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From Spectator to User, From Viewer to (Act)or
(Intelligent Users/Intelligent Environments Workshop (9th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE ’13)), 2013)
Stephen Hawking, when introducing Krauss’ ‘The Physics of Star Trek’, wrote that “[s]cience fiction (…) is not only good fun but it also serves a serious purpose, that of expanding the human imagination.” In this paper, ...
Liking The Magus
(State University of New York Press, 2014)
A comparative analysis of the novel and film of The Magus.
Leicester Cinema History
This public exhibition, housed in the DMU Heritage Centre, ran from February to May 2017. It charted the development, decline and resurgence of Leicester's cinema culture through a large map displaying the cinemas within ...
Trash horror and the cult of the bad film
A comparative analysis of the novel and film of John Fowles' The Magus.
Science Fiction Cinema and 1950s Britain: Recontextualising Cultural Anxiety
Memories of British Cinema
Fleapits and Picture Palaces
This 25-minute documentary, produced collaborative by members of the Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, explores the history of cinema-going in Leicester and its surrounding area. Connecting trends in ...
Hammer's Monsters: A Screen Bestiary
This public exhibition, housed in the DMU Heritage Centre, ran from October 2016 to October 2017. It displayed materials from the Hammer Script Archive held by the Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre at ...
1950s Science Fiction Cinema’s Depersonalisation Narratives in Britain
Depersonalisation narratives in 1950s sf cinema have most frequently been understood as reflections of American anxieties about Soviet infiltration and subversion. However, these films were also popular in Britain, where ...