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Poetry, Transport and Travel: A Workshop at Coventry Transport Museum, led by Dr Cliff Yates Wednesday 29 November, 2017 1.00pm to 5.00pm Free, book in advance Following a guided tour with the curator and a welcome talk by a member of the Centre for Travel Writing Studies, poet and tutor Cliff Yates will lead a three-hour writing workshop on poetry, transport and travel. Whether you are a beginner or a published poet,…
The Midlands3Cities Research Festival is a compulsory event for all M3C DTP students to attend and will be held on 24 May 2018 at Maple House, Birmingham. This is a CDF initiative and we need a planning team to develop the festival programme. Would you like to join a festival planning group? This is an opportunity to work with the M3C team to design the festival programme and gain some skills in project and events management, teamwork, planning, communication, and running effective meetings.…
The British Library is again running a series of Open Days for Doctoral Students https://goo.gl/gsNf4j, taking place in December 2017 as well as January and February 2018.  We would very much appreciate it if you were able to pass this information on to your new PhD students, as you feel appropriate. Doctoral Open Days are designed to explain the practicalities of using the Library and its services, plus help you navigate our physical and online collections.…
Conference registration is now open for Imagining the Body in France and the Francophone World, due to take place on 19-20th January 2018 with the generous support of the IMLR, SFS and the University of Birmingham and Leeds. Ticket prices start from £5 with concessionary rates available for students and/or unwaged attendees. We would be very grateful if you could register by 1st December 2017 at the latest through the following link: http://shop.bham.ac.…
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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,…
On Wednesday, the whole group met up at the Warner Bros. Archive at USC, where we were given a tour by the curator, Brett. The tour began with a brief overview of the history of the archive. Brett explained how the archive was donated by Warner Bros. to the University of Southern California in 1978, and that the archive holds a vast range of Warner Bros. film, television and music material dating between 1918 and 1968. Due to a number of reasons, including the condition of the items,…
After a jam-packed day touring the studios the day before, we took time in the morning to catch up on some admin and (more importantly) celebrate Cassie’s birthday; which included mandatory party poppers, a helium balloon, and singing. In the afternoon, we headed to Venice Beach, to soak up the July 4th Festivities…  19904674_10155143573143612_2066863000_n.jpg19874041_10155143587293612_158951037_n.jpg19840434_10158910163760246_1491996402_o.jpg19723813_10158910163505246_626222374_o.jpg

 

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