week, on Thursday 22 November 2018. The documentary tells the story of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends’ school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old teenager, who had been targeted for speaking out on beha... Continue

  • Dr Oliver Double, Reader in Drama within the School of Arts and Head of the Performance and Theatre Research Cluster, has just 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, the item from the archive is an audio interview with Felix Dexter ... Continue

  • Dr Melissa Trimingham, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Drama and Theatre in the School of Arts, was interviewed by ITV Meridian news today regarding a residency at The Beacon, a school in Folkestone, to engage children with autism in multisensory play. The initiative emerged from the Arts and Humanities Research Council Imagining Autism project, a collaboration between Melissa and Nicola Shaughnessy, Professor of Performance in the Department ... Continue

  • Paul Allain, Professor of Theatre and Performance in the School of Arts and Dean of the Graduate School, has just edited a volume in the book series The Great European Stage Directors (Methuen, 2018), available as part of a set of four books. The Great European Stage Directors comprises of two sets offering an authoritative account of the work, lineage and legacy of the major European theatre directors from the second half of the twentieth century. The first... Continue

  • Dr Helen Brooks, Reader in Theatre and Cultural History in the School of Arts, has featured in a documentary on Untold Stories of World War 1. The documentary, presented by historian Dan Snow for the digital channel History Hit, premieres today, 1 November 2018. The ambitious documentary is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and draws together expertise and material from 26 universities and organisations. Helen contributed her expertis... Continue

  • Peter Stanfield, Professor of Film and Media in the School of Arts, featured in The Sunday Post at the beginning of the week, interviewed for an article entitled 'Ride Off Into the Boxset: From Westworld to Red Dead Redemption, Why We All Just Love Cowboy Westerns', in the edition dated 29 October 2018. The article ties in with the release of the video game Red Dead Redemption 2, which immerses players in the Wild West to engage in gun slinging and... Continue

  • Dr Ben Thomas, Reader in History of Art, will be giving a paper at the Paul Mellon Centre in London on Wednesday 7 November 2018, entitled ‘R. B. Kitaj and the Revolution in History Painting’. The paper will discuss the impact of the art historian Edgar Wind (1900-1971) on the work of the American artist R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007), and present new research carried out for the forthcoming monograph Edgar Wind and Modern Art: In Defence of Marginal Ana... Continue

  • Dr Margherita Laera, Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre in the School of Arts, will be a guest speaker at the London venue Rich Mix as part of an event entitled 'Europa – Myths of Europe' on Wednesday 24 October 2018. The event is part of a monthly free series of talks on Europe organised by the music, theatre and dance company Dash Arts. This session will ask what Europe is by looking at the mythologies associated with it. Starting from a... Continue

  • Dr Kaitlyn Regehr, Lecturer in Media Studies in the School of Arts, was interviewed yesterday on Showcase, the arts and culture programme broadcast on news channel TRT World, regarding the #MeToo movement. TRT World is a Turkish international news channel, broadcasting in English. The interview concerned the first year anniversary of the #MeToo movement, which started when the actress Alyssa Milano used the hashtag on Twitter in response to the allegations o... Continue

  • Dr Oliver Double, Reader in Drama in the School of Arts and Director of the Centre for Popular and Comic Performance, featured on BBC Radio 4's Front Row last week, to attempt to answer why is the unfortunate mishap hilarious – so long as someone else is falling off the ladder? Front Row is a magazine programme discussing the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music. 'One of the oldest theories of why we laugh is that we laugh at the expense of somebody else,' ex... Continue

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