Welcome to the August 2018 edition of our School of English and Drama newsletter.
This month is full of summer fun including our very own Queen Mary Theatre Company (pictured above) at the Edinburgh Fringe. Check out our summer list for more exciting suggestions.
A-level Results Day and Confirmation
Thursday 16 August 2018 from 07:30-19:00
Arts One Lecture Theatre, QMUL – Mile End
If you’ve firmed your offer from us already we can’t wait to welcome you in September – you should hear from us on 16 August! If not there’s time to apply via clearing from now if you have your results or on A-level results day from 07:30.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR AUGUST
QMTC Edinburgh Previews
Thursday 2 and Friday 3 August, 18:00-20:00
Pinter Studio, ArtsOne, QMUL- Mile End
An early chance to catch previews of the four shows we will be taking to the Fringe this summer! From Green Wing style clowning to a dystopian death drama QMTC have got something for you.
Rosie Vincent: London is Vomit
Friday 3 August 2018, 18:45
Rich Mix London
As part of Rich Mix TAKEOVER, Drama graduate Rosie Vincent is regurgitating her ongoing photography project into a new performance. Comprised of over 200 photographs, London is Vomit continues to explore the sickness of the city whilst celebrating the resilience and endurance of the urban body.
A Long Table: What is family?
Saturday 11 August 2018, 15:00-17:00
On Saturday 11th August from 3pm – 5pm at the Tate Modern, Lois Weaver will be hosting a Long Table exploring the question, ‘What is Family?’
The Long Table will be a part of Fierce Play: A Family Festival of Live Art Games curated by the Tate. We will discuss what family looks like; what it has been, what it is and what it could be; how we are born into them and how sometimes we create our own. Families are communities often made up of a wide range of ages. We are eager to make this event as intergenerational as possible and for us all to have the chance to share our unique experiences.
The festival is free and open to all. Please come along and join us for an afternoon of discussion.
Shakespeare and Race Across Borders
Friday 17 and Saturday 18 August 2018
Shane Boyle (Drama) will be speaking at this international symposium will bring together scholars from the disciplines of race, Shakespeare, theatre and performance studies to discuss the ways in which race is taught at university, discussed in the critical field and represented in performance.
S A L O N – London presents presents Sophie Seita in conversation with Amy Tobin
Friday 17 August 2018, 19:00-21:00
Fyvie Hall, Regent Street
An evening of experimental women’s writing with Dr Sophie Seita (University of Cambridge) and Dr Amy Tobin (University of Cambridge) from SALON which our very own Susan Rudy (English) heads up.
News from the School
Patrick Flanery (English) has written a piece entitled Punch and Injury for Times Literary Supplement on Jordan Wolfson’s Colored sculpture, now installed at Tate Modern.
Image: Tate photography (Seraphina Neville)
Zara Dinnen (English)’s book The Digital Banal: New Media and American Literature and Culture The Digital Banal won the “British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies Monograph Prize”.
Matthew Ingleby (English) was on a radio show with presenter talking about children’s literature, violence, Bloomsbury, Mary Poppins, Kurt Weill & Tchaikovsky too! Listen here
Catherine Maxwell (English) has written a long read for Aeon on synthetic perfumes and Victorian decadence. Read it here
Nadia Atia (English) is co-editor for Popular Postcolonialisms: Discourses of Empire and Popular Culture which features chapters from our very own Rachael Gilmour and Charlotta Salmi.
1. Susheila Nasta (English) has been announced as a judge for the SI Leeds Literary Prize.
2. Drama graduates Sal Morton and Chloe Borthwick performed at HYGNights a cabaret. Find out more about the night here.
3. Markman Ellis (English) added his thoughts to an investigation in MUNCHIES by VICE called Why the Hell Is Iced Coffee So Expensive?.
4. Shahidha Bari (English) talks South Asian Theatre, a new crime novel from Belinda Bauer and designer Orla Kiely on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row. Listen here