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BA (Combined Studies) University of Glamorgan
Diploma in General Studies (University of Wales)


Daryl Perrins was educated at Coleg Harlech Adult Education College and The University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales) respectively. He has taught at the University since his graduation as a mature student in 1996.


Daryl is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and Module Leader on the following: FV1S08 / Silent Cinema; FV1S10/ British Cinema; FV2S12 /TV Genres; FV2S10/ European Cinema (Central and Eastern); FV3S11/ Cult Cinema. Daryl is also part of the team that delivers the following: FV1S11/ Academic and Professional Skills; FV2S16, Film Symposium and FV3D13 / Film Studies Dissertation.


Book Chapters:

Arcadia in Absentia: Cinema, the Great Depression and the Problem of Industrial Wales, Chignell, Hugh and Franklin, Ieuan (ed.), ‘Regional Aesthetics:Mapping Britain’, Palgrave, (publication pending).

‘You never knew that, that I could do that’: Bowie, video art and the search for Potsdammer Platz, Cinque, Toija, Moore Christopher, Redmond, Sean (ed.), ‘Enchanting David Bowie: Space/Time/Body/Memory’, Bloomsbury Press, 2015

Barry Islands in the Stream: Class, Regionalism and Hiraeth in Television Comedy Representations of Contemporary Wales, ‘Assembling Identities’, edited by Sam Wiseman, Cambridge Scholars. 2014

‘This Town Ain’t Big Enough For the Both of Us’: ‘Twin Town’ and the Welsh Underclass, Blandford, Steve (ed.), ‘Wales on Screen’, Seren Press 2000


‘Espelidos ou parvos: Tópicos e típicos no discurso da comicidade en Galicia e Gales’, (Espelidos or fools: Stereotypes and the discourse of the comic in Galicia and Wales), Co-authored with Marta Pérez Pereiro, Grial, Revista Galega de Cultura, Number 203, September 2014, pages 127-133.

The Gwerin at Ealing: Re-reading the role of the Welsh working class in the post war consensus film, Llafur :Journal of Welsh Peoples History 2010, Vol 10, number 3, pages 155-170


MECCSA, BFI and The Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations.


Daryl has been tutor and consultant on Chapter Arts Centre’s ‘Silence is Golden’, film season and course open to the public, where he has also taught Silent Cinema to 5 to 15 yr olds and given various public lectures. He has also worked with Ffotogallery as visiting speaker on The Silent Village exhibition.


Daryl is presently a PhD candidate at Royal Holloway College, University of London. His research interrogates the ways in which the Welsh working class have been constructed in film and TV, This research has fed into a number of publications. Including his pending publication which considers the problem filmmakers had during the depression in constructing a ‘Celtic’ nation out of an overwhelmingly industrial Wales.His other research interests are in comedy and national/class identity – in particular the function of the sitcom and more recently in the form of the 3 minute pop video and its convergence with the codes of cinema (using the example of the recent work of David Bowie).

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