Media and Film Cultures
Unit(s) of assessment: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
School: School of Arts and Humanities
Research in media and film is a long-standing strength of our research unit. While some of our work in this area focuses on British media and British cultural production, much of it is transnational or international, if not global, in its reach. Thus, alongside research on British popular magazines, British journalism, and British amateur film-making, we generate work on Japanese and Korean film and television, European cinema and politics, global queer cinema and international LGBTQ documentary.
Our media research is often focused on questions of gender, sexuality and sexist abuse, all issues of compelling contemporary concern, but it also embraces work on migrant women and empowerment and journalism and democracy, issues which also speak to us with great urgency. While we pay due attention to mainstream media forms, we also probe important issues, such as the right to anonymity, in relation to the social media that have risen to such recent prominence.
Much of our very varied work on cinema shows similar contemporary relevance: some of it looks at the political economy of cinema, film festivals, cinematic branding, or popular film stardom while other parts of it are more political, theoretical or aesthetic in their approach, with fascinating work being done, for example, on film and waste, film and body hair, and film in the current economic crisis.
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The School of Arts and Humanities is home to research in Modern Languages and Linguistics; English Language and Literature; History; and Communication, Cultural and Media Studies.
- ADAMS, C., 2017. "They go for gender first". Journalism Practice. ISSN 1751-2786
- ADAMS, C., ASHTON, M., LUPTON, H. and POLLACK, H., 2014. Sport is king: an investigation into local media coverage of women's sport in the UK East Midlands. Journal of Gender Studies, 23 (4), pp. 422-439. ISSN 1465-3869
- BAILEY, O.G., 2015. Alternative media, resistance, and social movement in Brazil. In: C. ATTON, ed., The Routledge companion to alternative and community media. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 415-425. ISBN 9780415644044
- BAILEY, O., 2013. Narratives on migration and transnational Media: crises of representation? In: M. MARTINEZ, ed., Migration & Media. Spain: CIDACOM, University of Santiago de Compostela
- ÇAKIRLAR, C., 2017. Transnational pride, global closets and regional formations of screen activism: documentary LGBTQ narratives from Turkey. Critical Arts. ISSN 0256-0046
- ÇAKIRLAR, C., 2016. Mothers on the line: the [maternal] allure of Julianne Moore. [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies, 3.1. ISSN 2469-4312
- PATERSON, L.L., COFFEY-GLOVER, L. and PEPLOW, D., 2016. Negotiating stance within discourses of class: reactions to Benefits Street. Discourse & Society, 27 (2), pp. 195-214. ISSN 0957-9265
- COFFEY-GLOVER, L., 2015. Ideologies of masculinity in women’s magazines: a critical stylistic approach. Gender and Language, 9 (3), pp. 337-364. ISSN 1747–6321
- CROSS, S., 2014. Mad and bad media: Populism and pathology in the British tabloids. European Journal of Communication, 29 (2), pp. 204-217. ISSN 0267-3231
- GRIFFIN, R., 2015. Dreams, nightmares and haunted houses: televisual horror as domestic imaginary. Im@go (6), pp. 86-104. ISSN 2281-8138
- GRIFFIN, R., 2017. Home sweet home? Orange is the new Black and narratives of institutional (be)longing. In: M. MIKULA, ed., Remembering home in a time of mobility: memory, nostalgia and melancholy. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 132-150. ISBN 9781443886444
- KERRY, M., 2016. Representations of the family in postwar British amateur film: family histories in the Lane and Scrutton collection at the East Anglian Film Archive. The History of the Family, 21 (2), pp. 231-242. ISSN 1081-602X
- KERRY, M., 2017. Claiming the suburbs: children and the Children's Film Foundation in post-war British cinema. In: D. FORREST, G. HARPER and J. RAYNER, eds., Filmurbia: screening the suburbs. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 207-221.ISBN 9781137531742
- LEE, N.J.-Y. and STRINGER, J., 2017. Snowpiercer: sound designable voices and the South Korean global film. In: T. WHITTAKER and S. WRIGHT, eds., Locating the voice in film: critical analysis and global practices. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 263-278. ISBN 9780190261122 (Forthcoming)
- LEE, N.J.-Y. and STRINGER, J., 2015. Japanese cinema Critical concepts in media and cultural studies. London: Routledge. ISBN 9780415530392