Simon is currently developing a new pathway for the prestigious Royal College of Art’s V&A / RCA History of Design course. The Material Culture of Performance course will be offered to all postgraduates on the MA and will run from September 2017. For more information, see https://goo.gl/QRdH2a
Simon currently holds the position of Guest Lecturer at Syracuse University (NY). He delivers sessions entitled ‘Reviewing for the Theatre’ at the University’s central London campus for students on their study abroad programme.
Between 2010 and 2012, Simon was a member of the teaching team on compulsory first year module ‘Staging Histories’. The course was taken by over 100 undergraduates on the BA in Drama and Theatre Studies single and joint honours pathway each year. Simon’s lectures included: ‘Theatre Criticism as Theatre History’ and ‘Post-Millennial Theatre Advertising’.
In 2012 Simon was one of the four key teaching team members for the University of Winchester’s new MA in Popular Performances; one of only two such courses in the country, teaching on modules ‘Introduction to Popular Performance’, ‘Popular Historiographies’ and ‘The Politics of the Popular’. Simon’s sessions encompassed Marvin Carlson’s theory of ghosting, cultural materialism and Shakespeare and his specialist research area of modern British pantomime. For more information on the course see here: http://goo.gl/SghtP. A prospectus can be found by clicking on the following link: http://goo.gl/ZAzup
Simon also taught on the undergraduate module ‘Voice and Context’ on the BA(Hons) Voice and Choral Studies pathway. His lecture and seminar ‘Why Sing That? The Voice and Cultural Materialism’ focused on the critical theories of Williams and Gramsci, whilst also addressing the importance of canon formation.