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Spooky Times: Warwick Festival of the Gothic

Warwick Festival of the Gothic
Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November 2023.

Join us for a programme of free workshops, lectures and panels, readings, performances, screenings, exhibitions, and interactive games that reflect the wealth of research and teaching on the Gothic and Horror by staff and students across the Faculty of Arts.

A programme is available below. All events take place in the Faculty of Arts Building.


Monash Prato Writing and Publishing Workshop

This summer saw the resumption of the annual PhD Writing & Publishing Workshop at the Monash Prato Centre in Italy. Led by staff from the University of Monash, it took place over three days, 20-22 June, at their palazzo in the Tuscan city. Prior to the global pandemic, Warwick had participated in this event and this year three postgraduate research students from the Faculty of Arts and Professor David Lambert CADRE Director joined staff and students from Australia, Malaysia, India, Italy and elsewhere in the UK. The event included staff-led workshops on the fundamentals of academic writing and publication – from choosing journals and structuring articles to responding to feedback and building an academic track record. The heart of the event was the sessions devoted to the practice of writing itself. Supported by allocated academic staff who were on-hand to help with planning, the presentation of arguments and the choice of language, these provided great opportunities for focused work in a supportive environment.


Why Warwick is investing more than ever in arts and humanities

Recently, we shared more about our new home in Venice, just one of the ways Warwick is reconfirming a deep commitment to the arts.

In this article for the Times Higher Education (THE), Stuart Croft, our Vice-Chancellor, talks about the importance of backing both STEM and the arts, and why Warwick is investing more than ever in arts and humanities.

You can view the article on the THE website (first published 26 June 2023) or read it below.


Letting Language Lead the Way

Postgraduate, multilingual translator and communications specialist - languages alumnus Dom Johnson has been busy since leaving Warwick in 2019. After almost three years working in Geneva as a translator for Swiss Federal Railways and Swiss Post, Dom (BA Modern Languages, 2018; MA Translation and Cultures, 2019) swapped proofreading for politics, moving back to the UK after securing a role as a Communications Officer for the Green Party of England and Wales.


Warwick Taught Masters' Scholarship Scheme

The University of Warwick are pleased to launch the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme to support eligible postgraduate students. Awards are set at up to £10,000 per student and available to eligible Home fee status students from under-represented groups who wish to start a postgraduate taught master’s course in 2023-24.


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.


Community Impact

Originally studying languages to progress his scientific career, Tim Heenan (BA European Studies, 2015; MA French Studies, 2020) didn’t know those lessons would pay dividends for years to come. At 71, Tim’s putting his research skills to good use in supporting his local community.


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.



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