5 Unmissable Opportunities for SED Students – March 2019

Here’s 5 amazing opportunities that you should apply for or book N-O-W including winning a trip to California’s Silicon Valley (pictured above).

1. Learn how to network Women Up: British Asian edition on 7 March

Not keen on networking or want to learn more about how to network well?

Join us to receive exclusive tips and advice on the art of networking! You’ll meet and hear from accomplished professionals from different industries who want to share their stories and advice with you.

Please note, although this event is targeted at female British Asian QMUL students, it is open to all QMUL students.

2. Meet Oliver Kent and hear about heading up BBC Continuing Drama (Eastenders)

Oliver Kent, outgoing Head of BBC Drama at is in conversation with Oliver Kent, 12 March, Harold Pinter Studio, Arts 1, Mile End Campus, 6.30-8pm.

Oliver will demystify the television industry, explain what work you could do and how to navigate the different opportunities. Oliver will draw from his experience overseeing all five continuing drama shows for BBC Studio’s portfolio – EastEnders, Holby City, Casualty, Doctors and River City – after graduating from QM in French and Drama. Oliver will be interviewed by Dr Caoimhe McAvinchey, QMUL Head of Drama in this SED event, organised by the QMUL alumni team.

To hear him discussing his career and ask your questions about working in TV, the BBC and drama book here.

3. Go on a start up Tech bus tour of London of London’s hottest start ups

On Wednesday 20 March 2019, 300 students from 12 London universities will embark on a unique entrepreneurial journey…

Over the course of 12 hours, 8 iconic Routemaster buses will take students to some of London’s top innovation hubs and workspaces to experience London’s startup ecosystem first-hand and meet top entrepreneurial leaders.

We’re offering 20 students from Queen Mary University of London the opportunity to take part in this year’s Venturecrawl.

You would visit the following amazing startup spaces:

  • Bethnal Green Ventures – an early stage investor in ventures using technology to radically change people’s lives for the better
  • MakeShift – transforming derelict areas and empty buildings into new communal spaces that offer lasting opportunities to small businesses and local people.
  • Experience Haus – Dedicated to delivering affordable education and spaces for self-improvement.
  • Allia – Have run learning opportunities for hundreds of entrepreneurs, start-ups and ventures over the years. 
  • Cockpit Arts – Award winning social enterprise & business incubator for craftspeople. 

There will also be a series of entrepreneurs joining us on the tour across London to offer inspirational talks, advice and networking as we travel. Limited tickets available. Successful applicants will be informed by 13th March.

4. Write for Roman Road LDN

Roman Road Ldn looking for voluntary contributors for our online magazine Roman Road Ldn, to write food reviews for places in the local area. It’s a good opportunity for aspiring writers to get something in a magazine and bulk up their portfolios. Review contributions can be casual (once a month or every two months) or even a one-off. If people are interested, could they please email hello@romanroadlondon.com.

5. Win a trip to Silicon Valley to use technology to make an impact on society with QEnterprise

‘On 17th – 21st June, QEnterprise is inviting two of the brightest students from Queen Mary University of London to the world’s biggest tech hub to explore what it’s like to enter and thrive in the global innovation economy.

To apply to the Immersion Program, you will need to be working on an idea that uses technology to make an impact in society – your project can take any form!

What happens on the Immersion Program?

– Access and interact with tech companies including Google, WeWork and Weebly through site visits, workshops, networking dinners and more

– Enhance your employability through high-impact learning sessions run by our partner Colorintech

– Get support to build upon your ideas through workshops on building a tech product

– Get real feedback from recruitment teams and mentors 

Eligibility criteria

– Applicants must be a current QMUL student or recent graduate (<2 years) of any discipline

– Undergraduate applicants must be predicted a 2:1 or above 

– Applicants must be working on a tech idea that can make a positive impact on society 

– Applicants must be prepared to develop or continue developing their product or service following the programme and be willing to enrol on the QIncubator program in October 2019

Details

When? 17 – 21 June 2019

What we’ll pay for: Flights, accommodation, breakfast & 3 lunches

What you’ll pay for: The rest of the food costs, spending money & any costs for obtaining the US visa.’

#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

Show and Tell – Inspiring Mini Talks at QMUL – Series 2 – 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

Sadly you missed…

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.
  • 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.
  • Magda Oldziejewska: Activist, independent researcher and blogger, as well as fundraising coordinator and management collective member at the Feminist Library.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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): (QMUL fellow): Nurull Islam is one of the Co Founders of Mile End Community Project ( MCP ). A multi-award winning film and media organization with a commitment to helping young people recognise their potential. MCP engages young people through creative learning opportunities, such as peer-led film making, art, and media projects.
  • Moa Johansson: Moa Johansson (UK/SWE) is a performance artist whose work occupies the space between performance installation, live art, and dance. Her practice investigates theories concerning the body, space, subjectivity and communication in the context of an intersectional, ecofeminist and queer reading. 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

Jobs, Events & Opportunities from SED’s Careers Consultant Caroline Lisser – Thursday 4 October 2018

  • Teaching
  • SED Careers Appointments
  • Careers in Market Research
  • QMUL Graduate Scheme
  • QM Career Mentoring
  • The Business & Finance Fair
  • Part-time/Temporary roles as QM Annual Fund Caller
  • Alumni tips on work experience

Teaching: the Government has announced the bursary levels for trainee teachers for 2019.  The English bursary is £15,000… read more here: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-my-teacher-training/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-teacher-training


SED exclusive appointments for career discussions with Caroline, are available on Thursday 11th October afternoon. 

To book, phone 020 7882 8533 or drop-in to the Careers Centre in Queens Building.


Exploring Careers in Market Research: 15th October – 6pm

A fantastic panel of researchers has been signed up for this event including the Head of Research for BBC Media Action… come and discover a whole world of careers that you did not know existed and learn more about how research shapes so many business decisions.  English students have a fantastic skillset, particularly for qualitative market research… come and find out more.  Details and booking here: https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=4981&service=Careers+Service


QMUL Graduate Scheme:

Attention 3rd years:  have you become rather attached to QMUL and wondering what you will do after your degree?  Join the leadership graduate scheme at Queen Mary… applications are open now for jobs starting in September 2019.  This scheme is a leadership programme for graduates wanting to work in Higher Education. You will receive high-quality training and one year’s membership of the Association of University Administrators, whilst undertaking two 6 month placements at Queen Mary and one 6 month placement at another UK university. The scheme runs from September 2019-February 2021 and you will earn £22-28K. Find out more about this scheme on 18th October at the ‘Careers in the Community – working in the public sector’ event.

Apply at https://www.ambitiousfutures.co.uk  Closing Date for Applications: January 2019


Business employers on campus:

For those of you wanting to explore a career in Business… The annual QM Business & Finance Fair is next week on 8th October… Come along and talk to employers about why they are interested in English students/graduates  and what kind of jobs exist in their organisations.
Places limited, so reserve here: https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=4569&service=Careers+Service 


DON’T FORGET TO APPLY FOR QMENTORING – DEADLINE 5PM, OCTOBER 8TH.

