If you have any interest in typography, visual culture, film studies or the work of Ridley Scott, you really should read this extended blog piece on the typography and film connections surrounding 1982 science fiction classic Bladerunner: Typeset in the future: Bladerunner. …

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Following a successful trial earlier this year we are now subscribing to Digital Theatre Plus which is a database primarily for students and staff of our Performing Arts and Film courses. However I know many other members of staff who …

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The BBC has launched the BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.  Exclusive to universities colleges and schools, this resource offers access to hundreds of BBC TV and radio broadcasts of Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets and documentaries …

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The academic study of queer culture and lifestyles has become a popular field of study in several degree courses.  We have a broad range of books about this subject in the University Library. For anyone who is interested I came …

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Wonderbook : the illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction by Jeff Vandermeer This week’s book review is all about a writing manual.  Not as boring as it sounds though.  Jeff Vandermeer is a three-times winner of the World Fantasy Award …

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‘The Holy Grail on film: essays on the cinematic quest’ edited by Kevin J. Harty The Holy Grail is an elusive object prompting many quests, both real and imagined, in the mediaeval and modern world. Such is its ambiguity it …

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The making of Avatar by Jody Duncan & Lisa Fitzpatrick This week’s Book of the Week is about one of the most famous films of the past few years.  In 1995, James Cameron began working on a story that would, …

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