Projects

A Cushion of Mist

A Cushion of Mist

One of the aims of our research project has been to collaborate with and learn alongside communities who share an interest in the work and legacy of Barry Hines. With this mind, a year ago I went along with Rachel Hughes, a PhD researcher who […]

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 […]

Regional Aesthetics: Mapping UK Media Cultures

Regional Aesthetics: Mapping UK Media Cultures

Regional Aesthetics: Mapping UK Media Cultures is an interdisciplinary collection edited by Hugh Chignell, Ieuan Franklin, and Kristin Skoog all based at the University of Bournemouth. Our chapter seeks to explore Hines’s TV play The Price of Coal, in contrast with a range of other […]

Threads at 30

Threads at 30

September 23rd 2014 saw the 30th anniversary of the broadcast of Barry Hines’s seminal TV play Threads. Together with Rob Barker, we set up a Twitter account and staged a ‘re-watch’ of Threads alongside other viewers and users. Rob and David provided an online commentary […]