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Dr James Leggott

Senior Lecturer

Department: Arts

James completed a doctoral thesis on British social realist cinema in 2004 (University of Newcastle), and took up a lectureship in Film and Television Studies at Northumbria in 2006. His research has mostly been concerned with traditions of British film and television culture, particularly realist practices, contemporary cinema and popular television genres.

Qualifications

  • PhD September 01 1999
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2005

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • From Newcastle to Nashville, Leggott, J. 9 May 2017, Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain, Palgrave
  • The rise and fall of practically everyone? The independent British film production sector from the 1980s to the present, Leggott, J. Jan 2017, The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History, Abingdon, Taylor & Francis
  • Fair do’s: Tom Hadaway and the regional voice in 1970s British television, Leggott, J. 26 Aug 2016, In: Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
  • Come to Daddy? Claiming Chris Cunningham for British Art Cinema, Leggott, J. Apr 2016, In: Journal of British Cinema and Television
  • 'Acting Up: Gender and Television Comedy' [Editorial], Leggott, J., Lockyer, S., White, R. 1 Jun 2015, In: Critical Studies in Television
  • “It's not clever, it's not funny, and it's not period!”: Costume Comedy and British Television, Leggott, J. 1 Dec 2014, Upstairs and Downstairs: British Costume Drama Television from The Forstye Saga to Downton Abbey, Lanham, Rowman and Littlefield
  • Contemporary British Cinema, Leggott, J. 5 Feb 2013, The Media in Contemporary Britain: A Critical Approach, Basingstoke, Macmillan
  • Introduction: Why bother?, Leggott, J. 2013, No known cure: the comedy of Chris Morris, London, British Film Institute
  • No known cure: the comedy of Chris Morris, Leggott, J., Sexton, J. 2013
  • The Catherine Cookson Television Adaptation Cycle: Production, Perception, and Heritage, Leggott, J. 1 May 2012, Catherine Cookson Country, Farnham, Ashgate

PGR Supervision

  • Stuart Frazer Start: 01/10/2018
  • Emily Rowson Impossible Girls and Tin Dogs: Constructions of the Gendered Body in Doctor Who Start: 07/10/2014
  • Tom May Start: 01/10/2018
  • Mark Chapman Interdisciplinary Art Practice in Contemporary Creative Documentary Production Start: 24/02/2015


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