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....

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...

Dundee ranked among UK's best for student experience

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

The University of Dundee has been ranked among the top universities in the United Kingdom – and 2nd in Scotland – in the 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. This year’s survey ranks 116 universities across the UK. Dundee is placed 14th overall, one place higher than last year. Dundee is 2nd in Scotland, just behind its close neighbour the University of St Andrews. Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee, said, “This is another very good result for the University and shows that we continue to offer one of the best studen...

Gothic literature and children's literacy - a blogger's guide

| English, Humanities, Students

PhD student Lauren Christie has been producing fascinating blog posts for the Scottish Book Trust recently. Looking at Gothic literature and children's literacy, she has covered topics such as why we love to read horror, and five tips to explore gothic fiction with children. Lauren is a second year research postgraduate student in the School of Humanities here at the University of Dundee, having also previously completed her Masters and undergraduate degrees with us. She told us a bit more about the blog project and how she came to be a guest author for the Scottish Book Trust. "My research recognises the ...