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Experimental Writing Workshop


Signs Meanings Riddles: Film into Poetry

* Event Postponed *

To keep our communities and friends safe and well, and to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we have come to the decision to postpone the exhibition and all events until further notice.


Signs Meanings Riddles: Film into Poetry 
Workshop led by Jane Goldman
Thursday 26 March, 6–7.30pm

An experimental poetry workshop in avant-garde feminist semiotic counter strategies and visual pleasures inspired by the work of Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen led by writer and poet Jane Goldman. In the workshop participants will invent creative constraints, make poetry, explore essayism in dialogue with the film theory and film practice of two of the most influential theorists and practitioners of gaze and counter gaze. This event accompanies the exhibition A is for Avant-Garde, Z is for Zero: Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen.

This workshop is free and open to all. No prior experience is required to participate. Please bring along something you prefer to write with. Paper will be provided.
Places can be booked by emailing

Jane Goldman is Reader in English Literature at Glasgow University and likes anything a word can do. She has published widely on the Avant-garde, Modernism, Feminism, Queer Studies, and Literary Theory, often with particular focus on the politics of the visual.  She is a member of the 12 Collective, founded in 2016 at the Cooper Gallery, and she is currently a member of the Writers’ Shift Crew at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. Her poems have been published in the magazines ScreeTenderGutterBlackbox ManifoldAdjacent Pineapple and elsewhere. Her first slim volume is Border Thoughts (Leamington Books, 2014), “a little theatrical box of spectacle and light […] the living underworld of Brecht’s Threepenny Opera translated into raucous girlish post-war wayward ways” (Lisa Jeschke, Hix Eros 6). She is currently preparing for publication a new collection: SEKXPHRASTICS.


Venue Information

Cooper Gallery
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

University of Dundee
13 Perth Road
Dundee DD1 4HT

The gallery is on two floors. First floor has ramped access and a disabled toilet.
Second floor is accessible via lift and for wheelchair access via a stairclimber.
Large print versions of the exhibition information handout are available, please ask in the gallery office or email.

For access enquiries please contact