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Qualifications

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
PhD “Acting Out: The Pleasures of Performance Horror” – University of South Wales, 2014

2016-present: Member of editorial board, Journal of Performance Magic
2015-present: Member of editorial board, [sic] – A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation

About

Responsibilities

Lecturer responsible for curriculum development, teaching, and assessment for BA Computer Game Design, BA Theatre and Drama, and BA Performance and Media.

Publications

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:

- 2016. “Staging Hell: Performance and the Horror Genre.” Interdisciplinary Humanities. Forthcoming.
- 2016. “There is a curse…”: Performance, Adaptation and Fidelity in Christopher Green and Sarah Waters’ The Frozen Scream.” Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, vol. 9, issue 3; pp. 223-238
- 2015. “Undeath in Paradise: The Humanity of the Zombie in (Religious) Utopias.” [sic] – A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation. No. 2, Year 5
- 2012. “Hell to Pay: Christian Haunted Houses and Audience Reception.” Journal for Religion and Popular Culture, vol. 24, no. 2; pp. 247-259
- 2009. “Keeping a Distance: The Joy of Haunted Attractions.” Irish Journal for Gothic and Horror Studies, issue

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:

- 2016. “The only me is me. Are you sure the only you is you?”: The unreality of time and space in Del Toro and Kojima’s P.T.” In: Marsh, Rachel et al. (eds.). Temporal Discombobulations. e-Book
- 2016. “Stephen Mallatratt (1947-2004).” In: McCarthy, Elizabeth and Murphy, Bernice (eds.). Lost Souls of Horror and the Gothic: Essays on Fifty-Four Neglected Authors, Actors, Artists and Others. Jefferson: McFarland
- 2012. “Magic and the M-Word.” In: Psycrets (British Society of Mystery Entertainers). Liber Mysterium. With Nik Taylor
- 2011. “Ghosts of the Present: Miike Takashi and the Vengeful Spirit Motif.” Paracinema, issue 11
- 2011. “Wizard of Gore: Bizarre Magick and Audience Affect.” The Mystic Menagerie, issue 5.
- 2011. “Booga Booga! The Magician as Monster.” Online Visions, vol. 9, issue 5
- 2011. “Magic is Fantastic.” Online Visions, vol. 9, issue 6
- 2011 – 2013. “The Science of Scare.” Scareworld, issue 3 to 7. Column in five parts.
- 2010. “In Devastating Color: Horror and Magic in Herschell Gordon Lewis’s The Wizard of Gore.” Paracinema, issue 9
- 2010. “Rest in Peace: The cabarets illusionnistes of Paris.” The New Magic Lantern Journal, vol. 10, issue 6

CONFERENCE PAPERS:

- 2017. “Acting Out: The Terrors of Fantastika in Performance.” Performing Fantastika conference, Lancaster University
- 2017. “Werewolves in Wales: Creating Cardiff Haunted House.” Supernatural Cities II conference, Limerick School of Art and Design
- 2016. “The only me is me. Are you sure the only you is you?”: The unreality of time and space in P.T.” Temporal Discombobulations conference, University of Surrey
- 2014. “…where everything is false and fun”: The theatre as uncanny space”. Locating the Gothic conference, Limerick School of Art and Design
- 2013. “Zombies’R’Us: Monstrosity, politics and audience participation in Zombie Live Action Role-Playing (LARP)”. Zombies: Walking, Eating and Performance Symposium, University of Plymouth
- 2013. “Recorded sound!”: Technology, haunting and audible ghosts in Stephen Mallatratt’s The Woman in Black and Hugh Janes’ The Haunting”. Conference of the International Gothic Association, University of Surrey
- 2012. “Making Research Meaningful: Performance Magic and Academia”. Psycrets: Tabula Mentis XI, London
- 2010. “Hello Boils and Ghouls: Audiences and the Horror Genre”. Journeys Across Media conference, University of Reading
- 2009. “Keeping a Distance: The Joy of Haunted Attractions”. Conference of the International Gothic Association, Lancaster University

Research

Research interests include:
- Popular performance and videogames, specifically in relation to horror and the Gothic;
- Issues of narrative in performance and videogames;
- Pervasive games and immersive play;
- Issues of embodied performance; the monstrous body in performance;
- The (body of) the audience in (immersive) performance.

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