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‘I knew how to sell my body and maintain a sense of reality’: Drag King pioneer’s private letter to Angela Carter

Posted on 7 January 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

evaleenage/Shutterstock Marine Furet, School of English, Philosophy & Communication This story begins with a serendipitous find at the British Library, during a research trip to examine the archives of writer Angela Carter. Carter’s correspondence attests to the friendships and literary connections that she formed during her life. But on that particular trip it was a
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Events, Public Engagement, Research

A striking visual PhD showcase: Images of Research 2018

Posted on 19 December 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

On 11 December 2018, over 150 people gathered for the Doctoral Academy’s fifth Images of Research event. Images of Research is one of our most popular annual events, and attracts a wide audience of researchers, other Cardiff University students and staff and even the general public. Earlier in the year we invited postgraduate research students
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Research

European film festivals could learn a lot from London’s diplomatic approach to Chinese cinema

Posted on 3 December 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Cathy Yan’s Dead Pigs. BFI London Film Festival Hiu Man Chan, School of Journalism, Media and Culture The 2018 BFI London Film Festival featured a spectacular programme of 225 films from 77 different countries. A wonderful showcase in its entirety, but this was also the largest showcase of Chinese cinema in the film festival’s history.
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Public Engagement, Research, STEM

Maggot racing, bones and organs – how PhD students can inspire the next generation of scientists

Posted on 26 November 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Public engagement is an important part of being a PhD student, helping you to communicate your research to a diverse range of audiences. Here, Amy Smith from CITER (Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair) tells us how PhD students can get involved with their range of fun and interactive outreach activities. CITER is primarily a
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