Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, BA Film, Media and Popular Culture, University of Central Lancashire

Dr Peter Atkinson completed his doctorate in the modern mythology of Liverpool in the Department of English at Lancaster University and is Senior Lecturer in Film, Media and Popular Culture at University of Central Lancashire specializing in northern regional popular music, television and popular culture. Peter published 'The Beatles on BBC Radio in 1963: The "Scouse" Inflection and a Politics of Sound in the Rise of Mersey Beat' in 2011 and `The Beatles and the broadcasting of cultural revolution, 1958-1963' in Fifty Years with the Beatles in 2010. He wrote the book chapter ‘The Sons and Heirs of Something Particular: The Smiths’ Manchester Aesthetic, 1982-1987’ in 2015 and the chapter ‘ITV Soap Operas and the “Northern Powerhouse,” ’ in Heading North in 2017. In Hull’s Capital of Culture year Peter produced ‘The Contrasting Soundscapes of Hull and London in David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust’ for Popular Music History journal which focused on the crucial influence of Hull’s musicians in the creation of that seminal work. Peter has also published on television film poems, particularly focusing on the northern writers Simon Armitage and Tony Harrison. Peter is currently focusing on the significance of creative clusters in the North of England.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, BA Film, Media and Popular Culture, University of Central Lancashire

Education

  • 2006 
    University of Lancaster, UK, PhD