Interested in gaining 6 months of one-to-one support from an experienced professional?  In receipt of the QMUL Bursary?

Particularly if you are in your 3rd year, this is a not to be missed opportunity to have a professional working in a field that interests you, to guide you through the career decision making and job search process.

To apply for a place, please go to: qmul.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/qmentoring-application.

For general enquiries, please email qmentoring@qmul.ac.uk, or call the team on 020 7882 3690.

https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=5231&service=Careers+Service


QMUL Annual Fund Caller – part-time role, apply NOW! 

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/alumni/supportingqm/aftc/apply-to-be-a-caller/

We’re looking for 40 student callers to work on our telephone campaign in November. Deadline: Wednesday 10 October.

You will: be paid £10.43 per hour (plus holiday pay); gain invaluable careers advice from alumni; be expected to attend 3-4 shifts (one weekend); receive full paid training on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October


School of Languages & Linguistics have an alumni work experience event to which you are invited… useful if you want to hear about how to get experience in order to  build a career in communications, charities or freelance writing. Tuesday 9th October, 5.30pm

Work experience is one of the most efficient ways to test out career ideas.
But how do you get it? What should you look for in a placement?
In this alumni panel you’ll hear the honest stories of three recent alumni (both extroverted and introverted) who did a variety of different things to get work experience.

Charlotte Stockton (French & Eng.Lit) – while at QMUL Charlotte did three different internships in marketing and promotions, including one over 8 months at City Hall for the Mayor of London. She now works in business development for a communications agency in London.

Laura Potter (Comp.Lit & Linguistics) – Laura left QMUL in 2017 and during her degree she got work experience as a News Desk Assistant at the Guardian, worked as features and music editor and a freelance reporter for a variety of on and off-campus publications. She is passionate about mental wellbeing and was the QMSU welfare rep. She now works as Communications Executive at charity Dementia UK.

Aisha Rimi (French & German) – During her time at uni Aisha worked as a fashion production assistant, doing communications for a local charity via QProjects Summer, a telephone fundraiser, a social media intern for a start-up, sub-editor on a student newspaper, shop assistant and more. She’s now works as a freelance writer and as the Volunteer Centre Coordinator at London School of Economics.

Book a place here: https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=5231&service=Careers+Service

#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 14 March 2018

Here’s our digest #7 of events and opportunities in and outside the School.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition.

Events

Book ahead

Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) | 15-19 May 2018 | 7.45pm | £5-18

Support the WOW Women in Creative Industries award-winning Professor Lois Weaver at the Barbican in May!

“Combining a Dr Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring forum for public conversation, this show explores ageing, anxiety, hidden desires and how to look forward when the future is uncertain.

The stage features a round table, doomsday images projected on a screen, echoing the War Room in Stanley Kubrick’s film. In our Situation Room, twelve audience members are invited to become a Council of Elders to discuss the global issues of the day, as the company weave in satirical insights and spirit-lifting humour.

Adopting the characters of a bombastic general and ineffectual president, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches lace this interactive piece with both playful urgency and lethargy, encouraging discussion about the political landscape.”

The week ahead

World Literature and the Archives of Criticism | 17 March 2018 | QMUL – Mile End | Free

A one day colloquium, which includes panels with interests such as:

  • Adhira Mangalagiri (Queen Mary University of London), ‘Imagining the World in 1950s Chinese Literature’
  • Becky Roach (Kings College London), ‘World Literature: World Computing’
  • Angus Brown (Birmingham), ‘The World History of Close Reading’
  • Graham Riach (Oxford), ‘Freak Time and Spatial Form in Bruno Schultz and Tamura Taijirō’
  • David James (Birmingham), ‘World Fiction and Critical Humility’

And a keynote by guest Stefan Helgesson (Stockholm) on:

‘Southern Itineraries: The Fate of Literature in the Archives of Criticism’

Download the schedule here

 

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Jobs, Careers Events & Paid Internships

Career Appointments at QMUL

Current students and recent graduates can book a bespoke careers appointment to help with: finding jobs, making your applications better and even interview practice.

 

Programming Assistant (p/t) at The Albany | Deadline: 19 March 2018

A London-based performing arts venue that work around cultural diversity and creativity are looking for a Programming Assistant to join their team. Could it be you? >>

 

2 roles: Participation Producer and Administration Assistant at Pacitti Company | Deadline: 3 April 2018

“We are pleased to announce two new job opportunities with Pacitti Company.

Participation Producer
The Participation Producer is responsible for supporting the development of SPILL Festival’s mass participation public engagement events and the Think Tank public programme. The Participation Producer will work to deliver an exceptional year-round programme of work that engages, educates and invigorates the local community and ensures meaningful development for local audiences.

For more information and to apply please download an application pack along with an equal opportunities form.

Administration Assistant
As the Administration Assistant, you will play a pivotal role in the Company, helping the running of a wide range of administration duties, occasionally acting as the first point of contact for enquiries for SPILL Festival, the Think Tank or Pacitti Company overall.”

 

Opportunities, Calls for Participation & Volunteering

Call for participants in RIFT theatre project | 17-18 March

RIFT Theatre’s Void – call for participants in audience research project

17th and 18th March

 

How can audiences contribute to the future of theatre?

How should new technologies be used to shape the way theatre appears and feels for audiences?

 

If you’re a theatre-goer who is interested in how audiences might play a part in the future development of the form, then we would like to invite you to participate in a project run jointly by Queen Mary University of London and RIFT theatre company. We are looking for 20 audience members to take part in a study of immersive theatre experience centred on RIFT’s VOID, a performance for a solo spectator commissioned for this year’s Vault festival. 

 

What will it involve

We are looking for 20 audience members to participate in piece of immersive theatre for a solo spectator. You will receive a free ticket for the performance, and a £10 theatre voucher. In return we ask that you agree to some limited video and data recording of your experience, and a post-performance interview with a member of Queen Mary’s research team. Following the performance, you will also receive a copy of the recordings as a unique record of your experience.

 

If you would like to be involved, please email your name and contact details to: stagingatmospheres@gmail.com stating your preference for attending a performance on either 17th or 18th March. As the performance can only accommodate one spectator at a time, there are a variety of slots available between 18.00-20.00 on Saturday 17th March and between 18.00-21.15 on Sunday 18th March. If you have a particular preference, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

 

Please be aware that some of the performance includes accounts of consent issues and sexual trauma.

 

How long will it take

The performance lasts thirty minutes, and each interview will take no longer than twenty minutes.

 

Will my responses be confidential 

The interviews will contribute to a research project funded by the Arts an Humanities Research Council; this process has been scrutinised by QMUL’s ethics committee, and all details will be fully anonymised in any public or academic material. You will be free to withdraw if you wish to.

 

Calls for papers

No listings this week.

#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 7 March 2018

Here’s our digest #6 of events and opportunities in and outside the School.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition.

Events

Book ahead

Shakespeare is Dead: The Great Shakespeare Debate | Tuesday 27 March 2018 | 6pm | Free

This house proposes that the inclusion of Shakespeare in the higher education curriculum and theatre and arts programming obstructs decolonization.

