Image from The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972), a film studied in Philip Drake's PhD thesis on Hollywood performance
It's been a busy month here at Film Studies For Free, but let's end it on a high note. Today's little film and media studies links list is of salient items from Enlighten, the e-prints archive at the University of Glasgow, an institution of which FSFF's author is personally very fond, given its wonderful department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies.
This research repository houses some true Open-Access treasures by very important authorities in these disciplines, such as a recent item on film authorship by John Caughie, editor (and author of much) of Theories of Authorship, and four articles by Christine Geraghty, one of the most significant figures in British cinema and television studies. There are also some further excellent items by great, younger scholars, like Philip Drake (now a lecturer in the Film, Media, and Journalism Department at the University of Stirling).
- Stuart Duncan Brown, The subversion of sympathy in British social realism: uses of laughter in the cinematic representation of the British working-class. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow, 2008
- John Caughie, 'Authors and auteurs: the uses of theory', In: Donald, J. and Renov, M. (eds.) Handbook of Film Studies. Sage, 2007
- Philip J. Drake, Stardom after the star system: economics of performance in contemporary Hollywod cinema. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2002
- Robert J. Edmonstone, Beyond “Brutality”: understanding the Italian Filone’s violent excesses. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2008
- B. Franks, 'Constructing "The Wicker Man"', Chapter 3. In Murray, J. and Stevenson, L. and Harper, S. and Franks, B. (Eds) Constructing "The Wicker Man": Film and Cultural Studies perspectives, pp. 63-78: Glasgow: University of Glasgow, Crichton Publications, 2005
- Christine Geraghty, Classic television: a matter of time. In: The Making and Remaking of Classic Television, 19 Mar 2009, University of Warwick.
- Christine Geraghty, Paris, Hollywood and Kay Kendall. In: Moseley., R. (ed.) Fashioning Film Stars : Dress, Culture, Identity. London: BFI, 2005, pp. 121-133.
- Christine Geraghty, The study of the soap opera. In: Wasko, J. (ed.) Companion to Television. Blackwell companions in cultural studies . Blackwell Publishing, 2005, pp. 308-323
- Christine Geraghty, Continuous serial - a definition. In: Dyer, R. (ed.) Coronation Street. Television monographs (British Film Institute), 13 . London: BFI, 1981, pp. 9-26.
- Sarah Neely, Adapting to change in contemporary Irish and Scottish culture: fiction to film. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2003
- L. Smith, 'Making history: post-historical commemorations of the past in British television', Groundings 1, 2007