Piers Britton

Director of the MVC Studies Program
Media and Visual Culture Studies

Piers Britton

Areas of expertise

  • Art history
  • Doctor Who
  • Costume and production design for theatre, film, and television
  • Television aesthetics

Education

Ph.D. University of Manchester, Art History- Manchester, UK

For the Media

Contact :
Jennifer Dobbs
909.748.8857 

Contact

Hall of Letters
314
P: 909.748.8503
E: piers_britton@redlands.edu

Background

Piers Britton is Director of Media and Visual Culture Studies.  He holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the School of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Manchester. His areas of expertise are costume and production design in television and film, television aesthetics, and art theory in sixteenth-century Italy. Among other publications he has co-authored Reading Between Designs: Visual Imagery and the Generation of Meaning in The Avengers, The Prisoner and Doctor Who, a groundbreaking volume on design for television.  He is also author of TARDISbound, which examines Doctor Who as a transmedia text, and essays on melancholy and humoral theory in Renaissance art.

Degrees held

Ph.D. in Art History, School of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Manchester

Publications

  • "New Dimensions of Doctor Who: Exploring Space, Time and Television" (I.B. Tauris, 2013)
  • "TARDISbound: Navigating the Universes of Doctor Who" (I.B. Tauris, 2009)

  • "Reading Between Designs: Visual Imagery and the Generation of Meaning in the Avengers, the Prisoner, and Doctor Who" (University of Texas Press, 2003)