Miles’s specialisms include the theory and performance of camp practice, presentation and the queer body, reclaiming queer history and reflections on queerness as part of individual narratives. Miles uses all these subjects in practical workshops with students.
Miles trained in voice and speech at The Birmingham School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art, and graduated in performance (BA Hons 2.1) at DeMontfort University. His PhD research examines camp practice within a life narrative.
Teaching and Training
Miles has taught poetry, textual practice, 19th Century Realism and Theatre of AIDS within the English Department at DeMontfort University as well as drama and communication skills in the Teaching Department at DeMontfort. He has lectured on molly house culture and late 19th-century gay culture and the Wildean dandy at Coventry University.
At Goldsmiths College: Questions of Performance year 2 The Self, Convening Questions of Performance English and Drama Year2 Gender and Identity, Post Modernism year 2 Queer/Gender. Miles has developed working with costume and presentation as a mode of queer performance practice.
Miles has been involved in different areas within theatre and performance, facilitating drama workshops for young people with learning difficulties, as a community drama project coordinator, a performance project mentor and as a drama/acting coach. He has also been a board member and chairperson for a live art forum.
Miles’s research interests include developing new theories of camp as conscious performance and the notion of the ‘camp eye’ as a way of experiencing life.