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- Teaching Fellow - Film Studies
- Centre for Editing Lives and Letters
- Faculty of Arts & Humanities
My research focuses on the history of cinema in Britain, especially in the period of silent films. My first book, Acting for the Silent Screen: Film Actors and Aspiration between the Wars (forthcoming with I.B.Tauris in 2016), uses the experiences of actors and would-be actors to explore popular British film culture in the 1920s and early 1930s.
I have also recently completed a project that maps early cinemas and cinema-going in London, before 1930. Much of this research can be found on the website London's Silent Cinemas (http://www.londonssilentcinemas.com), which features an interactive map of over 700 film venues and contextual essays.
My other research interests include the history of London on film and the reception of LGBT-themed films in Britain.
I teach and convene courses on the MA in Film Studies, including the core course 'Reading and Researching Films' (FILMGG02) and modules on British cinema (FILMG001) and film exhibition (ENGLFG09). I have also taught film-related topics 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|
|2007||M.Phil||Master of Philosophy – Film studies||University of Cambridge|
|2005||BA Hons||Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – English||University of Cambridge|