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 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.
Madam Black, a short film written by Matthew Harris, one of our senior tutors in Auckland, has recently picked up Best Short Film at The Rialto Channel NZ Film Awards (the ‘Moas’). The film has now won 38 international awards, including the Prix du Public at the Clermont-Ferrand in France – the biggest audience prize […]
A Book published, and a play: Ingrid Horrocks launched a co-edited book (with Cherie Lacey), Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand (Wellington, Victoria University Press, 2016) at Unity Books, Wellington, on Tuesday 26 July. http://vup.victoria.ac.nz/extraordinary-anywhere-essays-on-place-from-aotearoa-new-zealand/ Three essays by School of English and Media Studies staff are included in the collection: Horrocks, I.A. […]
In this post we focus on some of the 2016 successes of our brilliant tutors. Our English and Media Studies tutors have been especially active in the creative areas. Bronwyn Lloyd participated in the Conference Influence and Confluence in the Short Story: East and West at East China Normal University, Shanghai (13-16 July, 2016). Bronwyn […]
Another 2 books, a special issue of a journal, and a play Dr Thom Conroy had his second novel published: The Salted Air published by Random House Books New Zealand. The Salted Air was ranked in the top ten (2nd, 6th, 9th then 8th) on the Nielsen Weekly Bestsellers List during the month of June […]
School of English and Media Studies tutor Dr Jan Sinclair recently featured in an article on climate change reporting.
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 […]