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DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO 14 MAY 2018 Poetry and TV, a one day conference exploring the meeting of two art forms at the University of Birmingham, July 13th 2018. Keynote speakers will be announced in the coming weeks: watch this space, and follow our Twitter handle @poetryandtv http://www.twitter.com/poetryandtv for more information. Please get in touch with any questions and queries! poetryandtvconference@gmail.com mailto:poetryandtvconference@gmail.…
The AHRC Research in Film Awards are returning for its fourth year with two new categories focused on migration and social media.   The two new awards for 2018 are:  The People on the Move Award: Stories of New Beginnings Social Media Short Award  The competition closes on Thursday 14 June at 16:00 hours.…
Midlands Historical Review seeks expressions of interest from postgraduate students for the position of Assistant Editors with a view to creating editorial teams at other universities. Midlands Historical Review is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, student-led journal which showcases the best student research in the Arts and Humanities. We accept submissions from students at any stage of their university career, including exceptional undergraduate and post-graduate dissertations,…
CALL FOR PAPERS: The Materiality of Maritime Cultures and Connections Durham University, 26th June 2018 Coastal regions and seas have always provided corridors for long-distance movement – of objects, ideas and people. They facilitate communication between geographically-separate communities, enable flows of goods between people and places, and are generally pivotal to political expansion, to raiding and colonisation.…
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Stepping back
This week I wrote. That probably seems like a fairly unremarkable thing for a novelist to say. But in fact this was the first time since last summer that I’d produced any substantial creative work at all. Sure, I’d scribbled down musings from time to time: a phrase; a sentence; sometimes as much as two sentences in a row. I’ve put together a quick-fire story in ten minutes as part of an exercise during a writing workshop that I led recently.…
Being about six months into my PhD working on philosophical perspectives on ‘Safe Spaces’, I’ve naturally been reading a lot of articles and getting into a lot of conversations on the topic. I knew that the topic was going to be controversial and part of my motivation behind my research was to add some clarity to a debate in which the two sides often seem to be talking past each other. To even begin to think about arguing for or against safe spaces,…
As many of you who follow me on Twitter and Facebook will already know, later this month I’ll be beginning a brand new chapter in my literary career. In just a few weeks I’ll be starting my PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham, thanks to an AHRC-funded studentship from the Midlands3Cities DTP http://www.midlands3cities.ac.uk.   1024px-University_of_Nottingham.svg_[1].png   The PhD will see me explore the boundaries of historical fiction and magic realism.…
On our last full day in LA, a small group of us went to visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). With some students and staff having already visited the museum on the trip and saying how good it was, along with several enthusiastic “you MUST go to LACMA”’s prior to travelling, we thought it would be a nice way to wind down the trip. ‘LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes nearly 130,…

 

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