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Russ Hunter

Senior Lecturer

Department: Arts

Russ Hunter is a Senior Lecturer in Film & Television. He has published on the reception of cult cinema, the reception of horror cinema in Belgium and was a report signatory and researcher for the BBFC-funded research project, Audiences and Receptions of Violence in Contemporary Cinema.

Russ is also working with project leader Dr Ernest Mathijs (University of British Columbia) on the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Standard Research Grant (Canada) funded project ‘Hot, Cool & Cult’, exploring the nature of contemporary cult cinema. He is the co-editor of a forthcoming edited collection on the cinema of Dario Argento and is currently working on a monograph on the history of European horror cinema and an article exploring environmental discourses within Italian horror cinema. Russ has also published in numerous film encyclopaedias and reference guides.

0191 227 3783

Qualifications

PhD, MA

 

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Russ currently teaches Introduction to Television Studies, National Cinemas, European Horror Cinema and Adaptation Studies.

Professional Activity

An overview of the courses and modules that I currently teach on

VA404     Film History
VA0503   Film Theory: Concepts & Applications
VA505     National Cinemas
VA0609   The Horror Film
VA0619   Adaptation on Film & TV
VA0735   Gender, Sexuality & Film
VA7049   Italian Film Genres

Key Publications

Authored Books:

Hunter, Russ, An Introduction to European Horror Cinema, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (2017)

Edited Books:

Baschiera, Stefano and Russ Hunter (eds), Italian Horror Cinema, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (2016)

Journal articles

Hunter, Russ, ‘‘I have a picture of the Monster!’ - Il mostro di Frankenstein and the search for Italian horror cinema, Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Special Edition, (2016)

Hunter, Russ, ‘Luxembourg calling: regional funding initiatives and the European horror film’, Film Studies, (2016)

Hunter, Russ, 'Eco Zombies: The Italian Horror Film and Political Ideology', The Italianist (September, 2013)

Hunter, Russ, ‘The ecstasy of gold: Love, greed and homosociality in the Dollars trilogy’, Studies in European Cinema, 9:1, pp.69-79 (2012)

Chapters in Books

Hunter, Russ, 'I don't wanna be dead! There's no future in it!’: The US and UK critical reception of Four Lions' in No Known Cure: The Comedy of Chris Morris, James Leggott and Jamie Sexton (eds), London: Routledge (2013)

Hunter, Russ, ‘Nightmare Cities: Italian zombie cinema and environmental discourses’ in Hunt, Leon, Sharon Lockyer and Milly Williamson (eds), Screening the Undead: Vampires and Zombies in Film & Television, London: I.B.Taurus (2013)

Hunter, Russ and Ernest Mathijs, ‘Refusing to look at rape: The European Marketing and Reception of Belgian Horror Cinema’ in Brick, Emily, David Huxley and Patricia Allmer (eds), European Horror since 1945, London-New York: Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press  (2012) 

Hunter, Russ, ‘Didn’t you used to be Dario Argento?’: The Cult Reception of Dario Argento, in William Hope (ed), Italian Film Directors in the New Millennium, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press (2010), pp.63-74

Policy and Research Reports

Barker, Martin, Kate Egan, Russ Hunter, Ernest Mathijs, Jamie Sexton & Melanie Selfe, Audiences and Reception of Sexual Violence in Contemporary Cinema, London: BBFC - British Board of Film Classification  (2007)

(available at: http://www.bbfc.co.uk/downloads/index.php).

Cinema journalism

Hunter Russ, ‘Funny Men’ and ‘The Gothic Horror’ in Philip Kemp (ed), This is Cinema, London: Quintet (2011, forthcoming)

Hunter, Russ, various encyclopaedia entries in Steven Schneider (ed), 101 Cult Films, London: Quintet (2010)

Hunter, Russ, various encyclopaedia entries in Steven Schneider (ed), 101 Action Films, London: Quintet (2010)

Hunter, Russ, various encyclopaedia entries in Steven Schneider (ed), 101 Gangster Films, London: Quintet (2010)

Hunter Russ, various encyclopaedia entries in Steven Schneider (ed), 101 War Films, London: Quintet (2010)

Hunter, Russ, various encyclopaedia entries in Steven Schneider (ed), 101 Horror Movies, New York: Quintet (2009)

Hunter, Russ, various encyclopaedia entries in Steven Schneider (ed), 101 Science Fiction Movies, New York: Quintet (2009)

Hunter, Russ, various encyclopaedia entries in Steven Schneider (ed), 501 Movie Directors, New York: Quintet (2008)

Hunter, Russ, various encyclopaedia entries in Steven Schneider (ed), 501 Movie Stars, London: Quintet (2008)


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