Scott Thurston is speaking at 6pm 13 December 2023 on the subject of: Towards a kinepoetics: Searching for meaning across poetry, dance and therapy Drawing on ten years of theoretical and practical exploration in these fields, the lecture will attempt to set out a overarching theory of creative process to accompany an account of an
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We are delighted to announce the latest English Research Seminar, taking place in person on Wednesday 7 December between 2:30 and 4:30 on the University of Salford campus. Unfortunately Caroline Magennis will now not appear due to illness. If you wish to attend as a member of the public, please contact Scott Thurston on S.Thurston@salford.ac.uk.
We are delighted to announce the latest publication from the Arts for the Blues team, in the Journal of Applied Arts and Health. The abstract of the piece, entitled ‘Dancing the Blues: An interdisciplinary collaboration between artists and therapists’, is as follows: Creative practice differs widely across the contexts of artistic performance and therapy. In
Prof Scott Thurston and the Arts for the Blues team, comprised of researchers at the University of Salford and Edge Hill University, were delighted to receive an award for their presentation to the Fifth International Conference on Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy which took place in June. The presentation team, including Kathleen Kwakye-Donkor, Joanna Leather, Vicky
Lucia Nigri has provided news on her ongoing work with SENS: a digital open-access archive designed to make Shakespeare’s narrative sources available to scholars, students and general readers. Visit the SENS homepage here: https://sens.skene.univr.it Lucia has edited Bandello’s novella and Painter’s (1580) edition, and is currently working on Painter’s 1567 edition. Although source studies and
(this is a lightly-edited version of the article which appeared on the University’s intranet, written by Loughlan Campbell) Qudsia Akhtar, (3rd year AHRC funded doctoral researcher in Creative Writing) has had her satirical piece ‘My Dad is A Terrorist’ highly commended by the renowned Forward Prizes panel and is featured in The Forward Book of Poetry 2023.
We are delighted to announce the latest English Research Seminar, taking place in person this Wednesday 12 October between 2:30 and 4:30 on the University of Salford campus. If you wish to attend as a member of the public, please contact Scott Thurston on S.Thurston@salford.ac.uk. We also hope to make the seminar available to online
Hannah Helm, one of our PhD students, was awarded funding from Santander to undertake research in Anaheim, California in the Walt Disney archives. Hannah’s interdisciplinary, intersectional PhD project investigates feminist, anti-sanist, and anti-ableist representations of femininity, madness, and disability in nineteenth-century children’s literature and Disney live-action film adaptation (2010-2019). Hannah writes: In December 2021, I
The film All that is Buried, that members of the SA Modernism team (Jade Munslow Ong, Emma Barnes and Sanja Nivesjö) were involved in making this summer will be screened as part of the national Being Human Festival on Friday 11th November 17:30-19:00 in the Digital Performance Lab at MediaCityUK. Free tickets available here (includes welcome
Caroline Magennis named joint winner of British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies Monograph Prize
Dr Caroline Magennis’ book Northern Irish Writing After the Troubles has been named the joint winner of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies Monograph Prize. Dr Magennis is a Reader in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature in the English Subject area, and the themes of this book are taught on her popular third year