Join students, performers, policy makers, scholars, teachers, artists and artistic directors to debate what place Shakespeare has in education and the arts today.

Have your say.

Cast Your Vote.

Inaugural Lecture: Andrew van der Vlies | Thursday 29 March | 6.30pm | Free

Abstract

How has writing from and about South Africa travelled beyond the borders of the country? How has it made readers feel, and why might this continue to matter? Using key examples from the past 130 years, the lecture will survey the trajectory of South African writing as a category, ask how and why some texts have become well known internationally while others have not, and consider the importance of the personae that South African writers have (or been thought by readers to have) adopted, as well as the significance of the material forms that texts have taken—the guises, or indeed ‘personae’, under which they have travelled. Texts from and about South Africa—not to mention readers encountering them—have had to find ways to grapple with questions about the appropriateness or otherwise of representations of the country’s diverse people and complex politics. (Appropriate can, after all, be an adjective and a verb.) This lecture will therefore also grapple with the politics of speaking—and writing—positions, including this lecturer’s own. It will address South Africa’s often problematic place in postcolonial studies, and will argue for the continuing relevance of the study of the country’s literature here and now.

Bio

Andrew van der Vlies is Professor of Contemporary Literature and Postcolonial Studies in the School of English and Drama. Born and raised in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, he completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford and taught at the University of Sheffield before joining Queen Mary in 2010. He is the author of the books Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing (Oxford, 2017) and South African Textual Cultures (Manchester, 2007), and of a number of scholarly articles and chapters on South African literature, visual culture, gender studies, and print cultures (including contributions to the Oxford Companion to the Book, Cambridge History of South African Literature, and Oxford History of the Novel in English). He is editor of a collection of essays on Print, Text, and Book Cultures in South Africa (Wits, 2012), and lead editor of the scholarly journal Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies (Taylor & Francis). Forthcoming books include editions of Zoë Wicomb’s non-fiction (Yale), and of Olive Schreiner’s The Story of an African Farm (Edinburgh). Van der Vlies also holds an honorary appointment at the University of the Western Cape, in South Africa.

 

The week ahead

QMTC: New Writing Festival | 10-11 March 2018 | QMUL – Mile End | From £6

 

New Writers’ Festival is always one of our favourites of the year, as we show off the talented playwrights QM has. This festival celebrates new writing, new stories, and a range of voices and styles. It’s bloody brilliant – and you should definitely come and watch!

The Woman Who Gave Birth to a Goat | Camden People’s Theatre | Wednesday 14 March | £10

Join our grads Hugo Aguirre and Lizzie Manwaring for a bizarre journey of a woman who, in five months, will be having a kid (literally).

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Jobs, Careers Events & Paid Internships

Career Appointments at QMUL

Current students and recent graduates can book a bespoke careers appointment to help with: finding jobs, making your applications better and even interview practice.

 

Opportunities, Calls for Participation & Volunteering

Paid opportunity for women of colour | Roundhouse | Deadline: Friday 6 April

‘We are forming a performance collective for women of colour to create a new piece of work: Hive City Legacy. This will be performed in the Sackler Space. This is a paid opportunity for the selected performers.’

 

Calls for papers

No listings this week.

#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 28 February 2018

Here’s our digest cinco of events and opportunities in and outside the School.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition.

Events

Book ahead

MA Live Art Launch | Monday 26 March 2018 | 7pm | Free

An exciting and unprecedented new MA Live Art will begin in September 2018*, convened by the Drama Department at Queen Mary University, London in collaboration with the Live Art Development Agency (LADA).

MA Live Art is a specialised postgraduate course dedicated to the research, practice, and programming of Live Art and will be led by research leaders, industry professionals and leading artists. Graduates will gain theoretical and practical grounding in histories and practices of Live Art, while developing professional capacities and networks.

Please join us for an event to mark the launch of this MA. The evening will offer a flavour of the kinds of practices, ideas, approaches and issues the MA will engage with and is aimed at those who might consider applying to the course themselves as well as those who could encourage their students, colleagues and collaborators to do so.

The evening will feature a series of dialogues with Dominic Johnson (QMUL) and Lois Keidan (LADA) on the teaching and study of Live Art; Dickie Beau (artist and QMUL Artist Fellow) and Julia Bardsley (artist and QMUL lecturer) on practice as research and research as practice; and the artists Anne Bean and Ansuman Biswas on making, collaborating and surviving.

Register online

 

The week ahead

English PGR Seminar: Dr. Iman Sheeha (University of Warwick) | Thursday 1 March 2018 | 5pm | Lock-keeper’s Cottage, QMUL Mile End

‘The Lamentable And Trve Tragedie of M[aster] Arden of Feversham in Kent:’

When Masters Became Tragic Heroes

Dr. Iman Sheeha (University of Warwick)

What is Domestic Tragedy? Can tragedy be domestic? Can gentlemen and women, rather than kings and queens be tragic heroes?

Why does it matter?

The lecture is relevant for both English and Drama departments.

ALL WELCOME!

Twitter: @QMEnglishPGRS

PGRS Blog: https://queenmaryenglish.wordpress.com

 

Inaugural Lecture: Professor Joad Raymond ‘News from the End of Europe’ | Thursday 1 March 2018 | 6.30pm | Skeel Lecture Theatre, QMUL Mile End Campus | Free

‘News from the End of Europe’

Between 1450 and 1750 Europe developed a complex system of news communication. This lecture explains the growth and nature of that culture of news, practical and imaginative responses to it, the geographical patterns of news exchange. I suggest how this news culture might be thought of as a network, and why that might be valuable to us in our fake news days. Finally I reflect upon the shape of that network, and what it might mean to be on the periphery of the early-modern European news network.

About Professor Joad Raymond, Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary University of London.

Joad Raymond was born and schooled in Cardiff, then studied at UEA and Magdalen College, Oxford before teaching at Oxford, Aberdeen, and UEA, moving to Queen Mary University of London in 2012. He is the author and editor of 13 books, mainly on the history of newspapers, political pamphleteering, Milton, and angels. He has just completed an edition of Milton’s Latin defences for OUP, and is writing a book on the history of news communication for Penguin.

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Kayla MacQuarrie: Traumatised | Sunday 4 March 2018 | 7.30pm | The Brewery, Romford | £5

Join English graduate Kayla MacQuarrie for her show Traumatised. She’ll tell lots of jokes about it though so stick with her and it’ll be ok. She’ll cover getting hate crimed, breaking down and growing up in Essex (the thing she’s still the most bitter about) all in a friendly, confessional style.

Come see the ex-weird kid turned obnoxious trans hedonist whose comedy has been described as “weirdly uplifting”.

This trans comedian is a fresh and friendly face in comedy with a hilarious take on everything from alcohol to why she’s like the 2011 Green Lantern film.

 

NO HARD FELINES: Pussy Grabs Back | Monday 5 March 2018 | 7pm | The Star by Hackney Downs

We’re tired of being cat-called so now we’re going to be whistle-blowers. We’re here to reclaim pussies, vixens, b*tches, cows, birds, and chicks. Everyone is invited to this event however only women can perform. This is our small attempt to level the playing field.

