Stephen C Kenyon-Owen

Job Role
Senior Lecturer In Media Communications


I have teaching experience across a variety of disciplinary areas including English Literature, Media, Film, Video Game Analysis and Design, Media Communications, and Approaches to New Media.

My PhD with Aberystwyth University, Dept. of English and Creative Writing, was entitled 'Borderlines: the changing limits of textual encounters' and focused on textual transformation and adaptation. It is available here.

I am also a musician and play electric and acoustic guitar in a variety of scenarios. 


PhD (pending), MA, PGCEL, BA


My ongoing research examines the shifting role and use of narrative through variant media forms, with current focus on approaches to grief, and objects of loss.


BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism and Media Communications

Foundation Year – Media & Creative Tech


Kenyon-Owen, S. C. (2017) 'A Silent, O', in De Freston, T, Milwood Hargrave, K, Barton, M. (ed.), Orpheus and Eurydice: A Graphic-Poetic Exploration, Bloomsbury: London. ISBN 9781474276801.

Kenyon-Owen, S. C. (2015) '“Broken, rusty, charismatic”– the Transmedial destiny of found objects in the artwork of Penny Hallas', in Moenander, SJ. and Kavner-Miller, N. (eds.), Not ever absent: Storytelling in Arts, Culture and Identity Formation. Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, ISBN 978-1-84888-337-6, SKU: 9781848883376 (e-book).

Kenyon-Owen, S. C. (2015) 'The Tales We Tell', Art Installation – organiser and curator, Un Deg Un, Wrexham.

Buckley, C, & Kenyon-Owen, S.C (2010) Blogs and Wikis as Educational devices', in Fitzgibbons, K & Project Group Members (eds), First year student experience Wales - A practice guide, Higher Education Academy.

Kenyon-Owen, S.C, (2009) 'Fictions of Solidity in The Time Machine', The International Journal of Narrative Practice, Vol.1. 37-44.

Recent Conference Papers

Kenyon-Owen, S. C. (2015) 'Stories surround us - adaptation, appropriation and engagement within installation art', 7th Global Conference – Storytelling, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2nd-4th May2015.

Kenyon-Owen, S. C. (2014) '“Broken, rusty, charismatic”– the Transmedial destiny of found objects in the artwork of Penny Hallas', 6th Global Conference – Storytelling, Lisbon, Portugal, 14th-16h May 2014.

(an edited version of this paper appeared as a book chapter, above)

Kenyon-Owen, S. C. (2014) 'The ‘play’ is the thing? Negotiating adaptation and performance across mixed media - Digitally re-appropriating The Thirty Nine Steps', From Theatre to Screen, International Centre for Adaptation Studies, De Montfort, Leicester.