Job: PhD Candidate
Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities
School/department: School of Media and Communication
Research group(s): Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH
I graduated from De Montfort University in 2008 (BA Hons Media and Film Studies), and was subsequently awarded the Peter Orton Scholarship to undertake an MA in Film Studies by Independent Study (Distinction). My MA research focused on American remakes of cult Japanese horror films.
I am now a PhD student based in the Cinema and Television History (CATH) research centre at DMU, and my research is funded by an AHRC Studentship Competition 2010 award. My thesis uses recent examples from contemporary American and British horror cinema to explore the process of remaking as a mode of adaptation. The study will consider the motives for remaking films, and aims to analyse the ways in which texts are adapted for and appropriated by new audiences.
In addition to horror cinema, film remakes and adaptation, my wider research interests include contemporary American cinema, cult film and fandom.
‘The re-rape and revenge of Jennifer Hills: Gender and genre in I Spit on Your Grave (2010)’, in Horror Studies Volume 4, Issue 1 (forthcoming, 2013).
Rethinking Cinema and Television History: Contemporary Approaches and Critical Perspectives, co-edited with Johnny Walker, Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (forthcoming).
Adaptation; film remakes and sequels; horror cinema; cult film; fandom; promotion and marketing; contemporary American cinema; genre.
MA, Film Studies by Independent Study (Distinction) (Dissertation: Remaking Japanese Horror Cinema) De Montfort University, September 2008 – September 2010 (part-time study)
BA (Hons), Media and Film Studies (First Class) De Montfort University, September 2005 – June 2008
‘The re-rape and revenge of Jennifer Hills: Understanding I Spit on Your Grave (2010)’, at Cine Excess V, Odeon Covent Garden (Brunel University), May 2011.
‘“Think you can bring the dead back to life?”: Platinum Dunes and the horror franchise reboot’, at Cine Excess VI, Odeon Covent Garden (Brunel University), May 2012.
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