Dig out your shorts and dust off your sunglasses for the upcoming MCC Social! Join us on Thursday 31st May at 1pm for a sports day, with lots of exciting games including rounders, tug-of-war, hula hoop, egg and spoon race and even an obstacle course! And if you’re not feeling sporty, don’t worry, there will be a free picnic too!
A relaxed afternoon, free to all MCC students, electives and ISC media students.
Meet on the big football pitch right by the Sports Centre!
Some photos of our students hard at work on their assignments.
In this class are students working on their Documentary, Theory and Practice module, as well as students on the Creative Magazine Production module. For more information on the Media, Culture and Creative Practice programme, please click here to visit our website.
My name is Daniel Skentelbery. I’m a postgraduate student in Film Studies here at Keele and recently I published the article ‘From Harlequin to Harley Quinn‘ for The Costume Rag. My article looks at the world of cosplay (costume play), in which I suggest that when cosplayers adopt the persona of DC Universe’s clown princess of crime Harley Quinn, they do so to better understand the world around them, and in doing so interact with traditions of the Harlequin that go back to the commedia dell’ arte of the16th Century.
This article came out from research during my undergraduate dissertation, ‘Cosplay: Harley Quinn and the Subversion of Gender Norms’, in Media, Communications and Culture in 2016/17. The dissertation explores the ways in which fan communities and cosplayers interact with ideas of gender performance, with a specific focus upon gender bending cosplays of Harley Quinn following the success of Suicide Squad (Ayer, 2016). The piece incorporated critical analysis, with ethnographic interviews (where I interviewed various cosplayers) and auto-ethnography (where I attended fan conventions and cosplayed as Harley Quinn). I’m incredibly proud to have written the dissertation, and (if at times stressful) it was an awful lot of fun to write.
The Movie Mavericks screen film festivals in underused spaces, and aim to bring short films to new audiences, we are an informal group of young creatives we try to support each other with networking and training opportunities. This month our partner’s flat-pack cinema will be delivering training in Stoke-on-Trent, and then we will be screening a film festival in the Custard Factory in Birmingham.
This training will include a short session on how to get your film into festivals, how to promote yourself as a filmmaker, how to become a programmer, and how to run successful events.
Everyone is welcome! Film enthusiasts, Event Curator’s in the making, Creative Bods, and film makers. We can offer free training and a fully funded training trip to Birmingham on April the 21st.
To learn more contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and/or come to our Feel Good Film Festival in the Media Screening Room this Wednesday at 5pm, to get a flavour for what we do 🙂