Our English subject area (within QS category English Language and Literature) has been ranked as #11 in the #31 in the world.
Performing arts, a QS category including Drama and Film, is rated #9 in the UK and #31 in the world.
Our English subject area (within QS category English Language and Literature) has been ranked as #11 in the #31 in the world.
Performing arts, a QS category including Drama and Film, is rated #9 in the UK and #31 in the world.
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Please note: Due to Coronavirus and Industrial Action events are subject to cancellation at short notice. Please check with organisers before attending any events.
Postgraduate Open Evening
18 March 2020, 4.30-7pm, QMUL – Mile End
13-14 March 2020, 6-7.30pm, St Leonard’s Church Spitalfields
Anərkē Shakespeare and Queen Mary’s Centre for Global Shakespeares presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth in Stratford-upon-Avon and London.
At the burial site of Richard Burbage, the first player of Macbeth: 13th and 14th of March at St Leonard’s Church in Shoreditch, London. Tickets available at the door or at: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/macbeth
Getting into Law for non-Law Students
(you must be logged into TargetConnect as student, alumni or staff to access the link)
17 March 2020, 6-7.30pm, Bancroft Building, QMUL – Mile End
You don’t have to study Law as an undergraduate to become a lawyer – either a Solicitor or a Barrister – law firms are very interested in students from other disciplines.
As this event, you’ll find out about what lawyers do, how to get into the profession and hear from QM alumni working in Law about how their careers have developed so far.
Book online (you must be in logged in)
Data-Driven History: Text Mining the History of Property Law in the Debates of Britain’s Parliament, 1806-1911
18 March 2020, 3-5pm, Alan Turing Institute, British Library
This talk offers a case-study of a multi-level, AI-driven research on a major problem in history: the story of property law in the modern world. It applies topic modeling, n-gram analysis, skip grams, phrase detection, sentiment analysis, guided vocabularies, geoparsing, and dynamic topic models to understand the changing valences of how contemporaries discussed the ownership and inhabitation of property over time.
This event is part of The Alan Turing Institute‘s Living With Machines project (funded by AHRC). Our very own Ruth Ahnert is Prinicipal Investigator on the project.
Queen Mary Postcolonial Seminar: Prof. Carrol Clarkson
23 March 2020, 5-6pm, ArtsTwo 3.20 – QMUL Mile End
Prof. Carrol Clarkson (Amsterdam), ‘The Aesthetics of Transitional Justice’ (a discussion, seminar paper available by request, email email@example.com).
Alumni Angles: Women in Leadership celebrate International Women’s Day
24 March 2020, 6.30-9pm, Peston Lecture Theatre, QMUL – Mile End To celebrate #IWD2020 join us for the inaugural event of QMUL’s Alumni Event Series ‘Alumni Angles’, part of the Queen Mary Public Event Series. The panellist event Women in Leadership: A conversation with alumnae leaders, will feature four inspirational alumnae leaders who will be talking to you about their experiences in predominantly male-led sectors and discussing how we can collectively help create a gender-equal world. The event is free for all students, alumni and staff. Book tickets
Queer Poetics Research Network: ‘Wat if I present as a crowd’?
26 March 2020, 6-8.30pm, Graduate Centre GC701 – QMUL Mile End
Join us to hear Caroline Bergvall read from her new book, Alisoun Sings, and talk about collectivist allegiances and the making of a public voice.
“INDELIBLE: Performing Feminism in the Age of Trump” by HOLLY HUGHES26 March 2020, PP2, People’s Palace, QMUL – Mile End
Holly Hughes is the first IHSS Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Sexual Cultures Research Group (aka SexCult) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in March 2020. Her visit is supported by the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at QMUL.
The Last Breath Society – Martin O’Brien
28-29 March 2020, ICA
Martin O’Brien presents a landmark live art event at the world famous ICA. He continues his exploration of mortality through his pain-based practice.
‘Born with a life-shortening disease, Martin has recently surpassed his life expectancy – as such, the artist is now living in what he terms ‘zombie time’. For The Last Breath Society(Coughing Coffin), Martin has gathered a society of sick queers, old queens and others thinking about death to collectively resist the loneliness of decay in a room full of coffins.’