So hands off my kitty, Donald.

NO HARD FELINES is a female-led variety night in East London bringing creative women together to share performance in a safe space. For one night a month The Star by Hackney Downs are handing over their stage to female performers for a spectacular cabaret displaying the ridiculous, bizarre and downright mundane. Expect poetry, stand up comedy, music, puppetry and more.

£5 Entry

This is a profit-shared event meaning all the money raised on the door will be split by the performers.

 

PEACH: Oscillations Launch | Tuesday 6 March 2018 | 6.30pm | G.O. Jones LT, QMUL Mile End | Free

On 6 March, PEACH will be launching and handing out limited edition copies of the earth shattering and awesomely whirling Oscillations. To celebrate, we will be having a night of energetic readings from the people who have got their work published in the collection, and also displaying the tremendous art that graces the pages. It’s going to be uncontrollable. Come along to GO Jones Lecture Theatre at 18.30 and hear the ripest rhymes and tantalisingly juicy tales.

 

 

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Jobs, Careers Events & Paid Internships

Career Appointments at QMUL

Current students and recent graduates can book a bespoke careers appointment to help with: finding jobs, making your applications better and even interview practice.

 

Opportunities, Calls for Participation & Volunteering

 

Invitation for women to take part in Mojisola Adebayo’s ‘The Interrogation of Sandra Bland’ | Deadline: 15 March

black lives black words

The Bush Theatre is looking for women of all ages and experiences to join writer Mojisola Adebayo and director Omar Elerian to work with a company of professional actors and take part in a performance of The Interrogation of Sandra Bland. Those taking part would be needed from 10am-10pm on either the 23, 24, or 25 Mar 2017.

In response to a call out from Artistic Directors of the Future, in Jan 2016 theatre-maker Mojisola Adebayo sat down at her desk and transcribed the dash-cam recording of the arrest of Sandra Bland on 10 July 2015. Bland was pulled over by Police Officer Brian Encinia for a failure to signal. As events escalated, she was forcefully arrested and taken into custody. She was found hanged in her cell in Waller County, Texas, on 13 July. Sandra Bland was a 28 year old black woman. She was due to start her new job the next day.

This transcript is the starting point for a short performance that will feature as part of Black Lives, Black Words 23-25 Mar 2017. The transcribed recording will be read by a chorus of female performers in multiple voices. Each night will feature a group of women on stage who will be joined by a different chorus to bring this piece of evidence of police brutality to life.

Please RSVP to rsvp@bushtheatre.co.uk by 15 Mar. Due to limited capacity for each day’s performance please specify your available dates (23-25 Mar) in order of preference along with a brief introduction to yourself.

 

Call out for U25s: Freshly Scratched at Battersea Arts Centre | Application deadline: 10am Mon 12 Mar 2018

Freshly Scratched is an open platform at Battersea Arts Centre for emerging artists to try out new ideas. It’s an opportunity to try out short ideas in front of an audience at an early stage of development, take a creative risk and receive feedback for your work from the audience. Freshly Scratched
Application deadline: 10am Mon 12 Mar 2018

Freshly Scratched is an open platform at Battersea Arts Centre for emerging artists to try out new ideas. It’s an opportunity to try out short ideas in front of an audience at an early stage of development, take a creative risk and receive feedback for your work from the audience.

Application Information

Apply now

 

Calls for papers

Of Survival and Struggle: Creative and Critical Responses to Structural and Long-term Violence in the Public Sphere | Deadline: 31 March 2018

A Colloquium hosted by the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London

Download the CfP here

#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 14 February 2018

Here’s our digest numéro cinq of events and opportunities in and outside the School.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition.

Events

The week ahead

English PGR Seminar: Gail Crowther ‘The Living Archive: Spectral Traces and Sylvia Plath’ | Thursday 15 February 2018 | 5.15pm | Lock-keeper’s Cottage, QMUL Mile End

Dr Gail Crowther: ‘The Living Archive: Spectral Traces and Sylvia Plath’

This paper will explore the notion of the living archive; the places and spaces in Plath’s life that impacted on her poetry and prose. In contrast to the traditional archive, which can be seen as a place of stasis where documents are held in traditional repositories and libraries; the living archive is a dynamic space subject to change and time. Houses Plath once lived in, places she visited and wrote about, the domestic space surrounding her, all featured in some of her most powerful poems and prose. Physical traces remain, and these traces, however spectral, lead us to a new understanding of Plath and her creative processes.

Dr Gail Crowther is a writer, researcher, and academic. She is the author and co-author of A Year’s Turning: Sylvia Plath in Devon (2015), The Haunted Reader and Sylvia Plath (2016), and These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath (2017).

Twitter: @QMEnglishPGRS

PGRS Blog: https://queenmaryenglish.wordpress.com

 

FIRSTS | Thursday 15 February | 6pm | Rich Mix | Free

‘FIRSTS’,  is a multidisciplinary, interactive performance event which explores peoples ‘firsts’- from the first time they make a coffee to the first time they put on a Hijab. It is being organised by Rich Mix New Creative Team including our student Rachel Cleverly. It will be an inclusive celebration of human experience through music, poetry, film and personal anecdote.

Slappin’ Da Bass: February | Fri 16 February | QMUL Mile End | 50p

SLAPPIN’ DA BASS IS BACK, AND THIS TIME, IT’S VALENTINE’S DAY!
(or a few days after at least)

WANT TO PERFORM?

Make sure to message our page or Jack Ridley to put your name down on the list! There are 10 performance slots available, on a first-come, first-served basis

THIS MONTH’S CHARITY: This month, our chosen charity is The Albert Kennedy Trust, a London-based charity providing support and advocacy programs for LGBTQ+ homeless youth!

Donations from our Shakespeare Festival Live Art Shows will also be going to the Albert Kennedy Trust, so be sure to check out www.qmtc.co.uk for details of the shows and performances happening this weekend!

There will There will be a 50p entry fee, but please pay what you can: it’s all for a good cause!

 

QMTC Shakespeare Festival: Performances | 17-18 February 2018 | QMUL Mile End | Various Prices

PEACH at the QM Visual Arts Collective Exhibition 2018 | Sunday 18 February | Free

PEACH’s first spoken word night of 2018 will be closing the night at the QM’s Visual Arts Collective Exhibition 2018. We will be having readings from some of the University’s finest poets, whilst also looking on at awe at the tremendous visual art on display.

If you would like to read your work please email peachmagazineqm@gmail.com, there is limited time and we will be only responding to people we accept.

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Jobs, Careers Events & Paid Internships

Publishing Assistant, Nick Hern Books | Deadline: Thursday 22 February

Nick Hern Books, the UK’s leading specialist theatre publisher, is seeking an enthusiastic, adaptable new member of the team to contribute to all aspects of our publishing activity. This is an exciting opportunity to gain varied experience at a vibrant and dynamic independent publishing house.

