A rather strange April is here but don’t worry we have some boredom-busting links and news to share with you, so please read on.
Current students please read our updated:
Our student of the month this month is:
BA English Literature and Linguistics (Hons)
Read his profile
DON’T FORGET YOU CAN WIN BOOKS:
If you’re a current student or graduate simply fill out a mini student profile and you could feature on our blog and newsletter next monthand win a copy of Brave New Words ed. Susheila Nasta or SED notebook.
Pictured top: A selection of book covers by our English team.
POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT COURSES – VIRTUAL OPEN EVENT
Last week we held a virtual information session on Zoom for prospective students of:
- Watch the recording
- Drama Presentation / English Presentation
- Drama Modules / English Modules
- Register your interest
DISTRACTIONS & DISCOURSE
- Catching Up with the World: Things to Do During Lockdown
- Poem: Exiting Valhalla
- Short Story: The Purple Door
Jen Harvie (Drama)‘s Stage Left with Jen Harvie podcast is free and available to listen to now. Highlights include:
- an interview with members of the company Breach Theatre, including Billy Barrret, who did his MA in Theatre and Performance at Queen Mary. Breach Theatre’s show It’s True, It’s True, It’s True was programmed for the Barbican right now but it available online here.
- interviews with QM graduates Sh!t Theatre and colleague Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw of Split Britches.
Vivienne Harris’ (Drama student) persona Minnie Monotone responds to COVID-19 in this video channelling the famous 60s hit Downtown.
Georgia Haseldine (English) wants to shout out her Art Histories module students with this video from Beijing art collective S/ash, with choreography by artist Maggie Menghan Chen and soundtrack by felicita, have made this fantastic take on the at-home isolation work out video.
Knitting is taking SED by storm! Our very own student Molly Raycraft is knitting this festival top for when the weather is a bit more reliable and Jonathan Boffey is taking commissions for his next piece.
Pragya Dhital (English) organised a workshop seditious literature in colonial India at UCL and this has now been published in a special section of History Workshop Journal. The introduction is on History Workshop Online, and all the articles are currently open access.
Pictured: Torn poster on a wall in Amritsar, Punjab, bearing images of Bhagat Singh, Har Dayal, Kartar Singh Sarabha and Lala Lajpat Rai. Source: Chris Moffat, 2011
Susheila Nasta (English/Wasafiri Magazine based at QMUL) has been made an Honorary Fellow of the English Association to recognise her contribution to the discipline.
Rosie Vincent (Drama graduate) has had a pledge for £50,000 from Mayor London for The Common Room a community space on Roman Road. Help the campaign in it’s final stages here. Rosie got in touch to say:
“Receiving the maximum pledge of £50k from the Mayor of London proves how vital this project is to help benefit residents, businesses, and community groups in Roman Road. Only two projects (out of 14) have been awarded the maximum pledge of £50k. Our project to Transform The Common Room is one of them. The Common Room is a project that has been trying to happen for over six years. We are so proud to know the Mayor of London also agrees it is time for this space to become what it truly deserves to be. The crowdfund campaign is all-or-nothing. This means Roman Road Trust still need more pledges to reach the total target and actually make the project happen. So it is more crucial than ever to pledge your support to transform The Common Room into a place for all of us.”
Donate here: https://www.spacehive.com/transformthecommonroom
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