Dr Sue Wilson

Course Leader, BA (Hons) Drama, BA (Hons) Drama and English Literature, BA (Hons) Drama and Film Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

Department:Department of Music and Performing Arts

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Drama

Courses taught: Drama, Performing Arts

Sue teaches both theoretical and practical modules on our BA (Hons) Drama and BA (Hons) Performing Arts courses.

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Sue joined the Department of Music and Performing Arts in September 2000 as Lecturer in Drama, having previously taught at the University of Nottingham. Her teaching and research interests are in twentieth-century drama and performance, postmodernism, critical theory and, in particular, the plays and prose of Samuel Beckett.

Research interests

  • Samuel Beckett’s plays and prose
  • Contemporary drama
  • Critical theory

Areas of research supervision

  • PhD thesis: Laibach and the NSK: An East-West Nexus in Post-totalitarian Eastern Europe by Simon Bell (completed March 2014)
  • PhD thesis in preparation: The Moral Re-armament Movement and the Westminster Theatre by Pam Jenner (commenced September 2012) 


  • PhD on Samuel Beckett and philosophy, University of Nottingham (1998)
  • MA Critical and Cultural Theory, University of Cardiff (1993)
  • BA (Hons) English Literature, University of Reading (1992)

Selected recent publications

Wilson, S., 2014. The construction of Samuel Beckett. In: Esslin, M. The Theatre of the Absurd. Pasodegato: Revista Mexicana de Teatro (59-60: special edition on Samuel Beckett, forthcoming).

Wilson, S. (Ed.), 2007). D.H. Lawrence: Selected Stories. London: Penguin.

Wilson, S., 2004. A Primer in Feminist Criticism and Theory. London: Zoilus Press.

Wilson, S., 2004. Enlightenment and Postmodernism. In: Fitzpatrick, M., Jones, P., Knellwolf, C. and McCalman, I. (Eds.). The Enlightenment World. London: Routledge, pp.648-659.

Wilson, S., 2004. Metaphysical Fabrication and its Catastrophe. Journal of Beckett Studies, 13(1), pp.12-33.

Wilson, S., 2003. Versions of the Vision in Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape. English Language Notes (March, 40:3), pp.76-82.