Month: April 2017

Houghton Main Colliery Disaster, 1975

Houghton Main Colliery Disaster, 1975

Thanks to Greg Challis for drawing our attention to this very moving poem by John Coopey, which reflects on the 1975 Houghton Main disaster, upon which the pit accident in The Price of Coal is based.

One from the Vaults: The Price of Coal (1977), Barry Hines’ hidden gem

One from the Vaults: The Price of Coal (1977), Barry Hines’ hidden gem

This piece by Greg Challis was originally written as an assessment for the Post-war British Film, TV, and Drama module at The University of Sheffield. Greg is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing. One from the Vaults: The Price of Coal (1977), Barry […]

Tom Overton writes for The Paris Review

Tom Overton writes for The Paris Review

Tom Overton has written this fantastic piece on Threads to coincide with its screening at The Barbican Centre. Tom has some very nice things to say about our book, and undertook some of the research for his essay using the Hines archive. I was particularly […]

Works by Barry Hines

Works by Barry Hines

Novels (all first published London: Michael Joseph) The Blinder, 1966 Elvis Over England, 1998 First Signs, 1972 The Gamekeeper, 1975 The Heart of It, 1994 A Kestrel for a Knave, 1968 Looks and Smiles, 1981 The Price of Coal, 1979 Unfinished Business, 1983 Published screenplays […]

About the Project

About the Project

Led by Dr David Forrest and Professor Sue Vice from the School of English at the University of Sheffield, this research project explores the works of the South Yorkshire born writer Barry Hines. Hines wrote novels, short stories, radio plays, stage plays, films and television […]

Industry as a Backdrop to the North

Industry as a Backdrop to the North

Bethany Lenihan wrote this essay in May 2016, as her assessment for the level 3 module at The University of Sheffield, Imagining the North. Bethany graduated with a degree in English Literature and is now studying for an MA in English Literature at Sheffield. Industry […]

The Price of Coal: Barry Hines and Mining

The Price of Coal: Barry Hines and Mining

Rachel Hughes, one of the project members and fully funded PhD student working on the ‘lost works’ of Barry Hines at the University of Sheffield, is currently running a series of workshops along with one of our project partners, The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership. The […]

Kes, Threads and Beyond

Kes, Threads and Beyond

In October 2017, Manchester University Press will be publishing our book Kes, Threads and Beyond. You can read more about the book here. It’s the first critical study of Barry Hines, and we’ve tried to provide an overview of his work, from his first plays […]

Heading North

Heading North

Heading North, edited by Professor Ewa Mazierska, is a collection of essays on the representation of the North in film and television. Our chapter explores the ways in which Hines explored and imagined South Yorkshire in two of his collaborations with Ken Loach: The Gamekeeper […]

Mapping Cinematic Norths

Mapping Cinematic Norths

Mapping Cinematic Norths, is edited by our colleagues at the University of Sheffield, Dr Jonathan and Rayner and Professor Julia Dobson. The book draws a together a range of international perspectives on global Norths in film and television. Our Mapping Cinematic Norths, is edited by […]