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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 […]

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 […]

Moa Magic

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 […]

Clermont-Ferrand short film festival winner

Big congratulations to our Wellington media production lecturer Costa Botes and his longstanding mentee Zoe McIntosh who have won a coveted prize in the 2017 Clermont-Ferrand short film festival in France. The festival is the biggest event of its type in the world. It’s a feat just to get selected for competition, then Zoe and […]

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 […]

Cosplay – it’s no different than wearing your sports team’s colours

  EMS media studies lecturers Dr Alex Bevan and Dr Kevin Veale were interviewed for a stuff.co.nz media story about Cosplay – check out their expert commentary here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/74364898/the-weird-world-of-cosplay

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 […]

Drama and Dementia

Massey Albany’s Creativity in the Community students continue to receive well-deserved news coverage of their work with the residents of a local dementia care facility. Click here to see the segment on last week’s TV3’s “Newsworthy” programme.      

Massey Tutor’s second film to appear in NZIFF New Zealand’s Best Competition

Madam Black (2015), a short film written by Matthew Harris, tutor at Massey University’s Albany campus, will appear in New Zealand’s Best Competition at the New Zealand International Film Festival on Saturday 25th July, 6:15pm at Sky City Theatre. Described by selector Christine Jeffs as a “sweet and quirky tale which abounds with charm and humour”, the film […]

Students turn creative lens on dementia

Massey University theatre and media students have been using their creative talents for social good by exploring new ways to communicate with people who have dementia, as well as helping others to better understand the condition. Students at Massey’s Auckland campus have developed short films, music videos and a theatre performance in partnership with a […]

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