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Queer Celebrity Conference Report

This two-day conference took place during LGBT Pride Month on 6-7th June at the University of Portsmouth. Organised by members of the Celebrity, Citizenship and Status project, Queer Celebrity brought together scholars from the UK, Europe, US, Australia, and Taiwan to discuss celebrity, gender, and sexuality in different historical periods and geographical locations. Over the […]

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Dangerous Desires at the Theatre

Earlier this year, as part of our Academic Enrichment Programme, a group of students went to Chichester Festival Theatre to see Flute Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night. We are lucky to have several theatres in and around Portsmouth. This play is a set text on our L6 unit, Dangerous Desires: Renaissance Revenge Drama and to […]

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Magical Realism Posters

This year I was inspired by a colleague in Sociology to introduce a research poster assessment to the Level 6 (final year) Magical Realism module. The poster presentation is becoming more commonly required in business, postgraduate work, and at conferences, so I thought it would be a useful task for the final year students to […]

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Christine Berberich’s Keynote Visit to Chennai, India

In early September 2017 I received a seriously exciting email: an invitation to be a keynote speaker at a Research Gathering of the Venus International Foundation (, a charitable organisation based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, that aims to further research and international collaborations. India had always been top of my travel list – so […]

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