Monster new edition to celebrate Frankenstein's Dundee links

| Books, Comics, English, Engage Dundee, Humanities

A new Dundee Edition of Frankenstein celebrating author Mary Shelley’s links to the city is to be published and distributed free to local schoolchildren later this year. Edited and introduced by Dr Daniel Cook, of the University of Dundee’s English department, the book will comprise the complete 1818 text of the ground-breaking science fiction novel as well as dozens of commissioned images produced by award-winning local comics artists. Broadcaster Billy Kay, who is currently working on a BBC Scotland radio documentary exploring Mary Shelley’s Dundee, will provide the foreword. “Fra...

Plenary lecture on Swift and Satire by Dr Daniel Cook

| English, Humanities

Dr Daniel Cook, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Dundee, will be delivering the keynote lecture at the Satire: Deaths, Births, and Legacies conference at York St John University on 2nd June. His topic will be the extraordinary legacy of the Irish satirist Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels, A Tale of a Tub, and other works. Dr Cook has published widely on the life and works of Swift, and he is currently completing a monograph on the satirist and a new critical edition of Gulliver's Travels. As part of the recent 350th anniversary celebrations of Swift's birth, Dr Cook appeared on a...

It's alive! Dundee Comics Creative Space goes to London

| Comics, English, Humanities

Dr Daniel Cook (Senior Lecturer in English) and Dr Golnar Nabizadeh (Lecturer in Comics) will lead a team of artists from Dundee Comics Creative Space on an excursion to Senate House in London this week, where they have been invited to showcase their work as part of the annual Living Literature series. A public celebration of the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Frankenstein, written by former Dundee resident Mary Shelley, the event on 23rd May will include live beatboxing, ghost stories by candlelight, historical operating theatres, 3D monster printing, and our pop-up comics studio....

Who were the Jacobites and what did they want for Scotland? (Public lecture)

| Engage Dundee, History, Humanities

Two of Scotland’s most eminent historians will debate the intentions and legacy of the Jacobites when a University of Dundee research centre hosts the first in a nationwide lecture series exploring the country’s past. ‘Who were the Jacobites and what did they want for Scotland?’ will see Dundee’s Professor Christopher Whatley and Professor Murray Pittock, of the University of Glasgow, tackle these questions at the Apex Hotel, City Quay, on Tuesday 24 April. It is the inaugural event in the History Scotland Lectures series, which has been developed in association with the Unive...

Legendary illustrator to host Dundee masterclass

| Comics, English, Humanities, Seminars

His work is familiar to generations of comic buyers and now Scottish artist Cam Kennedy is preparing to share some of the secrets of his craft at a special event hosted by the University of Dundee. He will be talking about his career as he conducts a live drawing masterclass at the Dundee Comics Creative Space on Wednesday 11 April. The comic illustrator will discuss his creative process and provide unique insights into his time working on famous titles such as Judge Dredd, Star Wars Dark Empire, and The Light and Darkness War. He has been invited to show off his skills by staff behind Dundee’s Maste...