Chris Pullen

Dr Chris Pullen

  • 01202 965537
  • cpullen at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Principal Academic in Media Theory
  • Weymouth House W210, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Christopher Pullen is the author of a number of books focussing on sexuality and the media. His publications include the monographs 'Pedro Zamora, Sexuality and AIDS Education: The Autobiographical Activism and The Real World' (Cambria, 2016), 'Straight Girls and Queer Guys: The Hetero Media Gaze in Film and Television' (Edinburgh University Press, 2016), 'Gay Identity, New Storytelling and The Media' (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012) and 'Documenting Gay Men: Identity and Performance in Reality Television and Documentary Film' (McFarland, 2007), plus the edited collections: 'Queer Youth and Media Cultures (Palgrave, 2014), 'LGBT Transnational Identity and the Media' (Palgrave 2012), 'LGBT Identity and Online New Media' (Routledge, 2010) and 'Queer Love in Television and Film' (Palgrave, 2013).

Research

Chris is currently working on research on bullying in secondary school and gender performance, transgender identity within television documentary and queer identity in Central and South American film.

Also he has forthcoming research on haptic documentary performance and the refugee crisis, the European Community and queer identification, plus a new monograph examining the landmark TV series 'Nurse Jackie' in relation to female heroism, celebrity and therapy.

Journal Articles

  • Pullen, C., 2013. Queer Youth Suicide, Culture and Identity: Unliveable Lives? SEXUALITIES, 16 (3-4), 492-494.
  • Pullen, C., 2011. Heroic Gay Characters in Popular Film; Tragic Determination, and the Everyday. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 25, 397-413.
  • Pullen, C., 2008. AIDS Orphans, Parents and Children in Documentary: Disclosure, Performance and Sacrifice. Media, Culture and Society, 30, 663-676.

Books

Chapters

  • Pullen, C., 2016. Benidorm and the 'All You Can Eat' Buffet: Food, Bodily Functions and the Carnivalesque. Food, Media and Contemporary Culture: The Edible Image. 44-64.
  • Pullen, C., 2015. Benidorm and the ‘All You Can Eat’ Buffet: Food, Bodily Functions and The Carnivalesque. Food, Media and Contemporary Culture: The Edible Imag. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 44-64.
  • Pullen, C., 2014. Self-reflexive screenwriting and LGBT identity: Framing and indirectly reading the self. Screenwriters and Screenwriting: Putting Practice into Context. 271-287.
  • Pullen, C., 2014. Self-Reflexive Screenwriting and LGBT Identity: Framing and Indirectly Reading the Self. In: Batty, C., ed. Screenwriters and Screenwriting: Putting Practice into Context.. UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 271-287.
  • Pullen, 2013. Documentary Identity. In: Winston, B., ed. The Documentray Film Book. BFI.
  • Pullen, C., 2013. Ford’s A Single Man and Bachardy’s Chris and Don: The Aesthetic and Domestic Body of Isherwood. In: Demory, P. and Pullen, C., eds. Queer Love in Film and Television. Palgrave MacMillan, 233-243.
  • Pullen, C., 2012. LGBT transnational documentary "Becoming". LGBT Transnational Identity and the Media. 23-40.
  • Pullen, C., 2010. The Murder of Lawrence King and LGBT Online Stimulations of Narrative Copresence. In: Pullen, C. and Cooper, M., eds. LGBT Identity and Online New Media. New York: Routledge, 17-36.
  • Pullen, C., 2010. Introduction. 1-13.
  • Pullen, C., 2010. “Love the coat”: Bisexuality, the Female Gaze and the Romance of Sexual Politics. In: Ireland, A., Palumbo, D.E. and Sullivan, C.W., eds. Illuminating Torchwood: Essays on Narrative, Character and Sexuality in the BBC Series. Jefferson NC,USA: McFarland, 135-152.
  • Pullen, C., 2010. Introduction. In: Pullen, C. and Cooper, M., eds. LGBT Identity and Online New Media. New York: Routledge, 1-13.
  • Berger, R., 2010. Out and About: Slash Fic, Re-imagined Texts, and Queer Commentaries. In: Pullen, C. and Cooper, M., eds. LGBT Identity & Online New Media. London: Routledge, 159-170.
  • Pullen, C., 2009. Contemporary music video culture in television and film drama: narrative, performance and (post)modernity. In: Harper, G., Eisentraut, J. and Doughty, R., eds. Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media: A Critical Overview. London: Continuum.
  • Pullen, C., 2008. Brokeback Mountain as Progressive Narrative and Cinematic Vision: Landscape, Emotion and the Denial of Domesticity. In: Hunt, A., ed. The Geographical Imagination of Annie Proulx: Rethinking Regionalism. USA: Lexington Books.
  • Pullen, C., 2007. Non-heterosexual characters in post war television drama: from covert identity and stereotyping, towards reflexivity and social change. In: Godiwala, D., ed. Alternatives within the Mainstream II: Queer Theatres in post-war Britain. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 272-297.
  • Pullen, C., 2007. The films of Ducastel and Martineau: gay identity, the family and the autobiographical self. In: Griffiths, R., ed. Queer Cinema in Europe. Bristol: Intellect Publishers.
  • Pullen, C., 2006. Gay performativity and reality television: alliances, competition and discourse. In: Keller, J.R. and Stratyner, L., eds. The New Queer Aesthetic on Television: Essays on Recent Programming. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 160-176.
  • Pullen, C., 2004. The household, the basement and the real world: gay identity in the constructed reality environment. In: Holmes, S. and Jermyn, D., eds. Understanding Reality Television. London: Routledge, 211-232.

