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Personal profile

Overview

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 explores:

  • Supergendered modes of representation in popular cinema.
  • Fan curation of the Alien cinematic mythos via morphogenetic YouTube paratexts.

Area of academic expertise - outline

  • Popular Film & Television 
  • Assessment in Higher Education 

Keywords

  • PN1993 Motion Pictures
  • Screenwriting
  • Semiotics
  • Narratology
  • PN1990 Broadcasting
  • Paratext
  • Convergence
  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • Rubrics
  • Assessment
  • sustainablity,

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entertainment Social Sciences
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satire Social Sciences
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national identity Social Sciences
narrative Social Sciences

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Research Output 2009 2019

Sports entertainment: toward a high concept of professional wrestling

Quinn, J., 5 Mar 2019, Convergent wrestling: participatory culture, transmedia storytelling, and intertextuality in the squared circle. Reinhard, C. D. & Olson, C. J. (eds.). Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, (The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Consumer products
Sports
entertainment
Stars
Marketing

The Pre-Tech

Quinn, J., 12 Apr 2019, 365 Tomorrows.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access
File
Flash
Encoding
Roland Barthes
Process of Reading
Fiction

Analysing discourse in sports entertainment through multiple modalities

Quinn, J. & Silveira, C., 2 Apr 2018, In : The Popular Culture Studies Journal. 6, 1, p. 189-203 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
entertainment
Sports
discourse analysis
discourse
broadcast
literacy
learning
student
social media
website

Radge politics: satire and Scottish identity

Silveira, C., Leith, M., Quinn, J. & Flynn, R., 10 Apr 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
satire
national identity
politics
multimodality
BBC

Prizes

Court Medal

John Quinn (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

research method

Court Medal

John Quinn (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Numismatics
Motion Pictures

UWS Star Awards Nomination

John Quinn (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

students
stars

UWS Star Awards Nomination

John Quinn (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Teaching

UWS Star Awards Nomination

John Quinn (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

students
stars

Activities 2017 2019

Routledge Taylor & Francis Group (Publisher)

John Quinn (Peer reviewer)
11 Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Professional Wrestling Studies Association (External organisation)

John Quinn (Member)
18 Feb 2019

Activity: MembershipMembership of network

Research in practice 2

John Quinn (Chair)
18 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

File

Building Connected Commentaries in Feedback Studio'

John Quinn (Speaker)
7 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Studio Lab Live Play Festival 2017

John Quinn (Organiser)
1 Feb 201714 Feb 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Profiles

cultural economy
Belgium
Sweden
expertise
student
discourse analysis
multimodality
satire
entertainment
national identity