Arts Faculty News
EUTOPIA Languages Week 2023, 6 - 10 March 2023
Join us from 6-10 March to celebrate languages, cultures, and the diversity of our global community.
Engage in virtual and in-person activities and events to develop your global outlook, meet new people, and be inspired to continue to enhance your international experience.
Making Your Own History
What do a golden retriever called Bowie, women’s rights in history, and a start-up supporting later living have in common? They all set arts alumna and marketing expert Harriet Stanger’s (BA History, 2016) heart on fire.
A History Worth Banking
A veteran of the City of London, Chris Wheeler (MA Modern History, 2021) spent more than 40 years in banking, working, and travelling across the globe. But he swapped investment banking for US antebellum history and Irish diaspora and fulfilled his childhood dream when he began furthering his education journey, first studying History at the University of Oxford before completing an MA in Modern History at Warwick. Chris embarked on his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in September 2022.
Letting creativity lead the way
BA English and Theatre Studies alumna Vinitaraj Aulak may have only graduated in 2021, but she wasted no time chasing her dreams and securing a radio presenter role on BBC Asian Network. Here she shares how her undergraduate degree taught her to break the mould and follow her passions.
From Warwick to the West End: Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons premiered at Warwick Arts Centre in 2015 and won three Judges' Awards at the National Student Drama Festival, before appearing at Latitude Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Camden People's Theatre, London.
The play is now on in London's West End at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
The playright, Sam Steiner, is an alumnus of Warwick University (English Literature 2014) and gave an interview to our alumni team about his experience of breaking into playwriting for stage and screen.
No stopping Future Leader Nosa
Named as one of Powerful Media's 2022/23 Future Leaders and a semi-finalist in targetjobs Black Heritage Undergraduate of the Year Awards, Nosa Charles-Novia (BA Film and Literature, 2022) is studying for an MA in Writing and working as a film-critic intern. Here she tells us about her Warwick experience so far and why that little voice in your head is your most powerful weapon.
Arts Digital Humanities Certificate: PAMLA Arts Matter 22 Publication
The Digital Humanities for Postgraduate Researchers certificate, which ran for the first time in 2022, saw the development and submission of an exciting range of digital research and teaching projects. Raad Khair Allah, a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literary, used Miro to explore the "Marginalization of Arab Women and Revolutionising Patriarchy”. In this project she demonstrated how Arab women challenge patriarchal notions of gender in Arab Society through writing, film and visual arts. Her digital project is now reaching an international audience, having been a candidate for the Paula Svonkin creative art Award, and subsequently being published on the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Arts matter 2022 website.
Behind the screens: An evening with Hollywood screenwriter, Mika Watkins
Mika WatkinsLink opens in a new window studied English Literature at Warwick, before going on to create and executive-produce the hit YouTube premium series Origin. Her writing credits include Guillermo del Toro’s Netflix horror series Cabinet Of Curiosities; Stan Lee’s Lucky Man on Sky 1; and BBC1 period drama Troy: Fall of a City.
Mika will return to the English department next Wednesday, 1st February to share her experiences in the TV and film industries with current Arts Faculty students.
Assemblywomen! Warwick Ancient Drama Festival 2023 - Warwick Arts Centre 26-27 January
This January, the Warwick's Department of Classics and Ancient History presents: Assemblywomen! An Ancient Greek comedy bought to the modern stage at Warwick Arts Centre.
Written by Aristophanes, this play follows the women of Athens as they disguise themselves as men to infiltrate the government and take over the city.
The citizens of Athens are then left trying to adapt to their new leadership, resulting in a series of ridiculous situations.
Overcoming Adversity: From Combat to Craftsmanship and Opera to Oscar
From combat to craftsmanship and opera to Oscars, Greg Campbell (BA Theatre Studies, 1987) has spent many years of his life in the creative arts. Since then, he’s completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), two Master's degrees and is underway with an Education PhD. But it was only when he received his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis that the world – and his struggles as an undergraduate - began to make more sense.