Dr Pete Turner

PhD Film Studies

Lecturer in Film and Digital Media Production, and Subject Coordinator

School of Arts

Role


I am a lecturer and researcher with an interest in the contemporary horror film, film marketing via social media and I have a specific focus on the found footage horror phenomenon. I am passionate in sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm with students on a range of courses.

Research

  • Found footage horror films
  • Social Media Marketing and films
  • Horror film
  • Audiences and film censorship

For further information: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Found-Footage-Horror-Films-Cognitive/dp/1138388513

Publications

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Teaching and supervision

Courses

Modules taught

  • Film and Media Journalism (2014 - 2019)
  • Film Narrative: Principles of Screenwriting (2011 - 2019)
  • British Cinema: Industry and Text (2014 - 2020)
  • Film History (2014 - 2018)
  • Key Issues in Film Studies (2014 - 2015)
  • Popular Cinema (2017 - 2018)
  • Film Industry (2017 - 2019)
  • Guest lectures in Film and Research Methods (2015 - 2017)
  • Understanding Media (2017 - 2020)
  • Making News (2018 - 2021)
  • Understanding Culture (2018 – 2019) – assessment only
  • Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues (2018 - 2020)
  • Real World Production (2019 - 2021)
  • Critical Study (2020 - 2021)
  • Research for Digital Media Production (2020 - 2021)
  • MSc Digital Media Production Dissertation/Project (2019 - 2021)

I teach on a range of modules over four courses. These include undergraduate Film modules, undergraduate and postgraduate Digital Media Production modules and undergraduate Communications, Media and Culture modules. I was a Brookes Union Teaching Awards Finalist for Most Inspirational Lecturer in 2018 and a Brookes Union Teaching Awards Nominee for Best Taught Module in 2019.

Supervision

  • The Creation and Evaluation of the regents@work website and content
  • Producing an Ethical Documentary as a One-Man Crew: The Balance between Ethics and Narrative
  • An Investigation of the Relationship between Player and Character and its Correlation with the Level of Player's Engagement in Story-Sriven Video Games
  • The Digital Divide: An Investigation into the Implications of Covid-19 on the Elderly and their Use of Digital Media in the UK
  • Development and Analysis of an Interactive 360-Degree Virtual Online Store

Professional information

Conferences

  • HOMER 2021
  • Audiences Beyond the Multiplex 2021
  • Fear 2000 Horror Media Now
  • The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image
  • Cine-Excess