 

Opportunities, Calls for Participation & Volunteering

Network: Audience of the Future (Immersive) Funding | Deadline: 9 March 

Network is Queen Mary University of London’s recently established Centre for the Creative and Cultural Economy

As part of our programme to support knowledge exchange we are launching Network Vouchers, a funding scheme awarding small sums of money (up to a maximum of £5000) and aimed at facilitating collaboration between academics/researchers and creative/cultural organizations. Business at any scale can be partners, but we anticipate the scheme will mostly be attractive to micro-enterprises, sole traders, social enterprises and/or charities. The scheme is not prescriptive. As long as a proposed collaboration is challenge-led and aimed at supporting creative and cultural economic activity in whatever way this is articulated/understood by partners, it will be eligible to apply for support. The scheme is purposely open to interpretation, but must be aimed at collaboration with the creative and cultural sector.

Applications must be led by QMUL researchers. PhD candidates are not eligible for the scheme. Applications deadline is March 9th at midnight.

Please see application pack here.

See the presentation here for details

 

Volunteers Wanted for Steakhouse Live Festival 

Steakhouse Live are seeking volunteers for the fifth annual festival of Live Art and performance in London.

The festival takes place Sat 24 Feb at Rich Mix from 1-11pm and Sun 25 February at Toynbee Studios from 12-9pm. They are looking for approachable and hardworking people to help out at the event. Shifts will be around 4 hours in duration and they will make sure that you get to see as many performances as possible.

If you are interested in being involved then send SL an email letting them know what day(s) you are available and why you’d like to be a part of the Steakhouse Live Festival 2018.

 

Calls for papers

Of Survival and Struggle: Creative and Critical Responses to Structural and Long-term Violence in the Public Sphere | Deadline: 31 March 2018

A Colloquium hosted by the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London

Download the CfP here

 

#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 31 January 2018

Here’s our digest numéro quatre of events and opportunities in and outside the School.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition.

Events

The week ahead

English PGR Seminar: Sally Shuttleworth – ‘Fears and Phobias in the Victorian Age’ | Thursday 1 February 2018 | 5.15pm | Lock-keeper’s Cottage, QMUL Mile End

‘Fears and Phobias in the Victorian Age’

The late nineteenth century was an era preoccupied with fear, and the medical diagnosis of phobias.  The American psychologist, G. Stanley Hall, for example, identified no less than 136 different types of pathological fear.  In this talk, I explore the intersection of cultural, literary and medical discourses of fear in the period, looking particularly at the impact of literary texts on emerging psychiatric theories of phobia.

 

QMCECS Seminar: Mark Philp (Warwick) ‘Resisting politics in the 1790s’ (Chair: Barbara Taylor) | Tuesday 6 February 2018 | 5pm | Lock-keeper’s Cottage, QMUL Mile End

The paper examines the way ordinary people (outside Parliament) in the 1790s thought about their activities and about what would count as acting politically. The aim of the paper is to question one of the major categories we use for thinking about the 1790s and to consider how far it was in fact a category of agency for those involved.

 

Theatre in the Dark | Tuesday 6 – Friday 9 February 2018 | Various Times | Battersea Arts Centre

To mark the 20th anniversary of our Playing In The Dark season in 1998, and the launch of Theatre in the Dark: Shadow, Gloom and Blackout in Contemporary Theatre, a new book edited by our very own Martin Welton and Adam Alston, discover a week of Theatre In The Dark.

 

QMTC Shakespeare Festival (continued) | Until Wednesday 7 February 2018

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Jobs, Careers Events & Paid Internships

 

Marketing and Social Media Manager, Art Night | Deadline: 5 Feb

Art Night is looking for an enthusiastic, driven and creative Marketing and Social Media Manager to work alongside the Communications Manager to develop (and implement) a cohesive and successful marketing, press and social media campaign.

 

Opportunities, Calls for Participation/Papers & Volunteering

The POSH CLUB

Do you feel the urge to give something back to the elders in our community? Well, you are in luck ‘cos The Posh Club needs volunteers daytimes, Monday in SE5 and Wednesday in N16, starting in Feb.

The Posh Club is a weekly glamorous performance and social club for older people.

What does being a Posh volunteer involve? Dressing up posh, helping to set up and take down the event, joyfully being of service to our guests, enjoying the cabaret, dancing and helping the best afternoon party in town go with a swing!

Where do we need volunteers?:

* Posh Club Elephant, starting Monday 5 Feb, weekly for x10 weeks to 9 April, at Clubland, Walworth Methodist Church Hall, 54 Camberwell Road, SE5 0EW

* Posh Club Hackney, starting Wednesday 21 Feb, weekly for x10 weeks to 25 April, at St Paul’s Church Hall, West Hackney Stoke Newington Road, N16 7UY

For more info please contact tracey@theposhclub.co.uk, or complete the contact form on The Posh Club wesbite: http://theposhclub.co.uk/clubs/

#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 24 January 2018

Here’s our digest #3 of events and opportunities in and outside the School.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition.

Events

The week ahead

Quorum Seminar: Mojisola Adebayo ‘An Afriquia Theatre Retrospective’ | Wednesday 24 January 2018 | 6pm | ArtsOne RR2, QMUL Mile End

In 1981, the artist Leonard Baskin wrote to the poet Ted Hughes with a list of fifteen projected poems about insects that would feature in their next collaboration. It began with ‘The Mayfly’.

This paper describes Hughes’s education in the mayfly. Like its subject, it had a long and hidden larval stage, but took memorable flight in a fishing trip to Ireland in May 1982, which ended at Saint’s Island on Lough Ree. Two remarkable prose accounts of this trip are among Hughes’ papers in the British Library. Between them they shape a visionary narrative, beginning with an Oxford tutorial in entomology from his son Nicholas, and detailing Hughes’s attempts, in the company of a group of fanatical Irish fishermen, to catch lough trout on imitations of its dun, or Green Drake, and spinner, or Spent. The poetry that emerged from this experience is faithful to these circumstances but also transcends them, offering a powerful vision of ecological interconnection not just to lovers of poetry but to all those concerned for the health of our rivers and lakes.

English PGR Seminar:  Gillian Woods ‘‘I’m too loud’: Hearing Voices on the Renaissance Stage.’ | Thursday 25 January 2018 | 5.15pm | Lock-keeper’s Cottage, QMUL Mile End

How did Renaissance players speak to the playgoers who watched them perform?  What are the representational strategies underpinning different parts of dramatic speech?  This paper addresses these questions by testing the distinction between dialogue and soliloquy.  It explores how early modern people talked to themselves and to others, and investigates the similarities and differences between speaking aloud and speaking in one’s head.  Renaissance theatre often establishes conventions concerning voice only to break them.  This paper suggests that such theatrical shiftiness works to shape selfhood and subjectivity.

QMTC Shakespeare Festival | Monday 29 January-Wednesday 7 February 2018

Writers @QMUL: Anjali Joseph reading & in conversation | Wednesday 31 January 2018 | 6pm | ArtsOne, QMUL Mile End

anjali joseph
In the second of our ongoing Writers @QMUL series, prize-winning novelist Anjali Joseph will read and be in conversation about her work. Joseph was born in Bombay, has taught English at the Sorbonne, and was Commissioning Editor for ELLE (India). Her first novel, Saraswati Park, won the Betty Trask Prize and Desmond Elliott Prize. Another Country, her second novel, was published in June 2012. A third novel, The Living, appeared in 2016.

