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Dr Eleanor Yule

Liverpool Screen School

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Dr. Eleanor Yule is an award-winning writer, director and interdisciplinary senior lecturer working across both Media and Film Studies at the Liverpool Screen School. She has written and produced over thirty films, including a UK BAFTA nominated short, a series of bespoke arts documentaries with ex - python Michael Palin and a critically acclaimed feature film, 'Blinded' (2004), an adaptation of Zola’s, Thérèse Raquin, which was selected for competition at film festivals around the world.

In the run up to the Scottish referendum she co- authored, 'The Glass Half Full: Moving Beyond Scottish Miserablism' (2014, Luath Press), which analysed the impact of social realism in film and literature within Scottish culture. In 2017 her practice based PhD pioneered a new screenwriting methodology for the creation of Medieval film screenplays. She is currently working on a new film documentary, 'Stories from the Magic Attic', which celebrates an eccentric archive in Swadlincote, West Derby, which was salvaged by the local community. She is also developing a feminist horror feature screenplay, with LJMU Senior lecturer Rosa Fong, which centres around the representations of British East and Southeast Asian women and their experiences during the Covid 19 Pandemic.


2016, University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom, PhD Creative Screenwriting
2011, University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom, PG Cert (Research Methods)
1989, Glasgow University, United Kingdom, MA (Hons) Film Studies and English Literature

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Media and Film Studies, LJMU, 2018 - present
Lecturer in Creative Screenwriting, Theatre and Radio, Creative Writing, Falmouth University, 2016 - 2018
Associate Lecturer, Film and TV Studies, Glasgow University, 2010 - 2015
Visting Lecturer, Business and Creative Studies, University of the West of Scotland, 2009 - 2016

Postgraduate training

Diploma in Radio, Film and TV, United Kingdom, University of Bristol, 1989 - 1990

Journal article

Yule E. 2020. Changing Scotland's Narrative Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture,


Yule E. 2020. Beyond the Scottish Cringe: Hard Men and Wild Roses The National,


Yule E. 2017. Begbie's Belief: Miserablism Behind Bars: No Longer a Nation of Trainspotters A Nation Changed? The SNP and Scotland Ten Years On Luath Press Ltd 9781910324998

Books (authored)

Yule E, Manderson D. 2014. Beyond the Cringe Moving Beyond Scottish Miserablism Luath Press 9781910021347


2013. Michael Palin's Quest for Artemesia

2012. Moominland Tales : The Life of Tove Jansson

2005. Blinded

2001. Christopher Lee's Ghost Stories for Christmas

1997. Bookmark: The Elusive Spark

1995. Just Another Sinner: The Life and Times of R.D.Laing


Yule E. Sensing the Middle Ages: A Quest for Sensorial Fidelity in the Writing of a Medieval film Screenplay Manderson DD.

Public engagement:

Public talk or lecture, Invited audience, Organiser and host, Redmonds Building, LJMU, In Conversation with Writer and Director Mike Leigh, Screening of his 1993 film 'Naked' followed by an audience Q and A, 2024

Conference presentation:

Back to the Future: Reversive Chronology in Pinter’s Adapted Screenplays, Connected Futures?, Glasgow Caledonian University, Oral presentation. 2024

Liminality and hybridity in Ben Sharrock’s Limbo (2020), Globalizing Screenwriting: 14th Screenwriting Research Network, Filmakademie, University of Vienna, Austria, Oral presentation. 2022

Back to the future: Anachronic Narratives in Harold Pinter’s screenplay adaptations, Screenwriting Research Network 2021: Pushing Boundaries, Oxford Brookes/ On - line, Oral presentation. 2021

‘Sensorial Femmage’: An alternative screenwriting methodology using ‘weaving’ and ‘piecing’., 12th Screenwriting Research Network Conference : ‘Screen narratives Chaos and Order, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Oral presentation. 2019

'Reversive' Chronology in Pinter's Betrayal, Writing for Screens Symposium, School of Creative Technologies University of Portsmouth, Oral presentation.

Screen Authorship and the Supernatural, Writing for Cinema, Writing for Television, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Oral presentation.

Searching for the Trobairitz : Locating a Female Role Model for a Medieval screen text., National Association of Writers In Education Conference, 2019, York, Oral presentation.

External PGR examinations performed:

Manchester Metropolitan University, PhD, Unconventional Narrative Structure in Crime Cinema. 2024

Research Grants Awarded:

QR Funding: Archive and Clusters 2021/2022, Fred the Head : Documenting the process of an co - created True Crime narrative within Podcast Culture., Grant value (£): 600, Duration of research project: Ongoing. 2024

QR Funding, Stories From the Magic Attic : Archival Salvage and Cultural Reclamation., Grant value (£): 3000, Duration of research project: Ongoing. 2024

Other invited event:

Revalidation of the BA (Hons) Film & Screen Media Level 6 at UC Leeds., University Centre Leeds, Panel Member. 2023

Membership of professional bodies:

Member of MeCCSA, Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), 2022

Industrial connections:

Film in Limerick, Writers Factory : Screenwriting Consultant, 2021

Media Coverage:

Video recording of conference presentation 2019