Co-editor of Screen and an editor of the Journal of British Cinema and Television.
economics of cinema
colour film aesthetics
Areas of expertise
I am a film historian based in the Department of Drama: Theatre, Film, Television. I have published widely in the area of British cinema over the last twenty years. My publications include Cinema and State (co-authored with Margaret Dickinson, 1985); British National Cinema (1997; 2nd edition 2008); British Cinema in Documents (2000); European Cinema (Palgrave, co-edited with Jill Forbes, 2000); Moving Performance: British Stage and Screen (co-edited with Linda Fitzsimmons, 2000); Transatlantic Crossings: British Feature Films in the USA (2002), The Titanic in Myth and Memory (co-edited with Tim Bergfelder, 2004), Black Narcissus (I.B. Tauris, 2005) and Queer Screen: The Queer Reader (co-edited with Jackie Stacey, 2007).
My latest book, Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination: Set Design in 1930s European Cinema, is co-authored with Tim Bergfelder and Sue Harris (2007).
I am currently working on a 3-year AHRC-funded project, The Negotiation of Innovation: Colour and British Cinema, 1900-55.