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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About James Hudson

James Hudson joined the Lincoln School of Performing Arts as a lecturer in May 2012 after completing his PhD thesis ‘Interrogations of Socialist Theatre in Twentieth-Century Britain and France’ at the University of Leeds in 2010. He is interested in both contemporary playwriting and British and French political theatre of the twentieth century, particularly the work of Edward Bond, Sarah Kane, Simon Stephens and Chris Thorpe. I am also interested in theatre and right-wing politics. I would be interested in supervising postgraduate students in any of these areas of research.

Department Responsibilities

I teach across all three years of undergraduate study and also lead the the MA Drama module ‘Writing About Theatre’. I am year tutor for level three students. I am also Admissions Tutor for the Drama department.

Subject Specialism

Twentieth-century British and French Theatre; Political Theatre; Edward Bond; The ‘Theatre of the Absurd’; Contemporary playwriting; Sarah Kane; Howard Barker; Simon Stephens; David Grieg; Chris Thorpe; Theatre and Reactionary Politics


  • HEA Fellowship — University of Lincoln Professional Standards Framework, 2014
  • 2006 - 2010 University of Leeds: PhD — University of Leeds, 2010
  • 2003 - 2004 University of Leeds: MA in English Literature with Distinction — University of Leeds, 2004
  • 1998 - 2001 University of Manchester: BA in English Language and Literature 1st Class Distinction — University of Manchester, 2001


  • Teaching Excellence Award — University of Lincoln,

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Research Interests

  • Theatre and Politics

  • Reactionary Politics and Theatre

  • Edward Bond

  • Sarah Kane

  • Howard Barker

  • Simon Stephens

  • Chris Thorpe

  • Theatre and Existentialism

  • The Theatre of the Absurd

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Module Responsibilities

  • Module Leader - Staging the Early Modern — 2018 to Present
  • Seminar Tutor - Dissertation — 2018 to Present
  • Module Leader - Writing About Theatre — 2018 to Present

Professional Affiliations

  • LSFPA Contemporary Theatre-Making Research Group — Member
  • Performing Ethos — Book Reviews Editor