Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues – Behind the scenes

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MSc Filmmaking and Media Arts students Caitlyn Foster and Chiara Passarini have been involved in the performance-lecture series Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues, which was established by David Archibald (Film and TV) and Carl Lavery (Theatre) in 2016. The Dialogues, which involves a number of academics in the School of Culture and Creative Arts plus musicians… Continue reading

17th Century Dutch Painting Reconstruction

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History of Art postgraduate taught student Riley Cruttenden from our Technical Art History programme tells us about the reconstruction of a 17th Century Dutch painting. MLitt students in Technical Art History created reconstructions of 17th century Dutch canvas stretching and painting preparation processes. Technical Art History makes use of primary sources, scientific analysis, and technical reconstructions to… Continue reading

The Art of Care-full Practice: a symposium

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Master’s student Daniel Boden from our MLitt Playwriting and Dramaturgy programme tells us about his experience working at The Art of Care-full Practice symposium. Last month, I had the opportunity to attend and serve as helper for The Art of Care-full Practice: Taking care of others and the self in participatory performance. This symposium, organised… Continue reading

Film City Glasgow: the filmmaking world in focus

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MLitt Film & TV student Madeline Chandler tells us about the recent student visit to ‘Film City Glasgow’, a vibrant hub which supports the creative industries. The MLitt Film and Television Studies students just had the distinct pleasure of attending a tour of Film City Glasgow. To start off, being able to get into the… Continue reading

Living with the Gilmore Girls: A tribute to truly comforting telly

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Kerr Castle is a PhD student of Film and Television Studies. The following post is from Kerr’s ‘Comfort TV’ blog. There’s something special about Gilmore Girls (Warner Bros. Television, 2000-2007; Netflix, 2016). It’s completely unlike any other television show. On paper, it’s a comedy-drama hybrid about a mother and daughter living in a quirky, close-knit town,… Continue reading

Hollow

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As an outcome of my MLitt in Playwriting and Dramaturgy, I developed and later directed a play to assess the relationship between a powerful global community and a buffeted local community arising from the economic financial crisis of 2008/9. Hollow was written from the perspective of employee-as-playwright. The piece was performed on 8th-10th October at… Continue reading

Remembering Dada in Glasgow

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On the 3rd November 2016, a group of academics and postgraduate students marked the centenary of Dada at the “Dada 1916-2016: A Century of Revolt” symposium at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. Organised and presented by Dr. Debbie Lewer, Dr. Dominic Paterson and Professor David Hopkins of the University of Glasgow History of… Continue reading

Society for Renaissance Studies 7th Biennial Conference

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From 18 to 20 July 2016, the University of Glasgow played host to the Society for Renaissance Studies 7th Biennial Conference. The event gathered speakers and participants from a breadth of locations including the United Kingdom, the United States, Poland, Greece, Ireland, Australia and many more. Such diverse representation truly mirrored not only the volume… Continue reading

IFTR Conference 2016

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Between 13 and 17 June 2016, approximately 900 participants from around the world assembled at Stockholm University for the International Federation for Theatre Research conference. Under the theme ‘Presenting the theatrical past: interplays of artefacts, discourses and practices,’ the event played host to a lively exchange of ideas between academics, practitioners and researchers. These took… Continue reading