Professor Jerry Brotton in The Guardian: ‘At last, the Elizabeth v Mary catfight trope of history is being reassessed’

Our very own Professor Jerry Brotton writes in the Guardian today on the battle of who wins in history, and the importance of looking at historical women’s voices rather than just labeling them a winner, or loser.

The opinion piece is around Mary Queen of Scots in time for the film released this week.

Listen to Show and Tell #3 Podcast

Show and Tell is a series of TED-talk style events where speakers from the arts, humanities and creative industries tell their stories at Queen Mary University of London.

Join us for 2019’s edition: bit.ly/showandtell19

This episode features broadcaster Shahidha Bari, theatre artist Mojisola Adebayo, lecturer and writer Karina Likorish Quinn and theatre director Billy Barrett. Introduction by Jonathan Boffey.

It was recorded on Wednesday 19 September 2018.

Host

Rupert Dannreuther

Rupert is responsible for marketing within Queen Mary’s School of English and Drama. He has worked for numerous organisations including Cineworld, Hackney Empire, The Yard Theatre and Rose Bruford College. In his spare time he runs To Do List a website about offbeat things to do in London: http://todolist.org.uk.

Show and Tell Panel

Shahidha Bari

Shahidha Bari is a writer, academic and broadcaster working in the fields of literature, philosophy and art. Born in 1980, she was one of the first ever BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers (2011) and a winner of the Observer Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism (2015). She is Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and Fellow of the Forum for European Philosophy at the LSE, and writes for the TLS, Guardian and Financial Times, amongst others. She features frequently on BBC Radio 4, and currently presents BBC Radio 3’s nightly Arts and Ideas programme Free Thinking. She lives in London.

Mojisola Adebayo

Mojisola Adebayo BA, MA, PhD, FRSL, is a performed and published playwright, performer, producer, director, workshop facilitator and teacher. She has been making theatre internationally for over 25 years, from Antarctica to Zimbabwe.

Karina Lickorish Quinn

Karina is a Peruvian-British writer and a PhD student and teacher of creative writing here at Queen Mary. She has published short stories and translations in various journals and is working on her debut novel about ghosts, guano and two-headed cats.

Billy Barrett

Theatre-maker, Breach Theatre and MA Theatre and Performance student.

Coming up

Show and Tell is back for 2019 with a whole host of exciting new speakers.

See the line up and book a free ticket here: bit.ly/showandtell19


#SEDdigest Events & Opportunities Digest 2019 #1 – 18 Jan 2019

Opportunities

Artist Development from Pleasance Theatre for Edinburgh Fringe

Application are now open for The Charlie Hartill Special Reserve. The Pleasance will provide an emerging theatre company with £10,000 financing, mentoring, support, PR, marketing, accommodation, travel, accessible performances and so much more to enable them to bring a fully produced theatre production to Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019. An unmissable opportunity! 

Deadline, 10am 31st January 2019.

Website to apply https://www.pleasance.co.uk/charliefund
Information pack https://bit.ly/2H2Ezgt Information pack https://bit.ly/2H2Ezgt  

Jobs and Paid Internships

Careers Events

HOW TO GET INTO PUBLISHING… from those that know! Thursday 31st January 6pm – 7.45pm, People’s Palace PP1.

We are delighted to have two major publishers coming on to campus to talk about their organisations and the type of work experience, internship & entry level roles that they have available. 

We will be joined by Lisa Goll – Events Manager at Bloomsbury and Owner of London Writers’ Café and Christiana Markou – Recruitment Advisor at HarperCollins, as well as a Junior Editor from Bloomsbury and a recent recipient of a HarperCollins BAME internship.

 Lisa and Christiana will give presentations and will be interviewed about general recruitment questions.  The Junior Editor and HarperCollins intern will also be interviewed about how they secured their opportunities and their reflections on their experiences.  There will also be opportunity for your questions to all our guests.

 RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW: https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=5435&service=Careers+Service  

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A Career Conversation… Life as a National Newspaper Journalist with Sarah Oliver, from the Mail on Sunday. http://www.saraholiverwriter.com/  Wednesday 30th January lunchtime 1.15 – 2.15pm, LAWS Room 1.19

We are delighted that Sarah Oliver is coming to QM to speak about building a career as a newspaper journalist.  Sarah is an established QMentor supporting one QM student each year interested in building a journalism career.  Now we have an opportunity for lots more students to benefit from her knowledge and experience.

As a foreign news correspondent Sarah covered the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as stories across the world from Kosovo to Malawi. In more recent years she has focused on features, columns and celebrity interviews.  With Sarah we will explore what it takes to get started on a newspaper career, how a career can develop, skills & experienced required to get a foot in the door, as well as perhaps exploring some of her most memorable career moments.

If you are interested in any aspect of newspaper journalism this is a definitely a ‘not to be missed session’. 

RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW: https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=5595&service=Careers+Service

Careers in Charities: 21st January 6-7pm

CharityWorks will be talking about how to begin a career in the non-profit sector, provide you with an overview of the graduate scheme for the UK non-profit sector 

RESERVE YOUR PLACE HERE: https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=5453&service=Careers+Service

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Careers in Ideas: 22nd January 6 – 8pm

If you would like to consider a law career in Intellectual Property, come and speak to a range of firms who will be promoting their work experience and graduate opportunities! N.B. Definitely do some research on the role & firms coming in advance, so that you understand their areas of interest.

DETAILS & BOOKING HERE: https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=5431&service=Careers+Service

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Google Skills: The Importance of Self Promotion, 28th January 6 – 7.30pm

This 90 minute workshop is aimed at women & underrepresented groups. The workshop will help you to highlight the importance of self promotion in your career, and provide you with the tools to start developing this skill.

RESERVE YOUR PLACE HERE: https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=5433&service=Careers+Service

ON TRACK FESTIVAL 19 – 20 Feb

Book Now

Are you 14 – 25 and looking to break into the creative industries? 

On Track is back  –  After huge success the free two day festival designed to fuel the next generation of performers and artistic entrepreneurs is back at Hackney Empire. You’ll get access to some of the industry’s biggest players and influencers working right now.

Sign up to masterclasses, seminars, panels debates, up-skill yourself with vital tools and knowledge to help you take things to the next level, plus network with peers and some of the industry’s biggest names

Free Public English and Drama Events Events in Winter/Spring 2019

Here’s a selection of English and Drama events coming up this semester at Queen Mary University of London.

English Postgraduate Research Seminar 2019

Queen Mary Theatre Company: New Writers Festival – 1-3 February 2019

Join our in house theatre company for a festival of new writing.

Show and Tell – Wednesday 6, 13, 20 and 27 February 2019

Show and Tell is a series of TED-talk style events where speakers from the arts, humanities and creative industries tell their stories at Queen Mary University of London.

See the 2019 line up

Book free tickets online

Master’s Open Event – Wednesday 13 February 2019

Join us for an evening reception with drinks to find out about our English Master’s offering: MA English Literature. 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

English and Drama A-Level Revision Day – Wednesday 20 February 2019

Group sessions with top academics from Queen Mary will look at key A-level English and Drama texts and concepts to help with your revision. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Inaugural Lecture – Professor Barbara Taylor – Philosophical Solitude – Tuesday 26 February 2019

Chaired by Professor Cora Kaplan

The philosopher mediating alone in his study is a cliché of western culture. But behind the hackneyed image lies a long history of controversy. Was solitude the ‘school of genius’, as Edward Gibbon claimed, or did it breed irrationalism, dogmatism and melancholy, as Dr Johnson and others insisted? In the 1730s David Hume suffered a breakdown which he attributed to his solitary philosophising; three decades later, in a much-publicised quarrel with Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Hume attacked Rousseau’s reclusiveness as ‘savage’, ‘bestial’,the mark of an ‘arrant madman’. A life of lone thought was pathological: a judgement that still finds echoes in present-day concerns about social isolation and loneliness.

