BBC Documentary on H.G. Wells to feature Dr Keith Williams

| English, Humanities

The BBC will be showing a documentary on H.G. Wells at 150 this Friday (16th September), featuring Dr Keith Williams, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Dundee. Future Tense - The Story of H.G. Wells is a new documentary commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of H.G. Wells, looking at the inspiration for Wells’s early science fiction in his early experiences and lower-middle class upbringing in the suburban counties of the South-East of England, as well as his relationship with new science and technology.   The programme will be hosted by 20th century historian Dominic San...

The Voyage Out - celebrating a decade of creativity

| Books, Creative Writing, English, Humanities

An international anthology celebrating a decade of risky journeys into the unknown is to be launched on board the RRS Discovery on Friday, 16th September. In the spirit by which the RRS Discovery was launched from Dundee into the white spaces of the Antarctic in 1902, The Voyage Out, a unique compendium of fiction, poetry, essays, art and film and science, captures the anticipation and the possibilities of voyaging. The Voyage Out marks a decade of imaginative journeys undertaken in Writing Practice and Study at the University and commemorates the work of Dundee poet and much loved English Lecturer, Jim S...

H. G. Wells at 150: Hope and Fear (Being Human 2016)

Being Human Festival 2015
| Comics, English, Humanities

From the team that brought you 'Mary Shelley’s Dundee: Frankenstein Begins' comes 'H.G. Wells at 150: Hope and Fear', a series of events that will celebrate the 150th birthday of the author of The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898) as part of the UK’s Being Human Festival of the Humanities (17th-25th November 2016). Building on the success of our involvement with Being Human 2015, we are delighted to confirm that this year Dundee has been promoted to the status of Scotland’s “festival hub”. Led by...

JOOT Theatre Company are London bound

| English, Humanities, Students, Theatre Studies

The University of Dundee’s JOOT Theatre Company will be taking their latest production to London, after a series of performances at the University of Dundee. The group of performers will be heading to London to perform Bob-Up-A-Down at the Greenwood Theatre, part of King’s College London, on Friday, October 21st. The play is set in the Middle Ages, in a dystopian rural England and involves a love triangle between Prophesy, a young, idealistic girl, Rollo, the arrogant village blacksmith and Bob-Up-A-Down, the anti-hero. This will be the London debut of Ian Low’s stage adaptation of Derek ...

Edinburgh book launch for graduate Sandra Ireland

| Books, Creative Writing, English, Humanities, Students

University of Dundee Writing Practice and Study graduate Sandra Ireland will launch her debut novel in Edinburgh on Wednesday 14th September! Golden Hare Books said they were proud to announce they will be hosting the launch party for Sandra’s debut novel, Beneath the Skin at the Saint Stephen’s Centre in September. The novel is set in Stockbridge so it will be launching on its home turf. Taking a job in the studio of an Edinburgh taxidermist probably isn’t Walt’s wisest decision. Suffering from combat stress and struggling to outrun the demons from his past, he now f...