Listen to Martin O’Brien on BBC: The artist who believes he’s a zombie
Jerry Brotton hosted a BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature The East Speaks Back around Ottoman writer Evliya Celebi who will help us discover how the East saw the West in the 17th century. He is also speaking at Harrow Mosque on on early Islamic map making.
Charlie Pullen (English)has won the Raymond Williams Society’s Simon Dentith Memorial Prize for his essay: ‘”Childish Things”: Marion Richardson, Modernism, and the Teaching of Creativity’.
Listen to Charlie talk on BBC Radio 4’s today programme about being first in his family to go to university. Listen from 2:52:50.
Matthew Rubery (English) has published his new book Further Reading.
Phakama, People’s Palace Projects and Wasafiri Magazine: Three arts programmes based at Queen Mary University of London have each been rated strong or outstanding by the Arts Council England in its 2020 Creative Case for Diversity Report.
Read more here
Eleni Sophia (English student) has got to the final of Gradventure with her publishing business Perspective Press Global.
Read more here
Rosie Vincent (Drama graduate) is crowdfunding The Common Room a community space on Roman Road. Help the campaign here.
The Verbatim Formula (including our very own Maggie Inchley – Drama) hosted an event at Greater London Assembly (City Hall) on The Future of Listening in the Care System.
Tiffany Watt-Smith (Drama) gave a lecture at University of Cambridge on The Enigma of Emotion.
Whilst we try our hardest to make sure listings are accurate we recommend contacting the event organiser or registering before attending as mistakes can be made and we apologise for these.
“So I got a phone call from Francesca telling me I had been nominated for the sem-finals for Gradventure – a competition for the student entrepreneurs of the University of London group where we would be pitching for funding! There were 16 semi-finalists and 8 of us made it to the finals!
On 1 February I had to pitch at Goldsmiths and a week later I was told I had gotten through to the finals! I believe I am the youngest finalist- the others have already graduated.
Next week, (March 12) I will be pitching for funding! By this time next year I want six authors published under Perspective Press Global so I need this funding to be able to provide services for editing, illustrating, marketing, cover designing etc.
When I graduate, I want to work on this full time; there is nobody else doing this in the UK and I already have a large following of almost 60,000 followers on my Instagram- many of whom message me asking me for help! I just need the funding to take it further; everything else is already in place!
Also, just as a side note, in celebration for International Women’s Day we will be donating a pack of sanitary towels (per book sale) for women who cannot afford them in order to raise awareness of Period Poverty!”
Anərkē Shakespeare is an innovative theatre company that combines scholarship and creative practice inspired by the working conditions in which Shakespeare conceived his plays. Shakespeare’s “myriad minded” texts are brought to life by a diverse, gender-blind, actor-led ensemble, in an intensively short rehearsal period, without a director.
Tickets at the door or online at: https://www.stratford-upon-avon.org/
“The best Shakespeare performance that I have seen for years!!” – audience response
“The lack of fuss about mimetic casting … cleared the way for the play to shine radiantly through.” – Professor Michael Dobson, Shakespeare Institute
“The production made questions of ethnicity completely irrelevant … benefited hugely from the experience and authority of its multiracial cast.” – Professor Tony Howard, University of Warwick
“A feast of fine acting, and a revelatory X-ray of the structure of the play.“ – Professor Richard Wilson, Kingston University
A full description of the project objectives and application process is available in the Further Particulars.
This doctoral training grant is funded through the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) scheme. Collaboration between a Higher Education Institution and a museum, library, archive, or heritage organisation is the essential feature of these doctoral training grants. The doctoral training grant is fully funded (living stipend and tuition fees) at UKRI rates and is subject to standard AHRC eligibility, rules, and guidance for the research students whom they fund and support. AHRC’s minimum stipend rate and indicative fees rate for 2020/21 are detailed on the UKRI website. This studentship also offers generous research expenses (including support for travel between QMUL and OBGA), specialist training, and access to shared working space at both institutions.
CDP doctoral training grants fund full-time studentships for 45 months (or part-time equivalent). The studentship has the possibility of being extended for an additional 3 months to provide professional development opportunities, or up to 3 months of funding may be used to pay for the costs the student might incur in taking up professional development opportunities. The award holder will be appropriately embedded for a period on this basis within the education team at OBGA, and will be encouraged to explore possible placements with external partners, including the Natural History Museum in London and University of Padua Botanic Garden.
