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Dissident Images: Radical Film in Britain since 1990 (2020)
Book
Presence, S. (2020). Dissident Images: Radical Film in Britain since 1990. Intellect

This is an academic monograph aimed at scholars, students and a general public interested in politically-engaged film culture. The subject of the book, as the subtitle suggests, is ‘radical’ (left-wing) film culture in Britain since 1990. The use of... Read More

Monstrous aunties: The Rabelaisian older Asian woman in British cinema and television comedy (2019)
Journal Article
Tincknell, E. (in press). Monstrous aunties: The Rabelaisian older Asian woman in British cinema and television comedy. Feminist Media Studies, 16(1), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2019.1599038

Representations of older women of South Asian heritage in British cinema are often assumed to do little more than reiterate familiar stereotypes. Yet some British comedy films and TV shows have carved out a space for more transgressive representation... Read More

Red moon diaries conference presentation (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Banks, L. (2018, September). Red moon diaries conference presentation. Presented at Reinventing, rethinking and representing the Menopause: Beyond the Interdisciplinary Paradigm

A screening of the Red Moon Diaries Film and a presentation about the research and methodology of the film including the Red Moon exhibition and event.

‘Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone’: Documenting an investigative arts project on the environmental destruction of the Thames Estuary (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Oldham, A. (2018, July). ‘Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone’: Documenting an investigative arts project on the environmental destruction of the Thames Estuary. Paper presented at Avanca Cinema-International Conference 2018

“Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone” is a gallery of fifteen short films that document a multi-layered investigative arts project exploring the changing ecology, society and industry of the Thames Estuary. As this subject matter presented a significant c... Read More

Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone : Screenworks / Digital Ecologies and the Anthropocene (2018)
Journal Article
Oldham, A. (2018). Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone : Screenworks / Digital Ecologies and the Anthropocene. Screenworks, 8(2),

This paper develops the research outcomes of the Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone project, drawing out some of its key themes in relation to the online Screenworks volume "Digital Cultures and the Anthropocene".

'It’s our property and our passion’: Managing creativity in a successful company – Aardman Animations (2017)
Book Chapter
Spicer, A. (2017). 'It’s our property and our passion’: Managing creativity in a successful company – Aardman Animations. In A. H. Spicer, E. Bakoy, & R. Puijk (Eds.), Building Successful and Sustainable Film and Television BusinessesIntellect

This chapter explores how creativity is managed by Aardman Animations, one of the most successful independent UK film and television companies, whose vision is to forge an artists’ ‘studio’ rather than simply a business. This chapter argues that this... Read More

Editorial: Bound to necessity (2017)
Journal Article
Hodgson, J. (2017). Editorial: Bound to necessity. English in Education, 51(2), 125-128. https://doi.org/10.1111/eie.12145

What is the purpose of research into the teaching of English? Knowledge and understanding are required to work effectively with learners of any age, but these principles include both what is traditionally known as techne – the skill or craft requir... Read More

Forgotten Places (2017)
Digital Artefact
Oldham, A. (2017). Forgotten Places

Forgotten Places is a short documentary film that explores the architectural history of the Spanish Civil War in Barcelona. In particular, the film follows local tour guides Nick Lloyd and Catherine Greenleagh and the Spanish Civil War tour that they... Read More

Have disruptive innovations arrived at the gates of academia? (2017)
Thesis
Santandreu, D. Have disruptive innovations arrived at the gates of academia?. (Thesis). University of the West of England

Disruptive technologies in education and particularly Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continue to be one of the polarising and most controvertible topics in postsecondary education, as they have yet to deliver on their promises. Existing academic... Read More

The life review and the (alternative) politics of ageing (2017)
Journal Article
Wilson, S. (2017). The life review and the (alternative) politics of ageing. Journal of British Cinema and Television, 14(2), 196-212. https://doi.org/10.3366/jbctv.2017.0363

Referencing Diana Athill’s memoir, Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter (2015), this article organises an analysis of the BBC television dramas A Cream Cracker under the Settee (1988) and She’s Been Away (1989) through the frame of Robert Bu... Read More

The work of the course: Validity and reliability in assessing English Literature (2017)
Journal Article
Hodgson, J., & Greenwell, B. (2017). The work of the course: Validity and reliability in assessing English Literature. English in Education, 51(1), 100-111. https://doi.org/10.1111/eie.12132

