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Anna Dawson

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
English, Culture and Media


Anna Dawson is a Lecturer in Film and TV Studies, teaching on all three years of the Film and Television Studies Joint Honours degree. She teaches on the first year introductory module Reading the Screen, the second year core module Theorising the Screen, is Module Leader for the second year module on British Cinema and teaches at level 3 on American Cinema as well as supervising undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

Career overview

Before working at NTU Anna worked as Education Officer for the London Film Festival, worked for the British Film Institute and was a freelance film journalist. She still undertakes freelance work for the BFI.

Research areas

Anna's research interests are primarily around film. Her key areas of expertise are around Hollywood cinema; genre; film and gender; the British film industry and British cinema. She is currently researching contemporary melodrama in the films of Sam Mendes, and cinematic representations of motherhood and domesticity.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist in the School of Arts and Humanities and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Anna regularly assesses applications for the British Film Institute’s Lottery Film Funds.


Studying The Lord of the Rings. Dawson A, 2015, Leighton Buzzard, Auteur Publishing

Sex and the Suburbs; A Reappraisal of Little Children. Dawson A, Splice, 2010, 4 (3), 62-71

Studying The Matrix. Dawson A, 2008, Leighton Buzzard, Auteur Publishing

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