Mr Phil Nichols

Senior Lecturer, Video

Nichols Phil
Email address: p.nichols@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 322935 Location: MK Building, MK510 Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: School of Media Areas of expertise: Video

About

Phil Nichols holds an MA in Screenwriting, has a background in video production, and teaches all aspects of Video & Film Production. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is currently working on his PhD at Liverpool University, supervised by Professor David Seed.

His research interest is in the screenplay as an interface between film production and literature, and adaptations to/from literature, film and other media. His primary focus is the American writer Ray Bradbury, who is best known for his short stories and novels in the popular genres of horror, fantasy and science fiction, but is also the writer whose authorship is most heavily engaged with self-adaptation.

Phil Nichols' work on Bradbury has taken him to leading international conferences on the fantastic, media adaptation, the short story and science fiction, at the University of California Riverside, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, University of Angers in France and Edge Hill University in the UK.

He serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana  (May 2007 to date) and the Editorial Board of The New Ray Bradbury Review, University of Indiana/Kent State University Press (March 2009 to date).

His website at http://www.bradburymedia.co.uk/ catalogues and reviews Bradbury's work across all media, and is the most extensive bibliography and filmography of Bradbury on the web.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Board Memberships

  • Advisory Board of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana  (May 2007 to date).
  • Editorial Board of The New Ray Bradbury Review, University of Indiana/Kent State University Press (March 2009 to date).

Publications

  • Nichols, P. (2007) A Sympathy with Sounds: Ray Bradbury and BBC Radio, 1951–1970. Radio Journal 4, no. 1–3 (published November 2007; cover date 2006). [ISSN: 1476-4504].
  • Nichols, P. (2007) Echoes Across a Half Century: Ray Bradbury’s Leviathan ‘99 in Morrissey, T. J. and De Los Santos, O. (eds.) When Genres Collide (Waterbury, CT: Fine Tooth Press). [ISBN: 0979477093].
  • Nichols, P. (2008) Ray Bradbury and BBC Radio: 1971 to 2007. The New Ray Bradbury Review no. 1. [ISBN: 0873389905}.
  • Nichols, P. (2008) Dandelion Wine Audio CD. The New Ray Bradbury Review no. 1. [ISBN: 0873389905].
  • Nichols, P. (2011) Re-Presenting Mars: Bradbury's Martian Stories in Media Adaptation in Hendrix, H.V., Rabkin, E.S. & Slusser, G.E. (eds.) Visions of Mars: Essays on the Red Planet in Fiction and Science. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. [ISBN: 978-0-7864-5914-8].
  • Nichols, P. (expected 2011) Adaptive Behaviours: Ray Bradbury’s short fictions. Re-interpreted for media in Van Parys, T. & Hunter, I.Q. (eds.)  Science Fiction Across Media. Canterbury: Gylphi. [ISBN: to be confirmed].
  • Nichols, P. (2016) Re-Framing Fahrenheit 451: Ray Bradbury’s dramatic responses to François Truffaut. The New Ray Bradbury Review. Vol 5. [ISBN ISBN 978-1-60635-274-8].

Conference Papers

  • Nichols, P. (2006) Echoes Across a Half Century: Ray Bradbury’s Leviathan ’99. Presented at the Science Fiction Research Association Conference, White Plains, New York, 23 June 2006.
  • Nichols, P. (2007) Re-telling Tales: Ray Bradbury’s Short Stories in Adaptation. Paper presented at the Edge Hill Short Story Conference, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, 21 July 2007.
  • Nichols, P. (2008) Re-Presenting Mars: Bradbury's Martian Stories in Media Adaptation. Presented at the Eaton Conference, University of California Riverside, 17 May 2008.
  • Nichols, P. (2009) Ray Bradbury’s Time Interventions: An Interim Report. Presented at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida, 21 March 2009.
  • Nichols, P. (2009) Adaptive Behaviours: Ray Bradbury’s short fictions re-interpreted for media. Presented at SF Across Media, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 28 May 2009.
  • Nichols, P. (2010) The Illustrating Man: Photos, Paintings and Tattoos in the Short Stories of Ray Bradbury. Presented at The Image In The Short Story In English, University of Angers, France, 19 March 2010.
  • Nichols, P. (2011) Living in a Limited World: Omniscience and Point of View in the Works of Harlan Ellison. Presented at The Eaton Conference, University of California Riverside, 12 February 2011.