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joervine has written 83 posts for School of English and Media Studies

Massey drama students explore free speech and control in play

The importance of speaking out and the pervasive effect of keeping silent transcends the ages in a play being staged in Palmerston North. Massey University students will tap into Greek mythology and the #metoo movement for their production, The Love of the Nightingale. The 1988 play by Timberlake Wertenbaker is based on the Greek myth of Philomele, who was raped […]

Summer Shakepeare brings ‘The Comedy of Errors’ to the Esplande, Palmerston North

Summer Shakespeare director Peter Hambleton has presented the Bard in Palmerston North before. In 2009 he directed Summer Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well on the car park in front of the Esplanade Scenic Railway station, incorporating the miniature trains as part of the action. For this year’s The Comedy of Errors, which opens in the Esplanade Rose Gardens on Thursday, Hambleton […]

Massey PhD student wins 2017 The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems

Janet Newman is the 2017 winner of The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems, given by the International Writers Workshop, for her sequence Tender. The $1000 prize was judged by Auckland poet Robert Sullivan. Tender is a seven poem sequence about Janet’s father, Doug Newman (1919-2008). Janet, a runner-up in the prize in […]

Summer Scholarship Opportunity

If you plan on joining us for postgraduate study in 2018, check out this exciting opportunity! One lucky student will be awarded an 8-week Summer Scholarship, valued at $5000, to assist Dr Claire Henry with an exciting new research project. Contact Claire to apply: c.henry@massey.ac.nz. College of Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Scholarship 2017-2018  Information […]

Going places – women writers and wanderers

Author, editor, lecturer and traveller Dr Ingrid Horrocks has long been fascinated by women who travel and write, in past and modern times. Her new book, Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility, 1784-1814 (Cambridge University Press), was recently featured in the prestigious Times Literary Supplement. The book explores the perils and challenges faced by […]

Theatre workshop “outside the box” for prisoners

A two-day workshop with an internationally renowned exponent of theatre that promotes social change has given a group of prisoners at Auckland Prison at Paremoremo a unique forum to share their stories. The men performed short plays to a select audience, exploring solutions to the challenges they face in prison, from personal safety to mental […]

Creative Writing students published in Swamp

Well done to our creative writing postgraduate students Nataliya Oryshchuk and Janet Newman – both have exquisite pieces of work published in the latest issue of Swamp (and Janet has three!).

Topp Twins ‘striking example’ of power of popular culture

The Topp Twins use comedy as a means to unsettle ideas around gender, sexuality and what it means to be a New Zealander, according to Dr Nicholas Holm, Massey lecturer and programme leader in Media Studies at the Manawatū campus. Dr Holm presented a lecture on the Topp Twins at Te Manawa Museum in Palmerston […]

Best First Book Award for Massey PhD student

Current Massey PhD student Gina Cole has won The Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction for Black Ice Matter, a collection of short stories that explores connections between extremes of heat and cold.  Listen here to Jesse Mulligan’s interview with Gina.

MCW graduate makes the airwaves

Annabel Wilson, a Massey Master of Creative Writing graduate, had her theatrical poem “No Science to Goodbye” recently broadcast on Radio New Zealand.  Annabel’s play is based around her 2014 MCW thesis.

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