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...

Dundee student battles the odds for scholarship to New York

| English, Film Studies, Humanities, Students

A University of Dundee student has won a prestigious scholarship that will take her to the United States. Rachel Main, 23, who will receive a first class honours degree in MA English and Film Studies on Friday, 23rd June, is one of just two students to be awarded the annual St Andrew’s Society of the State of New York Scholarship. The $30,000 prize will see Rachel, who thought that she would never be able to travel the world and pursue her love of writing, take up a coveted place on the MFA Dramatic Writing programme at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Rachel, from Glenrothes, became...

Rebirth and death explored at the Fifth Annual Humanities Postgraduate Conference

Humanities PG Conference 2016
| Comics, creative writing, english, film studies, history, humanities, philosophy, students

The theme of 'Rebirth' was thoroughly explored from many different perspectives and disciplines at the recent Humanities Postgraduate Conference at the University of Dundee, which took place on 12th & 13th May 2016.   This is the 5th year of this interdisciplinary conference, which brings together students and staff from a wide range of subjects to interpret a shared theme.  This year's theme of 'Rebirth' was addressed by students in a variety of ways, from papers on the rebirth of texts through translation and adaptation, to panels discussing the ups and downs of the creative process, to fra...