PhD “Scriptwriting and the Transformation of Realities: A Critical Discussion of Story Creation, Transformation and Transmedia Storytelling” USW 2016
BA (Hons) Communication Studies
Main teaching areas: Critical Studies and Scriptwriting in Animation, Comics and Computer Games
2013 – Lecturer in Critical Studies and Scriptwriting, University of South Wales
2007 – 2013 Lecturer in Critical Studies and Scriptwriting, University of Glamorgan
1999 – 2002 Lecturer in Contextual Studies, University of Glamorgan
1998 – 2007 Lecturer in Critical Studies and Scriptwriting, Glamorgan Centre for Art and Design Technology
Module Leader responsible for curriculum development, teaching, learning and assessment of module content and structure for the following courses:
BA (Hons) Animation (2D and Stop Motion), BA (Hons) Computer Animation, BA (Hons) Computer Games Design, and BA (Hons) Game Art.
Previously also Module Leader responsible for curriculum development, teaching, learning and assessment of module content and structure for the following courses:
BA (Hons) Digital Video Design (2003-2007), BA (Hons) Multimedia (2003-2007).
Lecturer responsible for curriculum development, teaching, learning and assessment of module content and structure for: MA Animation (2010-2013), and the BSc (Hons) Science and Science Fiction (1999-2002).
“Writing Art: Revealing Distinctive Modes”, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 22.12.11, Volume 4, Issue 2
Co-authored with (Igweonu Kene, Petch Melanie, Davies Gareth)
“Revealing the elusive obvious: making sense of creative practice through reflection and writing out”, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 22.12.11, Volume 4, Issue 2
Co-authored with Pete Hodges, “Punch and The Fallow Narratives”, Puppet Notebook, 13.05.12, Spring 2012, Issue 21
“’The Fallow Narratives’ and The Pier: Writing for Comics Within Transmedia Storytelling”
Studies In Comics, April 2013, Volume 4, Number 1
“How Do You Write for What the Camera Can’t Do?: Scriptwriting, Animation, & Transmedia Storytelling” International Journal of Creative Media Research, September 2019, Issue 2
“Animation Scriptwriting and Transmedia tension”, Animation Evolution. Society for Animation Studies 22nd Annual Conference, 09/07/10
“Writing Art: Revealing Distinctive Modes”, Writing PAD Wales Symposium 2011, 01/04/11
“Constructing The Pier: Writing for Comics within Transmedia Narratives”, Third International Comics Conference: Comics Rock, 29/06/12
“Transmedia Storytelling and Textual Transformations: Exploring Adaptation in The Fallow Narratives and the videogame Desistance”, International Conference on the relationship between literature and the media in Small Nations, 12/07/12
“Writing Comics, Revealing Practice”, Comics Forum 2018, 22/09/18
“Transmedia, Authorship, Design and World-building”, Joint International Conference of Graphic Novels, Comics and Bande Dessinées, 24/06/19
“Developing Principles for transmedia writing and comics specificity”, Mix Writing Digital Conference, 11/07/17
Faculty Research Degree Committee (FCI)
Editorial Board, The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship.
Research interests: transmedia, storytelling, writing, creative writing and scriptwriting, communication, multimodality, animation, comics and computer games.
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