Graham White

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Graham is a playwright, researcher and lecturer, with interests in playwriting practices, modern drama and cultural history and performance in the law. His most recent work includes an adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Jude The Obscure for BBC Radio 4, a play set around the Hague tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, General Mladic is Waving and an acclaimed 12 part dramatisation of Primo Levi's The Periodic Table, was heard on the same statiion in 2016.  His award-winning version for Radio 3 of BS Johnson's 1960s experimental novel The Unfortunates won a BBC Audio Drama Award for Innovation and was rebroadcast in December 2018 as the BBC's first interactve Alexa app.


BA (London), MA, DPhil (Sussex)

Research interests

Graham's research focuses on writing practices, on modern drama, on avant-garde and modernist arts practices, on drama and cultural history (particularly around the 60s/70s counter-culture), and on performance in the law, especially in processes of public reconciliation. Recent publications examined witness and audience self-presentation in public legal environments such as the UN's tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, the ambiguous critical histories of punk and the tensions between the experimental and the mainstream illustrated by Yoko Ono's presence in The Beatles' history.