Paul Marchbank is the director of the School of Media Arts and Technology and teaches on BA (Hons) Media Culture and Production. School of Media Arts and Technology contains 14 undergraduate degree courses, 4 one year top up courses and 6 masters degrees. These qualifications range across film, television, media, music and performance and utilise a wide range of the University’s studios and specialist media facilities.
Paul joined Southampton Solent University (then known as Southampton Institute) in 1996 and has taught on the media culture and production courses ever since. Paul has worked in both further education and higher education across courses in English, communications, media and history. Paul’s specialist subject and research interests fall mainly within literature, cultural history and representations of masculinity - predominantly within the period 1870-1930, focusing in particular on the First World War. He has taught on many units over the years but now concentrates on areas of student work experience and employability skills. Having had works of short fiction and poetry published in his early career Paul now supervises final major projects in creative writing and film script form.
Paul is an avid consumer of the media and enjoys nothing more than watching comedy, viewing endless hours of television, going to the cinema and attending innumerable gigs around the south and London. Paul considers these activities as ‘research’!
Paul’s fictional writing has appeared in seven anthologies of short stories and poetry. More recently he has published and given conference papers on masculinity and the First World War, the representation of sexuality and ethnicity in Dracula, and an essay with his partner on feminism and marriage. Paul is currently script-editing a film script in pre-production.