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Drama and Film Cultures BA(Hons): Who teaches this course

Staff teaching on this course

Professor Will Brooker


Dr Patrick O'Neill

Patrick O'Neill was awarded his PhD in 2016 which concerned 1980s Hollywood teen films, and the subject of youth in cinema continues to be a research interest. Other interests include film genre, US American Independent film, British cinema and quality American TV. He particularly focuses on how films resonate with sociopolitical and cultural ideas, and how cinematic space becomes symbolic.


Dr Simon Brown


Dr Davina Quinlivan


Dr Corin Depper


Professor John Maoilearca (in English: Mullarkey)


Professor Trish Reid

Trish teaches theatre history and performance in culture. She has worked for a number of years as a musician and actor before entering higher education as a mature student. Trish is particularly interested in how identities, especially national and gender identities, are constituted through performance.


Dr Jim Reynolds

Jim is a senior lecturer in drama. He has also worked as a drama teacher, as an actor and acting coach, and has led a range of text, devised, applied and youth theatre projects - mounting work on London stages such as the Tricycle Theatre, Hammersmith Lyric, The Cockpit, Kingston's Rose - and directed the UK stage premiere of Howard Barker's 'Knowledge and a Girl' at the Edinburgh Festival (2015).


Hannah Ballou

Hannah's research interests include devising, avant-garde performance, feminist live art, Lecoq, physical theatre, commedia dell'arte and philosophical models of the comic body.


Dr David Linton

David has worked as a professional actor/practitioner for over twenty-five years with numerous commercial theatres, arts organisations and television companies including the Royal Opera House, Barbican, Northampton Playhouse, BBC, Granada, Tiger Aspect and London Weekend Television.


Winsome Pinnock

Winsome PinnockWinsome Pinnock has been teaching and writing for the last 20 years. Her award-winning plays include The Wind of Change (Half Moon Theatre, 1987), Leave Taking (Liverpool Playhouse Studio and National Theatre, 1988), Picture Palace (commissioned by the Women's Theatre Group, 1988), A Hero's Welcome (Women's Playhouse Trust at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, 1989), A Rock in Water (Royal Court Young People's Theatre at the Theatre Upstairs, 1989); Talking in Tongues (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, 1991), Mules (Clean Break Theatre Company, 1996) and One Under (Tricycle Theatre, 2005) and other work has been produced by BBC Radio and Television, The Royal Court Theatre, Soho Theatre, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, Clean Break Theatre, and The Royal National Theatre. Awards include the George Devine Award, The Pearson Plays on Stage Award and the Unity Theatre Trust Award. She was runner up for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, and has been shortlisted for the Evening Standard Award.

She is interested in immigrant literature, postcolonial literature, women's writing and contemporary theatre.


Dr Alex McSweeney


Jay Skelton

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