AboutI’m an Independent Scholar specialising in British popular culture with a particular focus on class, gender and style in cinema and popular music. My AHRC funded PhD, ‘Men, Manors and Monsters: The Hoodie Horror and the Cinema of Alterity’ argues British cinematic realism in the twenty-first century is forged in a neoliberal discourse of class, with its form articulated by aesthetics traditionally associated with the gothic.
My current research interests are stardom, performance and class in British cinema, and cultural and online practices involved in Paul Weller fandom.
EducationPhD Film Studies, ‘Men, Manors and Monsters: The Hoodie Horror and the Cinema of Alterity’. AHRC funded. University of Kent, School of Arts, Department of Film.
MA in Film (Distinction), University of Kent
BA (Hons) Film Studies (1st Class), University of Kent
PGCHE, Foundation Year, Associate Fellowship Scheme, University of Kent
PublicationsChapters in Edited Collections
(14 May 2019) ‘There’s a secret behind the door. And that secret is me. The Gothic Reimagining of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None’ in Gothic Heroines on Screen: Representation, Interpretation and Feminist Enquiry, London: Routledge.
(2016) ‘Sleeve notes: PJ Harvey’s Gothic world’, submitted to Studies in Costume and Performance, 19 October. Accepted for publication 26 October. Published Vol. 1, Issue 2 (December 2016), pp. 163-178. Co-written with Dr Abigail Gardner, University of Gloucestershire.