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Ms Frances Piper
Ms Frances Piper
Key Memberships
From October 2011 to August 2015.
Full Member of Research Centre: Centre for English Literature & Language
From January 2010 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

I am a lecturer in Drama and Performance in the School of English, Sociology, Politics and Contemporary History, and am Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) English, Drama & Performance Studies.


Prior to joining the team in ESPaCH I was a Principal Lecturer in Drama at Manchester Metropolitan University and Director of the Arden School of Theatre.  I have also worked extensively as a television and theatre director – most recent television experience was as Channel Editor of Granada’s satellite channel ‘Breeze’.

My research is focused largely within the area of gender and theatre, though I am also currently exploring ideas of  performance and performativity in 19th/20th Century literary Gothic.  Additionally, in terms of practice, I work specifically with new writers/new writing and/or in devised performance, with a particular interest in how acting and performance interfaces with memory and memoir. I also teach and research in the area of literary adaptation to TV/film.

 

Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Performances
Reviews
Key Presence
Conference Presentations
2011
Apr
2009
Sep
2008
Feb
Consultancy Roles
2002
Nov
Industrial Collaboration and Exploitation
2008
Oct
2008
Jan
Internal University Support Received
2011
Jun

 Development of Quick Read code project, in particular preparing a version of Romeo and Juliet for Web App/Smart Phone technology.

2007
Sep

An award £3200 for staging new writing at Manchester Festival.

Invited Papers and Lectures
2012
Feb
Media Appearances
2008
Sep
Other Evidence of External Esteem
1999
Feb
1998
Jan