Reception to follow reading and Q&A.

Register online

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Jobs, Careers Events & Paid Internships

Communications Manager, Clod Ensemble (Part Time) | Deadline 12 Feb

Having recently undergone a transformative period of organisational and artistic development, enabled in part by a £1m investment from Wellcome Trust, we are seeking a proactive and imaginative Communications Manager to provide exceptional communications for the company. You will have a keen aesthetic sensibility, and be confident in building relationships and communicating with new and existing audiences. This is an exciting opportunity for a brilliant individual to join our growing organisation in a key role.

 

Opportunities & Volunteering

QMUL Centre for Sound Cultures Seminar Series – Call for Participants (27th February, 13th March and 27th March 2018)

Following the formation of a new Centre for Sound Cultures at Queen Mary UoL, we are pleased to announce a new seminar series.

The proposed dates for the seminars are:

Tuesday 27th February

Tuesday 13th March

Tuesday 27th March

As discussed at an initial Think Tank in November 2017, the seminars are intended as exploratory interdisciplinary events and are not intended to be restrictive/prescriptive in form and content. We invite proposals from interested collaborators for contributions/ideas that may include papers, performances, concerts, provocations, parties…

Themes include, but are not limited to: 1) therapeutic sound cultures in medical humanities and life sciences, 2) listening practices, technologies and contexts of making sound, 3) Medieval and Early Modern sound cultures.

Please submit ideas, abstracts or proposals, to k.j.richardson-dawes@qmul.ac.uk by 7th February.

You are welcome to join and use the Sound Cultures collective list for thinking through ideas if helpful: SOUNDCULTURES@jiscmail.ac.uk

 

#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 17 January 2018

Here’s the second round up of events and opportunities in the School for 2018.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition.

Events

The week ahead

English PGR Seminar: Mark Wormald ‘Poetic Electrons: Ted Hughes and the Mayfly’ | Thursday 18 January 2018 | 5.15pm | Lock-Keeper’s Cottage | QMUL Mile End

In 1981, the artist Leonard Baskin wrote to the poet Ted Hughes with a list of fifteen projected poems about insects that would feature in their next collaboration. It began with ‘The Mayfly’.

This paper describes Hughes’s education in the mayfly. Like its subject, it had a long and hidden larval stage, but took memorable flight in a fishing trip to Ireland in May 1982, which ended at Saint’s Island on Lough Ree. Two remarkable prose accounts of this trip are among Hughes’ papers in the British Library. Between them they shape a visionary narrative, beginning with an Oxford tutorial in entomology from his son Nicholas, and detailing Hughes’s attempts, in the company of a group of fanatical Irish fishermen, to catch lough trout on imitations of its dun, or Green Drake, and spinner, or Spent. The poetry that emerged from this experience is faithful to these circumstances but also transcends them, offering a powerful vision of ecological interconnection not just to lovers of poetry but to all those concerned for the health of our rivers and lakes.

Dr Mark Wormald is Fellow and College Lecturer in English at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He is the editor of the Ted Hughes Society Journal and with Terry Gifford and Neil Roberts co-edited Ted Hughes: from Cambridge to Collected (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013). He is completing The Catch: Fishing for Ted Hughes, to be published by Little Toller Books.

 

 

Quorum Seminar: Mojisola Adebayo ‘An Afriquia Theatre Retrospective’ | Wednesday 24 January 2018 | 6pm | ArtsOne RR2, QMUL Mile End

In 1981, the artist Leonard Baskin wrote to the poet Ted Hughes with a list of fifteen projected poems about insects that would feature in their next collaboration. It began with ‘The Mayfly’.

This paper describes Hughes’s education in the mayfly. Like its subject, it had a long and hidden larval stage, but took memorable flight in a fishing trip to Ireland in May 1982, which ended at Saint’s Island on Lough Ree. Two remarkable prose accounts of this trip are among Hughes’ papers in the British Library. Between them they shape a visionary narrative, beginning with an Oxford tutorial in entomology from his son Nicholas, and detailing Hughes’s attempts, in the company of a group of fanatical Irish fishermen, to catch lough trout on imitations of its dun, or Green Drake, and spinner, or Spent. The poetry that emerged from this experience is faithful to these circumstances but also transcends them, offering a powerful vision of ecological interconnection not just to lovers of poetry but to all those concerned for the health of our rivers and lakes.

Dr Mark Wormald is Fellow and College Lecturer in English at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He is the editor of the Ted Hughes Society Journal and with Terry Gifford and Neil Roberts co-edited Ted Hughes: from Cambridge to Collected (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013). He is completing The Catch: Fishing for Ted Hughes, to be published by Little Toller Books.

 

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Jobs, Careers Events & Paid Internships

NEW WORK CO-ORDINATOR at Talawa Theatre | Deadline: 19 Jan

Are you passionate about new writing, and interested in supporting the development of Black artists?

 

Opportunities & Volunteering

Artists Callout for Richmix New Creatives | Deadline: 20 Jan

Existing and original pieces for the New Creatives’ ‘FIRSTS’ event at RichMix in Shoreditch.

 

Artist Callout: Queen Mary Visual Arts Collectives | Deadline: 31 Jan

Queen Mary Visual Arts Collective is looking for artwork in any medium by undergraduate and postgraduate students from all disciplines across Queen Mary and Barts to showcase the artistic talent of our academic students.

The exhibition will be held at Hundred Years Gallery in Hoxton on 8th-11th and 14th-18th February. It will feature an opening night party, poetry by PEACH, a screening by Nice Mover, sound art performances and more.

We are accepting submissions of art in any medium (previously we’ve featured paintings, drawings, embroidery, photography, video art, digital art, performance art, sculpture and installations but we’re open to suggestions!) by students at any level and from any discipline.

Send an email with your name, subject and some information about your piece with images where appropriate to qmvisualarts@gmail.com by the end of January.

Search ‘QM Visual Arts Collective’ on Facebook to like the page, view the exhibition event page and join the contributors group. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

 

#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 10 January 2018

Here’s the first weekly events and opportunities digest for 2018.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition.

Events

Book Ahead

Writers @QMUL: Anjali Joseph reading & in conversation | 31 January | 5:30-7.30pm | Free

anjali joseph

In the second of our ongoing Writers @QMUL series, prize-winning novelist Anjali Joseph will read and be in conversation about her work. Joseph was born in Bombay, has taught English at the Sorbonne, and was Commissioning Editor for ELLE (India). Her first novel, Saraswati Park, won the Betty Trask Prize and Desmond Elliott Prize. Another Country, her second novel, was published in June 2012. A third novel, The Living, appeared in 2016.

Reception to follow reading and Q&A.

 

Theatre in the Dark | 6-9 February 2018 | Battersea Arts Centre

To mark the 20th anniversary of Battersea Arts Centre Playing In The Dark season in 1998, and the launch of Theatre in the Dark: Shadow, Gloom and Blackout in Contemporary Theatre, a new book edited by Martin Welton and Adam Alston, join us for a week of Theatre In The Dark, presented with Queen Mary University.

