News and events

Arts on Wednesday

Arts on Wednesday features emerging arts talent at Massey, national and international talents. Arts on Wednesday performances includes multi-media, film, drama, dance and music.

Research seminars

The school runs a regular programme of research seminars featuring Massey staff and visiting professors on topics as diverse as documentary film, science writing and poetry.

Off the Page writers series

The Off the Page writers series features some of New Zealand’s best writers. Past readers have included Bill Manhire, Elizabeth Knox, Owen Marshall, Fiona Farrell and Vincent O’Sullivan.

Memory Research in Aotearoa
New Zealand and the Pacific

Over the last two decades or more, memory research has established itself as an interdisciplinary field spanning (and often crossing) subject areas. 

Performing Arts and Justice Symposium

A two-day symposium/hui drawing together performers, arts practitioners, researchers and justice professionals to explore the potential of theatre and the creative arts to transform the justice system. 

Visiting artist scheme

The Visiting artist scheme enables three artists per year to be based for one semester each at the School of English and Media Studies. Massey University and Palmerston North Community Arts have run the scheme since 2004.

News – School of English and Media Studies

Celebrating the Work of Massey Alumnus Layal Mooreexternal link

11:33 AM Tue 16 Jul 2019

English and Media Studies alumnus Layal Moore has just kicked off Mooreish Creations, an online creative enterprise that can be accessed here. Mooreish Creations is a culmination of Layal Moore’s best creative work to date.  It arose from a strong d ... view full item.

Theatre and masks reveal life behind prison wallexternal link

12:44 PM Tue 2 Jul 2019

Stories of prisoners’ lives usually stay locked up – but a group of male prisoners in Auckland has had the chance to study performance techniques and to share their experiences of being behind bars through a special theatre project led by Massey Universit ... view full item.

Reframing Literature Through a Maori and Pacific Lensexternal link

3:54 PM Thu 20 Jun 2019

A new Massey University course looks set to radically reframe what we traditionally consider in the study of literature. Novelist and Massey creative writing lecturer, Dr Tina Makereti (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Rangatahi) has created a unique co ... view full item.

Lifetime Achievement Award for Massey Luminaryexternal link

11:33 AM Thu 21 Mar 2019

Great theatre can change minds and lives, says Professor Angie Farrow, who credits her childhood amid the lively antics of her extended family in London’s East End with shaping her dramatic sensibilities. Farrow, a professor in theatre at Massey, an inter ... view full item.

Events – School of English and Media Studies

Theatre and masks reveal life behind prison wallexternal link

12:44 PM Tue 2 Jul 2019

Stories of prisoners’ lives usually stay locked up – but a group of male prisoners in Auckland has had the chance to study performance techniques and to share their experiences of being behind bars through a special theatre project led by Massey Universit ... view full itemexternal link.

Lifetime Achievement Award for Massey Luminaryexternal link

11:33 AM Thu 21 Mar 2019

Great theatre can change minds and lives, says Professor Angie Farrow, who credits her childhood amid the lively antics of her extended family in London’s East End with shaping her dramatic sensibilities. Farrow, a professor in theatre at Massey, an inter ... view full itemexternal link.

Create1World 2019external link

2:53 PM Wed 6 Mar 2019

Create1World 2019 Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to the Create1World 2019 Competition and Conference information pages – Join us to create one world through expressive arts and creativity! Hono atu ki te whakataetae Create1World.  Mahi tahi mo te rangi ... view full itemexternal link.

Massey University and Square Edge Visiting Writer 2019 – Pip Desmondexternal link

1:11 PM Wed 6 Mar 2019

Massey University and Square Edge Visiting Writer 2019 to work on Topical True Story Massey University’s School of English and Media Studies and Square Edge Community Arts are excited to be hosting award-winning nonfiction author Pip Desmond as the Visiti ... view full itemexternal link.

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