New book, comics, film and poems prove Frankenstein is no creature of habit

| Books, Comics, English, Film Studies, Humanities,

An exciting new series of works produced in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, and author Mary Shelley's links to the city of Dundee, will be launched later this month. ‘The Frankenstein Showcase’ takes place at the Tower Building Baxter Suite, University of Dundee, on Thursday 28 March. A new Dundee edition of the classic text will be unveiled at the event alongside work across film, poetry and comics. Edited by Dr Daniel Cook, of the University’s School of Humanities English team, the book comprises the complete 1818 text of the ground-breaking science fiction novel ...

Dundee historian appointed to Visiting Professorship in Milan, Italy

| History, Humanities

Perry Willson, Professor of Modern European History at the University of Dundee, has been appointed as the 2019 Federico Chabod Visiting Professor in Modern Contemporary History at the Università Statale di Milano (University of Milan) in Italy. As Visiting Professor she will spend most of May 2019 in Milan teaching European gender history to postgraduate students as well as doing some research.  The Federico Chabod Visiting Professorships are intended to enable distinguished senior scholars to spend a month in Milan to pursue their own research and to lecture at postgraduate level. The pr...

Dundee among world's best for international student satisfaction

| Creative Writing, English, European Studies, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy, Students

The University of Dundee has recorded one of the highest scores in the latest International Student Barometer (ISB). With feedback from over 3 million students worldwide across all student types, levels and years of study, the ISB is the world's largest annual survey of international students. The results of ISB’s Autumn 2018 survey show overall average satisfaction of 89.6% among Dundee students, the highest score of any participating Scottish universities, 2nd in the UK and 6th globally. A total of 199 institutions participated in the ISB 2018, significantly more than the 120 who took part the year...

PhD student nominated for Course Rep of the Year Award

| English, Humanities, Students

We are excited to hear that one of our English PhD students, Lauren Christie, has been nominated for a Course Rep of the Year award in the SPARQS (Student Partnerships in Quality Scotland) Student Engagement Awards 2019.  Nominations had previously been invited for reps from within Scottish colleges and universities who have worked hard to ensure the rep role contributes to enhancements in learning and teaching and the overall student experience, and Lauren is delighted to be nominated. The Student Engagement Awards will be held at the SPARQS conference on Thursday 28th March 2019, and the short list ...

Clare stitches success with first book

| Books, Creative Writing, English, Humanities, Students

For thousands of years, those on the fringes of society have used sewing to document their experiences. University of Dundee graduate, Clare Hunter unravels some of these stories in her new book, Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle. Published this week, the book chronicles politics, power, protest and memories of men and women who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, including stories of Mary Queen of Scots and survivors of World War One. Clare Hunter, who graduated from the MLitt Writing Practice and Study course in 2014, says that the idea for her b...