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Shiftworks to Columbia College, Chicago

Shiftworks to Columbia College, Chicago

  by Joy Merron   Shiftworks is a travelling exhibition created and curated by Seam, a contemporary textile collective, founded by Bath Spa alumni. In 2015 it began its journey around the UK, being shown at many locations including Eastville Project, Yeovil, during Somerset Arts Week, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, SIT Select and The National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford. Following several t...

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A postcard from…  J.M. Coetzee Centre

A postcard from… J.M. Coetzee Centre

With support from GALA, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Adelaide University to present a paper at the interdisciplinary conference ‘H20: Life & Death’ (14-16 Sep) organized by thefor Creative Practice, and part of GALA’s Lost Water series. My paper, ‘Flooding the Bathtub: The Politics of Invisibility and Community Resilience in Behn Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)’, w...

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A postcard from… Columbia College Chicago

A postcard from… Columbia College Chicago

  Whenever you visit a new city it’s important to get to grips with a few basics before arrival. Chicago is pretty easy because there’s only two. 1) You’re not allowed to put ketchup on your hotdog (but mustard, sweet pickle relish, sports peppers, a dill pickle spear, chopped onions, tomato wedges, and celery salt are a must) and 2) it’s important to know your teams: the C...

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A postcard from… University of Udine

A postcard from… University of Udine

Thanks to support from GALA’s Outreach Fund, I was able to travel to the University of Udine to present a paper at the conference ‘Living Together on this Earth: Eco-sustainable Narratives and Environmental Concerns in English Literature/s’ (19th-21st April 2017). The paper, entitled ‘Cultures of Nature and Wellbeing: Narratives of Sustainability and Green Healthcare’, was connected to my current ...

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A postcard from SUNY GENESEO

A postcard from SUNY GENESEO

In May 2017 Helena McCaskie, Student Accommodation Coordinator and myself Karen McGinty, Student Accommodation Deputy Manager had the exciting opportunity to visit State University of New York Geneseo as part of the GALA programme. Our main objective for the trip was to better understand the American College experience in relation to the student’s accommodation and living environment. We found the...

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Postcard from… Parma

Postcard from… Parma

By Amy Mowers, 3d year Heritage and Publishing student at Bath Spa University The University of Parma is a partner of a museum on the outskirts of town called CSAC (Centro Studi e Archiviodella Comunicazione) which translates as: Study Center and Communication Archive. It was founded in 1968 by a gentleman called Professor Artuo Carlo Quintavalle. Since its founding, it has concentrated on assembl...

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Confucian Studies Summer Institute

Confucian Studies Summer Institute

Confucian Studies Summer Institute          Elena Syvokaite   The one-month study programme in China was truly one of a kind experience. Every single day I learnt a ton of new things, from Chinese philosophy to politics, culture, language, food, customs, and lots more. The people participating were all of incredible skill and were keen to learn and share thoughts on Chinese culture, which mad...

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GALA student at RANEPA Campus

GALA student at RANEPA Campus

When Bath Spa University student Brioney Russ first heard about RANEPA’s 2016 Summer Campus programme in Kazan city, Russia she said ‘It did seem challenging, but I can’t say no to a challenge’. Brioney first heard of the opportunity via the Global Citizenship programme at Bath Spa University, designed to recognise the global perspective of undergraduate studies and to open opportunities for stude...

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Liberal Arts Goes Global

Liberal Arts Goes Global

As part of the Santander scheme for staff and student mobility, Dr. Sarah Flavel, Senior Lecturer in Religions, Philosophies and Ethics, and two Bath Spa students (from RPE and English Literature) were awarded funding to the Nishan Confucian Studies Summer School, organised by our GALA partner, Beijing Foreign Studies University. The summer school began in Beijing and participants travelled to Quf...

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BSU’s Professor Ian Gadd at the University of Adelaide

BSU’s Professor Ian Gadd at the University of Adelaide

In April, Professor Ian Gadd was invited to participate in two public Shakespeare talks at the National Library of Australia and the University of Adelaide. He was asked to respond to a lecture by Emeritus Professor Ian Donaldson (his former undergraduate tutor) on ‘The Death of Shakespeare’. Professor Gadd also delivered a lecture on ‘Shakespeare and copyright’ at the University of Melbourne. His...

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