Dr Warren Buckland
Warren Buckland has seven books to his name: (ed.) Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies (2009); (ed.), Puzzle Films (2009); Directed by Steven Spielberg: Poetics of the Contemporary Hollywood Cinema (2006); Studying Contemporary American Film: A Guide to Movie Analysis (2002) (with Thomas Elsaesser); The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000); the best-selling Teach Yourself Film Studies (1998; fourth edition, 2010); and (ed.) The Film Spectator (1995). He also edits the journal the New Review of Film and Television Studies.
- Film theory
- Hollywood cinema
Data-mining world cinema (collaborative research project with Thomas Elsaesser); a book called Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (Routledge, 2012); co-editor (with Edward Branigan) of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory; a series of essays on David Lynch’s Inland Empire; a study of the films of Wes Anderson.
Dr James Cateridge
James Cateridge’s doctoral research on film policy and the contemporary British film industry has been published in The Journal of Media Practice and The Journal of British Cinema and Television, as well as in the edited collection Sights Unseen: Unfinished British Cinema.
In addition to his academic research and teaching, James has also worked in video distribution for Columbia Tristar, arts administration at the Arts Council of England, film journalism for the London Film Festival, and as a research consultant for Screen East, the regional film body for the East of England.
- The international film industry
- British film policy
- Cultural institutions
- Film music
- Film and television-related tourism.
James is leading an interdisciplinary research network to investigate film and television-related tourism in the UK and Ireland.
Dr Alberto Mira
Alberto Mira was born in a town near Valencia, Spain. Besides the research activities listed below, Alberto is a translator (has published critical editions and Spanish translations of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Oscar Wilde's plays). Alberto has a published a number of books and journal articles and is a member of the Editorial Board and Review Editor for New Cinemas.
- History of Sexuality, in particular perceptions and constructions of homosexuality
- Spanish cinema
- Classical Hollywood Cinema (especially screenwriting and gender issues)
- Spanish Literature.
Alberto is coordinating an issue on homosexuality and film of the Spanish journal Archivos de la Filmoteca. Also working on article on cinematic representations of GarcÃa Lorca.
Dr Paolo Russo
Paolo Russo holds a PhD in Film and Media (University of Rome III) and is currently completing a second PhD at the University of Reading. Paolo has published a History of Italian Cinema (Lindau, 2007), and several articles and chapters in edited books. He is also a screenwriter, and has worked as a translator of screenplays and videogames, and as a script reader and editor for Italian and Hollywood majors and global companies such as Columbia Tri-Star, Universal, Microsoft and Nintendo.
- Italian and American cinema
- Screenwriting studies
- Film genres (with special emphasis on the horror, noir, and cyberpunk)
- Alternative and cult cinema
- Film and literature
- Body, science, and technology in films
- Popular TV series.
Paolo is currently writing several journal articles and book chapters (on C.S.I. and Tarantino; masochism and pornography in Pasolini’s 120 Days of Sodom; body and technology in Nirvana; space in Suspiria; screenwriting studies), and a book on screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. He is in development on a number of film and TV projects, and is a member of the ISO international research network on migration in film.
Daniela Treveri Gennari
Daniela Treveri Gennari has completed a PhD in Film Studies at the University of Warwick on the American influence on post-war Italian cinema. Amongst her recent publications: Did Neorealism start in church? Catholicism, cinema and the case of Mario Soldati’s Chi Ã¨ Dio?, New Review of Film and Television Studies (2010); A Regional Charm: Italian Comedy versus Hollywood, October (Spring 2009, No. 128: 51–68) and Post-war Italian Cinema. American Intervention, Vatican Interests (Routledge 2008). Her current research is on Italian Audiences in 1940s and 1950s, on representation of Americans in popular Italian cinema and on the collaboration between Catholics and Left wing intellectuals in the post-war period.
- Post-war Italian cinema
- Americanization of Italian cinema
- Catholic censorship in Italian cinema
- Popular cinema
- Audiences in Italian Cinema.
Lost Italian Audiences project in collaboration with the Universities of Exeter and Bristol; a book on Catholics and the cinema; an article on Zavattini’s religiosity in film; an article on Catholic censorship.
Dr Lindsay Steenberg
Lindsay has taught in the UK and in Canada - where she received her undergraduate and MA degrees. She has taught modules on many aspects of popular film and television including classical Hollywood cinema, film noir, 'chick flicks', action television and crime television. She joined Film Studies at Oxford Brookes in September 2010. She received her PhD from the University of East Anglia where she wrote her thesis on forensic science and female investigators in crime film and television. This research was funded by the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada and lead to the publication of Forensic Science in Contemporary American Popular Culture in 2013.
- American popular cinema, television and culture
- Crime and action genres
- Forensic science in popular culture
- Violence on film
- History on film
- Feminism and postfeminism
Articles on gendered surveillance in the American programme, Homeland and on warrior women in the Game of Thrones franchise. Currently working on a monograph about gladiator films and celebrity fighters in popular culture.
Research areas and clusters
The Film Studies staff at Oxford Brookes University have research strengths in film history (with an emphasis on European and British cinema), in film theory, Hollywood and independent American cinemas, film policy and gender politics. We can offer PhD supervision in all these areas.
A number of opportunities exist in the department for PhD students to teach on undergraduate film studies modules. Please contact Lindsay Steenberg firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
To apply for a PhD, please email a member of staff in the first instance to discuss your thesis topic.