Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Performance and Cultural Industries


Dr Philip Kiszely

Lecturer in Performance and Cultural Histories, Director of Student Education

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PhD Film & Literature, MA Drama & Screen Studies, BA Drama (Hons)

I am Director of Student Education and Lecturer in Performance and Cultural Histories. I co-edit Punk & Post-Punk. Research interests include cultural heritage, performance & popular culture and popular music.


I am Lecturer in Performance and Cultural Histories. I also teach on a variety of popular music and popular culture/heritage related modules, all of which are informed by my current research. After graduating from the University of Manchester, I stayed there to hold a Temporary Lectureship in Screen Studies. In 2005, I came to the School of Performance and Cultural Industries as a Research Fellow in Drama, and took up the Lectureship in September 2009.  My award-nominated monograph, Hollywood Through Private Eyes, was published in 2006, and I am is editor of academic journal Punk & Post-Punk.

Research Interests

  • Popular Culture
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Regional Studies
  • Proto-Punk, Punk & Post-Punk Cultures
  • Hollywood and European Film


Manage Undergraduate Modules

  • PECI 1501 Processes of Performance 1: Foundations
  • PECI 2102 Collaborative Performance Project
  • PECI 2613 Cultural Flashpoints in the Performing Arts

Contribute to Undergraduate Modules: 

  • PECI 2101 Strategies for Research
  • Peci  3106 Contemporary Issues in the cultural Industries  
  • PECI 3104 Dissertation

Manage International Summer School Modules:

  • LISS 1004 British Popular Music in the North of England

Contribute to Post-Graduate Programme:

  • PECI 5304M Performance Contexts


  • Director of Student Education



  • Kiszely P (2006) Hollywood Through Private Eyes: the screen adaptation of the hard-boiled private detective novel, 1930-1955. Peter Lang Publishing.

Journal articles

  • Kiszely P (2018) “First Left, Guv? Mapping the Class-encoded Agency of Commercial Television’s Spy-cop Archetype, 1967-1978”, Journal of British Cinema and Television Petley J (eds.). (Accepted)
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/130994/

  • Kiszely P, Shah S, Wallis M, Conor F (2014) “Bringing disability history alive in schools: promoting a new understanding of disability through performance methods”, Research Papers in Education. : 1-20.
    DOI: 10.1080/02671522.2014.891255

  • Kiszely P (2013) “From Place to Space to Scene: The Roxy Room and the Emergence of Manchester's Alternative Pop Culture Identity”, Punk & Post-Punk. 2.1

  • Kiszely P (2013) “A Cool Reception to the American Beat: the Fleshtones in Britain, 1981-1983”, Popular Music History. 7.1: 81-101.
    DOI: 10.1558/pomh.v7i1.81

  • Kiszely P (2012) “First Wave on Film: Ray Gange, Rude Boy and The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle”, Punk & Post-Punk. 1.2: 189-199.

  • Kiszely P (2011) “Fields of Practice in in Inter-War English Rural Amateur Theatre: Margaret Cropper, 1886-1980”, Unpublished. (Unpublished)

  • Kiszely P (2011) “Big Jim McLain: Christianity and Communism”, Unpublished. (Unpublished)

  • Kiszely P (2011) “Fanatics, Apostles and NMEs Morrissey: fandom, representations and identities Edited by Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane and Martin J. Power Publisher: Intellect Ltd”, Punk & Post-Punk. 1.1

  • Kiszely P (2011) “Editorial”, Punk & Post-Punk. 1.1

Conference papers

  • Kiszely P (2009) Post-Punk Performance: the alternative eighties in Britian. (Unpublished)

Research Projects & Grants



Research Centres & Groups

  • Cultural Industries & Performance Contexts Research Group

Professional Practice

Various guest lectures, including the University of Cambridge and Manchester Metropolitan University.





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