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Writing a Dissertation Part 1: Planning Your Writing Schedule

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By Madeline Chandler, MLitt Film and Television Studies If you want to send a postgrad into a stressed out frenzy, ask them what their dissertation topic is. I am doing my second masters now and as hard as I tried last year, it wasn’t until my dissertation was finished and bound that I could say,… Continue reading

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

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

Annual TS, FTV and CCPR Postgraduate Symposium

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On 4th and 5th May 2016, we held the annual Postgraduate Symposium for all PGR students in Theatre, Film and Television and Cultural Policy Research. This forum gave the PGR students from all three subjects the chance to share their research with students and staff across the School of Culture and Creative Arts. The research… Continue reading

Berlinale Film Festival 2016

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In February 2016, our MSc Filmmaking and Media Arts students took a field trip to the Berlinale International Film Festival. Student and filmmaker Angelos Papadakis tells us about his experience in Berlin. Sure, one could complain about the early mornings and late nights. About the loud teenagers running amok in the hostel’s hallways, banging doors and… Continue reading

A Workshop on Exploring Socially Engaged Arts Practice with Catrin Evans

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Sitting on the floor of the theatre space, before the five hour session begins in earnest, I have only a vague grasp on what a socially engaged arts practice is (less still about how to explore one). Catrin Evans, artistic director of A Moment’s Peace, subsequently guides this exploration generously; with lots of space for… Continue reading

Workshop Event on Film Tourism

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On May 15th 2015, Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow hosted a one-day workshop on the subject of Film Tourism. Entitled “Developing Film Tourism: Theory and Practice,” the workshop was co-organised by myself and Professor David Martin-Jones, and it aimed to enhance our understanding of film tourism by considering the resonances it… Continue reading

Annual TS, FTV and CCPR Postgraduate Symposium

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This year’s TS, FTV & CCPR Postgraduate Symposium took place at the Gilmorehill Centre on Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th May 2015. The purpose of the annual interdisciplinary symposium is to provide an opportunity for PhD students to practice presenting their work, along with a great chance to network with those from other Subjects. This… Continue reading

MSc Filmmaking and Media Arts students celebrate 65th Berlin International Film Festival // 5-15 February 2015

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In one of the coldest months of February in recent memory, the MSc Filmmaking and Media Arts group flew out to Berlin to celebrate the city’s 65th annual film festival. The films were many and the sleeps were few – lots of queuing lay in wait amongst the hundreds of journalists, filmmakers and enthusiasts waiting… Continue reading