Book free tickets online

Just Announced: 2 Job Opportunities in Creative Writing at Queen Mary

We have just announced the following 2 academic job opportunities.

Please see the links below to get more information about the roles.

Lecturer in Creative Writing 0.5 FTE (Prose Fiction)

Professor in Creative Writing 0.5 FTE (Creative Non-Fiction)

Apply before 18 January for LAHP Studentships and 31 January 2019 for Queen Mary Principal’s Studentships PhD Funding

UK/EU PhD applicants have the opportunity to apply for London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) studentships as well as Queen Mary Principal’s Studentships (QMPS) but the deadlines differ.

Please see below for useful information from Dr Rehana Ahmed (Director of Research) or email sed-research@qmul.ac.uk.

London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP):

  • Home and EU students who wish to be considered for AHRC funding must apply directly to LAHP. International students are not eligible to apply.
  • Detailed information on LAHP and the application process is available here: https://www.lahp.ac.uk/apply-for-studentship-2019-20/
  • There are two LAHP routes: the CDA (Collaborative Doctoral Award) and the ‘open competition’ route.
  • Prospective supervisors apply to the CDA route (the deadline for CDA applications is 3 December 2018).
  • Potential candidates for the LAHP open competition will need to make an application directly to LAHP. This will open for applications on 26 November 2018. The deadline is 28 January 2019.
  • Candidates must also apply for a place to study at their home institution by 18 January 2019. The nominated primary supervisor will be required to submit a statement of support in addition to the application form, and supporting statements must be received by 4 February 2019 in order for applications to be considered.
  • If you’d like further information and guidance about the responsibilities of academic supervisors, the LAHP is running an information session on 26 November, 1-2 pm, Room 243, Senate House. You can register via this Google Form

QM Principal’s Studentships (QMPS):

  • As in previous years, the College is also running the QMPS round, although with a reduced number of studentships available across HSS (down from 20 to 18 across HSS, we think – but it is not impossible that this number will be reduced further).
  • Home, EU and international applicants are all eligible to apply. The deadline for applications to QM is 31 January 2019. All applications received by this deadline are automatically considered for QMPS.
  • SED can make a set number of nominations; these are written and submitted by the Directors of Graduate Studies (for English and for Drama). There’s no need for a supporting statement from supervisors – but we may ask you for information or similar to help with the nominations.

English and Drama Newsletter January 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Welcome to our January newsletter.  We wish you all the best for 2019 and look forward to seeing our students and staff from next week when semester 2 begins.


Photo from Winter graduation 2018 in December

JAN 15

11 days left to apply to study with us Study English, Creative Writing, Drama
all with a year abroad. Courses start this September 2019.

See our study abroad hub for more information.

 

Events

Show and Tell is back for 2019 every Wednesday in February with a diverse line up of inspiring speakers from the arts, humanities and creative industries.

Book free tickets online

BOOK AHEAD

The Inaugural Lecture of Professor Barbara Taylor – Philosophical Solitude
ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of london
Tuesday 26 February 2019, 6.30pm The philosopher mediating alone in his study is a cliché of western culture. But behind the hackneyed image lies a long history of controversy. Was solitude the ‘school of genius’, as Edward Gibbon claimed, or did it breed irrationalism, dogmatism and melancholy, as Dr Johnson and others insisted? In the 1730s David Hume suffered a breakdown which he attributed to his solitary philosophising; three decades later, in a much-publicised quarrel with Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Hume attacked Rousseau’s reclusiveness as ‘savage’, ‘bestial’, the mark of an ‘arrant madman’. A life of lone thought was pathological: a judgement that still finds echoes in present-day concerns about social isolation and loneliness.