FICTION | 6 – 8 Feb | 7:30pm & 9pm | £5 with code below

A surreal, immersive experience taking place in total darkness. Don a pair of headphones for an intimate journey through the scrawling architecture of dreams.

Exclusive student offer: £5 tickets for Fiction with the code FICTION5

THEATRE IN THE DARK: DIALOGUE | Curated by Queen Mary University and Battersea Arts Centre | 7 Feb | 8:45pm | Free

Join us for a free post discussion following Fiction.

THEATRE IN THE DARK SCRATCH NIGHT | 9 Feb | 7:30pm | Pay What You Can

A selection of Scratch performances, all performed in the darkness by a variety of artists.

 

This week

English PGR Seminar: Mark Wormald ‘Poetic Electrons: Ted Hughes and the Mayfly’ | Thursday 18 January 2018 | 5.15pm

In 1981, the artist Leonard Baskin wrote to the poet Ted Hughes with a list of fifteen projected poems about insects that would feature in their next collaboration. It began with ‘The Mayfly’.

This paper describes Hughes’s education in the mayfly. Like its subject, it had a long and hidden larval stage, but took memorable flight in a fishing trip to Ireland in May 1982, which ended at Saint’s Island on Lough Ree. Two remarkable prose accounts of this trip are among Hughes’ papers in the British Library. Between them they shape a visionary narrative, beginning with an Oxford tutorial in entomology from his son Nicholas, and detailing Hughes’s attempts, in the company of a group of fanatical Irish fishermen, to catch lough trout on imitations of its dun, or Green Drake, and spinner, or Spent. The poetry that emerged from this experience is faithful to these circumstances but also transcends them, offering a powerful vision of ecological interconnection not just to lovers of poetry but to all those concerned for the health of our rivers and lakes.

Dr Mark Wormald is Fellow and College Lecturer in English at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He is the editor of the Ted Hughes Society Journal and with Terry Gifford and Neil Roberts co-edited Ted Hughes: from Cambridge to Collected (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013). He is completing The Catch: Fishing for Ted Hughes, to be published by Little Toller Books.

For more SED events see our calendar here

 

Jobs, Careers Events & Paid Internships

Career Conversation: Life as a London Barrister | Wednesday 17 January 1-2 pm,  ArtsTwo. In conjunction with QMUL Bar Society.

Click on the link above for more info & to book your place. Andrew Simmonds is currently an MA student at QM but previously spent 35 years as a Barrister, he became a QC and later a deputy High Court Judge.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the realities of life as a barrister.  N.B. This discussion will not focus particularly on how to become a barrister.

 

Opportunities & Volunteering

PLUGGED IN: Revolutionary and radical relationship building for young creatives | Wednesday 7 February | 5pm

An evening curated by GUAP Magazine, Design for Disability, the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and A New Direction for young creatives aged 18-24 and cultural organisations to connect, debate and revolutionise the way they work together.

 

Calls for Papers/Contributions

 

CfP: The BACLS Biennial Conference | Deadline: Wednesday 28 February

Details from Zara Dinnen:

‘The following cfp might be of interest to those of you working on contemporary literary, theatre and cultural studies. It is for the recently launched British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS); the first conference, What Happens Now?, will run in July 2018 at University of Loughborough with a special focus on gender and sexuality studies. I am co-organising the conference with Jennifer Cooke (Loughborough). We are excited about how the line-up is coming together. It will include performances and readings, workshops, publisher events as well as three exciting keynotes. And all the papers!

Details of the cfp, which I hope might be of interest to some of you, are here: https://www.bacls.org/conferences/the-bacls-biennial-conference/

Would be great to see QMUL people there!’

 

#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 13 December 2017

Here’s the last weekly events and opportunities digest for 2017.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our first edition next semester.

Events

This week

Writers @QMUL: John D’Agata | Friday 15 December 2017 | 6pm

American writer John D’Agata is the author of About a Mountain (2011) and The Lifespan of a Fact (2012) and is editor of Graywolf Press’s three-volume New History of the Essay. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts, and is Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa, where he is M.F. Carpenter Professor of Writing. D’Agata will read from his work and be in conversation with Patrick Flanery.

For more SED events see our calendar here

 

Jobs, Careers Events & Paid Internships

Career Conversation: Life as a London Barrister | 17th January 1-2 pm,  ArtsTwo. In conjunction with QMUL Bar Society.

Click on the link above for more info & to book your place. Andrew Simmonds is currently an MA student at QM but previously spent 35 years as a Barrister, he became a QC and later a deputy High Court Judge.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the realities of life as a barrister.  N.B. This discussion will not focus particularly on how to become a barrister.

 

Houses of Parliament Graduate Development Programme | Deadline: 7 January

For those of you interested in public service e.g. with the Civil Service, here is an alternative but fantastic opportunity: the Graduate Development Programme will appeal to those with an interest in politics, public policy, and the constitution, and the scheme will give you the experience and skills you need to develop into a future leader of the organisation.

 

Attention 3rd years/PostGrads/Alumni – Jobs/Grad Schemes etc

There are lots of interesting jobs available via our JobOnline site: http://www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/index.html  (login with normal QMplus details) & select all of the criteria down the left hand side relevant to your interests .  If you are going for individual entry level graduate jobs starting next summer, these are unlikely to be advertised until April onwards.  However there are still LOTS of graduate schemes available in general business, marketing, retail, consumer research etc.

Currently on JobOnline here is a handful of Grad schemes that are available:

  • Sky Commercial
  • BT Product Management
  • BT Client Service
  • Conde Nast Advertising Sales
  • TK Maxx Merchandising
  • Think Ahead: Graduate route into Mental Health Social Work
  • Marriott (hotels) Voyage Programme
  • BA Research and Analytics
  • National Grid Communications
  • London Stock Exchange Business Programme
  • Ipsos Mori Research

Attention 2nd years – Summer Internships etc

There are some interesting paid internships available now for Summer 2018 via our JobOnline site: http://www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/index.html  (login with normal QMplus details) .  Individual job opportunities will come up nearer to the summer, so keep an eye on the site.

Current examples include:

  • The Met Office looking for HR or Marketing Interns
  • Associated Press Global News
  • Research Consultancy with Wood Mackenzie
  • Sky Summer Placements in Marketing or Finance

 

Opportunities & Volunteering

 

No listings this week.

 

Calls for Papers/Contributions

Contributions wanted for PEACH

 🍑 The name of PEACH’s second collection of the academic year has been decided – Oscillations. 🍑
We are looking for creative work related to the theme of frenetic energy, uncontrollable emotion and a wild whirling of states. Please send all submissions to the email address below. To have your work published you must be a member, and have payed your £3 subscription. This can be done by following this link https://www.qmsu.org/groups/10061/.
Also a big thank you to the truly talented Julia Lou Moe, who drew the fantastic image you see on the poster below.
Do you dare disturb the universe? 🍑

 

SOCIETY FOR THEATRE RESEARCH 70TH ANNIVERSARY: NEW SCHOLARS ESSAY PRIZE COMPETITION 2018 | Deadline 9 April 2018

The Society for Theatre Research invites submissions for the 2018 New Scholars Essay competition, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Society’s foundation.

