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Dr James Leggott

Associate Professor

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.

Key Publications

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  • In Fading Light: The Films of the Amber Collective, Leggott, J. 9 Apr 2020
  • Conflicting Masculinities: Men in Television Period Drama, Leggott, J., Taddeo, J., Byrne, K. 30 May 2018
  • “No Need to Matronise Me!”: The Crown, the Male Consort and Conflicted Masculinity, Leggott, J. 30 Jul 2018, Conflicting Masculinities, London; New York, Bloomsbury
  • From Newcastle to Nashville: The Northern Soul of Jimmy Nail, Leggott, J. 9 May 2017, Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 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
  • Come to Daddy? Claiming Chris Cunningham for British Art Cinema, Leggott, J. Apr 2016, In: Journal of British Cinema and Television
  • 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
  • '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 & Littlefield
  • Contemporary British Cinema, Leggott, J. 5 Feb 2013, The Media in Contemporary Britain: A Critical Approach, Basingstoke, Macmillan

PGR Supervision

  • Bethany Chrisp The effects of austerity on North East film and television at both an industry and representational level. Start Date: 01/10/2019 End Date: 04/06/2021
  • Emily Rowson Impossible Girls and Tin Dogs: Constructions of the Gendered Body in Doctor Who Start Date: 07/10/2014 End Date: 01/06/2018
  • Janaki Sasidharan Nair Performativity of Mudras: A Study on the Psychophysical Implications of Hand Gestural Practice in Kathakali and Tantra Start Date: 20/07/2019 End Date: 12/01/2021
  • Geoffrey Matthews Re-thinking the figure of the child in contemporary cinema Start Date: 01/10/2019
  • Tom May An interpretive history and analysis of the BBC’s Play for Today (1970-84) Start Date: 01/10/2018
  • Mark Chapman Interdisciplinary Art Practice in Contemporary Creative Documentary Production Start Date: 24/02/2015
  • Stuart Frazer The Catherine Cookson television drama cycle and regional identity: heritage, culture and knowledge production Start Date: 01/10/2018

Qualifications

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


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