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Amy Harris

Job: PhD Researcher and Tutor

School/department: Leicester Media School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: N/A

E: amy.harris@dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Amy Harris is a PhD Researcher in De Montfort University's Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHi). She received her MA from the University of Southampton in 2018, which was partially funded by the Sue Wilson Scholarship. She joined the CATHi Department as a PhD student the following year after having received a full scholarship and bursary from De Montfort University.

Her research expertise is in contemporary British horror and British cultural history, focusing, in particular, upon intersecting representations of gender, class and race.

She supports teaching on first-year module ‘Introduction to Global Film History.

Amy has worked as an Archiving and Digitisation intern in the Hammer Horror, SCALA and Peter Whitehead archives. She also worked as an Event Co-ordinator and Data Collector for the 20th British Silent Film Festival, hosted at The Phoenix Cinema. She also programmed the films for Leicester Horror Con 2020 including a segment titled “Women Do Horror” which featured several original short films by international filmmakers.

Currently Amy also works for Critical Studies in Television Journal as an editor's assistant and is the co-convener of BAFTTS LGBTQIA+ special interest group. 

Research group affiliations

Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI)

Publications and outputs 

- CARPE DIEM: JOURNAL IN A DAY 2019 | UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
"Understanding women’s genre films", online PG journal written, edited and produced in a day 

Research interests/expertise

Gender, representations of women in horror, feminist media, debates around class, race, "taste" and value, British social realism. 

Areas of teaching

Film Studies; Introduction to Film

Qualifications

  • BA in Film from the University of Southampton, 2016 (1st Class).
  • MA in Film from the University of Southampton, 2018 (Distinction).
  • Currently undertaking a PhD in De Montfort University's Cinema and Television History Institute (2019 - ).

Courses taught

'FILM 1000: Introduction to Film'

Honours and awards

DMU Doctoral College Scholarship, awarded October 2019 for PhD funding

Sue Wilson Scholarship, awarded September 2017 for MA funding

Membership of external committees

  • BAFTSS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies) 2017 –
  • WIFTI (Women in Film and Television International) 2017 -
  • MECSSA (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association) 2019 –
  • BAFTSS LGBTQIA+ SIG co-conveyer 2020 -

Projects

Conference Papers:

- CEM MULTIDISCIPLINARY POSTGRADUATE SEMINAR SERIES 2020 | DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
“Research Summary: When Women Do Genre: Contemporary British Horror directed by women from 2000 onward”

- INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY SEMINAR SERIES 2020 | DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
“Celebrating British Women Filmmakers: A Case Study of British Horror”

- CINE EXCESS 13: INDEPENDENT VISIONS OF EXCESS 2019 | BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY
"Grave Matters: The invisible women behind contemporary British horror cinema" [funded]

- DIVA: HIP-HOP, FEMINISM, FIERCENESS 2019 | UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON
“Kicking ass is literally all I care about.” The trailblazing rap of queer, feminist Bruja: Princess Nokia

-FOLKLORE ON SCREEN 2019 | SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
"Following the Wicca Man: Addressing the Invisible Women behind Contemporary British Folk Horror Cinema”  

- CATHiCON 2019 | DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
“My Big Fat Greek Wedding meet Shaun of the Dead”: Moving beyond the monstrous-feminine in Gurinder Chadha’s gross-out horror-comedy

- CARPE DIEM: JOURNAL IN A DAY 2019 | UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
"Understanding women’s genre films"

- HORROR, CULT & EXPLOITATION MEDIA III 2019| NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY
"Grave Matters: The invisible women behind contemporary British horror cinema" [funded]

- GRADNET 2019 | UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
"Black Magic, White Witches: an intersectional interrogation of Anna Biller’s The Love Witch (2016)" [funded]

- CATHiCON 2018 | DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
"Re-imagining traditional familial structures in horror: The Babadook (2014) and new representations of single mothering" [funded]

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