This project will be jointly supervised by Dr Richard Coulton (QMUL) and Professor Simon Hiscock (OBGA). The student will be expected to spend time at both QMUL and OBGA, as well as becoming part of the wider cohort of CDP funded students across the UK.
Candidates with interests in the history of science, garden and landscape studies, material history, exchange networks, and the history of collections will be especially welcome, as will those with relevant historical interests in heritage management and museum studies. Potential candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Richard Coulton (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Professor Simon Hiscock (email@example.com) before preparing an application.
The successful candidate will commence their PhD in October 2020. They will hold their doctoral training grant in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary University of London, and will work in partnership with University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum.
Application deadline: 5pm on Wednesday 11 March, 2020
Interview date: Friday 3 April, 2020
Pictured above from left to right:
LGBT poetry night by the English Society for LGBT History Month.
Will Bowers (English) who has a new book published this month. Don’t forget it’s LGBT+ History Month and there’s lots going on at Queen Mary.
New Queers on the Block
8 Feb, Brighton
Lois Weaver (Drama) will host a Long Table on Queer Spaces & Anti-Capitalist Resistance in Brighton as part of New Queers on the Block Weekender.
Oozing Gloop (Drama graduate) will present The Gloop Show episode 2 on the same day. Karis Shearer Archiving Performance and Feminist Close Listening 12 Feb, QMUL (Graduate Centre GC202 3-5pm) Karis will be speaking about archival work and its hidden aspects, in a discussion informed by the methodology of ‘feminist close listening’. All staff and postgraduate students especially welcome for further information please contact Howard Finn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drama QUORUM Postgraduate Research Seminar: Louise Owen
12 Feb, QMUL
Louise Owen will give a seminar: Social Relations: Money in Performance.
Dancing for DoVES Charity Event
12 Feb, QMUL
Vote for your favourite SED couple in this dance special organised in aid of Domestic Violence UK including special guest judge Janette Manrara (Strictly Come Dancing).
English Postgraduate Research Seminar:
13 Feb, QMUL
Our very own Rachel Gregory-Fox will give a seminar: Over My Dead Body: Female Dissidence, Corporeal Testimony, and Fatal Agency.
Capital Forms Reading Group: Labour
13 Feb, QMUL
Our very own Martin Young (Drama) will facilitate a session discussing artistic labour and its wider economic and cultural stakes.
National Portrait Gallery Visit
15 Feb, QMUL
To prepare for their upcoming life drawing class on 21 February, QMUL Art Society are arranging a museum trip to the National Portrait Gallery.
Will Bowers (English) launches his book The Italian Idea Anglo-Italian Radical Literary Culture, 1815–1823.
Shane Boyle (Drama) will give a presentation called The Fossil Economy of Live Art at the Glasgow Theatre Seminar.
Charlote Byrne (English/Comparative Literature) will be launching her Young Adult novel on Tuesday 3 March. Details here
Josh Fraser (English student) reveals all about the English society for Cub magazine. Read the piece
Saramarie Harvie (English student) hosted and curated Show and Tell #11 with a fantastic panel of speakers including: Sumaya Kassim Writer and Researcher (The Museum Will Not Be Decolonised) presenting inspiring intersectional mini talks.
Jen Harvie (Drama) has given a presentation on Genderqueering Time, Ageing and Relationships, with Split Britches at the
Kerry Hunt (Drama graduate pictured above in header image) is our student of the month. Read her thoughts
Dominic Johnson (Drama) is quoted in the Times Higher Education around the classroom as a safe space. Read the piece
Nisha Ramayya (Creative Writing)’s book was reviewed in The Guardian. She will be giving readings at The Serpentine Gallery, London on Friday 7 February, in Oxford on 10 Feb and on 20 Feb in Dundee. Nisha also starts a residency at John Hansard Gallery in Southampton with a group exhibition featuring Turner Prize winner Lawrence Abu Hamdan.
Matthew Rubery (English) has co-edited a new book called Further Reading, which is published today.
Lois Weaver (Drama) will host a Long Table on Queer Spaces & Anti-Capitalist Resistance in Brighton.
Submissions are now open for the 2020 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize – enter by 1 June.
