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Ian Wilkie

Ian Wilkie

Lecturer in Performance, University of Salford

Prior to joining the University of Salford as a Lecturer in Performance in February 2016, I worked in H.E. in education studies on the post compulsory Performing Arts PGCE course and then, latterly, on the generic, levels 6 and 7 post-compulsory PGCE pathways.

I also have over twenty five years of practitioner-based, industry knowledge and experience, having worked as a professional actor (as Ian Angus Wilkie) and, latterly, as a visiting lecturer in theatre, drama and performance.
My own teaching, research and knowledge exchange activities include the learning and teaching of undergraduate BA performance students; editorship of the journal Comedy Studies; PhD and PaR supervision; and on-going curriculum development in face-to-face and online contexts.

I am author of Performing in Comedy: A Student's Guide (Routledge: 2016)

Stand-up comics should concentrate on being funny: so don't take offence if they are

Dec 19, 2018 15:17 pm UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

Stand-up comedian Konstantin Kisin was recently expected to sign a contract promising to steer clear of a list of potentially offensive topics before playing a UK university gig. Meanwhile US comedian and Saturday Night...

Denis Norden: elder statesman of gentle comedy forged in heat of World War II

Sep 25, 2018 09:56 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

Denis Norden, who died recently aged 96, epitomised a peculiarly British brand of comedy that emerged from a specific time and place. For some years after the end of World War II, while many young people were still being...

Sacha Baron Cohen: is he wrong to make fools of the unwitting?

Jul 19, 2018 15:12 pm UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

There is no such thing as bad publicity, as the 19th-century showman and godfather of fake publicity P T Barnum may (or may not) have once said. But some high-ranking politicos caught up in Sacha Baron Cohens new...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries rise ahead of December trade balance, PPI data; FOMC speeches also eyed

The U.S. Treasuries rose during late afternoon session Tuesday, ahead of the countrys trade balance and producer price index (PPI) data for the month of December, scheduled to be released today by 13:30GMT. Also, FOMC...

German bunds continue uptrend ahead of ECB President Draghi’s speech, 30-year auction

The German bunds gained during European session Tuesday ahead of the European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghis speech, scheduled to be held today by 15:00GMT. Also, the countrys 30-year auction, due to be held on...

RBI likely to soften monetary policy stance amid easing inflation, says Scotiabank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to soften its monetary stance to neutral from current calibrated tightening at the February 7 rate meeting, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. Further,...

Australia’s weekly consumer confidence rebounds following recovery in current financial conditions

Australias ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence was up 1.4 percent last week. Current financial conditions were up 2.8 percent, rebounding after three consecutive falls. Future financial conditions registered the fifth...

JGBs mixed in quiet trading ahead of December national CPI, BoJ Governor Kuroda’s speech

The Japanese government bonds remained mixed on the second trading day of the week Tuesday amid a quiet session ahead of the countrys national consumer price inflation (CPI) data and Bank of Japan (BoJ) Governor Kurodas...

Politics

Donald Trump’s Ratings Plunge as Shutdown Continues; POTUS Reportedly Won’t Negotiate Reopening Government Without Wall Funding

A Rasmussen poll report, on Monday, showed Donald Trumps ratings plunged to its lowest for the past year. A source said the President of the United States is unlikely to negotiate the reopening of the government until his...

Donald Trump Allegedly Furious, Let Out Expletives As Michael Cohen Is Set to Testify Before House Next Month

Donald Trump is allegedly furious after learning that his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is set to testify before the House committee in February. The hearing would be televised, and the lawyer would be questioned about the...

Jake Tapper Laughed at Mick Mulvaney’s Face for Saying No One Blames Donald Trump for Political Discourse

Mick Mulvaney, Donald Trumps acting chief of staff, was on CNN on Jan. 6 and he was interviewed by John Tapper about the current situation in Washington and about Congresswoman Rashida Tlaibs profanity-filled statements...

Melania Trump 2019: What Changed on the First Lady’s New Year’s Celebration?

While United States President Donald Trump was tweeting his way through the holidays, first lady Melania Trump purportedly took care of the New Years celebrations. Meanwhile, reports also note what changed in the way...

Donald Trump 2019: How Much Problem Can Nancy Pelosi Create for the POTUS

Donald Trump has now backpedaled to his previous statement that hes going to take full responsibility for the current government shut down thats been going on for 12 days. In typical Trump fashion, the POTUS made his...

Science

When you look up, how far back in time do you see?

Our senses are stuck in the past. Theres a flash of lightning, and then seconds pass until we hear the rumble of distant thunder. We hear the past. We are seeing into the past too. While sound travels about a...

David vs. Goliath: What a tiny electron can tell us about the structure of the universe

What is the shape of an electron? If you recall pictures from your high school science books, the answer seems quite clear: an electron is a small ball of negative charge that is smaller than an atom. This, however, is...

How we're probing the secrets of a giant black hole at our galaxy's centre

Supermassive black holes are giant black holes found at the centre of almost every galaxy. Astronomers recently made the clearest image yet of the supermassive black hole at the heart of our own galaxy using the new...

Dramatic advances in forensics expose the need for genetic data legislation

Many people first became familiar with DNA testing through its use in the OJ Simpson murder trial in 1994. Now, 24 years later, there have been two dramatic advances in the capability of forensic genetics that mark the...

Proteins reveal intricate details about life under the microscope

People have always been fascinated by life. We dream about revealing all its mysteries and are even searching other planets trying to find some forms of life there. Philosophies around the world have tried to define and...

Technology

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Features: Anti-Spoiler Measure Leads to Post-Launch Release of Epilogue & ‘Secret’ Video

The countdown is on for one of the most awaited video games of 2019, Kingdom Hearts 3. Unfortunately, being exposed to leaked spoilers comes with the territory of being one of the popular titles in the gaming...

‘Final Fantasy VII: Remake’ Release Date, Latest News & Update: Reimagining Ranks Second on Latest Famitsu Charts

Final Fantasy VII: Remake ranked second in the latest Famitsu charts, trailing behind Kingdom Hearts 3 by 151 votes, GamingBolt reported. The result isnt surprising given that Kingdom Hearts 3 is going to be released on...

OnePlus 7 Release Date, Rumors: Leaked Design Reveals Upcoming Phone Will Get Rid of the Notch

A OnePlus 7 design, which shows a notchless screen layout for the next lineup of the Shenzhen-based company, is making the rounds online. Before proceeding, however, keep in mind that this isnt an official design of the...

‘Grand Theft Auto 6’ Latest News & Update: Recent Rockstar Job Ads Hint at Development Progress

The reports about Grand Theft Auto 6 have been largely made up of speculations and analysis of the tiny hints that have been released to the public, so far. As such, a lot of fans are confused as to whether or not the game...

‘Fortnite’ Latest News & Update: Epic Games Given ‘F’ Grade for Hacks & Unreasonable Bans

With Fortnite absolutely dominating the multiplayer gaming market with its unprecedented growth that is matched only by the veteran Minecraft, a lot of news about the title slip under the radar. One of such reports is the...
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