The competition is open to postgraduate students, academics with an institutional affiliation, and independent scholars, but not undergraduates. Entrance is restricted to scholars who have had no more than one article previously published in a refereed journal. Entrants do not need to be members of the STR or to reside in the UK

 

#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 6 December 2017

Here’s your weekly events and opportunities digest #10 for this month.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our last edition of 2017, which is coming out on Wednesday 13 December 2017.

Events

This week

English PGR Seminar Series: Sara Crangle | Thursday 30 November 2017 | 5.15pm

The seminar is ‘The Agonies of Ambivalence: Anna Mendelssohn, la poétesse maudite’

 

MA Performance LAB | Friday 8 December 2017 | 6.30-8pm

QMUL MA Theatre & Performance candidates 2017/8 present their Performance Lab research.

 

Staging Atmospheres – Theatre and the Atmospheric Turn

A two-day conference and workshop, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th December 2017, generously sponsored by the International Ambiances Network.

 

RA Lates: Rrose Sélavy’s Dada Extravaganza | Saturday 9 December 2017 | 7-11.45pm

Our very own Dr. Benjamin Poore will be presenting ‘Estranging Objects: Fetish – Artwork – Freud’, exploring the unconscious forces shaping our encounters with surrealist objects. ‘ at this DaDa inspired Royal Academy lates event.

 

PEACH: Recollections Launch: An Evening of Readings By Contributors | Monday 11 December | 6.30-8pm | ArtsOne LT, QMUL

It is finally here to have and to hold! Collect your free copy of Recollections, PEACH’s first collection of art, poetry and creative writing of the 2017-18 academic year. And attend a night of fantastic readings and tremendous art from the contributors who’s work has made it in to the collection. This event is free for all so come along, invite your friends.

Although attendance is free for everyone, as Recollections is a limited edition collection with only 150 unique copies available, we will soon be posting a link to where you can reserve your issue. To collect your issue you must attend the event, otherwise you forfeit your issue to another attendee. It is not necessary for you to have a PEACH membership, however priority will be given to those who do have a membership. You do not need to reserve an issue but chances are they are going to go quick.

For more SED events see our calendar here

 

Jobs, Careers & Paid Internships

General Manager, Poetry London | Deadline: 19 December 2017

Poetry London is recruiting a new General Manager.

Poetry London, founded in 1988, is a leading international poetry magazine published three times a year in Spring, Summer and Autumn, where new writers share pages with acclaimed contemporary poets.

The Position is part time, 3 days per week
Salary: £33 -35K per annum (pro rata)

 

Front of House General Assistant, Soho, Curzon Cinemas Ltd | Deadline: 8 December

Pay: London Living Wage, currently £9.75ph
Hours of work: 20-25 hours per week, fixed term until March 2018

We are looking for 2 upbeat and hardworking candidates with experience of working in a cinema or hospitality environment and a passion for customer service and film to join the team.

Opportunities & Volunteering

No listings this week. Please do get in touch if you hear of anything.

 

Calls for Papers

No listings this week. Please do get in touch if you hear of anything.

 

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#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 29 November 2017

Welcome back for your weekly events and opportunities digest #9 for the autumn semester.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition coming out on Wednesday 6 December 2017.

Events

THIS WEEK (WEDNESDAY TO WEDNESDAY)

#QMSexCult presents Lisa Downing on Female Narcissism | Thursday 30 November 2017 | 5.30pm | QMUL Mile End

The Sexual Cultures Research Group is pleased to announce a public lecture by Prof. Lisa Downing titled “How Do I Love Me? Let Me Count the Ways…. On Female Narcissism, a Problem in the Psy Sciences.”

Thursday 30 November 2017, 5.30-7pm.
ArtsTwo Film and Drama Studio, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road E1 4NS

All welcome. No bookings taken. FREE. Refreshments served.

 

English PGR Seminar Series: Ruth Livesey | Thursday 30 November 2017 | 5.15pm

You are warmly invited to the English Postgraduate Research Seminar with Professor Ruth Livesey. The event takes place Thursday 30th November at 5.15 pm in the Lock Keeper’s Cottage, Mile End campus. All are welcome.

‘On Writing from the Middle: Middlemarch, the Midlands, and Forms of Realism’

 

For more SED events see our calendar here

 

Jobs, Careers & Paid Internships

 

Careers in Parliament, Think Tanks & Communications Event on 5 December

(For current students and recent alumni) – book now!

 

Theatre Bar Staff – Five Guys Named Moe / Underbelly LTD | Deadline: 15 December

Underbelly is a UK-based live entertainment company that runs several festivals and events across the country. Five guys named Moe in Marble Arch is a Major new revival of the Olivier award-winning, smash hit West End and Broadway Musical. The theatre has been designed specifically for the show complete with a wonderful authentic cocktail bar for pre and post show drinks. The band is playing, the bourbon is flowing, so come and join the party!

Bar staff:

-Must have an interest in theatre and be willing to get involved with the theme of the New Orleans themed bar.
-All staff should be friendly, bubbly and enjoy working as part of a team.
-Part time or Full time work is available.

Ultimately we are looking for those who are extremely hands on, guest focused, working at a fast pace to ensure the service and delivery at the bars is always at an exceptional standard.

 

Events & Bookings Assistant at Cafe 1001 | Deadline: 8 December

We are looking for an ambitious, creative and proactive individual to join our Events Team at Café 1001 in East London

The role will incorporate booking and promoting Live, club and bar events, whilst also helping to develop new ideas and assisting the team.

There’s also lots of other opportunities in this week’s ArtsAdmin E-digest here including roles at Almeida Theatre, Complicité and Battersea Arts Centre

 

Opportunities & Volunteering

RISE UP with Phakama | Deadline: 14 December

Phakama (based at QMUL) are looking for five Young Creatives (aged 16-25) with previous experience of arts and/or drama to develop their skills and lead a week of workshops to a group of young people.

Rise Up is a paid opportunity for Young Creatives to work with professional artists and producers to learn the skills needed to lead a group of young people to plan and produce a public show.

The Young Creatives will get the chance to attend six skills based training workshops that will be led by a team of Phakama Artists.

The training will be followed by a 1-week hands on opportunity to put these skills into practice, delivering to and working with young people to develop a performance.

2018 will mark 100 years since women were able to vote. Phakama would like Rise Up 18 to broadly focus on either this theme or something similar, e.g. Rights, Voting, Women, Activism, Voice etc. The Young Creatives will choose the final theme in January.

The final event is shaped by whoever is taking part. Rise Up is your chance to share, explore and create something new.

TO APPLY PLEASE FILL IN THE THIS FORM AND SEND IT TO BIBI AT bibif@projectphakama.org
The deadline is 9am on Monday 11th December, all successful applicants will be notified by Thursday 14th December.

 

Calls for Papers

No listings this week.

 

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