Save the date – 28 March: ‘Festival Economies: Sustaining Creative Communities of Practice’ will look at the economic impact and value of festivals with panel discussions on Outdoor Arts, Fringe, Carnival, and showcasing findings from our QMUL Centre for the Creative and Cultural Economy‘s mapping of the Durga Puja in West Bengal. Follow Network on Twitter for announcements
Keen to explore a career in teaching but unsure of the route to take? Join us for an exciting panel featuring multiple teaching providers. This event will give you the opportunity to hear from recent graduates, recruitment staff and senior staff who will tell you about their training programs, recruitment processes, the types of opportunities available and what it’s like to work for them. There will be an opportunity for informal networking and Q&A with the representatives.
Confirmed providers include:
Ark Teacher Training
Department of Education – Train to Teach
Burnt Mill Academy Trust
St Mary’s University
The Thinking Schools Academy Trust
Looking for an LGBT+ friendly employer, not sure where to begin? Join us as part of the Students’ Union LGBT+ History Month and ahead of the Pride Careers Fair to find out the key aspects to look for when searching for the right employer to begin your career journey. Hear from a panel who will give invaluable advice and talk about their personal experiences.
Topics will include:
How to identify a supportive employer
How to come out at work and the benefits
How to build a network
What LGBT+ students have to offer
We’ll be hearing from:
Triona Desmond – lesbian co-parent and Senior Chartered Trade Mark Attorney at Pinsent Masons LLP.
Sal Morton (he/they) – a queer artsperson and senior researcher and content writer for career guide Chambers Student.
Daniel Nasr – diversity & inclusion specialist for the charity and international development sectors, currently leading on Unicef’s inclusion strategy in the U.K.
Dr Lipi Begum– senior fashion and sustainability lecturer and researcher for the University of the Arts London.
Kenneth Pritchard – gay public affairs and strategic communications professional for the Post Office.
Timings for the event will be as follows:
16:00-17:00 Panel conversation
17:00-17:30 Audience Q&A
17:30-18:00 Chit chat
Book here or just turn up on the day
Interested in the Media sector? Journalism? Publishing? Theatre? Radio? Join us to explore a variety of industries and roles. Learn why these roles are realistic to pursue and how to secure a position in your chosen sector. You will hear from professionals who will talk about their personal experience of the sector and give you top tips along the way! Come prepared with some questions and be ready to do some valuable networking.
Confirmed representatives include (with more to follow!):
Senior Editorial Manager, Penguin Random House
PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC) is a global professional services firm operating in 157 countries and employing 276,000 staff in 100s of different roles advising businesses on areas including audit, tax, legal, consultancy, climate change, human resources, risk, deals and many more. They are really interested in employing graduates studying Humanities and in fact already do employ a number of QM Humanities alumni.
Ashley O’Connell, a recruiter at PwC, is coming to talk about why a global business such as PwC is interested in you, what skills do you have that are valuable to a business like theirs, what kind of opportunities exist, why these are good roles for Humanities students, what they look for in students, what kind of activities they value that you get involved in and how Humanities students can do well in recruitment.
Ashley is flying over from the Channel Islands and will talk about opportunities in both London and the Channel Islands including, graduate jobs, summer internships and insight programmes. N.B. There are still vacancies for 2020 graduates to start in the Channel Islands this summer.
If you are curious as to what you have to offer a big business operating in any sector, this is a great chance to understand how to market your degree in a way that makes you relevant and to get top tips and insights from a business recruiter.
Finding deadlines and time-management overwhelming? Requiring academic support and guidance from undergraduate students? PASS is here to help!
PASS (Peer-Assisted Study Support) is a mentoring scheme which is run by students for students, specifically first-year students who have a keen interest in gaining academic advice from upper-year undergraduate students. PASS is firmly established in 14 departments at Queen Mary, including the English and Drama department. Mentors at PASS offer invaluable and comprehensive help to students, which has proven to benefit students moving onto their final years at university.
For English PASS, most of the sessions which run on a weekly basis are orientated around upcoming assignments and assisting students with queries related to academia. I think this scheme is a great opportunity for first-year students to consolidate their learning by discussing their queries or interests.
