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Shelley Galpin

Dr Shelley Galpin

Lecturer in Digital Media and Culture Education




I completed my PhD at the University of York in 2020, and since this time I have taught at numerous UK HE institutions in the fields of Screen Studies, Media and Communications and the Creative Industries. Prior to this, I worked for several years in the FE sector, where I taught English and Media Studies.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Period drama
  • Screen adaptations of literature
  • Screen audiences
  • Young people and screen texts


I currently teach a range a modules in the field of digital humanities, as well as supervising UG and PG dissertations on a range of subjects.

Selected publications

  • Teenage Audiences and British Period Drama (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming)
  • ‘Bridgerton: The Progressive Period Pastiche’, Screen Storytelling: The Works of Shonda Rhimes, ed. by Anna Weinstein (forthcoming)
  • ‘Leaning In or Opting Out? Women’s Choices in Little Women and Mary Queen of Scots’, Feminist Media Studies (September 2021)
  • ‘Harry Potter and the Hidden Heritage Film: Genre Hybridity and the Power of the Past in the Harry Potter Film Cycle’, The Journal of British Cinema and Television, Vol. 13, issue 3, 2016.
  • ‘Auteurs and Authenticity: Adapting the Brontës in the Twenty-First Century’, The Journal of British Cinema and Television, Vol. 11, issue 1, 2014.