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Archive for September, 2014

Congrats to Tim for being a poet extraordinaire!

Best American Poetry Website features one of our own! Poetry from Aotearoa/New Zealand 15; Some good advice and a farewell (two poems by Tim Upperton) and a tailfeather http://blog.bestamericanpoetry.com/the_best_american_poetry/2014/09/poetry-from-aotearoanew-zealand-15-some-good-advice-and-a-farewell-two-poems-by-tim-upperton-and-a-t.html    

Erin Mercer’s Latest Research!

Arts on Wednesday – Binge Culture Collective

This audaciously inventive and interactive show, titled ‘For your Future Guidance’, was nominated for Most Original at NZ Fringe, and runner-up for Fringe of Fringe in Auckland. Reviewers have said it shows Binge’s “commitment to creating daring, unpredictable performances that challenge conventional distinctions between ‘real’ and ‘staged’ performance”. Binge Culture Collective have been described as […]

The Culture of Depression: Seminar

Dr. Chris Howard (139.209 Speaking: Theory and Practice, Albany) will be presenting a dialogue on The Culture of Depression next Wed 1st of October @1pm in QB6 at the Albany Campus. This dialogue will explore the idea that depression is not the psychological epidemic it is presented as by the media, governments, medical institutions and […]

2014 Australasian Association of Writing Programmes Conference

This year, Massey will co-host the 2014 Australasian Association of Writing Programmes Conference on the Massey Wellington campus (30 Nov – 2 Dec). Casual day registration at reduced rates is available. Join us for the year’s largest Australasian conference on creative writing. http://www.aawp.org.au/19th_annual_conference

Mega-month of activity for August research roundup

From Gothic and horror fiction to e-waste and the grand successes of The Naturalist, it’s been another very busy month for EMS research and scholarship – check out our news in this latest Research Roundup! • Dr Erin Mercer co-edited a special issue of M/C – A Journal of Media and Culture on the Gothic, […]

Enthusiastic, talented people: Fifty years of drama at Massey University

‘Enthusiastic, talented people: Fifty years of drama at Massey University’: so runs the title of an article just published by Lucy Marsden about  the rich and innovative tradition of theatre at Massey University.  Marsden writes: “drama has been very popular at Massey; since the 1960s hundreds of Massey staff and students have collaborated with others … to stage a wide variety […]

Alice Miller and Thom Conroy Reading

Thom Conroy, and Alice Miller will be reading together from 12 to 12.30 on the Massey Albany Campus on Friday, 3 October. Please join us in the Atrium 3.50 for a brief reading, reception, and book signing from both authors. Thom Conroy’s The Naturalist (Random House) is a fascinating, moving historical novel based on the […]

Another wonderful review for The Naturalist

More high praise for Thom Conroy’s best-seller The Naturalist – see the Booksellers’ blog at https://booksellersnz.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/book-review-the-naturalist-by-thom-conroy/  

Modern Drama 139.303 Performances

On 31st August, students in the expressive arts 139.303 Modern Drama paper coordinated by Associate Professor Angie Farrow took part in a series of devised performances influenced by texts from Ibsen, Brecht and more. The performances were held at the Black Sheep Theatre on Massey’s Manawatu Campus.  

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