WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO UNITE | WHAT DOES IT
MEAN TO REBEL | CAN
THE TWO WORK HAND
AN ONLINE POSTGRADUATE FESTIVAL
ACTION | REACTION
LGBTQ | QUEER THEORY
1st - 5th JUNE 2020 | FIVE DAYS OF PARIS-BASED DIGITAL EVENTS | EVENTS FREE & OPEN TO ALL
We are a group of postgraduates from
coming together to consider the power of unity and rebellion
and to nurture the academic community through
celebration, creativity and debate.
Where would our world be if not for some of the greatest rebellions, and greatest rebels, in history? Rebellion is protest, rebellion is activism, rebellion is breaking down the barriers. But rebellion can also mean striving for something greater, working towards a shared belief that things should and can
Rebellions are a manifestation of collective hope. Let us make rebellion a celebration, of the most momentous protests and of the quietest resolve, a celebration of the fact that we are never content and we will never stop asking for more. We all have something to offer the collective whole.
We invite you to think about unity, fusion, synthesis, genesis and harmony – to build coherence from the scattered chaos of modernity. To consider the rebirth of the individual and its transformation into a beautiful piece of the infinite patchwork of existence.
IF I CAN'T DANCE, I
DON'T WANT TO BE
PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION
MEET THE TEAM:
COLLABORATIVE ARTS CURATORS
Gee is studying an MA in English and American Literature, and has a BA in English Literature with Psychology. A creative writer and president of the University of Kent at Paris book club, she is passionate about literature that represents minority voices. She is a vocal supporter of action for the climate crisis and is excited to participate in projects celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.
Ryann is studying an MA in Film at the University of Kent in Paris. She is passionate about bringing different people together to realise our shared goals and emphasises the capability of the individual's voice in society. She dreams of creating a unified world built on compassion and resistance.
Jade Darrow is a published author with a BA Hons in English Literature with Creative Writing. She is currently a student at the University of Kent undertaking an MA in Creative Writing. She is a contributing journalist for the University's newspaper, The Inquire. She is also a co-editor for Le Menteur, a annual journal run by Kent's Paris campus. She's an aspiring novelist, a poet, journalist, women's rights advocate and environmental activist.
Elsa is Editor-in-Chief for the Menteur magazine, the annual creative publication from the Paris School of Arts and Culture. Previous issues can be found here. Follow the Menteur on Facebook for updates @TheMenteur.
ACADEMIC CONFERENCE COORDINATORS
Connie is currently studying for an MA in English and American Literature at Kent in Paris, where she can be found drinking coffee from a flask in the Luxembourg gardens or hurrying along the Pont des Arts in the rain. She loves modernism, ecocriticism, and all things anti-capitalist.
After completing her BA in English Language and Literature at The University of Oxford, Madeleine is now studying for her MA in History and Philosophy of Art, in Paris at University of Kent. She is also a Non-Fiction Editor for The Menteur Magazine, and is excited by the prospect of utilising her passion for inter-arts analysis and curation whilst organising the Unite | Rebel Festival.
Aaron is studying an English MA at the University of Kent. His primary interests lie in modernist literature and how it can inform concerns within the fields of ecocriticism, posthumanism and disability studies.
SOCIAL EVENTS ORGANISER
Matylda is currently studying for MA Film in Paris. Fascinated by the French avant-garde and experimental filmmaking pushing boundaries of the medium and our expectations. Can be found chasing snails around her neighbourhood, teaching pigeons to fly and chatting up street cats.
Nina Starner was born and raised in Philadelphia before moving to Paris to study Creative Writing (Fiction) at the University of Kent. When not at school, you can find her reading, writing about pop culture, or playing with her dog.