#SEDweekly – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 15 March 2017

Here’s our latest events and opportunities we’ve sourced that are coming up in the next week from tomorrow Thursday 16-Wednesday 22 March.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition.

Events

THIS WEEK

English PGR Seminar: Dr Adam Kelly, University of York | Thu 16 Mar | 18:15 in Room GC203 | QMUL Mile End

We’re delighted to invite you to the next English Postgraduate Research Seminar, with Dr Adam Kelly from the University of York, who will be presenting a seminar entitled ‘The Novel at the End of History: Donald Trump and Infinite Jest’.

 

Inaugural Lecture: Warren Boutcher: Beyond English: Going back into (literary) Europe | Thu 16 Mar | 18:30 – 21:30 | QMUL Mile End

Join Warren Boutcher, Professor of Renaissance Studies and Head of School of English and Drama, for his Inaugural Lecture.

Register online here

 

Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions presents: Emotions, Identity and the Supernatural: The Concealed Revealed Project | Tue 21 March | The Horse Hospital, Covent Garden | Free

Owen Davies (University of Hertfordshire) and Ceri Houlbrook (University of Hertfordshire) will talk about their work on the Concealed Revealed project.

 

Widening the Net: Collaborating between Digital and Performance | Tue 21 Mar | 16:00-18:00 | QMUL – Mile End

Both MAT and the QMUL School of Drama have a disciplinary investment in digital technologies as a means for producing performance, and as a theoretical mode of engagement. From digital archival practices to motion-capture, quantitative approaches to stage blocking, to cyborg and automated performance, MAT and SED scholars use radically different theoretical frameworks and material practices, but are driven by
a shared investigation of how people perform and behave, and how digital technology influences this.

How can our knowledges support and inform each other? Such cross-over and conversation is common and essential to the growth and development of humanities and technology research.

As a way to fill in the gaps in our departmentalknowledge of each other, and our methodologies, ideologies and practical resources, PhD candidates Amy Borsuk of SED and Vanessa Pope of MAT are widening the net as part of Intersections, a series of MAT interdisciplinary events.

We invite staff and postgraduates from SED and MAT to meet and share their research on Tuesday, 21 March from 4–6 pm in Rehearsal Room One in ArtsOne Building.

For this pilot event, we invite guests to give a 1 minute presentation on your research as formally or informally
as you like, highlighting what you are researching and what you would like to know about the other department, other practices, or other disciplines.

Register to attend

 

For more SED events see our calendar here

 

Jobs & Paid Internships

No listings this week.

Opportunities & Volunteering

Flare Festival Call Out for Performances | Deadline 17 March

The Flare International Festival of New Theatre, taking place in Manchester 4-8 July this summer alongside the Manchester International Festival, is still looking for challenging and original new theatre pieces by existing and recent students for its Future Flares strand (the main call for artists is also still open). Full details at http://www.flarefestival.com/future-flares/

 

Calls for Papers

 

Queer Localities: a two-day international queer history conference at Birkbeck, University of London | 30 November – 1 December 2017 | Deadline for Proposals: Mon 20 Mar

Download the CfP

Popular Performance : Localisation, commercialism and globalisation at V&A | Deadline: Thu 13 Apr

Download the CfP

 

To add a listing to next week’s digest please email us by Monday 20 March 2017 at 5pm

We try and keep these listings as accurate as possible but errors can occur. Please check with the relevant party before going to an event or taking up an opportunity.

See new works in development by artists Seth Kriebel and Hari Marini on Wednesday 15 March 2017

Staff and students are invited to participate in two short performances of new works in development by artists Seth Kriebel and Hari Marini.

4pm-6pm Wednesday 15 March at 16:00 in FADS (Film and Drama Studio), Arts Two Building, QMUL

SED staff and students with interests in adaptation, literature in performance, performance process and development, dramaturgy, and audience studies, are invited to attend and offer feedback on two new projects in development by artists Seth Kriebel and Hari Marini.

If you are interested in the creative process, or the adaptation of texts by contemporary theatre makers, this is a timely opportunity to see two short pieces and hear from professional artists about the development process – where ideas have emerged from and how they have been developed. If you are currently in the middle of developing your own performance projects, it is an opportunity to get some insight into the working methods of two professional artists currently undertaking their own processes of research and development – both of whom are interested in gaining feedback about the work, and how they might develop it further.

These performance presentations are also contributing to a wider research project within the Department of Drama concerning audience engagement and response, and to cross-disciplinary work carried out by colleagues working on Human and Computer Interaction in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. As part of this, some audience members will be asked to volunteer wear motion-capture devices that will monitor response. These technologies for, and the possibilities and pitfalls of, measuring audience response and engagement will be highlighted as part of the discussion. What knowledge of audience response could do for the development of a performance or for the evaluation of it will be discussed.

As well as Seth and Hari’s own post-show discussion with the audience, Dr Pen Woods and Dr Martin Welton will introduce their audience work and invite students’ response and commentary.

 


 

Seth Kriebel will be experimenting with the interactive performance-game format he pioneered in his shows The Unbuilt Room and A House Repeated in a new work loosely based on Beowulf (Old English epic poem). Seth’s interactive performance games combine the simplicity of bare-bones storytelling with the limitless possibilities of contemporary open-world computer games. Audiences work together to navigate a described space or narrative, overcoming obstacles and exploring this other world without leaving their seats.

