I am a Mid-Career Research Fellow at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, Birmingham City University, where I work alongside Paul Long and colleagues in the History, Heritage and Archives research cluster. Prior to this, I was Research Fellow in the School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster (2011-17), working with John Wyver on the AHRC-funded research project Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television and its impact. I have also held positions at the University of Oxford, Northwestern University, Illinois and The Open University. I serve as Associate Editor of The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media and on the UK Radio Archives Advisory Committee.
I am a cultural historian working on the contextual histories of radio and television in 20th-century Britain, focusing on imaginative programming which adapts and creates dramatic and literary forms (with a special focus on modern engagements with ancient Greece). My work, which centres around issues of adaptation, intermediality, audiences and education, explores questions about the roles of mass media in the cultural and educational lives of individuals.
I am currently completing my third monograph, Greece on Screen: Greek Plays on British Television, and writing essays on various topics including literary education on interwar radio, oral poetry and the aural imagination, the afterlives of literary radio features, Hercules on radio, Greek tragedy in schools television curricula of the 1960s, Arthur Miller on television, and television Oresteias. I am also co-editing three edited collections: Theatre Plays on British Television, with John Wyver (Manchester, 2017); Ancient Greece on British Television, with Fiona Hobden (Edinburgh, 2017); and Radio Modernisms: Features, Cultures and the BBC, with Aasiya Lodhi (a special issue of Media History, 2018).
Amanda Wrigley, Oxfordshire