Research Output per year
Dr John Quinn is a lecturer in Screen and Performance at the University of the West of Scotland. Working within the division of Arts & Media, John’s research explores the narratives and cultural politics of popular culture. With a particular focus on popular film and television, John’s recent publications have explored professional wrestling as an intersection between transmedia storytelling and high concept cinema, and offered multimodal discourse analysis as a means of understanding the abstracted relations that pervade and sculpt sports entertainment.
In addition to his primary research, John also has a keen interest in teaching, learning and assessment, and has a secondary research area exploring innovative pedagogies in higher education. John’s recent research in this area, externally funded by the Innovation and Development Fund of the Scottish Library and Information Council, focused on challenging traditional educational hierarchies. Recent reports and papers from this project have proposed methodologies for improving information literacy engagement via student-led non-hierarchical collaborative learning activities.
Current research activities
John's current research focuses on the notion of masculinity in superhero cinema, and the paratextual ecosystem surrounding ‘drillable’ cinematic franchises.
John’s forthcoming publications explore:
- Fan curation of the Alien cinematic mythos via morphogenetic YouTube paratexts.
- The Deadpool cinematic franchise as an expression of the complex crisis of masculinity.
- The populist aesthetics of masculinity in Philip’s Joker (2019)
- Supergendered modes of representation in Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Area of academic expertise - outline
- Popular Film & Television
- Assessment in Higher Education
- PN1993 Motion Pictures
- PN1990 Broadcasting
- LB2300 Higher Education
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
The Info Lit journey: improving information literacy engagement through student-led immersive and collaborative non-hierarchical learning activitiesRiach, R. & Quinn, J., 4 Apr 2018.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Activities per year
John Quinn (Member)
Activity: Membership › Membership of network
John Quinn (Speaker)
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation