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Dr Chris O'Rourke
University College London
Gower Street
  • Research Associate
  • Centre for Editing Lives and Letters
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities

I came to UCL in 2012 as a postdoctoral Research Associate in the Centre for Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Projects (CHIRP). In 2015, I was appointed as a Teaching Fellow in Film Studies at the Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry (CMII). Before coming to UCL, I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Cambridge, receiving funding from the AHRC for a master's course in Screen Media and Cultures and a PhD in the early history of film acting in Britain.

Research Summary

My research focuses on the history of film and cinema in Britain, especially in the period of silent films. I am currently working on a project that maps early cinemas and cinema-going in London, before 1930. I am also finishing a monograph about film acting and would-be film stars in Britain in the 1920s, based partly on my doctoral research, titled Acting for the Silent Screen: Films and Aspiration between the Wars (due for publication with I.B.Tauris in 2016). My other research interests include the history of London on film and the reception of LGBT-themed films in Britain.

Teaching Summary

I teach and convene courses on the MA in Film Studies, including the core course 'Reading and Researching Films' and modules on British cinema and film exhibition. I have also taught film-related topics for the English Literature BA, the European Culture and Thought MA and the Urban Studies MSc courses.

Academic Background
2012 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – English University of Cambridge
2007 M.Phil Master of Philosophy – Film studies University of Cambridge
2005 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – English University of Cambridge
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