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  • Catriona Blackburn, currently studying on the MA in Film with Practice, has had her short film The Cracks selected for submission to five film festivals: One-Reeler Short Film Competition, the WRPN Women’s International Film Festival, Lisbon Film Rendezvous, Lift-Off Global Network Sessions, and KinoDUEL International Film Festival. In addition, Catriona’s film has been selected as a semi-finalist at Lisbon Fil... Continue

  • Dr Oliver Double, Reader in the Department of Drama and Theatre, was referenced by journalist Alan Beattie in the Financial Times last Saturday, 20 July 2019. The article, entitled 'Calling Boris Johnson a Clown is Unfair to Clowns', argues that to compare the celebrity politician to a clown does a disservice to the clowning profession, which is an art form requiring skill and integrity. The article reports Olly's observation that &apos... Continue

  • Dr Ben Thomas, Reader in the Department of Art History, will give a paper entitled ‘The Protean Line of Hendrick Goltzius’ at the Durham Early Modern Studies 2019 conference at the University of Durham, held tomorrow, Tuesday 23 July. Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617) was a German-born Dutch artist and printmaker from the early Baroque. Ben's paper examines Goltzius’s knowing and expressive use of a distinctive, swelling, engraved lin... Continue

  • All at the School of Arts are proud to congratulate our students who are graduating today, 18 July 2019, in a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral. The ceremony will be followed by a party for our new graduates, and their families and friends, held at Westgate Hall in the city centre. This will include a prize giving for our graduates. The prize winners for each subject include: Art History prize winners Bann Prize for History and Philosophy of for the best ove... Continue

  • Paul Allain, Professor of Theatre and Performance and Dean of the Graduate School,  Stacie Lee Bennett-Worth, PhD candidate at De Monfort University and Honorary Research Associate at Kent, Alicja Bral, PhD candidate at Kent, and Dr Roanna Mitchell, Lecturer in Drama and Theatre are organising a practice-based symposium titled ‘Words In, Of and For Performer Training’. This is with the support of Profe... Continue

  • Dr Kaitlyn Regehr, Lecturer in the Department of Media Studies, has featured in a BBC3 documentary entitled 'Inside the Secret World of Incels', which debuted on Saturday 14 July 2019. The documentary explores the online subculture of 'incels' (the word being a portmanteau of 'involuntary celibate') who promote hatred, misogyny and racism, and have been linked to hate crimes and mass murders. To produce the documentary, director... Continue

  • Dr Cecilia Sayad, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Film, has just been interviewed for the BBC Bitesize site regarding her expertise on the horror genre. Bitesize is the BBC's online support service for students studying GCSE level and equivalents. The article explores how the film Midsommar (2019) fits into the wider history of horror films, what makes them scary, and how the genre has changed. 'Having taught horror for many years, I see ... Continue

  • Raphael – The Drawings, a Leverhulme-funded research project, that was co-organised by Dr Ben Thomas in the Department of Art History with colleagues from the University of Oxford, won a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement with Research in the Project category at the University of Oxford. The prize was awarded at a ceremony earlier this week, Wednesday 10 July 2019. The two-year research project aimed ... Continue

  • Several members of School of Arts academic staff will be presenting at the British Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference 2019. Professor Murray Smith, Professor of Film, Dr Dieter Declercq, Lecturer in Film and Media, Dr Mark Windsor and Claire Anscomb, Assistant Lecturers in History of Art, and Aurélie Debaene, PhD candidate in History and Philosophy of Art, will present papers at the conference which will take place at St Anne’s College, Oxf... Continue

  • Dr Dieter Declercq, Lecturer in Film and Media, Dr Michael Newall, Senior Lecturer in History of Art and Professor Nicola Shaughnessy, Professor of Performance in the Department of Drama and Theatre, are organising a conference sponsored by the British Society of Aesthetics and with the support of the Aesthetics Research Centre The conference theme is  ‘Art, Aesthetics, and the Medical and Health Humanities&... Continue

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