Barbara Taylor is Professor of Humanities at Queen Mary, based in the Schools of History and English and Drama. She is currently leading a 4-year project, ‘Pathologies of Solitude,18th – 21st C’, funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Read more

JANUARY

Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature:
Seminar: Dr Lucy Wooding, Oxford ‘The Book as Image: Tudor Religious Culture and Perceptions of Print’

ArtsTwo 3.16, Queen Mary University of London
Wednesday 9 January 2019, 5-7pm

This paper will discuss the relationship between word and image in
early modern England, focusing in particular on the ways in which books were conceptualized within religious discourse as variously text, object and image, suggesting that the dialogue about and between these different forms offers important insights into the evolution of religious culture in an era of reform.
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Travelling Queer People’s History Show – Scratch PerformanceQueen Mary University of London
Saturday 19 January 2019, 6pm
The Travelling Queer People’s History Show takes the audience on a startling journey underneath the foundations of some of Britain’s biggest galleries to uncover a hidden history of queer prisoners, prisons and penal colonies.

English Postgraduate Research Seminar 2019ArtsOne lecture Theatre Queen Mary University of London
Thursday 17 + 31 January, 14 + 28 February, 14 + 28 March and 23 May 2019, 6pm Our groundbreaking postgraduate research seminar continues with a wide range of speakers in 2019.

News

Harriet Baker (English PhD) has won The Tony Lothian Prize for Rural Hours: Interwar Female Writers project. Read more here
  • Nadia Valman (English) spoke at the Museum of Liverpool about using digital technology to unlock layers of heritage.
  • Ali Campbell (Drama)’s book The Theatre of the Oppressed in Practice Today (Bloomsbury) is being published on 21 March 2019.
  • Tiffany Watt-Smith (Drama) from Queen Mary’s School of English and Drama has been awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize to begin work on a new project exploring the cultural history of sleep. Read more

Opportunities & Competition

OPEN CALL: EcoFutures: Queer, Feminist and Decolonial Responses to Ecological and Environmental Changes” (4-19 April 2019) Read more

PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE WORK EXPERIENCE: Work experience applications open on 8 January. Information here

18c FELLOWSHIP: The Queen Mary Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, in conjunction wit the British Society for Eighteenth-Century StudiesShort-Term Early-Career Visiting Fellowship 2018-19. Deadline: 17 January 2019

JOBS AT QMUL: Start the new year with a new job working with Queen Mary as a Hospitality & Events Manager, Library ShelverDigital Communications OfficerPublic Engagement Officer and many more.

Win a 24 Penguin Little Black/Modern Classics hamper with your #SED2019 Winter Wonder photo

To enter simply email us your photo sed-web@qmul.ac.uk or use the hashtag #SED2019 and tag us on Instagram or Twitter. The photo theme could be themed around: winter wonderland style scene a highlight from your festive break books you’re looking forward to reading in 2019 performances you’re looking forward to in 2019 Photo above ‘Bushey Park’ by Matthew Mauger (photographer and Senior Lecturer in English and e-Strategy Manager at QMUL)

Win a 24 Penguin Little Black/Modern Classics hamper with your #SED2019 Winter Wonder photo

To enter simply email us your photo sed-web@qmul.ac.uk or use the hashtag #SED2019 and tag us on Instagram or Twitter. The photo theme could be themed around:

  • winter wonderland style scene
  • a highlight from your festive break
  • books you’re looking forward to reading in 2019
  • performances you’re looking forward to in 2019

Competition is open until 31 January 2019 at 17:00 GMT.

Photo above ‘Bushey Park’ by Matthew Mauger (photographer and Senior Lecturer in English and e-Strategy Manager at QMUL)

Book now for Show and Tell 2019

Show and Tell is back for 2019 with a series of free inspiring talks about studying and working in the arts and humanities in February 2019

More information and book online here

See the full programme below

The evening promises to be entertaining and relaxed. Speakers will each deliver a TED-style talk, and these will be followed by a chance for guests to ask questions, before the evening ends with socialising and networking over refreshments.

