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Taranaki writer is Massey’s 2016 Artist-in-Residence

New Plymouth author, reviewer and arts critic David Hill has been named Massey University’s literary Artist-in-Residence for 2016. Mr Hill will take up the position in later this month and will be living in a self-contained flat at the Square Edge Community Arts Centre on the Square until mid-July. Co-sponsored by Massey University and the […]

Creative Activism for Highschool Students

Inspired by our innovative Expressive Arts curriculum and its focus on ‘performing the change you want to see’, Massey University College of Humanities & Social Sciences and the New Zealand Centre for Global Studies are proud to present #create1world, the first Creative Activism & Global Citizenship initiative in New Zealand. This conference, competition and think-tank for […]

Writers Week – Wellington – 8-13 March 2016

Writers Week is fast approaching. In addition to every other excellent New Zealand Festival happening, from 8—13 March you can also get your fill of stimulating discussion in Wellington’s Embassy, BATS and Circa Theatres. Packing quite some punch is the Gala Showcase: Fighting Talk on Thursday 10 March. Five writers who have never appeared on stage […]

Arbor Day Competition Winner

Warm congratulations to Megan Stace-Davies, School of English and Media Studies tutor at Manawatu, on winning Massey University’s Arbor Day Writing Competition. Megan’s entry was a story about rescuing a cherry tree that was repeatedly attacked by vandals.  It was commended by the judges for its “emotional power” and the “crystal-clear way she expressed this”. See: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=BD055051-AE39-CD6B-6C92-D66B6C8148B9

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.  […]

Script writer shares art of page-to-screen

Aspiring film scriptwriters will have a chance to hear how to get an idea off the page and onto the screen at a special seminar with scriptwriter Dr Matthew Harris. Dr Harris, a tutor in the School of English and Media Studies at the Auckland campus, is presenting two of his short films in the […]

Hippocrates Prize Commendation for Massey PhD Candidate

Congratulations go to Johanna Emeney, a PhD candidate in the School, who has had a poem selected as “commended” in the prestigious UK-based Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.  The poem, “And then it spreads“, is from her creative/critical thesis, which is focused on medical poetry.  Further details can be found at: http://hippocrates-poetry.org/hippocrates-prize/2015-hippocrates-prize-for/.

Marvelly’s Villainesse media site launching soon

She’s been described as a national treasure, has toured internationally with opera star Paul Potts, and her pop music has sped up the charts.  Now gold-album-selling singer/songwriter and EMS graduate Lizzie Marvelly is calling all young creative writers and artists to be part of her ground-breaking new feminist media project, Villainesse. Marvelly, who has credited […]

Holidays, what holidays?

Didn’t spot your lecturers on the beach this Summer?  Yes some of us were there hiding under our floppy hats and reading novel after novel … but others were still keeping the EMS ship afloat!  As well as teaching Summer School, many EMS staff have been busy on the research front over the break. Here’s […]

Dr Aleksandra Lane – Dean’s Award Recipient!

The School of English and Media Studies could not be prouder of Aleksandra Lane, who has not only just had confirmed the award of PhD for her thesis titled “Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Experimental Poetry: Dramatic Monologue and Dramatic Lyric in Contemporary New Zealand Poetry,” but has been nominated by all three examiners […]

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