For more information about PASS feel free to email the links below:
Samrawit Elias (English PASS student organiser)
Lydia (PASS Drama Student Organiser)
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After graduating in Drama at Queen Mary, I started a Master in Arts and Cultural Management at King’s College. There I met Lea – my co-founder. One of the first things I remember about her is that she told me she had been babysitting on the side during her undergraduate degree in Music. She had created a company to better sell her services as musical babysitter, but at the time it was her alone doing the babysitting. I straight-away related to her as I also did babysitting on the side of my studies, and thinking about it, it had also been creative, mostly focusing on crafts and all families loved it. After completing my masters, we both went off to careers in arts administration. In December 2018, Lea asked me to join her as a co-founder of ToddlerTunez as she wanted to scale the business and give it a bit of a shake!
At the time, ToddlerTunez was basically musical babysitting to 0-5 year olds. When Lea and I started brainstorming together, we realised that we could do so much more with it! Now ToddlerTunez has a growing pool of sitters and we have recently started our first official marketing campaign. We cater for children from 0 to 15 with three different services – ToddlerTunez still 0 to 5 year olds, RocketTunez for children 6-10 years old, and FineTunerz for 11 to 15 year olds. ToddlerTunez combines two services in one: babysitting with creativity. All sitters help families with the usual babysitting chores – picking children up from school, taking them home, occasionally cooking meals. But they also provide creative sessions during those times, completely tailored to the families’ requirements. We match families with the perfect sitter for them – we also cater for different foreign languages and specific skills. Our sitters are all DBS checked and are professionals in their craft – we have actors, dancers, choreographers, musicians, singers and also puppeteers, mask makers, and more!
All the reasons why I love starting up a business are connected to creativity. I have so many ideas every day. When you set up your own business you can actually follow all your ideas through and spend your time and energy making them happen. I love being able to set my own goals and achieve them following my own values. ToddlerTunez holds sustainability and diversity close to its heart and being the founder of a company gives you the option to operate following those values completely. Another one of my favourite things is the speed of learning.
ToddlerTunez is the first business for both my cofounder and I, and as I have been working as an employee for a while during my journey with ToddlerTunez, I have been realising that what I love most is learning. In a job as an employee, you learn intensively for the first two-three months. As an entrepreneur, you can learn at the same intensity every day. I had to quickly learn about taxes, pitching, marketing and every day it is a challenge and there is something I realise I have to learn. Which makes every day absolutely worth it.
Another one of my favourite aspects of being an entrepreneur is the connections made with people. Seeing people loving your business and being able to create a community around it is my goal. We are a business that is solving two problems in one – that of helping families save time and money by combining two services in one, and that of unemployment of creative professionals. Being able to solve those problems is definitely a reason to get out of bed every morning and work hard.
As a child, I grew up with au-pairs. The one I remember most and whom I am still friends with now – Barbara – was extremely creative. I still love doing my crafts and singing in my free time and I use creativity in my daily life – being an entrepreneur is the most creative job in my opinion. Exposure to creativity in early years is proven to help development including fine motor skills, speech, social skills etc. It also helps developing problem solving, listening, communication skills, and it gives lots of tools to develop imagination, mindfulness and concentration and to help adults never stop playing. This is what I think is most valuable for everyone and I believe all children should be granted exposure to creativity for those reasons.
With ToddlerTunez, Lea and I really want to help families in the UK, offering a service that is almost self organised as we do all the admin, so that all families can access it easily. A more mindful, creative society full of individuals who collaborate to solve problems is the world I want to see in the future. This inspires me every day to work on ToddlerTunez and I think it can contribute to the present and future happiness of families.
First of all,I encourage everyone to dive into any work opportunities that come up – whatever the job is – as it will provide a lot of skills but mostly makes you realise what it is that you really want or don’t want to do. I felt a bit ‘behind’ as coming from Italy, I had never studied drama before, so during university I tried to catch up on work experience. I joined societies, found more or less paid internships, worked for catering companies, worked as a model in the fashion industry, organised events freelance and did my occasional babysitting. That helped me see so much of the world and understand a lot about myself. This helped me find the field that I love – arts administration and operations – and gain experience in it.
After you have found your field, I suggest you to share and challenge your ideas with family, friends and strangers and start testing your ideas out. If you are interested in starting up a business I suggest you to listen to entrepreneurs’ podcasts, meet up with local entrepreneurs from whom you can learn about almost anything. Entrepreneurship is a very high-responsibility activity and can often feel lonely, but it can be lived amazingly when feeling part of a community.
