Chris Hogg is Senior Lecturer in Television Theory at the University of Westminster, specialising in television drama. Chris is developing a new interdisciplinary research project (with Charlotte Lucy Smith) investigating the individual and situational factors, which affect the psychological well-being of actors working in the UK television industry. He is also currently writing a monograph, titled Adapting Television Drama: Theory and Industry, for Palgrave Macmillan. He has a varied background in research, teaching and creative practice prior to joining the university. Chris holds a BA (Joint Honours) in English Literature and Linguistic Science (2006, University of York), an MA in Writing, Directing and Performance: Theatre, Film and Television (2008, University of York) and his PhD research – examining television drama remakes and international format adaptations – spans Television Studies, Adaptation Studies and Translation Studies (2012, University of York). Alongside his academic qualifications, Chris is a trained voice coach.
Chris has published work on British television drama, television acting, international television adaptation, and music in period film, in edited collections and journals such as Critical Studies in Television, the Journal of British Cinema and Television, the New Review of Film and Television Studies, Media International Australia and Senses of Cinema. His book, Acting in British Television, co-written with Tom Cantrell, was published in 2017 by Palgrave Macmillan. It is the first book-length study of acting processes in contemporary television drama production. Alongside this, Chris co-edited (also with Cantrell) the collection, Exploring Television Acting, for Bloomsbury in 2018.
Film and Media
Film and media research is a long standing area of excellence at CREAM, and leads the field for interdisciplinary approaches to moving image practices and their discourses. CREAM research ranges from experimental documentary to moving image installations of international renown.