 

Seth’s previous works have been described as follows:

“Turns the concept of immersive theatre on its head… Stunning in both its simplicity and its power.  ★★★★★” – Londonist

“A gently fascinating interactive world… it’s funny, too.”  – Time Out

 


 

Hari Marini is a performance maker based in London and one of SED’s teaching and school staff members. Her performance collection PartSuspended creates performances starting from personal experiences, everyday life, social space and architecture. Every space is potentially a performance space. They draw on contemporary life for performance material: questions, pleasure, anger, fractures, contradictions; these are explored with the audience. Their process is open to participants in a variety of forms, they have performed in theatre spaces and galleries but also in tents, on staircases, trains, underground spaces and pavements. Their performances look for fragments, chance, intuition, randomness, facts and poetry; for words that have been unsaid, bodily expressions that have remained disclosed, communication that is yet to be achieved.

www.partsuspended.com

“Work that pushes the audience’s imagination and their senses .. these are subtle and intelligent performers” – Fringe Review

 

 

Drama ranked 30th and English 32nd in the world in QS World University Rankings by Subject (2017)

In a prestigious survey of 4,438 universities, Drama at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has risen, remarkably, from the 51-100 range last year to 30th in the world this year in the Performing Arts subject category. English has continued its steady ascendance since 2013, climbing this time from 35th to 32nd in the world in the English Language and Literature subject category.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject is considered to be among the most trusted of league tables. Rankings are based on academic and employer reputations and research citations per faculty (the number of times the research is credited in the work of other academics).

 

Professor Warren Boutcher (Head of School of English and Drama) said:

“I am delighted to see our world-class English and Drama departments continue to ascend the QS World University Rankings by Subject, now heading towards the top 30. This reflects our upward curve in terms of the excellence we are achieving in both disciplines, and promises a very bright future.”

 

 Professor Matthew Hilton, Vice-Principal (Humanities and Social Sciences) said:

“I am especially pleased for colleagues in the Drama Department, now ranked 30th in the world.”

 

Find out more about our English Department

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#SEDweekly – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 8 March 2017

Here’s our latest events and opportunities we’ve sourced that are coming up in the next week.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition.

Events

THIS WEEK

James Vigus (QMUL, English): ‘A Victorian Friendship: The Correspondence of Sara Coleridge with Henry Crabb Robinson’ | Wed 8 Mar | 12:45-13:45 | QMUL – Mile End

The Lunchtime Seminar is a friendly place for established and emerging scholars with interests in religion and literature including sacred texts and objects, theoretical writing about religion, the practices of domestic devotion, and religious writing, publishing, and reading to meet and discuss ideas. Researchers from QMUL and beyond are welcome. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

 

 

English PGR Seminar Series: Bernard Schwartz (Wed 8 Mar) and Charlotte Ribeyrol (Thu 9 Mar) | 17:15 | QMUL, Mile End

This week we welcome 2 distinguished scholars to our postgraduate seminar. Bernard Schwartz is on Wednesday with a seminar entitled “Efforts of Commemoration: Dylan Thomas and the Legacy of Literary Afterlives” and Charlotte Ribeyrol on Thursday with a seminar entitled: “The Golden Stain of Time’: Remembering the colours of Amiens cathedral”.

 

Launch of Stuart Hall’s Selected Political Writings | Thu 9 Mar | 18:00 | UEL Stratford 

A line up of top speakers including our very own Prof. Bill Schwarz  (Queen Mary University) and a drinks reception to celebrate the book and the establishment of a Stuart Hall Fellowship at the University of East London.

Admission is free, but tickets should be booked in advance.

 

Quorum Drama Seminar Series: Lynette Goddard | Wed 8 Mar | 18:00-20:00 | QMUL – Mile End

‘Back in Time For Trinidad: Errol John’s Moon on a Rainbow Shawl on the Contemporary British Stage’ by (Lynette Goddard – Royal Holloway).

 

Sexual Cultures Research Group present: Juliet Jacques author of ‘Trans: A Memoir’ | Mon 13 Mar | QMUL, Mile End

Please join us for the first public event from Sexual Cultures Research Group: we are pleased to be hosting the writer Juliet Jacques.

Juliet Jacques has published two books: Rayner Heppenstall: A Critical Study (Dalkey Archive Press, 2007) and Trans: A Memoir (Verso, 2015). As well as contributing to several anthologies, her short fiction has appeared in Five Dials, Berfrois, 3:AM and elsewhere; her essays and journalism have featured in Granta, Sight & Sound, Wire, The Guardian and many other publications and websites. She lives in London.

Juliet will read from Trans: A Memoir and then be in conversation with Sam McBean. The event will conclude with an audience Q&A. Drinks reception to follow. The event takes place on 13 March 2017, at 6pm, in the Arts Lecture Theatre in ArtsOne Building.

It is FREE to attend and we’re not taking bookings. All welcome.

The Sexual Cultures Research Group has a new website: https://sexualcultures.wordpress.com/

We also have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/qmsexcult/

The event has a Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/events/1227341583981527/

 

Literature and the History of International Law Workshop | Wed 15 Mar | QMUL – Mile End

On 15 March the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context will be hosting leading literary & legal theorists  & historians to discuss the role of literature in the history of international law.

 

For more SED events see our calendar here

 

Jobs & Paid Internships

QMUL Palgrave McMillan Internship | Deadline: Tue 14 Mar

Palgrave Macmillan is seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious student with a keen interest in academic publishing, to join us in our London offices for a week-long internship.

 

Marketing Manager | The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick | Deadline 13:00 on Mon 27 Mar

We are looking for a person with a keen interest in The Yard to lead on our marketing and communications, ensuring they embody our values and inspire audiences to see our work. The Marketing and Communications Manager will play a vital role in the delivery of The Yard’s mission and brand. Principally this involves having responsibility for growing our profile, driving audience development and box office growth and managing press relationships, print, advertising and digital communications.

Opportunities & Volunteering

Help Luke Conolly write an article about insecurity

Add your thoughts on insecurity here to help inform an article by Luke Connolly.

 

Symposium: Drama Department, Queen Mary University, London (Thursday 27 April, 2017)Live Art Event: Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London (Saturday 29 April 2017)CUNTemporary is now accepting proposals for a new episode of “Deep Trash”, the unique multi-disciplinary exhibition and performance club night in London.Calling for performances, videos and artworks to be shown on Saturday 29 April 2017. We accept proposals by artists of any artistic background and nationality. We are also keen to hear from writers and academics responding to the call either in written form (theory and cross-genre) or through a performative lecture. 

