We are excited to share our English and Drama events and news with you.
Pictured above from left to right:
LGBT poetry night by the English Society for LGBT History Month.
Will Bowers (English) who has a new book published this month. Don’t forget it’s LGBT+ History Month and there’s lots going on at Queen Mary.
New Queers on the Block
8 Feb, Brighton
Lois Weaver (Drama) will host a Long Table on Queer Spaces & Anti-Capitalist Resistance in Brighton as part of New Queers on the Block Weekender.
Oozing Gloop (Drama graduate) will present The Gloop Show episode 2 on the same day. Karis Shearer Archiving Performance and Feminist Close Listening 12 Feb, QMUL (Graduate Centre GC202 3-5pm) Karis will be speaking about archival work and its hidden aspects, in a discussion informed by the methodology of ‘feminist close listening’. All staff and postgraduate students especially welcome for further information please contact Howard Finn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drama QUORUM Postgraduate Research Seminar: Louise Owen
12 Feb, QMUL
Louise Owen will give a seminar: Social Relations: Money in Performance.
Dancing for DoVES Charity Event
12 Feb, QMUL
Vote for your favourite SED couple in this dance special organised in aid of Domestic Violence UK including special guest judge Janette Manrara (Strictly Come Dancing).
English Postgraduate Research Seminar:
13 Feb, QMUL
Our very own Rachel Gregory-Fox will give a seminar: Over My Dead Body: Female Dissidence, Corporeal Testimony, and Fatal Agency.
Capital Forms Reading Group: Labour
13 Feb, QMUL
Our very own Martin Young (Drama) will facilitate a session discussing artistic labour and its wider economic and cultural stakes.
National Portrait Gallery Visit
15 Feb, QMUL
To prepare for their upcoming life drawing class on 21 February, QMUL Art Society are arranging a museum trip to the National Portrait Gallery.
Will Bowers (English) launches his book The Italian Idea Anglo-Italian Radical Literary Culture, 1815–1823.
Shane Boyle (Drama) will give a presentation called The Fossil Economy of Live Art at the Glasgow Theatre Seminar.
Charlote Byrne (English/Comparative Literature) will be launching her Young Adult novel on Tuesday 3 March. Details here
Josh Fraser (English student) reveals all about the English society for Cub magazine. Read the piece
Saramarie Harvie (English student) hosted and curated Show and Tell #11 with a fantastic panel of speakers including: Sumaya Kassim Writer and Researcher (The Museum Will Not Be Decolonised) presenting inspiring intersectional mini talks.
Jen Harvie (Drama) has given a presentation on Genderqueering Time, Ageing and Relationships, with Split Britches at the
Kerry Hunt (Drama graduate pictured above in header image) is our student of the month. Read her thoughts
Dominic Johnson (Drama) is quoted in the Times Higher Education around the classroom as a safe space. Read the piece
Nisha Ramayya (Creative Writing)’s book was reviewed in The Guardian. She will be giving readings at The Serpentine Gallery, London on Friday 7 February, in Oxford on 10 Feb and on 20 Feb in Dundee. Nisha also starts a residency at John Hansard Gallery in Southampton with a group exhibition featuring Turner Prize winner Lawrence Abu Hamdan.
Matthew Rubery (English) has co-edited a new book called Further Reading, which is published today.
Lois Weaver (Drama) will host a Long Table on Queer Spaces & Anti-Capitalist Resistance in Brighton.
Submissions are now open for the 2020 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize – enter by 1 June.
Save the date – 28 March: ‘Festival Economies: Sustaining Creative Communities of Practice’ will look at the economic impact and value of festivals with panel discussions on Outdoor Arts, Fringe, Carnival, and showcasing findings from our QMUL Centre for the Creative and Cultural Economy‘s mapping of the Durga Puja in West Bengal. Follow Network on Twitter for announcements