Show and Tell runs on the evenings of the 6, 13, 20 and 27 February 2019, taking place between 18:00 and 20:00 at the ArtsOne Building on the Mile End Road of Queen Mary’s Mile End campus. Everyone is welcome from sixth-form students, new QMUL freshers, alumni, school teachers, researchers and anyone who has a general interest in the arts and humanities.

If you have any questions or would like to register a group please email: showandtell@qmul.ac.uk

The full programme

Wednesday 6 February 2019

  • Kayla MacQuarrie: Stand-up comedian who recently performed her award-winning show Traumatised at Soho Theatre.
  • Matti Ryan: Matti Ryan is a performance artist, impresario and the manager of Overlock, a new mixed-arts venue in Hackney.
  • Giulia Casalini from Arts Feminism Queer (also known as CUNTemporary) is a non-profit, volunteer-run arts organisation that aims to strengthen collaboration and solidarity between queer, feminist and decolonial communities across the fields of academia, culture, activism, grassroots organisations and social policy makers.
  • Charlotte Dinkin: Stand-up comedian, director, and creative communications consultant. She recently directed Olga Koch’s Edinburgh show Fight, for which Olga was nominated for best newcomer. She’s also just completed an MA in Psychoanalysis.

Wednesday 13 February 2019

  • Sufiya Ahmed: Sufiya has worked in advertising and in the House of Commons, but is now a full-time author. In 2010 Sufiya set up the BIBI Foundation, a non-profit organisation, to arrange visits to the Houses of Parliament for diverse and underprivileged school children.
  • Alana Buckley: Alana has worked in the events industry for over 10 years, beginning her career in heritage venues including the Imperial War Museum and St Paul’s Cathedral before transitioning onto catering. She has been heading up the events team at London-based street food company KERB since 2015.
  • Dr Martin Welton: Reader (Academic Teaching at QMUL) in Drama at Queen Mary researching Movement and the senses in relation to the theory and practice of contemporary performance.
  • Charlotta Salmi: Lecturer in Postcolonial and Global Literature at Queen Mary with research involving: Postcolonial Literature and Theory; Graphic Narratives; Literary Form; Conflict and protest literature; Borders and the state.
  • Liza Vallance: Artistic Director/CEO @Studio3Arts, co-founder of @OriginalArmy. Runner, fat, feminist, working class.
  • Maria Oshodi / Kumiko Mendl: Maria Oshodi is a freelance writer and Artistic Director and CEO of Extant, Britains leading professional performing arts company of visually impaired artists. Kumiko Mendl is Artistic Director of the UK’s award winning British East Asian Theatre Company, Yellow Earth.

Wednesday 20 February 2019

  • Kit Redstone: Award winning writer (Testosterone). Artistic director of Vacuum Theatre and hot tempered, belligerent short-arse trans man who wears a lot of jewellery.
  • Ben Walters: Writer, producer, programmer, critic and activist living in London. Ben is a PhD student at Queen Mary interested in queer fun, cabaret and homemade mutant hope machines — or how participatory performance practices can materialise better worlds for marginalised people.
  • Kemah Bob (BBC3, The Guilty Feminist) a stand-up comedian, writer, improviser, and drag king from Texas now based in London.
  • Jorge Lopes Ramos: London-based artist, curator and producer working in the intersection between art, technology and games. Co-founder and director of East London venue G.A.S. Station (Games and Arts Stratford) and theatre/digital arts company ZU-UK (Brazil/UK), Jorge also works as Senior Lecturer at University of East London since 2009.

Wednesday 27 February 2019

  • Professor Jerry Brotton: Professor of Renaissance Studies and author of ‘This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World’
  • Nurull Islam (QMUL fellow): Mile End Community Project
  • Moa Johansson: Moa Johansson’s work falls between durational performance, live art, and dance. Her performances explore and investigate theories concerning the body, time, action, and subjectivity through an intersectional, feminist and queer lens. www.mojocompany.org
  • Dr Nisha Ramayya: Nisha Ramayya is a poet and lecturer in Creative Writing at Queen Mary, University of London.
  • Katherine Igoe-Ewer: is the award-winning The Yard Theatre‘s producer for local projects.