Calls for Papers & Contributions

 

No listings this week.

To add a listing to next week’s digest please email us by Monday 13 March 2017 at 5pm

We try and keep these listings as accurate as possible but errors can occur. Please check with the relevant party before going to an event or taking up an opportunity.

Win tickets to a special event at Shakespeare’s Globe with Jerry Brotton #SEDbookforlife

We were reading this rather excellent article for World Book Day (2 March) on Huck Magazine’s website about books that have the power to transform our lives.

So we decided to launch a competition on World Book Day 2017 to celebrate the books that transform us.

We’ve got 3 prizes to give away to celebrate the launch of our very own Jerry Brotton’s :

  • 1 x This Orient Isle paperback + 2 x tickets to A Wheeling and Extravagant Stranger: Othello, Elizabeth and Islam event with Jerry Brotton on Thursday 9 March.
  • 2 runners up prizes of 2 x tickets to Jerry Brotton’s event (detailed above).

TO ENTER TO WIN SIMPLY ANSWER THIS:

Which book has transformed your life?

Tweet with the hashtag #SEDbookforlife:

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Or email us: sed-web@qmul.ac.uk with your name and answer.


Information about the event

For generations race has defined interpretations of Othello. Important though this tradition has been in addressing issues like civil rights and apartheid, Jerry Brotton will argue in this talk that current preoccupations with race obscure how Elizabethan England’s religious and imperial relations with the Islamic world shaped the dramatic action of plays like Othello.

In close readings of key passages (Othello’s ‘travel’s history’, the ‘Willow song’ scene and Othello’s last speech), Professor Brotton offers a new interpretation of the play that resonates with our current anxieties about religious extremism, immigration and cosmopolitanism.

To learn more, read Jerry Brotton’s blog ‘On Othello, Elizabeth and Islam’.

“Where better to speak about Othello and its reflection of our current global predicament than at a place called the Globe? Such predicaments are now understood as much through debates about faith and belonging as race…”

Terms and conditions: Competition closes on Tuesday 7 March at 5pm GMT. The competition is open to anyone based in the UK. 3 winners will be selected to win a prize. There are 3 prizes available of:

  • 1 x This Orient Isle paperback + 2 x tickets to A Wheeling and Extravagant Stranger: Othello, Elizabeth and Islam event with Jerry Brotton on Thursday 9 March.
  • 2 runners up prizes of 2 x tickets to Jerry Brotton’s event (detailed above).

 

#SEDweekly – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 1 March 2017

Here’s our latest events and opportunities we’ve sourced that are coming up in the next week (from Thursday to Wednesday).

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition.

Events

 

THIS WEEK

English PGR Seminar Series: David Higgins | Thu 2 March | QMUL, Mile End

We welcome Dr. David Higgins to our English Postgraduate Research Seminar for a session entitled: ‘Planets turn to ashes’: Byron, Climate Change, and Extinction.

For more SED events see our calendar here

 

Jobs & Paid Internships

No listings this week.

Opportunities & Volunteering

New Diorama Theatre Artist Development Programme

“New Diorama Theatre has just launched the search for the best six graduating, or recently graduated, companies from across the UK to take part on our artist development programme 2017.

Companies taking part showcase their work at New Diorama, receiving 100% of their box office and a series of workshops lead by industry professionals on subjects such as Marketing, Access, Finances, Charity status, Fundraising and producing amongst others. They also receive the support of New Diorama Theatre’s staff team over the course of the whole year, and beyond!

Companies have gone on from the course to be part of the Emerging Companies programme, which has featured companies such as LOST WATCH, BREACH THEATRE and SMOKE AND OAKUM, who are now both regular features on the New Diorama Theatre season programme.

We are looking for the next really exciting generation of theatre companies, and your course was highlighted to us as somewhere encouraging the making of unique, exciting theatre. If you know anyone who might be interested in taking part on our Graduate Emerging Companies programme, please send them this link, or ask them to get in touch with me directly and I can advise them on how to apply. https://goo.gl/rZaKEc

Companies can be within two years of graduating.”

 

Call Out For Artists for Freshly Scratched – Battersea Arts Centre | Deadline: Mon 3  Apr

“Freshly Scratched is an open platform for emerging artists to try out new ideas, in an early stage of development, in front of an audience.

We are interested in artists that push boundaries, who want to reach out to people who would not otherwise go to art centres, and we are interested in work that looks and feels new. Each idea can last anything up to ten minutes, and we usually programme six or seven pieces alongside each other, creating an evening of rough and ready flashes of inspiration.

Want to get involved? Visit our website for more information on how to apply.”

 

Calls for Papers & Contributions

Literary London Conference 2017 – Call for Papers | Deadline: Fri 17 Mar

Literary London Society is looking for papers around the theme of: ‘Fantastic London: Dream, Speculation and Nightmare’.

Details about the CfP

To add a listing to next week’s digest please email us by Monday 6 March 2017 at 5pm

We try and keep these listings as accurate as possible but errors can occur. Please check with the relevant party before going to an event or taking up an opportunity.

Writers on Writing events at the London Review Bookshop in March 2017

The Department of English is co-hosting three events at the London Review Bookshop in collaboration with New York’s 92nd Street Y cultural centre (92Y). Featuring:

The Writers on Writers series invites contemporary authors to discuss the legendary voices that have meant the most to them.

Each conversation is led by Bernard Schwartz, who is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow within the Department of English, and the series is a collaboration between him and QMUL’s Dr Peter Howarth.

Tickets are available from: www.londonreviewbookshop.co.uk/events.

