Collecting StrandNational Resource Centre for Dance
Ref NoPH
Extent183 books and 53 periodicals, catalogued material

8 boxes of uncatalogued material.
Name of CreatorHodgens; Pauline (1941-1988); dance educator
DescriptionPauline Hodgens (born 10 May 1941 in Gateshead, Tyneside; died 2 July 1988 in Guildford, Surrey) was a teacher and lecturer in physical education and dance, with a particular interest in aesthetics and dance appreciation and criticism.

Hodgens gained her teaching qualification in 1961 at Southlands College of Education (Wimbledon), where she studied physical education (including dance) and religious studies. In the mid 1960s, she spent six months in India studying transcendental meditation, becoming a qualified teacher in this area. In 1976, she gained a BA [IN WHAT?] from Open University and, in 1978, an MA in physical education at the University of Leeds, focusing on the aesthetic aspects of PE. Her PhD research [IN WHAT?] at the University of Leeds was accepted for an MPhil, and she was working on revisions to resubmit the thesis for a doctorate when she died of cancer.

Initially teaching physical education in schools, Hodgens moved into lecturing on the physical education programmes of teacher training colleges. From 1974 to 1979, she was a senior lecturer on the B.Ed Physical Education at Nonington College of Physical Education. From 1983 to 1987, she lectured on the dance degrees at both the University of Surrey and Roehampton Institute, where she was appointed senior lecturer in dance studies in 1987. At the University of Surrey, she was jointly responsible for developing the Dance Analysis and Criticism course on the MA Dance Studies, and she contributed to summer schools and weekend courses on dance appreciation run by the National Resource Centre for Dance.

Hodgens's work on aesthetics and dance appreciation was given published form in two chapters in Dance Analysis: Theory and Practice (ed. Adshead, Dance Books, 1988) and in Dance: A Selected and Annotated Bibliography of Philosophical Readings in Art, Aesthetics and Criticism (NRCD, 1985). Royalties for the former are paid into the Pauline Hodgens Memorial Prize, offered each year for the best piece of written work in dance analysis in the School of Performing Arts, University of Surrey.

Pauline Hodgens' books and periodicals have been catalogued. A further 7 boxes of papers and 1 box of newscuttings remain to be catalogued. If you require further information about this material, please email
ArrangementMaterial arranged at time of cataloguing according to the format-based classification scheme which was then in use by the National Resource Centre for Dance.
AccrualsNo accruals expected.
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/P1352Hodgens; Pauline (1941-1988); dance educator1941-1988
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