I primarily teach across a range of Film Studies units on the BA Programme (Histories of Cinema, Film Genre & Mode, Queering the Screen, American Cinemas) and on the MA English Studies Programme (Contemporary Queer Cultures).
I was a (mature) student at the University of Newcastle (English Literature with Film Studies), and stayed on there to complete my MA on British Cinema and my PhD on national identity in the films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. My PhD was examined by Professor Ian Christie (Birkbeck) and a version of it eventually found its way into my monograph on Powell and Pressburger.
I chiefly research gay/queer cinema history, and British film.
My chief area of interest was originally the work of Powell and Pressburger. Emerging from this study, I have an interest in British, transnational and cross-cultural film, with a particular emphasis on the work of exiles. While my interest in British Cinema is still alive and well, my more recent research is into gay (and queer) cinema since Stonewall. I am the author of various chapters and articles looking at gay/queer culture, and I am interested in cross-currents between expressions of exile and of queerness. I have an ongoing interest in modes of queer viewing / reception studies, and am currently writing a monograph on the relationship between genre and sexuality in gay inflected cinema since Stonewall.
In Preparation: Gay and Queer Cinema since Stonewall: Genre and Representation (I.B.Tauris: London, forthcoming 2014) (Monograph)
‘Kind Hearts and Campery: The Ealing Family Perverts’ in Mark Duguid (et al) (eds.) Ealing Revisited (British Film Institute: London 2012)
Powell and Pressburger: A Cinema of Magic Spaces (I.B. Tauris: London, 2005) (paperback 2012)
The Cinema of Michael Powell: International Perspectives on an English Film-Maker, Ian Christie and Andrew Moor (eds.) (British Film Institute: London, 2005).
Signs of Life: Medicine and Cinema, Graeme Harper and Andrew Moor (eds.) (Wallflower Press: London, 2005).
‘Beyond the Pale: The Politics of Neil Jordan's The Crying Game, in Robin Griffiths (ed), British Queer Cinema (Routledge: London, 2006).
‘Autobiography, the self and Pressburger-Powell's The Golden Years project', Screen, Volume 46, Number 1, 2005.
‘Hein Heckroth at the Archers: Art, Commerce, Sickliness', Journal of British Cinema and Television, Volume 2, Number 1, 2005.
‘Dangerous Limelight: Anton Walbrook and the Seduction of the English' in Bruce Babington (ed.), British Stars and Stardom (Manchester University Press: Manchester, 2001).
‘No Place - Like Home: Powell, Pressburger and Utopia' in Robert Murphy (ed.), The British Cinema Book (2nd edn.) (British Film Institute: London, 2001).
‘Spirit and Matter: Romantic mythologies in the films of Derek Jarman' in David Alderson and Linda Anderson (eds), Territories of Desire: Challenging the Boundaries of Contemporary Queer Culture (Manchester University Press: Manchester, 2000).
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