#SEDweekly – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 22 February 2017

Here’s our latest events and opportunities we’ve sourced that are coming up in the next week (from Thursday to Wednesday).

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition:

Events

BOOK AHEAD

Inaugural Lecture: Warren Boutcher: Beyond English: Going back into (literary) Europe | Thu 16 Mar | 18:30 – 21:30 | QMUL Mile End

Join Warren Boutcher, Professor of Renaissance Studies and Head of School of English and Drama, for his Inaugural Lecture.

Lecture Synopsis
As the United Kingdom prepares to leave the legislative and economic union of Europe, it is a good moment to think about our membership of cultural Europe. For part of the shock felt by many people who voted to remain is cultural: it took the Brexit vote to make them realise how connected to Europe they felt in many different spheres, including the arts, and how disconnected others felt.
But what, if any, has been the contribution of literature to this sense of connectedness? The connections of English literature now are global, like the language. But if we go back in time to the medieval and early modern period (1300 – 1750) we find that the cities and nations of what is now the United Kingdom and Ireland were embedded in a Europe-wide literary culture. How should we describe this culture and recount its history while avoiding the pitfalls of Eurocentric and nation-centric perspectives? Is it the case that a common body of texts from Rome, Greece, and the Levant disseminated classical and Christian values across a continent and then across the globe? Or are there other ways of tracing the literary connections across and beyond the western peninsula of the Eurasian landmass?

Register online here

 

THIS WEEK

Theatre, Performance and Employment | Thu 23 and Fri 24 February | QMUL, Mile End

Theatre, Performance & Employment will bring together scholars, artists, and activists from the theatre and performance industries.

23 February, 18:00-20:00

Keynote Event: Professor Kate Oakley (University of Leeds) & Dr Cristina Delgado-García (University of Birmingham), chaired by Professor Jen Harvie (Queen Mary).

Register online here

 

24 February, 09:30-18:00

Symposium Panels: including curated panel featuring performance artist Selina Thompson, Emmanuel de Lange (Equity), and Janna Graham & Valeria Graziano (Precarious Workers’ Brigade).

Register online here

 

 

The Still Point Journal Issue 2 Launch Party | Fri 25 Feb | 19:30-22:30 | The Gallery Cafe

“We are excited to invite you to the launch party for the second issue of The Still Point Journal, The Researcher’s Notebook, featuring creative non-fiction, poetry and visual work, produced by researchers in London.

Join us for an evening of live readings and music at The Gallery Café, Bethnal Green, and pick up a free copy of the print edition. We have a limited number of copies to gift to our launch party attendees, so come along to adopt your own!”

 

 

Remaking the world: experiences from design and performance | Mon 27 Feb | 18.30–20.45 | Tate Modern

Exploring both analogue and digital experiences of performance and live art, this event looks at how the fields of design and performance are shaping contemporary identities and features our very own Jen Harvie.

 

 

For more SED events see our calendar here

 

Jobs & Paid Internships

 

Social Media Editor, TANK Magazine | Deadline: Mon 6 Mar

Tank has a vacancy for a full-time social media editor to join its editorial team. Since the magazine started in 1998, Tank has remained dedicated to the printed form, producing a quarterly publication of arts, fashion, politics, science and literature. As we advance our digital output we are looking for someone to join us in developing and managing Tank’s social media channels, podcast, newsletter and online content. It’s a chance to work with us to think about, shape and develop the way that people engage with our print magazine. As part of the editorial team, the social media editor will have the chance to work on both our print and online editions, oversee the maintenance and repurposing of the web archive, as well as produce and edit our fortnightly podcast.

 

 

Literature Internship, British Council | Deadline: Sun 26 Feb

The Literature team in the UK work with British Council offices in more than 100 countries around the world to create programmes that help to build those important connections and increase mutual knowledge and understanding. We work with individuals and organisations from all parts of the UK literature sector and their international counterparts. In all our programmes we focus on creating international opportunities for emerging and mid-list writers; building an international network for the next generation of literature producers; and raising awareness of UK literature areas of strength that are less well known abroad. Due to the high profile success of our London Book Fair Market Focus programme, there has been a recent significant increase in invitations to the UK to be Guest of Honour at Book Fairs around the world.  The core part of the internship will be focused on helping the literature team to support the response to this demand as well as managing other exciting new projects, notably a new children’s literature focus and our input into the ‘Hull City of Culture 2017’.  The ideal candidate will have some digital experience of working on materials for social media, online campaigns and commissioning, writing and uploading content.  A proven experience and interest of Literature, particularly contemporary UK writing is a must, as is some experience working on projects with digital communications & social media through professional experiences or other means.

 

Opportunities & Volunteering

 

DIY14: 2017 | Live Art Development Agency | Deadline: Noon, Mon 13 Mar

“DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual research, training and professional development projects for themselves and other artists.

We want to hear from you if have an idea for an exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic Live Art professional development project.

Past DIY projects have taken many forms: a silent retreat with noise music in Folkestone, a temporary biker gang in Cambridge, eavesdropping in Bournemouth, a workshop for assholes in Glasgow, skirt-raising in Newcastle, looking for missing black histories in London, an Elvis Presley pilgrimage in Porthcawl, exploring the potential of ‘inabilities’ in Colchester, armed resistance training for women in Norwich, and a lapdancing weekend in Birmingham.”

 

 

 

Calls for Papers & Contributions

 

‘William Godwin: Forms, Fears, Futures’ | Newcastle University on Sat 24 Jun | Deadline: Wed 15 Mar

Download the CfP

 

‘No Way Out: Theatre as a Mediatised Practice’ | Birkbeck College on Thu 20 Apr and London South Bank University on Fri 21 Apr | Deadline Fri 24 Feb

Download the CfP

 

 

To add a listing to next week’s digest or to help us update this edition please email us by Friday 24 February 2017 at 5pm

We try and keep these listings as accurate as possible but errors can occur. Please check with the relevant party before going to an event or taking up an opportunity.

