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Dr Kate Egan

Senior Lecturer

Department: Arts

Kate joined the Department of Arts in 2020, after working for thirteen years as a lecturer and senior lecturer in film studies at Aberystwyth University. She is the author of Trash or Treasure? Censorship and the Changing Meanings of the Video Nasties (Manchester University Press, 2007), Cultographies: The Evil Dead (Columbia University Press, 2011), and (with Martin Barker, Tom Philips and Sarah Ralph) Alien Audiences (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). She is also the co-editor of Cult Film Stardom (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), And Now for Something Completely Different: Critical Approaches to Monty Python (Edinburgh University Press, 2020), and Researching Historical Screen Audiences (Edinburgh University Press, 2022), and the co-convenor of the BAFTSS Horror Studies Special Interest Group. She is currently planning and developing further research on film performance and horror, and audience memories of horror film and television. 

Kate has previously supervised 6 PhD students to completion as principal supervisor, and 6 PhD students as second supervisor, with projects ranging from a textual and reception study of masculinity in the James Bond films to a study of the history of rural cinemagoing in Wales. She would welcome enquiries from potential PhD students who share her research interests.  She also serves as the Department of Arts' Postgraduate Research Lead, as well as joint programme leader for the BA Film and Television Production programme, and co-convenor of the Department's Moving Image, Popular Media and Culture research group.

Kate Egan

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

horror film and television, British cinema and television, film censorship, audience and reception studies, cult film and television, film and television comedy, memory studies, local cinemagoing histories

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Childhood Memories of Horror Films in the Home: Questions, Patterns and Contexts, Egan, K. 31 Jan 2022, Researching Historical Screen Audiences, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press
  • Researching Historical Screen Audiences, Egan, K., Smith, M., Terrill, J. 31 Jan 2022
  • Allowing “us just to LIVE there”: Atmosphere and Audience Evaluations of the Alien Film Series, Egan, K. 30 Sep 2021, Horror Film Franchises, London, Routledge
  • ‘The Film That’s Banned in Harrogate’: Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979), Local Censorship, Comedy and Local Resistance, Egan, K. 2 Jan 2021, In: Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
  • And Now for Something Completely Different: Critical Approaches to Monty Python, Egan, K., Weinstock, J. 31 Oct 2020
  • Memories of Connecting: Fathers, Daughters and Intergenerational Monty Python Fandom, Egan, K. 1 Oct 2020, And Now for Something Completely Different, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press
  • Introduction to Themed Section: Researching past cinema audiences, Egan, K., Smith, M., Terrill, J. 16 May 2019, In: Participations
  • Themed Section 3: Researching Past Cinema Audiences, Egan, K., Smith, M., Terrill, J. 1 May 2019
  • “The Overlooked, The Side-lined and the Undervalued”: BFI Flipside, Cult DVD Labels and the Lost Continents of British Cinema, Egan, K. 26 Apr 2019
  • Cults in British Cinema and Film Culture, Egan, K. 2017, The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History, London, Taylor & Francis


  • Teacher Training (University) PGCTHE June 30 2011
  • Film and Television Studies PhD July 30 2005
  • Film and Television Studies MA November 15 1999
  • Film and Television Studies BA (Hons) July 30 1997

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