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  • 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, Assistant 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 Co... Continue

  • Dr Dieter Declercq, Assistant 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 H... Continue

  • Alumnus Henry Palmer, who graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film and Philosophy in 2016, was interviewed for the Bristol Post last week, as he has authored a non-fiction book Voices of Bristol (Arkbound Press, 2019). This book is about Bristol's changing face. Henry grew up in the heart of Bristol's ghetto, and his book sheds light on the supposed 'renovation' that Bristol's poorer quarters have been undergoing. For his research, he inte... Continue

  • This week, the School of Arts will host a two day symposium as part of the Playing A/Part research project, led by Nicola Shaughnessy, Professor of Performance in the Department of Drama and Theatre, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The symposium is entitled 'Inside Out: Autistic Identities, Participatory Research and Gender', and it will be held in the Grimond Building at Kent on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 July 2019. The aim of... Continue

  • Dr Kaitlyn Regehr, Lecturer in Media Studies, featured in article published in iNews this week, published on 25 June 2019. The article, entitled 'Love Island Shows How Men Use Female Sexuality to Increase Their Own Social Capital' and written by Ruchira Sharma, explores how the reality TV show demonstrates the way that some men use 'locker room talk' to boast about themselves and objectify women. The article cites a particular example fro... Continue

  • Dr Eleen M Deprez, curator of the Studio 3 Gallery, has been awarded a grant from the British Society of Aesthetics to support a symposium hosted by the Aesthetics Research Centre to discuss Immaterial: A Philosophy of Contemporary, a forthcoming book by Professor Sherri Irvin. Professor Sherri Irvin specialises in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. She edited the collection Body Aesthetics (Oxford, 2016) that explored the aesthetics of the body in r... Continue

  • The Network of Research: Movies, Magazines and Audiences (NoRMMA), a research network situated within the School of Arts and founded by Dr Tamar Jeffers McDonald, Reader in Film, will be hosting its first workshop as part of the Digitizing The War Illustrated project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund this week. The War Illustrated was a weekly magazine published throughout the First World War, beginning in August 1914. It provided the British publ... Continue

  • The latest instalment of podcast series entitled How Researchers Changed the World, hosted by Dr Kaitlyn Regehr, Lecturer in Media Studies, is now available. The series, which is supported by the publisher Taylor & Francis, will release a new episode every two weeks, and covers topics as diverse as new technology, the impact of social media, virtual reality, climate change, artificial intelligence, and gender studies. In the latest episode, Kaitlyn inter... Continue

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