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

Annual Playreading Event

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On Wednesday July 29 the MLitt Playwriting and Dramaturgy cohort had the pleasure of hosting our annual postgraduate play reading event in the James Arnott Theatre. For this event, our playwrights and dramaturgs teamed up to select 15 minute excerpts from their work-in-progress scripts to be performed in a staged reading. The selections came from… 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