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Quick updates from us:
4 Feb English Postgraduate Research Seminar: Nadia Atia
Representing Iraq from Afar: Muhsin al-Ramli’s Scattered Crumbs
THE POWER OF POETRY: Read poetry by our students as we are inspired to celebrate the medium after hearing Amanda Gorman’s powerful work.
OFFER HOLDER INTERVIEW DAY
Sat 13 Feb, Online
We have our next opportunity in January for our 2021 entry offer holders to hear an overview of their course, meet a member of staff for an interview and do a taster session.
Email us for information
TASTERS FOR YEAR 12/13 STUDENTS & TEACHERS
We’ve just launched 2 new tasters on Sat 13 Feb:
Public Space and the Geography of Loneliness
4 Feb, Online Our very own Matthew Ingleby will speak on Public Space and the Geography of Loneliness is the first event in our series of The English Association’s special interest group on Loneliness and Technology.
PEACH Creative Workshop
9 Feb, Online
“In honour of #lgbtqhistorymonth, we have decided to theme our first creative workshop of 2021 on love! The prompts for this workshop will be shaped around the works of queer writers and artists, using their pieces as inspiration for creative creation”.
POETRY OPEN MIC NIGHT
10 Feb, Online
A night organised by our very own student Jasmine Rothon that is open to everyone – beginners and pros! Reading and performing original work and covers of poems we love. Do a reading or just watch.
Book Launch: The Network Turn: Changing Perspectives in the Humanities
on 11 Feb at 4pm GMT
Celebrate the launch of Ruth Ahnert’s co-authored book with a conversation hosted by Jo Guldi and Zoe le Blanc on Zoom.
Chang and Eng and Me (And Me)
16 Feb, onlineA short performance by PhD student Tobi Poster-Su for puppets in 3 acts followed by a post-show discussion.More information and tickets
Pathologies of Solitude Seminar Series
From 16 Feb, Online
The series continues online this term, with an exciting line up of speakers from literary scholars and historians to neuroscientists. The seminars take place on Tuesdays at 5pm (UK time). All are welcome but booking is required. You can see the full line-up of speakers here and register for attendance here.
Wasafiri Writing Workshops
Various Dates from February-April 2021
- Poetry Workshop: Writing across Languages for Chinese Poets (2 hours)
- Prose-writing Workshop: Human Geography (2 hours)
- Poetry Workshop: Writing across Languages (2 hours)
- Writing through Covid-19: What is Your Story? How Will You Tell It?
News & Links
- Lucy Dear (Drama BA, 2006), Applied Theatre Practitioner, Director and Community Producer.
- Evie Lewis (English Literature MA), PhD Researcher.
- Annabelle Sami (English Literature MA), Children’s Author.
Bechdel Theatre co-run by Drama graduate Pippa Sa has received Arts Council funding to help develop the pioneering platform from a 2-person passion-project into a sustainable, equitable company, supporting, amplifying & connecting women, trans & non-binary people who work in & care about theatre & live performance.
Rosie Dastgir (English) has a short story in an anthology of fiction and non fiction and recipes called Desi Delicacies: Food Writing from Muslim South Asia – about south Asian Muslim foodways – edited by Professor Claire Chambers at York University and just published by Picador India. Her story is called A Brief History of the Carrot – !
Figs in Wigs (Drama alumni) publish a new printed version of their Little Wimmin through Salamander Street.
Rachel Gregory Fox (English)’s co-edited book Post-Millennial Palestine – Literature, Memory, Resistance has been published by Oxford University Press.
Quest Radio and The Museum of London project saw two groups of QM students listening back to recordings of London in the past.
Very exciting news is that the group that explored recordings from London’s LGBTQ+ Club Scene is going to be included in Museum of London’s online content for LGBT History Month!
Students in the LGBT research group include Eve Bolton, Kirsten Johnson, Georgia Wood and Keir McEwan.
Martin O’Brien (Drama) is interviewed for Afternoon Deelight podcast by Jordy Deelight. He says ‘it was brilliant to talk about Cystic Fibrosis and my work with someone else with it. We dig into early performance work in Poland, illness, Bob and Sheree, and survival.’
Martin has just launched a project with Shabnam Shabazi and Joseph Morgan Schofield. It’s The Sunday Skool for Misfits, Experimenters, and Dissenters. It will be a free 12 week course, every Sunday for artists in the early part of their practice: The Sunday Skool – VSSL studio (vssl-studio.org)
Susheila Nasta (English/Wasafiri Magazine) will be one fo the judges for the David Cohen Prize for a full life’s work only awarded every two years. Fellow judges include: Hermione Lee (Chair), Reeta Chakrabarti (BBC), Peter Kemp (The Times lead fiction critic) and Maura Dooley (poet, Prof at Goldsmith’s, previous Director of Southbank Literature). Previous winners of this illustrious include: Edna O’Brien, Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Hilary Mantel, David Holroyd, Julian Barnes, Tony Harrison, Seamus Heaney, VS Naipaul. Read more here
Matthew Rubery (English) writes about how maintaining a critical distance with books might not be around for long on Public Books:
“Scholars have been conditioned to respond to talk of likes and dislikes with embarrassment, if not outright contempt. But the facade of critical detachment may be on the way out,”
People’s Palace Projects (Based at QMUL) has been featured in a UKRI Impact Case Study here.