This paper reflects on the values and practices of a revolutionary UK A level (senior secondary) course that achieved a high degree of validity and reliability in assessing the study of English literature. John Hodgson and Bill Greenwell were involve... Read More

Go West! Bristol's film and television industries (2017)
Report
Spicer, A., & Presence, S. (2017). Go West! Bristol's film and television industries

The report, based on two major surveys and numerous interviews, is an overview of the history, evolution and current configuration of the film and television industries in the Bristol region, identified as an important 'creative cluster'. It analyses... Read More

'One screening away from disaster': Precarity and commitment in the Radical Film Network’s community exhibition sector (2017)
Book Chapter
Presence, S. (2017). 'One screening away from disaster': Precarity and commitment in the Radical Film Network’s community exhibition sector. In R. Comunian, C. Chapain, & S. Malik (Eds.), Community Filmmaking: Diversity, Practices and PlacesRoutledge

This chapter will build on the conference paper presented at the ‘Community Filmmaking’ conference in January 2014, which discussed the Bristol Radical Film Festival in the context of community filmmaking and the emergent project to develop what was... Read More

Producers and Moguls, 1930-1980 (2017)
Book Chapter
Spicer, A. H. (2017). Producers and Moguls, 1930-1980. In I. Hunter, L. Porter, & J. Smith (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to British Cinema HistoryTaylor & Francis (Routledge)

This chapter provides an overview of production practices in the British film industry over a fifty year period. It does this through an analysis of the role of the producer, dividing producers into three broad types: moguls (who owned a studio); A f... Read More

A review of the Malaysian film industry: Towards better film workflow (2016)
Thesis
Dim, A. R. (in press). A review of the Malaysian film industry: Towards better film workflow. (Thesis). University of the West of England

Abstract This thesis investigates the existing film workflow processes in Malaysia and aims to explore, review and reflect on the expectations, experiences and preferences and problems experienced by practitioners in the Malaysian film industry. Par... Read More

Storytelling in the newsroom: An investigation into practice-based learning methods in the training and employment of tomorrow’s journalists (2016)
Journal Article
Evans, M. (2016). Storytelling in the newsroom: An investigation into practice-based learning methods in the training and employment of tomorrow’s journalists

Abstract: In order to prepare students for a career in journalism, teaching must be done through practice-based learning. The integration of theory, practice and reflection as advocated by Kolb (1984) provides a solid pedagogical framework for cours... Read More

Reel news in the digital age: Framing Britain’s radical video-activists (2016)
Book Chapter
Presence, S. (2016). Reel news in the digital age: Framing Britain’s radical video-activists. In C. Mulloy, & Y. Tzioumakis (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics, 103-111. Routledge

The most recent book-length study of radical British filmmaking, Margaret Dickinson’s Rogue Reels: Oppositional Film in Britain, 1945-90 (1999), ends by noting the emergence Undercurrents in 1994 as an example of the burgeoning use of video as a prop... Read More

Using the participatory patterns design (PPD) methodology to co-design groupware: Confer a tool for workplace informal learning (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Cook, J., Mor, Y., Santos, P., Treasure-Jones, T., Elferink, R., & Kerr, M. (2016, June). Using the participatory patterns design (PPD) methodology to co-design groupware: Confer a tool for workplace informal learning. Paper presented at EdMedia 2016

This paper proposes a methodology which attempts to address the barriers to the development of successful educational design research through a process which identifies gaps in current practices and devises innovations to target them. Educational des... Read More

CitySpaceMindSpace: How to read Los Angeles: Banham and McLuhan in the light of Cognitive Neuro-scientific theories of comprehension (2016)
Book Chapter
Flaxton, T. (2016). CitySpaceMindSpace: How to read Los Angeles: Banham and McLuhan in the light of Cognitive Neuro-scientific theories of comprehension. In E. Clift, G. Amayo Caldwell, & C. Smith (Eds.), Digital Futures and the City of Today: New Technologies and Physical SpacesIntellect

In the 1970’s, Rayner Banham (with Marshall McLuhan), set the tone for understanding CyberCity/MindSpace with Banham’s book, Los Angeles: the Architecture of Four Ecologies, which was an examination of the LA cityscape which used the idea of the movi... Read More