#SEDweekly – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 15 February 2017

Here’s our list of events and opportunities we’ve just discovered and that are coming up in the next week (from Thursday to Wednesday).

This week’s list is very petite so please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition:

Events

BOOK AHEAD

Sexual Cultures Research Group: Juliet Jacques | Mon 13 March | 18:00-20:00 | QMUL, Mile End

Please join us for a reading by Juliet Jacques from her recent book Trans: A Memoir, followed by a conversation with Dr. Sam McBean (QMUL SED) and questions.

This is the first public event of the newly founded Sexual Cultures Research Group (SexCult).

It is FREE to attend and the event will be followed by a drinks reception.

Juliet Jacques has published two books: Rayner Heppenstall: A Critical Study (Dalkey Archive Press, 2007) and Trans: A Memoir (Verso, 2015). As well as contributing to several anthologies, her short fiction has appeared in Five Dials, Berfrois, 3:AM and elsewhere; her essays and journalism have featured in Granta, Sight & Sound, Wire, The Guardian and many other publications and websites. She lives in London.

 

 

COMING UP IN THE NEXT WEEK

QMUL Gradfest | Monday 20-Friday 24 February 2017 | Free

QMUL’s Graduate Festival is an exciting cross-disciplinary week of events that aims to showcase the cutting-edge research being conducted by PhD students at QMUL and to bring researchers together.

Some highlights we spotted include a performance poetry event, an Introduction to Public Engagement, Mural Painting and a PhD Comedy night.

 

For more SED events see our calendar here

 

Jobs & Paid Internships

No listings this week. If you spot anything interesting please email sed-web@qmul.ac.uk and we’ll add in to this post.

Opportunities & Volunteering

No listings this week. If you spot anything interesting please email sed-web@qmul.ac.uk and we’ll add in to this post.

 

 

 

Calls for Papers & Contributions

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To add a listing to next week’s digest or to help us update this edition please email us by Friday 17 February 2017 at 5pm

We try and keep these listings as accurate as possible but errors can occur. Please check with the relevant party before going to an event or taking up an opportunity.

Two Projects Led by SED Staff Win Engagement and Enterprise Awards

We were delighted that two projects led by our School staff have won awards at the QMUL Engagement and Enterprise Awards on Tuesday 7 February 2017.

We caught up with Maggie Inchley and Morag Shiach to talk through their award-winning projects.

 

Maggie Inchley gives us insight into The Verbatim Project, which won a Public Engagement Award for Influence:

‘Right now, according to the system, kids have become just another number, another statistic, and it’s not whether a child is being cared for it’s whether they’re being dealt with. And that’s not the same.’

This is part of a testimony given to us by a 14 year-old care experienced girl as part of our applied theatre research project,  The Verbatim Formula.

It’s powerful material, especially when perfomed anonymously to the adults who are responsible for children in care.

Verbatim makes them stop. And listen.

This week , the project – a collaboration with Maggie Inchley, Sylvan Baker, Sadhvi Dar and People’s Palace Projects – won the 2017 Centre for Public Engagement Award for Influence.

We’re thrilled – and hope it helps the project develop further. If you’re studying at QMUL and interested in working with young people or applied theatre do get in touch  with Maggie (m.inchley@qmul.ac.uk). We’ll be running another workshop in the summer.

More information about the project is available here

 

Morag Shiach tells us about the impact of the Creativeworks London project, which won an award for Academic Innovation in Non-Commercial Enterprise:

Since its launch in 2012 Creativeworks London has transformed the landscape of collaboration between arts and humanities researchers and the creative economy in London. Through more than a hundred funded collaborative and co-created research projects and other research activities, and also through partnership in London Creative and Fusion, Creativeworks London has significantly increased the number of small and micro creative businesses working with research institutions in London. It has built capacity for collaboration with the creative economy across a wide range of arts and humanities disciplines, and significantly raised the level of engagement and investment in this activity by partner universities. It has enabled the development of significant new networks that will have a major impact on the future growth and success of the creative economy in London.

Fourteen of the projects supported by CWL have had outputs that are ‘spin outs’, and the range and diversity of innovation and research assets generated by the project is a clear indication of the power of the collaborations it enabled and supported. Other outputs have included new products and services, apps, performances and exhibitions, new business models, evaluation reports, films, software, training in creative skills, policy reports and more than fifty publications.

Recently Creativeworks London has begun working in Brazil, in partnership with People’s Palace Projects. The focus of this work is on the development of creative hubs in the State of Sao Paulo. A volume of essays exploring collaborations supported through Creativeworks London’s creative voucher scheme has recently been published by Palgrave Macmillan: Morag Shiach and Tarek Virani (eds.), Cultural Policy, Innovation, and the Creative Economy: Creative Collaborations in Arts and Humanities Research (2017).

#SEDweekly – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 8 February 2017

Here’s our list of events and opportunities we’ve just discovered and that are coming up in the next week (from Thursday to Wednesday).

If you’d like to add anything to next week’s digest then please email us.

Events

FEATURED

GALACTICS | Term-time Fridays from Friday 10 February | 5pm-6:30pm, Film and Drama Studio, Arts 2 | Free

A series of laid back scratch performance events followed by music and chit-chat MA Independent Practical Project students Alex Lyons and Camilla Canocchi are excited to invite you to MA Independent Practical Project students Alex Lyons and Camilla Canocchi.

Free. Bring your own drinks.

Please RSVP: d.oliver@qmul.ac.uk

 

THIS WEEK

English PGR Seminar Series: Esther Leslie | Thu 9 Feb | 17:15 | QMUL, Mile End

We welcome Esther Leslie, Professor in Political Aesthetics and Acting Co-Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities for a postgraduate research seminar entitled ‘Animating Clouds’.

