Popular and Comic Performance (PCP) research centre
The Popular and Comic Performance (PCP) research centre brings together academics from a range of disciplines (e.g. Drama, Film, Social Anthropology, Philosophy). Our research investigates a real variety of related areas including: stand-up comedy; music hall and variety; 18th century popular theatre; melodrama; Greek Old and Middle comedy; community performance work; puppetry; TV and film production; and punk performance.
Podcast on comedienne Linda Smith's signature gags
21 September 2018
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...
Studio 3 gallery hosts exhibition on revolution
20 September 2018
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...
Nicola Shaughnessy shortlisted for THE award
13 September 2018
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...
Dr Ben Thomas - 'Edgar Wind and Modern Art: Realism and Symbolism' at EAM Conference 2018
20 August 2018
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...
Dr Maurizio Cinquegrani publishes new book 'Journey to Poland: Documentary Landscapes of the Holocaust'
23 July 2018
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...