Please note all speakers appearances are subject to change

Feeling down? Get support at Queen Mary and outside

Students and staff can feel low at any time of year including the festive period where everyone else can seem to be happy.

If you’re not feeling yourself there’s no shame in asking for help and talking about how you feel.

Help at Queen Mary

Mental Health First Aiders

Queen Mary has a dedicated network of Mental Health First Aiders who are trained in listening non-judgmentally and helping you find the support you may need.

In the School of English and Drama:

  • Rupert Dannreuther
  • Bridget Escolme
  • Suzi Lewis

If none of these people are available please consult the building based list here. You can talk to any of the Mental Health First Aiders in confidence.

QMUL Advice and Counselling Service

Specialist and confidential advice and support for welfare, financial, emotional and psychological issues.

www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk / 020 7882 8717 /  welfare@qmul.ac.uk

Disability and Dyslexia Service

Confidential advice, guidance and support for students with diagnosed mental health conditions and those who have experienced a mental health crisis.

www.dds.qmul.ac.uk / 020 7882 2756 / dds@qmul.ac.uk e

External Support

  • Samaritans: Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.
  • NHS 111: Get access to trained medical professionals on the phone. They can also arrange emergency appointments out of hours for example.
  • Tower Hamlets Mental Health Line: 24 hour mental health crisis line has been launched by the Trust to support people living and working in Tower Hamlets.
  • The Haven (Sexual Assault Centre): The Havens are specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

Get festive with our First Year Party, PGRS Literary Quiz and QMTC’s SLAPPIN’ DA BASS variety night this week

English First Year Party | Thursday 13 December 2018 | 4-6pm | ArtsOne Foyer

“You may well know this already, but this is just to let you know that there will be a Year One End of Term Party, Thursday 13th December 4-6pm, ArtsOne foyer. There will be nice nibbles, and good cheer, and it’ll be a chance to celebrate the conclusion of your first semester at Queen Mary.

Wishing you a happy week 12, and hope to see you on Thursday.” Rachael Gilmour, Head of English.

RSVP on Facebook

 

PGRS PhD Panel and Literary Quiz | Thursday 13 December | 5.15pm  | ArtsOne Lecture Theatre and SCR Bar

In a change to the usual format, we will be welcoming two current PhD students and members of last year’s PGRS committee to give papers on their research. We will then be heading over to the Senior Common Room Bar for a special Christmas quiz.

Our speakers are:

  • Di Beddow: The Cambridge of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath
  • Danny Rhodes: Yeats’s Missing Ghosts: Hauntings and Materialisations in the Radium Age.

Harriet Baker, Will Burgess, Hannah Donovan, Charlotte McCallum, Charlie Pullen, Julie Tanner, Frith Taylor, Vincenzo Torromacco, Alice Wickenden

Watch this space for details or follow us on Twitter @QMEnglishPGRS

 

 

 

SLAPPIN’ DA BASS | Friday 15 December 2018 | 7pm | Pinter Studio, ArtsOne

‘Our monthly variety night where you can perform anything you want!

We welcome anyone and everyone to join us for a night of singing, dancing, poetry, spoken word, comedy, and any other talents! If you would like to watch, all that is required is small donation (50p upwards) which will be given to charity.

RSVP on Facebook

SED staff member Hari Marini presents her video poetry at international festival

Hari Marini (Drama and Admin Team) is presenting her video work Spirals 7th International Video Poetry Festival which takes place in Athens on 14-15 December.

