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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

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

Strolling through the streets and galleries of Berlin: Field Trip of MLitt: Art: Politics: Transgression: 20th Century Avant-Gardes

Earlier this spring, students from our History of Art PGT programme ‘Art, Politics, Transgression’ took a study trip to Berlin. Students Jana Jankuliaková and Peter Tuka tell us about their trip.   In February this year we APT-ers, as we are colloquially called, took a field trip to Berlin as a part of our course… 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

New Dreams: Celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary

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Since November 2015 I’ve had the pleasure of facilitating a group of University of Glasgow Masters students in contributing to the upcoming Shakespeare 400 New Dreams celebration.  The event brings our UofG students together with teams from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Glasgow School of Art (GSA) and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) to produce… Continue reading