About

I am Research Fellow at the University of Westminster, where I have been working with John Wyver since 2011 on the AHRC-funded project Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television. 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 mainly on British radio and television programmes of the middle decades of the 20th century which adapt and create dramatic and literary forms, with interests in intermediality, adaptation, audiences and (formal and informal) education. Specialisms include:

  • Theatre plays on British television

    • Published: Screen Plays: The Theatre Plays on British Television Database (hosted by BUFVC).
    • Published: ‘The Spaces of Mystery Plays on Screen’, Shakespeare Bulletin 33.4 (2015).
    • Published: ‘Sophoclean Television: Electra without Subtitles on ITV in 1962’, La Scène en Version Originale, 1 (2015).
    • Writing Greece on Screen: Greek Plays on British Television.
    • Writing ‘Higher Education, Public Engagement: BBC-Open University Co-productions of Drama on BBC2 in the 1970s’ for Journal of British Cinema and Television.
    • Co-editing (with John Wyver) Theatre Plays on British Television (Manchester, 2017), to include my essay on Arthur Miller’s plays on British television.
  • Ancient Greece on British radio and television

    • Published: Greece on Air: Engagements with Ancient Greece on BBC Radio, 1920s-1960s (OUP, 2015). Reviewed: Times Literary Supplement, 22 Apr. 2016.
    • Giving a talk on ‘Oral Poetry and the Aural Imagination: Homer, Modern Poets and Radio’ for the Literature and the BBC, 1922-1955 conference in Edinburgh.
    • Co-editing (with Fiona Hobden) Ancient Greece on British Television (Edinburgh, 2017), to include my essay on BBC and ITV Schools productions of Greek tragedy in the 1960s.
  • BBC Radio features and drama, with a focus on Louis MacNeice

    • Conference (co-organised with Aasiya Lodhi): ‘Radio Modernisms: Features, Cultures and the BBC’, British Library, 19 May 2016; I’m giving a talk on ‘The Afterlives of Literary Radio Features’.
    •  British Library listening events: I’m curating a series of five events exploring Louis MacNeice’s work as writer and producer of radio features, May-June 2016.

Amanda Wrigley, Oxfordshire
amandawrigley@gmail.com
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