Terrorism, Martyrdom, and Religion

Professor DouthwaiteTerrorism, Martyrdom, and Religion : European Perspectives in Global Context: 7-9 April 2011

This conference brought together an international group of inter-disciplinary scholars to discuss the interconnections between practices, discourses and images of terrorism and martyrdom, and included London Undergraduate Program Director, Professor Greg Kucich, amongst the speakers.

On her A Revolution in Fiction site speaker Professor Julia Douthwaite (pictured) describes it as ‘a splendid event’.

More photos of this event, as well as the conference program (pdf) and poster (pdf), are available on the Terrorism, Martyrdom, and Religion conference’s webpage.

In Slow Woods

Leonee Ormond (Kings) speaking at the Launch of In Slow WoodsThe London Undergraduate Program hosted a book launch in April, to celebrate the release of LUP and LSP faculty member Gill Gregory’s poetry collection ‘In Slow Woods’.  Professor Leonee Ormond (Kings College, London) and Professor Greg Kucich (Notre Dame) introduced the collection, and Gill Gregory gave a moving reading of several  poems to an audience of friends, family, colleagues and students.

For more photos, please see the event’s gallery:

Book launch of ‘In Slow Woods’

Professor Gregory, who is currently teaching ‘London Writers’ on the London Summer Program, has published academically (The Life and Work of Adelaide Procter : Poetry, Feminism and Fathers), and life-fiction memoir (The Sound of Turquoise). Her poems have been published in a wide range of journals including Critical Survey, English, The Frogmore Papers, Leviathan Quarterly, Poetry Review, The Reader, The Rialto, Stand, Tears in the Fence and in the anthologies, Oceans, Foreign Affairs and Untitled (published by The Red Wheelbarrow)

LUP students at The Globe

On the 28th April,  students in the London Undergraduate Program’s ‘Playing Shakespeare’ class brought the Globe Theatre‘s undercroft alive, performing extracts from Twelfth Night.  The course is taught in partnership with Globe Education, and gives students the opportunity to work with an experienced Shakespearean director, and to explore the play as both text and performance.

For photos of this performance please see the events’ gallery.

Playing Shakespeare at The Globe

A Romantic Journey: This Will Only Take a Minute.

Students in Global Romanticisms strike a pose after the performance “For their final project of the semester on 4 May, students in “Global Romanticisms” wrote, directed, and staged a rousing theatrical performance, *A Romantic Journey:  This Will Only Take a Minute.*   Based on the drama and literature of the Romantic era, sometimes adapted in hilarious parodies, the play offered a magnificently inspired performance for a cheering London Program audience.  It was the hottest ticket on the West End.” – Prof Greg Kucich

For a theatre review by London Program student Nick Arnold, please click on this link.

For more photos, please see the gallery:

A Romantic Journey: This Will Only Take a Minute.

Global Citizenship Roundtable

The Global Player @ alles-schlumpfUniversity of Notre Dame’s London Centre will host a Global Citizenship Roundtable in June.

The event will bring together faculty, staff and affiliates from several Notre Dame study abroad locations in Europe, including London, Dublin, Toledo, Athens, Angers, and Rome

They will discuss the theories of Global Citizenship and its varied interpretations in higher education, and the practical applications of these theories on their work with Notre Dame students in Europe and from campus.

The event is sponsored by the The Center for Social Concerns and co-sponsored by Notre Dame London Undergraduate Program, The Nanovic Institute for European Studies, The Office of International Studies

(Image: ‘Global Player’ © alles-schlumpf, used under Creative commons, with thanks. )