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Archive for May, 2016

Politics of lawn-mowing in the age of climate change – Massey University

Politics of lawn-mowing in the age of climate change Could the ubiquitous act of mowing the lawn be a symbol of our dysfunctional relationship with nature? Source: Politics of lawn-mowing in the age of climate change – Massey University Could the ubiquitous act of mowing the lawn be a symbol of our dysfunctional relationship with […]

Please say hi to us on our social media!

The School of English & Media Studies has joined Twitter! If you’re an EMS student, graduate or simply interested in creative writing, theatre, English literature, media studies, communication, academic writing and the diverse research associated therewith, and you tweet, please get in touch with us at @SEMSMassey and tell us what you’re up to – […]

Angie Farrow on Radio National

Angie Farrow was recently on Radio National’s ‘Standing Room Only‘ talking about the upcoming season at Centrepoint Theatre called ‘Plays With a Purpose‘, and more specifically about her own new play ‘The Politician’s Wife‘ which performs in June 2016 in the Manawatu and Wellington. You can hear the interview at http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player/201801614.

Call for new media strategies for climate change journalism

School of English and Media Studies tutor Dr Jan Sinclair recently featured in an article on climate change reporting.  

Research Roundup

We’ve been busy. Here’s a snapshot of some of the research that’s come out of the School in the first four months of 2016. Three staff books! Dr Pansy Duncan had a book published: The Emotional Life of Postmodern Film. Routledge, 2016. Dr Jenny Lawn, J. had a book published: Neoliberalism and cultural transition in […]

Lahar awareness research will help save lives – Massey University

Many skiers and snowboarders on Mt Ruapehu do not know how to get to safety if a potentially deadly lahar came rampaging down the mountainside, research from Massey graduate Leleiga Taito shows. Source: Lahar awareness research will help save lives – Massey University Many skiers and snowboarders on Mt Ruapehu do not know how to […]

NUTS NZ #10

Editorial Welcome to tenth edition of NUTS NZ – the Newsletter for University Theatre Studies New Zealand. The purpose of the newsletter is to help us communicate more effectively as a community of scholars interested in Theatre and Performance. We have an interesting selection of stories and items for you in our second issue for 2016. In this […]

Interview with a Novelist – Thom Conroy

Creative Writing senior lecturer, Thom Conroy, launches his new novel next month, The Salted Air. Read an interview with Thom in which he talks about the differences between this new book and his debut novel, The Naturalist.

Comic charm in Russian dreams, tutus, fake forests

Creative writing papers at Massey University helped Sacha Jones realise the numerous notebooks she had filled with stories of her improbable Sydney childhood, might become a book for publication. Read the full story here.

The Salted Air – a new novel by Thom Conroy

Although grief salts the air of Thom Conroy’s new novel, it is ultimately a novel about self-discovery and love. Having brought to life in his first novel the remarkable story of the German naturalist, Dr Ernst Dieffenbach, and the controversial 1839 expedition to New Zealand to buy land from Māori, Thom Conroy now turns to […]

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