Welcome to the April edition of our English and Drama newsletter. Pictured above is English graduate Raifa Rafique who runs successful podcast Mostly Lit, and is featured in Stylist Magazine’s feature; The photo series dispelling the myth that Muslim women can’t be career-orientated.
Don’t Forget: Applications are open for our Masters Programmes in English and Drama. Get more information
London Performance Past and Present
16 July 2018 – 3 August 2018
QMUL – Mile End
We are offering our first ever summer school for students who want to get under the skin of London theatre and performance – past and present.
Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange (UK-Brazil)
Tuesday 1 May, 9.30am-6pm
This event will bring together research, policy and industry perspectives to explore the role of exchange in creative economy businesses and its impact on the sector. Particular focus will be given to new research and policy drawn from recent UK-Brazil collaboration and exchanges led or facilitated by the British Council, Network and People’s Palace Projects. Keynote speakers are:
- Sarah Drinkwater, Head of Campus London, Google for Entrepreneurs
- Eduardo Saron, Director, Itaú Cultural (São Paulo, Brazil)
Literature and the philosophy of the comic
Friday 6 and Saturday 7 April
Graduate Centre GC601, QMUL – Mile End
A workshop organised by Katie Fleming (English) on literature and the comic including speakers:
- Katie Fleming, “Comic Timing”
- Huw Marsh (English), “Like a monkey with a miniature cymbal: Magnus Mills and the comedy of repetition”
- Matthew Bevis, “Laughable Poetry”
- Sara Crangle, “Mina Loy, satire, sentiment & sacrifice”
- Jean-Michel Rabaté “Laughtears: Kafka & the birth of modernist laughter”
S A L O N – LONDON: SUNDAY with Erín Moure and So Mayer
Sunday 8 April, 4pm, Free
The Brunswick Centre
Our very own Susan Rudy (English) invites you to the next S A L O N London event this Sunday. It will expore Queer and Feminist poetry and will feature a reading by Erin Moure, moderated by So Mayer.
Our very own Lois Weaver Wins WOW Women in Creative Industries Award
Professor Weaver’s win is in recognition of ‘four decades of commitment to work engaging the widest possible public in feminism and human rights through performance’. Lois was nominated in a hotly contested category, alongside author Kate Mosse and sculptor Rachel Whiteread. Read more
- See the latest show Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) from Lois’ theatre company Split Britches at the Barbican in May
Drama student Daniella Harrison has won the National Student Drama Festival: Theatre Record Critics Award. She wins for her superb work in theatre journalism.
Our new outreach project Show & Tell – is GO!
The project will feature a series of events with inspiring talks from influential and accessible people within academia and the creative industries. Events will be aimed at school and college students aged 16-18. If you’d like to get involved please email Charlie Pullen via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documentary featuring our very own Jerry Brotton (English) is nominated for a BAFTA
Jerry featured as a key talking head interviewee on Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents.
Shakespeare to remain according to a vote at The Great Shakespeare Debate
A marvelous evening of debate around whether we should ‘Kill Bill’ in the name of decolonisation took place on Tuesday 26 March and here are the results…
- FOR (Killing Bill): 38%
- AGAINST: 55%
- Abstentions: 7%
2. Ruth Anhert (English)’s research on network analysis of Tudor letters inspired this article on the Marvel Universe in Gizmodo.
3. PhD candidate Ruby Tuke (English) has written a piece on De Quincey and homelessness.
Read the full piece here
4. Call for Papers: Theatricality, Performance, and the State Read the full CfP here.
5. Don’t forget: The Wasafiri New Writing Prize is open for entries until 5pm on 13 July 2018.