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Dr Simone Knox

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Alumni Relations Coordinator

Areas of interest

My main research interests lie in the analysis of television and film, especially style and medium specificity, acting and performance, adaptation and translation (including dubbing and subtitling), the politics of representation, and the lived experience of screen culture. 

My current research focuses on the dubbing of film and television.  My recent publications include the co-authored monograph 
Friends: A Reading of the Sitcom, a book chapter interrogating the notion of British acting, and a journal article on the representations of British Chinese identity in British television drama.

Postgraduate supervision

I would welcome enquiries from prospective postgraduate students on my research interests, as well as those with an interest in my key research methodologies, which include close textual analysis, practitioner interview, fieldwork observation and archive research. 

I am currently supervising PhDs on creative agency of women of size in contemporary film and television, how independent US TV stations in provided distribution for progressive programming in the 1970s, the Arabic subtitling of His Dark Materials, the Arabic dubbing of Disney films, as well as second supervising contemporary Chinese independent film and performative documentary. 

Completed doctoral projects


  • Hsin Hsieh, Creative infidelity in the process of adaptation: Peter Shaffer from stage to screen
  • Shweta Ghosh, Filmmakers with disabilities and film expression in contemporary India (practice-as-research)
  • Delphi May, Chinese identity in contemporary Spanish film and television
  • Trevor Rawlins, Actor Training for Television
  •  Anna Varadi, Screening the cultural heritage of the 1980s on contemporary US television
  •  Timotheus Vermeulen, The Suburb in Contemporary Film and Television
  • Hsin Hsieh, Creative infidelity in the process of adaptation: Peter Shaffer from stage to screen

Second supervisor

  • Jamila Baluch, Representations of Race in Contemporary US Television Drama
  • Tamara Courage, Contemporary Chinese Independent Cinema: Urban Spaces, Mobility, Memo
  • Michael Fitzgerald, Representations of Native Americans in US Television Drama
  • Tonia Kazakopoulou, Olga Malea's Films



  • Approaches to Television
  • Comedy on Stage and Screen
  • Television and Contemporary Culture
  •  Contemporary Documentary
  • Adaptation across Stage and Screen
  • Dissertation (BA + PG)

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • Member of the operational board for Critical Studies in Television
  • Member of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), Television Studies Sub-Section
  • Member of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS)
  • Member of the European Television History Network
  • Member of the Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft, Germany
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


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