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  • Dr James Newton, Lecturer in the Department of Media Studies, has new published a new book The Anarchist Cinema (Intellect Books, 2019). This book examines the complex relationships that exist between anarchist theory and film. No longer hidden in obscure corners of cinematic culture, anarchy is a theme that has traversed arthouse, underground and popular film. In the book, James explores the notion that cinema is an inherently subversive space, establi... Continue

  • Dr Helen Brooks, Reader in Theatre and Cultural History in the Department of Drama and Director of Research in the School of Arts, is the subject of the latest instalment of ‘Nostalgia’, a podcast project created by Dr Chris Deacy, Department of Religious Studies. Imagine receiving a birthday card from Doctor Who – this is what happened when Helen Brooks celebrated her thirteenth birthday. In the podcast, Helen talks about Peter D... Continue

  • GOLKK Theatre, one of the Graduate Theatre Companies sponsored by the School of Arts, will be presenting their work 'rest[less]' in the Gulbenkian Theatre on Wednesday 15 May 2019. 'rest[less]' explores the topic of over-working and the phenomenon of burnout through the lens of beehives using GOLKK's unique movement language. The piece premiered as a work-in-progress at The Place, London, earlier this year. The performance will inclu... Continue

  • Funny Rabbit, the comedy club created by Dr Oliver Double, Reader in Drama in the School of Arts, returns this Friday 10 May 2019 in the Gulbenkian café. Funny Rabbit is a new kind of comedy club – radical and exciting, but also warm and snuggly as a bunny rabbit. Whether you’ve never seen live comedy before or you’ve been watching it for decades, Funny Rabbit is for you. Friday's star acts will be the amazing Bec Hill and the upcoming George Rigden. Bec Hi... Continue

  • Students from the History of Art have put together a new exhibition 'The Female Nude: Ways of Seeing', which offers a challenging appraisal of the female nude, and will open Studio 3 Gallery this week, on 10 May 2019. 'The Female Nude: Ways of Seeing' will focus on the representation of the female nude throughout art history, rethinking how the nude reinforces gender stereotypes. The exhibition will rais... Continue

  • Dr Kaitlyn Regehr, Lecturer in Media Studies, will be hosting a new podcast series entitled How Researchers Change the World, launching today, 7 May 2019. The series, which is supported by the publisher Taylor & Francis, will release a new episode every two weeks, and will cover topics as diverse as new technology, the impact of social media, virtual reality, climate change, artificial intelligence, and gender studies. ... Continue

  • Dr Tamar Jeffers-McDonald, Reader in Film, together with Dr Frances A. Kamm, Associate Lecturer in Film, have just edited a collection entitled Gothic Heroines on Screen (Routledge, 2019), which will be published in May. Gothic Heroines on Screen explores the translation of the literary Gothic heroine on screen, the potential consequences of these adaptations, and contemporary interpretations of the form. Each chapter illuminates the significance of this mov... Continue

  • Dr Olly Double, Reader in Drama in the School of Arts, appeared on BBC South East Today last night (2 May 2019), interviewed along with comedian Alexei Sayle regarding the Alternative Comedy Now Festival, which is currently ongoing at Kent. 'Alternative comedy completely changed British stand-up comedy,' explains Olly in the interview. 'Before that there were a few people doing interesting things on the folk circuit, like Billy Connelly, but m... Continue

  • Last week, KTV, Kent Union’s television station, was celebrated at the National Student Television Association (NaSTA) awards. NaSTA comprises over forty affiliated student TV stations from all over the UK. Each year, the organisation runs an awards ceremony in which stations submit examples of their programming for appraisal by judges drawn from the wider broadcast industry. This this there were 465 award entries, and the awards were hosted at the Uni... Continue

  • Professor Aylish Wood, Professor in Film, will be giving her Inaugural Professorial Lecture, entitled 'Making Waves: Taking a Software Approach to Moana and What It Tells Us about Digital Culture', on Wednesday 8 May 2019 at 5pm. The Disney animation Moana‘s (dirs Ron Clements and John Musker, 2016) release was accompanied by celebrations of animation software and the ingenuity of VFX practitioners. Frequently focussing on the feature’s... Continue

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