The news feed from the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries at City, University of London

Launch event: Gender & Sexualities Research Forum: May 15th, 5pm. Prof. Beverley Skeggs

Launch event: Gender & Sexualities Research Forum TALK followed by DISCUSSION and WINE RECEPTION, 5pm, Thursday 15th May B307B/C  (third floor) University Building, City University London* Guest speaker: Prof. Beverley Skeggs “Figures of Fun, Subjects of Judgment in the Making of Proper Persons” Since Francis Bacon’s sixteenth century ‘theory of monstrosity’ those with power have developed numerous symbolic…

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Surveying Manga Research

Dr Casey Brienza’s newest peer-reviewed journal article, ‘Sociological Perspectives on Japanese Manga in America,’ has been published this month in the latest issue of Sociology Compass. Abstract: Japanese popular culture has, according to journalist Roland Kelts, “invaded” the United States in the 21st century, and in particular Japanese comics, known as manga, have successfully “conquered…

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Creative students: the evidence

Clue:Cold is an exhibition of forensic photographs, from the early 20th Century, printed by Stefano Amoretti and Mino Tristovskij – from original photographic plates – using the traditional/alternative emulsion technique. Decontextualized circumstantial evidences lead the visitor to investigate into a conceivable crime scenario. 28th April- 23rd May At the Camera Club, Gallery 1885, 16 Bowden…

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Eisner Award Nomination

Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation edited by Sheena C. Howard and Ronald L. Jackson II (Bloomsbury, 2013) has been nominated for a 2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Scholarly/Academic Work. The Eisner Awards are the North American comics publishing industry’s most prestigious honour. Results will be announced in July at Comic-Con…

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Another prize-winning paper

Congratulations to  our very own Rosalind Gill who is co-author of Feminist Theory’s ‘best essay award 2014’. The winning paper, on which Jessica Ringrose is first author, considers the persistence of sexual double standards in the era of sexting. Awarding the prize, the journal’s editors said “your paper makes an important, coherent and confident contribution to…

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What lies ahead for the new culture secretary?

Dr Dave O’Brien wrote a short piece for the Guardian’s Culture Pofessionals Network, about the challenges facing Sajid Javid, the UK’s new Secretary of State for Culture.  Read it here    

CreativeWorksLondon grant for CCI

Dr Dave O’Brien has recieved a grant from the CreativeWorksLondon project to work with Q-Art, a not for profit organisation based in Farringdon on Networked Value: Understanding the impact of Q-Art. The project will use social network analysis to understand the impact of Q-Arts work with early career artists. Part of the funding will be…

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CCI Student contributes to EU conference on regions

On Tuesday 1 April, Kate was a delegate at the Committee of the Regions’ 20th anniversary conference, For a Europe with regions and cities: the view of young people, in Brussels. The event brought together 150 youth from all over Europe to discuss the future of the CoR, the only body in the EU that…

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Creative Futures Video

Debbie Dickinson has edited an extract from the very successful Creative Futures event that was held last month. Click on the link below to view the whole video Video      

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