ToddlerTunez is currently looking for friends who value creativity, diversity, sustainability and love our idea to join our community. We need ambassadors and volunteers to help us spread the word through marketing and help in administration. In exchange, students will gain experience in arts administration and in the startup environment. This is also an occasion to meet friends and to get inspired by other amazing creatives. Every Friday afternoon this January, we are organising meet-ups around London, so let us know if you want to join, and tell your friends!
Get in touch if you know any potential clients, are interested in gaining experience in arts administration, becoming a sitter or knowing more about us! We are also eager to hear about your ideas on key locations, events, communities where we can best spread the word about ToddlerTunez.
Applicants who wish to be considered for an AHRC-funded studentship must apply directly to the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP). The deadline for applications to LAHP is January 31.. Only home and EU applicants are eligible to apply for AHRC funding.
Candidates who apply to Queen Mary before 19 January 2020 will automatically be entered for the Queen Mary Principal’s Studentships (QMPS). Home, EU and international applicants are eligible for the QMPS scheme.
We encourage applicants from BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) groups who have been previously under-represented in this process.
For 2020 entry, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will be offering two fully funded doctoral studentships (tuition fees and stipend of £17,009 per year, or £8,505 part-time) to UK or EU applicants from a BAME background. Awards are tenable for up to three years. Applications will also be considered from students who are currently in the first year of a full-time PhD programme, or the first two years of a part-time programme.
To be eligible to apply for these studentships you must be UK or EU permanent residents from a BAME background, and eligible to pay home/EU student fees.
Candidates for the BAME studentships must make an additional application to be considered for these awards. This will consist of:
All these elements should be entered or uploaded to an online application tool administered by QMUL’s Doctoral College, by 1700 on 19 January 2020.
In our experience our students find it liberating to be able to start in a number of industries using transferable skills you develop during the course.
Nothing is off limits to an English graduate from traditional careers like teaching or law to the latest industries of digital content creation and changing the world through NGOs via social activism.
1. Creativity: Develop your creative side as you come up with ideas, arguments and projects while you study with us. Useful for: problem-solving, leading projects, researching new topics.
2. Critical Thinking: Make informed arguments with skill. Useful for becoming: a lawyer, journalist, entrepreneur.
3. Confidence: Build assertiveness and stand up for what you believe in through the confidence our courses can give you. Useful for: public speaking, performing, presenting ideas in any job.
4. Understanding Context: Bring literary and/or performance works to life by understanding them in their historical and contemporary contexts. Useful for: Analysing the context of how people act and work within your chosen career pathway.
5. Reading & Writing: Learn to read and interpret texts in new ways and become an articulate writer. Useful for: analysis of text and data in many career areas, writing reports, writing copy for advertising, creating content.
Here are 5 stories about what some of our English graduates have gone on to do:
1. PUBLISHING – Sarah Garnham is working in publicity at Ebury Publishing a division of Penguin Random House one of the world’s biggest publishing groups. See her Twitter for what she’s up to.
2. PR – Tierney Cowap used her part-time job while studying her English degree with us to work her way up to become a PR Assistant at Oliver Bonas, a leading UK fashion and gifts retailer. Read her top five tips for starting in the world of PR.
5. DIGITAL MARKETING – Nell Burnham Digital Marketing Production Officer at Tate.
Politician David Lammy MP will learn about the Black African soldiers who gave their lives for Britain during the First World War.
To mark Remembrance Day 2019, Lammy will travel to Africa and see the mass burial sites for the untold heroes.
The hard-hitting documentary will also question the war graves commission for their decision to not individually memorialise countless Black African soldiers and porters.
Seeing the mass burials first-hand, Lammy considers the measures needed to be taken to give these soldiers the same dignity as the soldiers who were given gravestones regardless of background, rank or creed.
Politics and Desire in a Decadent Age: 1860 to the Present — a one-day symposium — Call for Proposals
Hosted by the Department of English and the Sexual Cultures Research Group
Queen Mary University of London
Friday 15 May 2020
Keynote Speaker: Dennis Denisoff (McFarlin Chair of English, University of Tulsa,
author of Aestheticism and Sexual Parody and Sexual Visuality from Literature to Film)
The symposium committee invites papers from a diverse range of disciplinary backgrounds, including literature, sexuality and gender studies, history, visual art, film, and environmental studies, that interpret any aspect of the symposium theme of ‘Politics and Desire in a Decadent Age’.
Topics may include (but are not limited to):