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Research Round-up – July, August and September

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. […]

Spotlight on Tutor Staff Research

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 […]

Research Roundup – May and June

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 […]

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 Issue 8

Editorial Welcome to the eighth 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. The meeting of the NZ Universities Committee for Theatre/Performance Research was held at University of Auckland on  Monday 9 November […]

Summer Scholarship win for Leleiga’s Safety Communication Project

Congratulations to Bachelor of Communication Honours student Leleiga Taito who has won a second award for her potentially life-saving Mt Ruapehu safety communication research.  In January, Leleiga received an award from GNS Science to conduct research into safety communication on Mt Ruapehu.  Now, Leleiga has received a Summer Scholarship to work with Associate Professor Elspeth […]

The Future of the Humanities in the Corporate University

Recently the School of English & Media Studies was lucky enough to host the inspirational scholar who brought cultural studies to the Southern Hemisphere and has shaped its evolution on a global scale ever since, Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner.  During his visit Graeme provided staff with advice and mentoring, as well as delivering a series […]

Massey 3MT Competition

School of English and Media Studies PhD student Sara McBride has won the Wellington leg of the 3 minute thesis competition.  Sara is co-supervised by English & Media Studies with the Joint Centre for Disaster Research and her research is on cracking the puzzle of how we can better prepare people for disaster, particularly earthquakes.  […]

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