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- Research Associate
- Centre for Editing Lives and Letters
- Faculty of Arts & Humanities
My research focuses on the history of cinema in Britain. As a Research Associate funded by CHIRP, I am embarking on a project that explores the early history of cinema in London, before 1930. I am interested in mapping the spread of cinema culture across the city; in the social experience of cinema-going in London's West End; and in the cluster of film businesses that grew up in the streets of Soho - an area that contemporary commentators came to know as London's 'Filmland'.
I am also writing a book, based on part of my doctoral research, about the craze for film acting in inter-war Britain. This is due to be published by I.B. Tauris in 2015.
Other aspects of my doctoral research have been published, or are forthcoming, in journal articles and book chapters. My article 'How to Become a Bioscope Model' won the 2010 Projection Box Essay Award for new research into British popular visual culture.
I teach on the MA in Film Studies core course, and I convene the optional module 'Film Exhibition' (ENGLGF09). This looks at the history of showing and watching films from the 1890s through to the present day.
I have also taught sessions on cinema and the city for the English Literature BA, the European Culture and Thought MA and the Urban Studies MSc courses.
|2012||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – English||University of Cambridge|
|2005||BA Hons||Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – English||University of Cambridge|