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Welcome to 2022 in the School of English and Drama.
We’re excited to welcome our students back to campus for our second semester later this month and to meet so many potential new students at our offer holder days and events.
January UCAS deadline for equal consideration is 26 January 2022. We would love to receive an application from you before this deadline. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help with undergraduate admissions.
PhD application deadline January 19 for QMUL and January 28 for LAHP. Please contact email@example.com if you need any help with these.
Undergraduate Offer Holder Days
Our offer holder days are a great chance to meet students and staff from the course to get a feel for the course and inspiring community you could join.
Date Time Virtual/on-campus
- Saturday 22 January 10:30-13:30 On campus
- Saturday 12 February 10:30-15:30 Hybrid
- Saturday 13 March 10:30-15:30 Hybrid
- Wednesday 14 April 10:30-15:30 Virtual
Seminar – Michael Rowland on ‘Sociable Bodies, Solitary Minds: Men and Belonging in Eighteenth-Century Culture’ – Solitudes Seminar on 25 Jan Online
Bangladesh at 50 Victory Day Concert
2020-21 Graduation is coming on 20 Jan at Tobacco Dock in Wapping
Bethany is Instagram creator in residence
Our 2021 Year in Review
Martin Welton (Drama) featured issue of Ambiances Just published – co-edited by Chloé Déchery (Paris 8 Vincennes) and Martin Welton (QMUL), the second volume of a special issue on Staging Atmospheres in the journal Ambiances: The International Journal of Sensory Environment, Architecture and urban Space.
Tobi Poster-Su (Drama) writes on Sculpting China: Critical Puppetry and the Formation of Diasporic Identity for Critical Stages
The article explores the ways puppetry might resist and disrupt racial constructions of identity in Tobi Poster-Su’s performance as research project Chang and Eng and Me (and Me).
Award-winning writer and historian Professor Jerry Brotton (English) and journalist Shafi Musaddique explored Tudor links with the Islamic world with the British Library.
Links and Opportunities
I Am You Anthology Project – working with young people on the Equality Act
Happy new year and we hope you are well. We are writing to you about an exciting upcoming student opportunity. The Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre (QMLAC) http://www.lac.qmul.ac.uk/ are bringing together an inter-disciplinary student working group to run an exciting project with 9 and 10 year old children. The project will build on the current work of the QMLAC I Am You project (http://www.lac.qmul.ac.uk/clients/community-projects/i-am-you/) which runs workshops in local primary schools on the Equality Act.
This opportunity will teach students about the protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010, and support and empower them to write personal reflections (poems / stories etc.). These reflections will them be compiled into a hard copy anthology with a launch event in the spring where we will host a recital for the young people to present their work to their families.
We are looking to bring together a group of:
- 3 Law students
- 4 English students
- 3 Drama students
- 2 Marketing students
Students can be from any year of studies (post graduate or undergraduate) as long as they are committed, engaged and available for the entirety of the project.
Together the team will be trained to design and deliver;
- a training video and document to launch the competition to local 9 and 10 year olds,
- a judging panel to select the best contributions to for the anthology,
- promote competition and the recital, and
- support with the organisation of the final event.
This will be a project led by the QMLAC as part of the Queen Mary Sketch initiative (https://www.qmul.ac.uk/sketch/).
The first compulsory meeting for this project will be held online from 3-5pm on the 19th January where the team will come together and plan the project.
How to get involved?
If you are interested in being involved in this unique interdisciplinary opportunity please send a CV and cover email explaining why you are interested to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 17th January at 10.00am. We will aim to let applicants know if they have been successful noon on the 18th January. Please be aware that the first session is compulsory and so we encourage all applying to ensure they are free 3-5pm on the 19th January.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the QMLAC team at email@example.com.
LAHP 2022/23 Collaborative Doctoral Award Projects Recruiting
Performance-based co-creation with young people as political activism: contextualising and disseminating the work of Fevered Sleep
Collaborative Doctoral Award in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London and Fevered Sleep
Primary academic supervisor: Kiera Vaclavik
Secondary academic supervisor: Maggie Inchley
Collaborative Partner lead contact: Louisa Borg-Costanzi Potts
Disability and the Home: Space, Domesticity, and Identity in London, 1840-1945
Collaborative Doctoral Award in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London and the Museum of the Home
Primary academic supervisor: Matthew Rubery
Secondary academic supervisor: Alison Blunt
Collaborative Partner lead contact: Danielle Patten
Collaborative Partner supervisor: Rebecca Jacobs
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