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  • Dr Oliver Double, Deputy Head of the School of Arts and Director of the Centre for Popular and Comic Performance, 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. The recent film Funny Cow (2017) uses one of the late, great Linda Smith's signature joke... Continue

  • The School of Arts is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, Beyond the Barricade, in the Studio 3 Gallery in the Jarman Building, from 28 September 2018. Based on the spirit of the French Revolution, the exhibition brings artists from various nations together to look at different dimensions of revolutions. By documenting past upheavals and recent events, the exhibition aims to present artistic creation as a form of social and political ac... Continue

  • Nicola Shaughnessy, Professor of Performance and Director of Research in the School of Arts, has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Supervisor of the Year in this year's Times Higher Education (THE) Awards. Nicola has supported a wide range of doctoral students, drawing upon personal experience in projects that use creative and practical approaches to engage with neurodiversity such as dyslexia and acting, staging psychic distress, autism and gender i... Continue

  • Dr Ben Thomas, Senior Lecturer in History of Art, will be giving a paper at a major international conference in Munster, Germany, on 6th September 2018. The EAM annual conference (European Network for Avant-garde and Modernism Studies) is dedicated to the theme of Realism(s) of the Avant-garde and Modernism this year. Thomas’s paper is entitled ‘Edgar Wind and Modern Art: Realism and Symbolism’ and will pr... Continue

  • Dr Maurizio Cinquegrani, Senior Lecturer in Film at the School of Arts has published a book entitled Journey to Poland: Documentary Landscapes of the Holocaust (Edinburgh University Press, July 2018). Journey to Poland addresses crucial issues of memory and history in relation to the Holocaust as it unfolded in the territories of the Second Polish Republic. Aiming to understand t... Continue

  • Congratulations to Dr Ben Thomas, who has recently been awarded a Readership! Ben is an art historian and curator who convenes School of Arts modules such as HA826 History and Theory of Curating at postgraduate level, and HA573 Print Collecting and Curating at undergraduate level. Ben is co-curator with Catherine Whistler of Raphael: The Drawings at the Ashmolean Museum (1 June – 3 September 2017), described by The Financial Times as 'a game... Continue

  • PATAZ: Physical Actor Training – an online A-Z is launching on 25th July 2018. Created by Paul Allain and Frank Camilleri with filmmakers Peter Hulton and Stacie Lee Bennett, PATAZ is funded by a Leverhulme Trust research grant. The digital resource is created by actor trainers, and trainees from the University of Kent. PATAZ prioritizes movement, voice, and the body rather than character or text-based approaches to making performance and preparin... Continue

  • On Sunday 1st July – Wednesday 4th July the School of Arts at the University of Kent will be hosting the 6th Annual Cognitive Futures Conference. The conference is being led by Nickie Shaughnessy, Melissa Trimingham, Freya Vass Rhee and Jeremy Scott, and aims to bring together a wide array of papers from the cognitive sciences, philosophy, literary studies, linguistics, cultural studies, critical theory, film, performance, theatre and dance stud... Continue

  • Hannah Ost, first-year Music Performance Scholar and BA Drama and English Language and Linguistics Student, recently had the opportunity to act as Music Assistant to composer Andrew Lippa as he worked on rehearsals for A Little Princess at the Royal Festival Hall. Hannah had the opportunity to experience dress rehearsals and the show’s first pe... Continue

  • Dr Margherita Laera, Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre, has been awarded the TaPRA Early Career Research in Theatre/Performance Prize 2018 for her work on 'Translation, Adaptation, Otherness: "Foreignization" in Theatre Practice'. The judges commented that the project ‘represents an important – and deeply timely – investigation of how theatre in translation can be used to address contemporary tensions between varyin... Continue

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Last Updated: 31/08/2018