Staff profile

Dr Christos Callow Jr

Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing

Christos Callow Jr, lecturer in creative writing at Derby


English; Creative Writing and Publishing


College of Arts, Humanities and Education






Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing at the University of Derby, with an emphasis on scriptwriting. I’m also a writer, theatre maker and researcher, and the artistic director of the contemporary Greek and science-fiction theatre company Cyborphic. The focus of my own creative writing is on science fiction, utopian/dystopian literature and science fiction theatre and my teaching is influenced by my own practice and my professional experiences of working with new writers.

Teaching responsibilities

For the BA in Creative and Professional Writing, I teach on:

For the MA in Creative Writing, I teach on:

Professional interests

As the artistic director of a science fiction theatre company, I am interested in theatre production, new writing, science fiction theatre and its performance. I’m also interested in modern and contemporary Greek theatre, and the reception of classical Greek theatre. I have founded The Internet Database of Science Fiction Theatre, the conference series Stage the Future and Performing Greece, and am currently working on my second academic book.

Research interests

My research interests include science fiction (in theatre, film and literature) and utopian/dystopian literature and philosophy. I'm also interested in science-fiction characters in theatre and film from the perspective of both a writer and a theatre maker. Finally, I am interested in Greek, British and - broadly speaking - European playwriting.

I am happy to hear from prospective PhD students on the following topics: utopian/dystopian fiction, science fiction, science fiction playwriting or screenwriting (and speculative fiction more broadly including fantasy and horror), The Weird and The Absurd, adaptation, anime, literature and philosophy, Greek literature and theatre (ancient or modern).


Recent conferences

I have presented papers, seminars and lectures at a range of different conferences and universities. Recently, I have spoken at the following universities: Birkbeck, University of London; SOAS, University of London; Canterbury Christ Church University; Arizona State University; University of Liverpool.

I have also presented at the 13th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society and my own Stage the Future and Performing Greece conferences.

Experience in industry

Recent publications




Playwriting credits

Creative publications