Sell-out show returns to Dundee

| Engage Dundee, English, History, Humanities

The critically-acclaimed show, ‘Dundee’s Four Marys’ is set to return to the city where it was written next week. Following three sell-out seasons, the show will return to the stage at the University of Dundee. Written copies of the play, with a foreword by Dundee-born, Hollywood actor and former Rector of the University, Brian Cox, will be available for purchase. Written and produced by Eddie Small, Tutor of English at the University, the show brings together the legacy of four of the city’s most influential women - Mary Ann Baxter, Mary Slessor, Mary Lily Walker and Mary Brooksban...

Jonathan Swift at 350: Lost and Found (Being Human Festival 2017)

| Comics, Creative Writing, Engage Dundee, English, Film Studies, Humanities

Join us for the Being Human Festival 2017 - 17-25 November The world’s greatest satirist, Jonathan Swift, turns 350 in November 2017. Lost amid a series of fantastical places, the narrator of his most famous work, Gulliver’s Travels, enthrals everyone he meets with his adeptness in lying – storytelling, in short. Through a series of hands-on activities and immersive events centred on tall tales in Dundee, the City of Discovery, Jonathan Swift at 350: Lost and Found engages with the extraordinary legacy of a writer who found wondrous and shocking perspectives on being human like no one els...

Legendary artist to launch new course in comics and graphic novels

Comics Studies
| Comics, Engage Dundee, English, Humanities

Cam Kennedy, the legendary Judge Dredd and Star Wars artist, will tomorrow help launch a new postgraduate programme for aspiring comics artists, writers and scholars at the University of Dundee. The new MLitt/MDes Comics and Graphic Novels course will be officially unveiled at a series of workshops at Dundee Comics Creative Space (DCCS) on Thursday, 10th March. The workshops will be led by Cam, one of Scotland’s greatest ever comics artists, who will pass on the wisdom of his experience to students and schoolchildren. Thanks to the internet, big-screen adaptations and a growing recognition of their a...

Great War Dundee wins 2016 Stephen Fry Award

| Engage Dundee,History,Humanities

The Great War Dundee (GWD) Commemorative Project has won the Stephen Fry Award for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research 2016. University of Dundee historians Dr Billy Kenefick and Dr Derek Patrick co-founded the GWD project and, alongside partner groups, are coordinating the city-wide approach to commemorate the conflict. Their research has led to startling discoveries about Dundee’s contribution to the war effort as well as a greater understanding of the conflict’s impact and legacy in the city. Through various initiatives and events, Dr Kenefick, Dr Derek Patrick and their colleagues...