Dr Diane Dubois wrote the university’s first Drama degree, which established the cornerstone of the Lincoln School of Performing Arts in 2003. She also co-wrote the Dance degree. Diane served as Programme Leader on the undergraduate Drama programme until 2011, when she went on sabbatical to write her book, Northrop Frye in Context, returning to take up her postgraduate Programme Leadership. Diane’s research interests are wide and varied, ranging from gender studies and adaptation to the work of the Canadian Shakespeare critic Northrop Frye. In addition, she is a playwright and a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe. She has worked as an actor, writer, director and critic, has written drama for the BBC, and has twice guest lectured on scriptwriting at Oxford University. From 1999 to 2008 Diane was editor of the Journal of Gender Studies, and, in recognition of this long service, is now an Honorary Editor.
Programme Leader, MA in Playwriting and Script Development Module Coordinator, Dramaturgy (MA) Module Coordinator, Shakespeare and Performance (BA) Module Coordinator, member of Academic Affairs committee
playwriting and dramaturgy, contemporary British theatre, gender studies, Shakespeare in performance, adaptation