 

Veranda: Truth to Power | Thu 9 Feb | 19:00 | Libreria Bookshop, Spitalfields

Libreria & Second Home present the third edition of Veranda, a monthly series of poetry & spoken word events, to showcase some of the freshest literary talent around London. This edition will be an intimate evening of poetry exploring the theme of ‘Truth To Power’. The line up includes Victoria Bulley, Inua Ellams & a special appearance from Brooklyn poet, R.A. Villanueva.

 

London-Paris Romanticism Seminar Meeting | Fri 10 Feb | 17:30-19:30 | Senate House Library, Bloomsbury

L-PRS are delighted to welcome Lynda Pratt, Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Nottingham, who will present a paper entitled Romanticism and the Culture of Non-Publication. This will be followed by a discussion and a wine reception, to which all are invited. Admission is free.

Play the Gallery at Tate Britain | Sat 11 and Sun 12 Feb | 11:00-16:00 | Tate Britain, Pimlico

Daniel Oliver, ‘Awkwardance’ at Steakhouse Live, Hackney Wick. Image by Shaahin Shahablou.

Artists including our very own Daniel Oliver will bring the gallery to life through performance, sound and dance.

 

MSc in Creative Arts and Mental Health Open Event: Dr Anna Harpin | Mon 13 Feb | 18:00-21:00 | QMUL Mile End

Please join the MSc in Creative Arts and Mental Health and the Drama Department at Queen Mary University of London for: “Gazing with alterity in Titicut Follies, Blue/Orange, and Ship of Fools” Dr Anna Harpin (University of Warwick, Theatre and Performance Studies).

 

For more SED events see our calendar here

 

Jobs & Paid Internships

No listings this week. If you spot anything interesting please email sed-web@qmul.ac.uk and we’ll add in to this post.

Opportunities & Volunteering

Institute of English Studies – Sambrook Fund Studentship – Applications Open

“The Institute is delighted to announce a new funded studentship for one place on our MA/MRes History of the Book programme. The award covers fees in full at the Home/EU rate. The studentship will be offered every year over the next four academic years.

Our MA/MRes in the History of the Book provides an unrivalled base for the study of a subject that has been the focus of increasing scholarly attention over the past 30 years. Originally considering mainly physical aspects of the book and the details of its manufacture and trade, scholars have come to see the study of the book as an aid to understanding literary texts and as a focus for insight into social, cultural and intellectual processes in history. The course focuses not only books, but also newspapers, magazines, chapbooks and broadsides. Because the book did not begin with the invention of printing, the course will also consider the manuscript period before print–as well as the book in the digital era.

For further details about the MA/MRes programme, please click here: https://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/study-training/masters-courses

Please direct enquiries to Hannah Pope (hannah.pope@sas.ac.uk)”

 

VOGUE Talent Contest for Young Writers – Entry now open

The annual VOGUE Talent Content 2017 is now open for entries. The annual talent contest for young writers is one of the most prestigious awards in the industry and has helped launch the careers of authors, playwrights and poets, as well as members of Vogue’s own staff.  Entrants must be under the age of 25 and I wondered whether it might be of interest to any of your students?  I attach details in the hope that it might be and that you might be willing to share them.  The closing date for entries is Friday 7th April.

Download the brief here

 

2017 Cambridge Long Vacation Scholarship Scheme has been launched (Current QMUL students only)

The College has again been invited to send up to 8 students to spend over three weeks at King’s College and one student to St John’s College, Cambridge during the Long Vacation, which this year will be from Monday 17th July 2017 to Saturday 12th August 2017.  These Long Vacation scholarships commemorate the period during the Second World War when Queen Mary College was evacuated to King’s College, Cambridge.

All non-final year undergraduate students (home and international) who do not have academic commitments during the Long Vacation are eligible for consideration.

Each student will receive a scholarship of £455 from QMUL to cover travelling expenses to and from Cambridge, together with maintenance during the 4 week period.  It is expected that they will spend their time at Cambridge in using the academic facilities in the furtherance of their undergraduate studies and would be expected to devise their own study programme. Each School can nominate 2 candidates to the Dean.

In order to apply, students must first discuss their application with their adviser or a tutor who knows them well, either face to face or by email.  If you are approached by a student and asked to support their application, they must email you a completed version of the attached application form no later than midday on Monday 27th February. If you have agreed to support the application, please complete the second part of the application form and email the complete form to me sed-hos@qmul.ac.uk), no later than midday on Friday 10th March. I will then consider all the applications and will forward the names of two shortlisted candidates to the Dean for Taught Programmes,

Eligible students have been told about the Scheme today, sent a copy of the application form and told about the 27th February deadline. Please note that final year students, MA students and Associate students are not eligible. The School normally shortlists current second year students. There is information about the Scheme at

www.arcs.qmul.ac.uk/students/finances/bursaries-grants-scholarships/CLVSS

 

Calls for Papers & Contributions

CfP: Captivating Criminality 4: Crime Fiction: Detection, Public and Private, Past and Present | 29 June-1 July 2017

Corsham Court, Bath Spa University, UK

More details here

The Captivating Criminality Network is delighted to announce its fourth UK conference. Building upon and developing ideas and themes from the previous three successful conferences, Crime Fiction: Detection, Public and Private, Past and Present will examine what is arguably the very heart of this field of critical study.

Please send 300 word proposals to Dr. Fiona Peters (f.peters@bathspa.ac.uk) by 13th February 2017. The abstract should include your name, email address, and affiliation, as well as the title of your paper. Please feel free to submit abstracts presenting work in progress as well as completed projects. Postgraduate students are welcome. Papers will be a maximum of 20 minutes in length. Proposals for suggested panels are also welcome.

Attendance fees: £155 (£105 students)

 

 

 

To add a listing to next week’s digest or to help us update this edition please email us by Friday 10 February 2017 at 5pm

We try and keep these listings as accurate as possible but errors can occur. Please check with the relevant party before going to an event or taking up an opportunity.

