Mr Peter Bennett

Award Leader for Post Compulsory Education

Peter Bennett
Email address: PeteB@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 323338 Location: Walsall Campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Media Education

About

Having worked briefly at a local high school, I spent a very happy twenty years teaching (largely A levels) in English Literature, Language and Literature, Communication Studies, Film Studies, Theatre Studies, Performing Arts and even a little German (Literature).  I also taught a franchised English Lit degree course in the evening.  At the same time I began writing text books and academic readers for Film, Media, Communication and Culture and English: I also co-authored AQA’s Communication and Culture A level course.

I’ve now spent 10 years here teaching FE teachers and running a top up degree.  I continue to love teaching and writing in equal measures.  My books now tend to be about broader cultural and educational issues.

Research interests

  • Media Education
  • Cultural Studies
  • Literacy and Literature

Qualifications

  • Bed (Hons) 1984
  • MA (by research) in Theatre Studies 1986

Publications

  • Bennett, P and McDougall, J (eds), 2016 Popular Culture and the Austerity Myth: Hard Times Today.. London: Routledge (forthcoming)
  • Bennett P & McDougall J (2016) ‘Doing text: After the subject’. Auteur (in production)
  • Andrews, B & Bennett P (2015) No direction home: ‘The Home of Metal’ and unreconstructed and unaccommodated man in Metal Music Studies Volume 1, issue 2
  • Bennett, P and McDougall, J (eds), 2013 Barthes’ Mythologies Today: Readings of Contemporary Culture. New York: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies.
  • Bennett, P, Kendall, A and McDougall, J, 2011. After the Media: Culture and Identity in the 21st Century. London: Routledge. (9780415586832)
  • Bennett, Slater (2009) A2 Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction, Routledge, 2009.
  • Bennett, Slater (2008) AS Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction, Routledge, 2008.
  • Edited: Hickman, Wall, Bennett, Film Studies: The Essential Resource, Routledge, 2006, academic reader aimed at the A level and undergraduate market
  • Wall, Slater, Bennett, A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction, Routledge, 2005
  • Edited: Beck, Wall, Bennett, Communication Studies: The Essential Resource, Routledge, 2003, academic reader aimed at the A level and undergraduate market.
  • Wall P, Bennett P, Framework Media: Channels, Harper Collins, 2003, part of Collins’ ‘Framework’ series for KS3. This text addresses the Media Studies elements of the English framework.
  • Beck, Wall, Bennett, AS Communication Studies: The Essential Introduction, Routledge, 2002.

Conference Presentations

  • Bennett P (2015) ‘Barthes after Barthes’ part of a panel on Barthes’s Mythologies Today (chaired by Pete Bennett) as part of the ‘Barthes at 100’ international conference at Cardiff University
  • Bennett P (2012) Songs of Sisyphus: of gestures and genres, trying and dying. Paper presented at Extending Gesture, University of Edinburgh, October 2012.
  • McDougall, J. and Bennett, P., 2013. Mythology Today and Together. In: Disccourse, Communication, Conversation 2012 Loughborough University. New York: Routledge. more information
  • McDougall, J. and Bennett, P., 2013. Myth Today and Together: Theory Under Reconstruction. In: MECCSA 8-10 January 2014 Bournemouth University. New York: Routledge.
  • McDougall J  and Bennett P (2012) 'Mythology Today and Together', Crossroads in Cultural Studies Sorbonne, Paris.

 

Previous professional experience

  • Rowley Regis College
  • External Examiner for BA (Media and Cultural Studies) at King Edward VI Sixth form college Stourbridge (University of Midlesex)