#SEDweekly – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 8 February 2017

Here’s our list of events and opportunities we’ve just discovered and that are coming up in the next week (from Thursday to Wednesday).

If you’d like to add anything to next week’s digest then please email us.



GALACTICS | Term-time Fridays from Friday 10 February | 5pm-6:30pm, Film and Drama Studio, Arts 2 | Free

A series of laid back scratch performance events followed by music and chit-chat MA Independent Practical Project students Alex Lyons and Camilla Canocchi are excited to invite you to MA Independent Practical Project students Alex Lyons and Camilla Canocchi.

Free. Bring your own drinks.

Please RSVP: d.oliver@qmul.ac.uk



English PGR Seminar Series: Esther Leslie | Thu 9 Feb | 17:15 | QMUL, Mile End

We welcome Esther Leslie, Professor in Political Aesthetics and Acting Co-Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities for a postgraduate research seminar entitled ‘Animating Clouds’.


Veranda: Truth to Power | Thu 9 Feb | 19:00 | Libreria Bookshop, Spitalfields

Libreria & Second Home present the third edition of Veranda, a monthly series of poetry & spoken word events, to showcase some of the freshest literary talent around London. This edition will be an intimate evening of poetry exploring the theme of ‘Truth To Power’. The line up includes Victoria Bulley, Inua Ellams & a special appearance from Brooklyn poet, R.A. Villanueva.


London-Paris Romanticism Seminar Meeting | Fri 10 Feb | 17:30-19:30 | Senate House Library, Bloomsbury

L-PRS are delighted to welcome Lynda Pratt, Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Nottingham, who will present a paper entitled Romanticism and the Culture of Non-Publication. This will be followed by a discussion and a wine reception, to which all are invited. Admission is free.

Play the Gallery at Tate Britain | Sat 11 and Sun 12 Feb | 11:00-16:00 | Tate Britain, Pimlico

Daniel Oliver, ‘Awkwardance’ at Steakhouse Live, Hackney Wick. Image by Shaahin Shahablou.

Artists including our very own Daniel Oliver will bring the gallery to life through performance, sound and dance.


MSc in Creative Arts and Mental Health Open Event: Dr Anna Harpin | Mon 13 Feb | 18:00-21:00 | QMUL Mile End

Please join the MSc in Creative Arts and Mental Health and the Drama Department at Queen Mary University of London for: “Gazing with alterity in Titicut Follies, Blue/Orange, and Ship of Fools” Dr Anna Harpin (University of Warwick, Theatre and Performance Studies).


For more SED events see our calendar here


Jobs & Paid Internships

No listings this week. If you spot anything interesting please email sed-web@qmul.ac.uk and we’ll add in to this post.

Opportunities & Volunteering

Institute of English Studies – Sambrook Fund Studentship – Applications Open

“The Institute is delighted to announce a new funded studentship for one place on our MA/MRes History of the Book programme. The award covers fees in full at the Home/EU rate. The studentship will be offered every year over the next four academic years.

Our MA/MRes in the History of the Book provides an unrivalled base for the study of a subject that has been the focus of increasing scholarly attention over the past 30 years. Originally considering mainly physical aspects of the book and the details of its manufacture and trade, scholars have come to see the study of the book as an aid to understanding literary texts and as a focus for insight into social, cultural and intellectual processes in history. The course focuses not only books, but also newspapers, magazines, chapbooks and broadsides. Because the book did not begin with the invention of printing, the course will also consider the manuscript period before print–as well as the book in the digital era.

For further details about the MA/MRes programme, please click here: https://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/study-training/masters-courses

Please direct enquiries to Hannah Pope (hannah.pope@sas.ac.uk)”


VOGUE Talent Contest for Young Writers – Entry now open

The annual VOGUE Talent Content 2017 is now open for entries. The annual talent contest for young writers is one of the most prestigious awards in the industry and has helped launch the careers of authors, playwrights and poets, as well as members of Vogue’s own staff.  Entrants must be under the age of 25 and I wondered whether it might be of interest to any of your students?  I attach details in the hope that it might be and that you might be willing to share them.  The closing date for entries is Friday 7th April.

Download the brief here


2017 Cambridge Long Vacation Scholarship Scheme has been launched (Current QMUL students only)

The College has again been invited to send up to 8 students to spend over three weeks at King’s College and one student to St John’s College, Cambridge during the Long Vacation, which this year will be from Monday 17th July 2017 to Saturday 12th August 2017.  These Long Vacation scholarships commemorate the period during the Second World War when Queen Mary College was evacuated to King’s College, Cambridge.

All non-final year undergraduate students (home and international) who do not have academic commitments during the Long Vacation are eligible for consideration.

Each student will receive a scholarship of £455 from QMUL to cover travelling expenses to and from Cambridge, together with maintenance during the 4 week period.  It is expected that they will spend their time at Cambridge in using the academic facilities in the furtherance of their undergraduate studies and would be expected to devise their own study programme. Each School can nominate 2 candidates to the Dean.

In order to apply, students must first discuss their application with their adviser or a tutor who knows them well, either face to face or by email.  If you are approached by a student and asked to support their application, they must email you a completed version of the attached application form no later than midday on Monday 27th February. If you have agreed to support the application, please complete the second part of the application form and email the complete form to me sed-hos@qmul.ac.uk), no later than midday on Friday 10th March. I will then consider all the applications and will forward the names of two shortlisted candidates to the Dean for Taught Programmes,

Eligible students have been told about the Scheme today, sent a copy of the application form and told about the 27th February deadline. Please note that final year students, MA students and Associate students are not eligible. The School normally shortlists current second year students. There is information about the Scheme at



Calls for Papers & Contributions

CfP: Captivating Criminality 4: Crime Fiction: Detection, Public and Private, Past and Present | 29 June-1 July 2017

Corsham Court, Bath Spa University, UK

More details here

The Captivating Criminality Network is delighted to announce its fourth UK conference. Building upon and developing ideas and themes from the previous three successful conferences, Crime Fiction: Detection, Public and Private, Past and Present will examine what is arguably the very heart of this field of critical study.

Please send 300 word proposals to Dr. Fiona Peters (f.peters@bathspa.ac.uk) by 13th February 2017. The abstract should include your name, email address, and affiliation, as well as the title of your paper. Please feel free to submit abstracts presenting work in progress as well as completed projects. Postgraduate students are welcome. Papers will be a maximum of 20 minutes in length. Proposals for suggested panels are also welcome.

Attendance fees: £155 (£105 students)




To add a listing to next week’s digest or to help us update this edition please email us by Friday 10 February 2017 at 5pm

We try and keep these listings as accurate as possible but errors can occur. Please check with the relevant party before going to an event or taking up an opportunity.

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