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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 […]

Auckland Writers Festival – 16-21 May 2017

Four writers associated with the School of English and Media Studies are presenting at this week’s Auckland writers’ festival at the Aotea Centre. Do go along to support them if you can! Tina Makereti: “Poutokomanawa — the Heartpost,” free public lecture on Māori and Pasifika writing  – Wed. 17 May 5 pm Gina Cole, PhD […]

Auckland Writers Festival – 17 May 2017

Tina Makereti will be speaking at the Auckland Writers Festival next week, Wednesday 17 May.  It’s a free event so please do pop along if you can.

Visiting Fellow – Peking University

David Gruber was recently chosen as one of ten Visiting Fellows to The New Zealand Centre at Peking University, 2017 (http://nzc.sfl.pku.edu.cn/10VFS.html). As a result, in April, he traveled to Peking University in Beijing and delivered an invited talk entitled, “Neuroscience and the Media.” He discussed his own research into the public understanding of neuroscience and […]

Brian McDonnell publishes fourth book

Brian McDonnell’s new book on the 2004 New Zealand film In My Father’s Den has been published by boutique UK publisher Kakapo Books which specialises in New Zealand material. In My Father’s Den is widely regarded as one of the most important films ever made in New Zealand and also as one of the boldest […]

Jack Ross on Radio New Zealand

Jack Ross spoke to Radio New Zealand’s Lynn Freeman about Poetry New Zealand: Yearbook 2017, featuring new and well established writers. Jack has selected 125 new poems from hundreds submitted internationally, and supplemented them with essays and reviews by other writers keen to get people talking more about poetry.  

Refugee play wins international award

A play about the global refugee crisis penned by Massey University theatre lecturer and playwright Associate Professor Angie Farrow has won second place in the International New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest. Her play, The Politician’s Wife, came second equal among almost 250 entries from all over the world. The judges’ commented: “This brilliantly written […]

Performing, Writing event – 10-19 March 2017

Dr Tina Makereti will be speaking and holding a free writing workshop at the Performing, Writing symposium in Wellington.  The workshop is being run on Sunday 12 March, with Tina’s keynote speech on Wednesday 15 March.  Further information on the symposium can be found on the event website.

Māori literature deserves academic recognition

The School of English and Media Studies’ new creative writing lecturer has an ambitious vision – to see Māori literature recognised as distinct field. Award-winning author Dr Tina Makereti, who is Ngati Tuwharetoa, Te Ati Awa, Ngati Rangatahi, Moriori and Pākehā, says people are always surprised to hear that no one offers a single paper […]

“The Winter’s Tale”

Yet another great review for this year’s Summer Shakespeare production, “The Winter’s Tale”.  The production runs until Saturday 11 March 2017.  

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