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Dr Tim Miles

Publications

Highlighted publications

Miles T. 2015. Halal? Ha! LOL: an examination of Muslim online comedy as counter-narrative Comedy Studies, 6 :167-178 >DOI

Miles TJ. 2014. 'Pack up your Troubles and smile, smile, smile'. Comedy and the 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland. Comedy Studies, 1 :43-59 >DOI

Miles T. 2011. ‘Playing cricket shots in my mind’: Cricket and the drama of Harold Pinter Studies in Theatre & Performance, 31 :17-31 >DOI

Books

Miles TJ. 2018. Reading between the Punchlines: Towards a Phenomenology of Live Stand-up Comedy Routledge

Chapters

Miles TJ. 2018. ‘In Asia, comedy about race isn’t just black versus white—it’s everyone versus everyone.” Exploring identity Politics, Racial humour, and the rise of Stand-up Comedy in South East Asia Tan M, Rajendran C. Performing Southeast Asia: Performance and Politics in the Contemporary Palgrave Macmillan

Miles TJ. 2018. 'And then the bitch woke up ...’ Exploring political resistance, role reversal, and the appropriation of drag in Smurthwaite on Masculinity. Edwards M, Farrier S. Drag: Kings and Queens of Performance Palgrave

Miles TJ. 2009. Fighting the Peace: Violence, Counter-Narrative and the Plays of Gary Mitchell Fitzpatrick L. Performing Violence in Contemporary Ireland Carysfort Press. Dublin

Miles TJ. 2007. Fighting the Peace: the English Response to the plays of Gary Mitchell Cave R, Levitas B. Irish Theatre in England Carysfort. Dublin

Journal Articles

Miles T. 2015. To Be Free, by Simon Amstell: Loughborough Town Hall, 4 March 2015 Comedy Studies, 6 :93-94 >DOI

Miles T. 2015. The Reduced Shakespeare Company. A Complete History of Comedy (abridged): Loughborough Town Hall, 20 February 2015 Comedy Studies, 6 :91-92 >DOI

Miles T. 2015. Halal? Ha! LOL: an examination of Muslim online comedy as counter-narrative Comedy Studies, 6 :167-178 >DOI

Miles T. 2014. No greater foe? Rethinking emotion and humour, with particular attention to the relationship between audience members and stand-up comedians Comedy Studies, 5 :12-19 >DOI

Miles TJ. 2014. 'Pack up your Troubles and smile, smile, smile'. Comedy and the 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland. Comedy Studies, 1 :43-59 >DOI

Miles T. 2011. Sex, pies and Jilly Cooper: An online, cooperative analysis of humour and the erotic Comedy Studies, 2 :63-71 >DOI

Miles T. 2011. ‘Playing cricket shots in my mind’: Cricket and the drama of Harold Pinter Studies in Theatre & Performance, 31 :17-31 >DOI

Engagement & Impact

Editorial boards:

Publication: Comedy Studies, Position: Advisory Board Member (former Editorial Board Member)

External collaboration:

URL: https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/news/articles/2017/3/6/liverpool-bright-club-launch, Institution: Laughterhouse Comedy, Liverpool The Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, Collaborator: An ongoing series of comedy nights in which LJMU Researchers present their research as stand-up comedy.

Institution: The Comedy Trust (in conjunction with LJMU Wellbeing Services), Collaborator: Research into stand-up comedy and wellbeing

Media Coverage:

Links #1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04sbw73, Media coverage: Appearance on BBC Radio Merseyside, discussing presenting research as stand-up comedy

Other invited event:

Title of event: Sunday Assembly Brighton, Location: Brighton, Description: A talk on the value of laughter to the Sunday Assembly, a non-religious network who seek to celebrate life, learning and community,

Title of event: Northern Ireland Comedy Industry Conference, Location: Belfast, Description: To deliver a workshop on comedy and The Troubles

Other Professional Activity:

Describe the Professional Activities: Co-creator of work on Dementia as part of the Being Human festival in November 2017.

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool John Moores: Equality and Diversity Unit, A short film about Unconscious Bias, with students from Liverpool John Moores University, Grant value (£): 2000, Duration of research project: 3 months

LIverpool John Moores: QR Funding, Laughter is the Best Medicine: An Investigation into Stand-up Comedy, mental health and Student Wellbeing, Grant value (£): 1000, Duration of research project: 1 year

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: The Skills to Teach to Inspire Learning