Debut novel of Humanities student being published by Sandstone Press

| Books, Creative Writing, English, Humanities, Students

We are delighted to hear that Daniel Shand, a graduate of Humanities, will have his debut novel Fallow published by Sandstone Press this month. Daniel studied creative writing modules during his undergraduate MA English degree course here at the University of Dundee, before going on to complete a Masters and undertake his PhD at the University of Edinburgh. His debut novel Fallow is a tense and at times darkly comic novel exploring the relationship between two brothers bound by a terrible crime. Paul and Mikey are on the run, apparently from the press surrounding their house after Mikey’s r...

Creative writing graduate named as finalist in prestigious short story competition

| Creative Writing, English, Humanities, Students

We are delighted to hear that Sue Haigh, one of our graduates of the Writing Practice & Study programme here at the University of Dundee, has recently been named as a finalist in Scotland’s most valuable short story award, the Scottish Arts Club competition.  The Scottish Arts Club holds an annual short story competition that is open to all writers worldwide aged over 16 years, with celebrated author Alexander McCall Smith as the chairman of the judging panel.  The prizes will be presented during the Scottish Arts Club Short Story Awards Dinner in Edinburgh on Saturday 15th October 2016...

Creative writing team open their doors to Bell Baxter High School pupils

| Creative Writing, English, Humanities

Around 10 Bell Baxter High School pupils and their English curriculum leader, Louise Martin, visited the University of Dundee on Wednesday 28th September for a day of Creative Writing Practice. The Fife students are currently studying for their Advanced Higher English.  Professor of Creative Writing, Kirsty Gunn and Senior Lecturer, Dr Gail Low spoke about the difficulties of starting out, putting pen to paper, and of taking the plunge. Dr Low read from a small piece from Seamus Heaney's "Room to Rhyme" Great Minds lecture delivered at the University of Dundee in 2003, an...

Commendations for Humanities students in the 2016 Undergraduate Awards

Undergraduate Awards 2014
| English, Humanities, Students

The essays of two Humanities students were highly commended in the Undergraduate Awards 2016.  Sarah Coakley is a current 4th year student, and Andrew Seager is a recent graduate, and both of their essays were highly commended in their categories, Sarah in English Literature, and Andrew in Art History, Music, Film & Theatre. This means that they are in the top of their fields and their essays were rated in the top 10% of submissions to this year's programme, which received thousands of submissions from undergraduate students around the world, and that they made the shortlist to be one of the 50 wi...

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...