SED Drama Professor Jen Harvie Launches New Theatre Podcast

We’re excited to see that Jen Harvie has launched her new podcast series, which explores contemporary arts and culture with the people who make it.

The first episode which you can listen to below is with Sh!t Theatre (QMUL graduates too!) who are currently performing at Soho Theatre until 11 February.

Topics covered in the podcast range from from love to death, gentrification, friendship, money, and cardboard comets.

Find out more about Jen Harvie
Find out more about Sh!t Theatre

#SEDweekly – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 1 February 2017

Here’s our list of events and opportunities we’ve just discovered and that are coming up in the next week.

If you’d like to add anything to next week’s digest then please email us.

Events

 

THIS WEEK

 

SED Representation: Long Table | Wed 1 Feb | 18:00-21:00 | QMUL Mile End – The Pinter Studio, ArtsOne

‘This will be an open discussion event for students and staff in the School of English and Drama at QMUL to have a dialogue about a lack of representation in the school and what can be done about it’.

 

Matthew Ingleby (Queen Mary) Guest Lecture | Thu 2 Feb | 18:00-20:00 | Goldsmiths University of London, New Cross

Join our very own Matthew Ingleby for a lecture at Goldsmiths entitled ‘Temporary Accommodations: Habitat and habitus in Little Dorrit’.

 

QMTC SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2017 | Sat 3 – Sun 4 Feb | Various Times | QMUL Mile End

QMTC Shakespeare Festival presents two fantastic adaptations of some of the Bard’s most well known and loved plays; The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet.

Book tickets here

 

 

Theatre Heritage Day | Sat 4 Feb | 14:00-16:30 | Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

Join our local history archive for a packed afternoon of talks on different aspects of theatre history in the East End. Distinguished speakers for the day are:

  • Dr Janice Norwood on nineteenth century theatre in the East End
  • Carole Zeidman on the history of Wilton’s Music Hall
  • Erin Lee on the Black Plays Archive, including Elmina’s Kitchen by Kwame Kwei-Armah, set in Clapton
  • Isabelle Seddon on the Jewish East End’s contribution to twentieth century political theatre
  • Ashraf Neswar on the history of Tower Hamlets Council’s annual Season of Bangla Drama

No booking required

 

Coocoolili: My Funny Valentine | Tue 7 Feb | 19:00 | Jamboree, Limehouse

Eirini Kartsaki performing at Steakhouse Live | Photo credit: Greg Viet

Join our very own Eirini Kartsaki for Coocoolili, evening of a variety of acts brought together under a common theme; an evening of music, songs, spoken word, performance, dance, quirky tomfooleries, profound ideas and profanities.

 

 

The 2017 George Steiner Lecture in Comparative Literature: Aamir R. Mufti, UCLA | Tue 7 Feb |  18:30 | QMUL Mile End

Join the Comparative Literature department for this year’s George Steiner Lecture entitled: ‘Strangers in Europa: Migrant, Terrorist, Refugee’.

Book free tickets here

 

 

QUORUM Drama Research Seminar: Louise Owen | Wed 8 Feb | 18:00 | QMUL Mile End

Join our guest speaker Louise Owen for a seminar entitled: Social bodies: ‘The Oresteia at Shakespeare’s Globe‘.

No booking required

 

For more SED events see our calendar here

 

Jobs & Paid Internships

No listings this week. If you spot anything interesting please email sed-web@qmul.ac.uk and we’ll add in to this post.

Opportunities & Volunteering

No listings this week. If you spot anything interesting please email sed-web@qmul.ac.uk and we’ll add in to this post.

Current students and staff can see current listings on QMSU volunteering here

 

Calls for Papers

No listings this week. If you spot anything interesting please email sed-web@qmul.ac.uk and we’ll add in to this post.

 

 

To add a listing to next week’s digest or to help us update this edition please email us by Friday 3 February 2017 at 5pm

We try and keep these listings as accurate as possible but errors can occur. Please check with the relevant party before going to an event or taking up an opportunity.

MA English Studies graduate Richard Dodwell talks about his new theatre work PLANES

MA English Studies graduate Richard Dodwell is presenting his new show PLANES at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick from Tuesday 31 January.

 

PLANES | Tue 31 Jan-Sat 4 Feb | The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick | £15/£12 (conc)

 

Tell us about your new work PLANES? How did it come about?

PLANES is a “live tuning” into missing things. By that I mean it’s a live work for theatre that explores notions of remembering and processing difficult experiences, with a live accompanying score by the poet and composer Timothy Thornton. In this case, that difficulty is the suicides of people close to me. Mental Health is in crisis and more and more people seem to be suffering as services are slashed and the world becomes crueler. I suppose, as someone trying to survive, the work emerged to try and harness the truth of both what grief is and how we move forwards—but it’s a tough one! I did a couple of scratch previews of that work, with the help of Arts Council England and Battersea Arts Centre, and then The Yard invited me to present the work as part of their NOW 17 festival of new performance. So I was really chuffed about that.

 

Who or what inspires you to make theatre work?

Anything and everyone really. I try to make work that’s honest and not too obscured by style and posturing, although inevitably when you “make” something it always runs the risk of being perceived as such. I guess that’s the magic of any kind of art making or creativity—the multitude of ways it can be perceived. I’m not here to moderate or manipulate anyone’s feelings, although I am trying to create a world where people find some sort of connection. I’m hugely inspired by the European avant-garde and the New York experimental theatre of the 70s and 80s. The Wooster Group particularly are a huge inspiration, as is the writer and filmmaker Derek Jarman. I guess I want to make work that documents the experience of being alive, here and now, without too much thought.
 

What was studying English Studies at Queen Mary like? Do you have any favourite memories or tutors?

