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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

Let Her Come In

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As part of my PhD research on madness in contemporary Shakespearean adaptations, I ask what dramaturgical approaches might be used to portray mental illness in performance. To address this question, I used a practice-as-research methodology in the creation of a one-act adaptation of Hamlet called Let Her Come In. The piece was performed on 19-20… 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

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

Dublin Study Trip // April 2015 // MLitt: Art: Politics: Transgression: 20th Century Avant-Gardes

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Between the 20th and 23rd of April 2015 the MLitt Art History: Art, Politics, Transgression group visited Dublin on a study trip in conjunction with the National College of Art and Design Dublin for the symposium Art/History/Politics: Contemporary Artists in Conversation. The event was organised to bring together University of Glasgow History of Art students… 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

‘Towards a Drama of Perception: On the Polyphony of Theatre’ – Heiner Goebbels at the University of Glasgow // 9 February 2015  

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The annual Cramb Lecture invites esteemed music theorists and practitioners to the University of Glasgow. This year’s speaker, who was invited thanks to the support of the Goethe Institut in Glasgow, stood out due to his cross-disciplinary appeal. As an innovator and visionary in the fields of both music and contemporary theatre, Heiner Goebbels drew… Continue reading