The first ever UK competition to find the best new examples of popular digital fiction enters its second year through a partnership with Bangor University and local publisher Wonderbox.
The Opening Up Digital Fiction Writing Competition, run by Bangor University and Wonderbox Publishing, funded by a Bangor ESRC Impact Acceleration Award, is inviting entries from people all over the world and in two languages - English and Welsh.
Publication date: 21 November 2017
When Larry David joked about chatting up women in Nazi concentration camps recently he caused a minor storm of outrage.
David has joked about the Holocaust before. In the comedy show he co-created, Seinfeld, an entire episode is devoted to Schindler’s List. In his own show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, he plays Wagner (a favourite composer of Adolf Hitler) to a co-religionist who accuses him of being a self-hater. He invites a cast member of the reality show Survivor to meet a Holocaust survivor and they proceed to argue over who had it worse off. Many suggested David’s jokes weren’t in good taste, that he had crossed a line this time. But had he?
Publication date: 9 November 2017
Vian Bakir (Prof. in Political Communication and Journalism at Bangor University's School of Creative Studies & Media) is pessimistic, but urges us not to give up. Andrew McStay (Prof in Digital Life at Bangor University) is more optimistic.
Speaking recently at the CommsCymru conference on trust, Bakir gave an overview of the various solutions to fake news found in the 79 submissions to the UK Parliament’s ongoing Fake News Inquiry. (This overview of proposed solutions was written with Bangor University’s Professor of Digital Life, Andrew McStay.)
Publication date: 30 October 2017
Bangor University’s arts and humanities courses have been ranked second in Wales and amongst the top 250 worldwide in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018 by subject released today.
Publication date: 13 September 2017
Publication date: 11 August 2017