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Moving Image, Popular Media and Culture

Uniting Film and TV Studies researchers submitted in 2014 with recent appointments, this new group focuses on the analysis, production, circulation, history and reception of ‘popular’ forms of print and audio-visual production in British cinema and TV genres; on national and international horror genres; genre film festivals, cult and independent cinema; music cultures; concepts of moral philosophy and identities in violence and pornography; sexual identities and representations and the use of online pornography. Also of concern to this group are the professional experiences of unpaid workers in the film and TV industry. Practice-researchers in this area also collaborate on feature film and animation production with social groups, community and health organisations, often with non-professional actors. 

Representative of the range of this group’s research are Len Collin's award-winning film ‘Sanctuary’ (2016) made with intellectually disabled actors in Ireland and an impact case study for this UoA; and Johnny Walker’s AHRC Early Career Fellowship (Nov 2020), ‘Raising Hell: British Horror Cinema in the 1980s and 90s’.

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