Details here: https://theinstitute.info/?p=3252 and this is the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/316809979170519/

About the film

Spirals is a poetic journey that crosses geographical borders and unites European female voices in an exchange of languages, cultures, personal narratives and modes of expression. Through the symbol of the spiral, the project explores thresholds, migration, path, nature, home and sense of belonging; the spiral acts as a sign of becoming, transforming and awareness. Poems written by contemporary female poets, recorded material, music and movement are part of a series of performances, photography and video-work. Women create and walk on spirals in a variety of places, such as London, Broadstairs, Coventry, Barcelona, Athens and Belgrade.
Hari Marini – PartSuspended (UK) (www.partsuspended.com/)

Watch online

Read more about the piece here:

https://www.interimpoetics.org/35-4/hari-marini-partsuspended

https://www.interimpoetics.org/35-4/hari-marini-trans-theo-kominis

Unmissable QMTC December 2018 Events including THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA: A PARODY PANTOMIME

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA: A PARODY PANTOMIME

Andy has just graduated from Kings with a BA in English and lands a job with Miranda Priestly, the most wickedest dragon lady in all of East London fashion! She quickly finds herself struggling with the job, no thanks to her so called “friends” Avocado & Toast, her boyfriend Nate, and Emily “Blunt Cunt” Charlton. Luckily for her, Fairy Nigel is just around the corner, to give her a transformation that could just about change her life.
Expect bad jokes and panto chaos in QMTC’s adaptation of one of the greatest films ever made.

8th and 9th December 7pm in the Pinter Studio, ArtsOne

Tickets £6-9

https://www.facebook.com/events/369509427215129/

 

WRITING WORKSHOP

Get your pen and paper ready for an evening of playwriting!

This workshop is designed for writers of all abilities – those who have written hundreds of plays, those who need advice, and those who have never written before. We will do a few exercises to generate ideas, create characters, and will have the chance to get some scenes up on their feet. Just in time for the New Writers Festival pitch night…

4th December 7pm in ArtsOne Lecture Theatre

 

NEW WRITERS FESTIVAL PITCH NIGHT

Calling all playwrights!

Have you written a play or plan to write one over the Winter break? Then come and pitch it for our next festival! Our New Writers’ Festival is a chance to put on any work you’ve written of any kind in a professional and friendly environment. Come along and pitch it to QMTC members and be proud of your creation, or listen to all of our pitches and vote for your favourite!

12th December 6.30pm in the Pinter Studio, ArtsOne

https://www.facebook.com/events/359105954853486/

 

QMTC’s BIG FAT CHRISTMAS QUIZ OF THE YEAR

Celebrate the holidays QMTC-style with our Christmas Quiz 🎅 Round up a group of six friends, relatives or unwitting strangers, brush up on your trivia, and get ready to have some fun!

10th December 5.30pm in Blomeley Room 1

£3 members / £4 non-members

https://www.facebook.com/events/1006478369553089/

 

SLAPPIN’ DA BASS

Our monthly variety night where you can perform anything you want!

We welcome anyone and everyone to join us for a night of singing, dancing, poetry, spoken word, comedy, and any other talents! If you would to perform, please send a message to the Slappin Da Bass Facebook page linked below. If you would like to watch, all that is required is small donation (50p upwards) which will be given to charity.

15th December, Pinter Studio in ArtsOne, 7pm

https://www.facebook.com/slappindabasss/

Guaranteed Accommodation Offer Now for All First Years

We now guarantee accommodation to all first-year undergraduate students and foundation students that meet our eligibility criteria, regardless of whether they live in London or not.

Students who meet our eligibility criteria will be guaranteed a place in a Queen Mary hall of residence, or with one of our partner providers.

This is fantastic news for students who live in London but still would like to gain a more complete university experience by living away from home.

Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for our accommodation guarantee students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a new, full-time registered student at Queen Mary, who has not lived in a Queen Mary residence before
  • Firmly accept their offer to study in London and apply for accommodation by 31st May 2019
  • Be prepared to sign an agreement for a full academic year, at least for the period of September to June

For more information about our first-year accommodation guarantee and how to apply, please visit the following page: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/study/accommodation/first-year-undergraduate-accommodation-guarantee/