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.
Art History students win Kent Arts Investment Fund
23 May 2019
Following on from successfully organising the exhibition ‘The Female Nude: Ways of Seeing’, students from the Department of the History of Art have won a Kent Arts Investment Fund award from Kent County Council. 'The Female Nude' was organised as part of the module ‘Print Collecting and Curating’, and the funds will contribute to the costs of hosting a series of events associated with the exhibition, including special t...
New podcast series: Newton Talks
21 May 2019
Dr James Newton, Lecturer in the Department of Media Studies, has just launched a new podcast series, Newton Talks. In the series, James discusses topics (mostly) related to cinema, television, and culture. His guests will be from the world of academia, as well as filmmakers and other artists, and each podcast will take the form of an unscripted discussion. Two instalments have been released to launch the series. In the first episode James chats to Dr Nigel ...
James Newton publishes on anarchist cinema
15 May 2019
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...
Nostalgia podcast with Helen Brooks
14 May 2019
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...
GOLKK Theatre at the Gulbenkian
13 May 2019
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...