Never mind truth and lies - 'Trumpism' rejects the very idea of making sense

| American studies, Humanities, Philosophy

"There has been much concern over what the Trump era has done for our ideas about truth and falsity, but viewed philosophically, the problem with Trump is something more fundamental still: it's a problem not of establishing truth, but of making sense." Dominic Smith, Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Dundee, tries to define 'Trumpism' in an article for The Conversation.  See the full article Useful links Find out more about studying Philosophy at the University of Dundee ...

H.G. Wells and comics combine for studio relaunch

| Comics, English, Humanities

The Dundee Comics Creative Space (DCCS) welcomed artists and comics fans last night for the relaunch of their artist studios and the introduction of a new comic anthology inspired by the 150th anniversary of the birth of science fiction author H.G. Wells. Ink Pot Studios, housed within the DCCS in Dundee’s Vision building, has been relaunched following the award of funding by the Rank Foundation to facilitate the appointment of new Studio Manager Norrie Millar.  While the studio has been part of the DCCS for some time now, the new appointment, which is part of the Rank Foundation’s Time to...

Graduate Claire’s first novel published by Contraband

| Books, Creative Writing, English, Humanities, Students

Cross Purpose, the debut novel of creative writing graduate Claire MacLeary, will be published this month as part of a two-book deal she signed with Sara Hunt of Saraband under their Contraband imprint. The crime thriller has been a long time coming for Claire, who is now in her 60s.  She spoke to us recently about her journey at the University of Dundee and how she came to this exciting point in her career. "I was in Professor Kirsty Gunn's first intake for the then MLitt in Creative writing. I'd always been interested in writing, but diverted for decades by child-rearing and the demands of business ...

Dundee conference inspires special edition of poetry journal

| Books, Creative Writing, English, Humanities, Students

The Open Library of Humanities have just published a special edition of their Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, featuring papers first heard at a conference held at the University of Dundee in March 2015. The conference ‘New Papers in Contemporary British Poetry’ aimed to showcase new critical work on poets now living and working in Britain, and to provide a platform for doctoral and early-career researchers in the field to disseminate their research.  It featured participants from across the UK, and now five of those papers have featured as essays in the Journ...

History links with South Africa strengthened following award of British Academy Fellowship

| History, Humanities

We are delighted to announce that Dr Lindie Koorts (University of the Free State, South Africa) and Dr Matt Graham (University of Dundee) as co-investigator have been successful in achieving a British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship recently.  The fellowship is worth £111k over 3 years for their project on 'The Age of Opportunism: Paul Kruger’s Transvaal, 1886-1899'.   The project will see a range of activities hosted by the Scottish Centre for Global History at the University of Dundee and the International Studies Group at the University of the Free State in South Africa. As...