Fantastic. I have very warm memories there. The English Department is second to none: great teaching, excellent resources and the chance to really engage with literary theory—which has influenced my creative practice hugely. My favourite memory is meeting Matthew, who studied on the MA with me. He was a wonderful friend and support throughout the course, and introduced me to lots of new left-wing and radical revolutionary thought. He was a wonderful person: sensitive, vibrant and hugely caring. Sadly, Matthew took his own life in October last year. I miss him hugely. This show is partly dedicated to him.

 

For more information about Richard’s work please visit his website here

#SEDweekly – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 25 January 2017

Here’s our list of events and opportunities we’ve just discovered and that are coming up in the next week.

If you’d like to add anything to next week’s digest then please email us.

 

Events

BOOK AHEAD

 

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The Sick of the Fringe | Various Venues | Fri 17-Sun 19 Feb

The Edinburgh fringe institution created by our very own Dr Brian Lobel comes to London to host a three day festival ‘A celebration of the body – its problems and potential‘. There are lots of our SED current and former staff and students taking part including Daniel Oliver, Aoife Monks and Xavier De Souza. Many of the tickets are free so be sure to snap them up when they go live on Friday 27 January.

See the brochure here

Book online here from Fri 27 Jan

 

THIS WEEK

Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature in English Lunchtime Seminar:  Emily Vine (joint with CEMMN.net) | Wed 25 Jan | 12:45-13:45 | QMUL Mile End – ArtsOne 3.17

This week’s work in progress is entitled: ‘Death, remembrance and religious ritual – examples from the Huntington Library’.

See the full events schedule here for future dates

 

Drama Postgraduate QUORUM Seminar: Catherine Hindson | Wed 25 Jan | 18:00-20:00 | QMUL Mile End – ArtsOne RR2

Quorum is a series of research seminars in the drama department at Queen Mary. All events are free and open to everyone. Drinks and snacks provided. Arts One building, RR2. This week we welcome Dr Catherine Hindson for a seminar entitled: ‘Off Stage Labour: Actresses, Charity Work And The Early Twentieth-Century Theatre Profession’.

See the full events schedule here for future dates

 

Long Table: BME Success & Belonging in QMUL and Beyond | Thu 26 Jan | 18:00-21:00 | QMUL Mile End – Bancroft Building

The event is an open forum for students and staff to discuss the experiences of black and minority ethnic students at QMUL. It’s happening on Thursday 26th January at 6pm. It’s organised and facilitated by students and staff in Drama and Politics alongside the Engagement, Retention and Success Team at QMUL.

 

Thoughts on British Black and Asian Literature (1945-2010) | Fri 27 Jan | 15:30-17:30 | Goldsmiths, University of London

The event features: an afternoon’s symposium of discussion with leading scholars in the fields of post-war British Black and Asian Literature with readings by Moniza Alvi and Courttia Newland.

 

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A Night of Mechanicals | Fri 27 Jan | 18:30 | Pinter Studio, QMUL Campus

QM Shakespeare and QMTC present a fun night of short scenes of Shakespeare which are all prepared only 1 hour before.

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PLANES by Richard Dodwell | Wed 31 Jan – Sat 4 Feb | 19:30 | The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick

Join our MA English Studies graduate Richard Dodwell for his new piece PLANES (pictured above):

‘Part live memoir, part aerial sound piece, PLANES is a strange and searching show about finding a voice in the wreckage of everyday living.’

 

Letters to Windsor House by Sh!t Theatre | Soho Theatre | Wed 31 Jan-Sat 11 Feb

Our graduates Sh!t Theatre present their hit Edinburgh show

For more SED events see our calendar here

 

Jobs & Paid Internships

 

Communications Executive | Women for Refugee Women | Deadline: Mon 6 Feb

Women for Refugee Women is a small, dynamic organisation, which is committed to making a real difference to the situation of refugee women in the UK, by speaking to
wide audiences and supporting refugee women themselves to tell their stories. WfRW are currently seeking a communications executive to join our team. The right person will be determined to create positive change.

 

Opportunities & Volunteering

 

Independent Social Research Foundation – Early Career Fellowship Competition

The Independent Social Research Foundation wishes to support independent-minded researchers to do interdisciplinary work which is unlikely to be funded by existing funding bodies. It is interested in original research ideas which take new approaches, and suggest new solutions, to real world social problems.

The Foundation intends to make a small number of awards to support original interdisciplinary research, across the range of the social sciences, to be held from a start date no later than the end of December 2018. Scholars from within Europe are eligible to apply.

The award is intended to enable a scholar at the early career stage to pursue his/her research full-time, for a period of up to 12 months. The amount will be offered to buy out the costs of replacing all teaching and associated administration in the applicant’s home institution, and will be considered to a maximum of £50,000 per successful applicant. Within that sum, reasonable support for research expenses may be considered on a matched-funding basis with the host institution.

Scholars from within Europe are eligible to apply – applicants should be within 10 years of PhD award, and they will normally have a permanent appointment at an institution of higher education and research. Career breaks may be taken into account.

Applicants should consult the Criteria as set out on the ISRF website and show that they meet them. Applicants should follow the Application procedure and should present their Proposal in the format specified there.

Entry deadline: Friday 3 March 2017

 

 

Calls for Papers

 

CfP: Arthur Symons at the Fin de Siècle: A One-Day Symonsposium | 21 July 2017 | Goldsmiths, University of London

This one-day symposium explores the contribution of Symons to the literary and artistic culture of the fin de siècle, with a particular focus on his early verse. We welcome proposals for papers, and abstracts of 500 words should be sent as Word attachments to Symons2017@gold.ac.uk by 31st March 2017.  Papers should be 20 minutes in length.

 

 

To add a listing to next week’s digest or to help us update this edition please email us by Friday 27 January 2017 at 5pm

We try and keep these listings as accurate as possible but errors can occur. Please check with the relevant party before going to an event or taking up an opportunity.