Conferences

  • pullen, C., 2016. Nurse Jackie, Heroism and the Experiential. In: Console-­ing  Passions 16-18 June 2016 Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, USA.
  • Pullen, C., 2016. Book Launch - Pedro Zamora, Sexuality and AIDS Education. In: GLBT History Centre 14 June 2016 GLBT History Centre, Castro, San Francisco, USA..
  • Pullen, C., 2016. Event Cinema and Liminal Spaces of Dress: Popular Music, Venues and Performativity. In: Society of Media and Cultural Studies 30 March-3 April 2016 Atlanta, USA.
  • Pullen, C., 2016. Queer Consciousness and the Singularity in Science Fiction Film. In: Queer Cultures Research Seminar. 24 February-24 October 2016 Faculty of English, Cambridge University, UK.
  • pullen, C., 2016. Recycling Mobile Phones in the African Continent: Neoliberal Repurposing, Social Networking and HIV Education. In: Twelfth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society 18-19 February 2016 Universidad de Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Pullen, C., 2016. Benidorm and the ‘all you can eat’ buffet: Food, bodily functions and the carnivalesque. 44-64.
  • Pullen, C., 2015. Queering the Mother Board: Artificial Intelligence and the Singularity. In: Screen Studies Conference 26-28 June 2015 University of Glasgow.
  • Pullen, C., 2015. Sexual Diversity and the use of Irony within School Classrooms: Discouraging Bullying through Media Representations. In: SCMS Conference 25-29 March 2015 Montreal, Canada.
  • Pullen, C., 2014. Queer bodies and transformative natural seascapes. In: Screen Studies Conference 27-29 June 2014 University of Glasgow.
  • Pullen, C., 2014. Sexual Diversity and Bullying in School: Improving Educational Practice through the use of Media. In: Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference 16-19 April 2014 USA, Chicago.
  • Pullen, C. and pullen, 2014. Sexual Diversity and Bullying in School: Improving Educational Practice through the use of Media. In: Popular Culture Association Conference 16 April-19 June 2014 Chicago.
  • Pullen, C., 2014. AIDS Education Online: Institutional Practice and Touch Screen Therapeutic Reflections. In: 11th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society and the Technology, Knowledge and Society knowledge community 23-24 February 2015 Berkeley, California, USA.
  • Pullen, C. and pullen, 2014. Sensing the Place of British Queer Social Realism: Tower Blocks, Architectural Space and the Affective Body. In: MECCSA 8-10 January 2014 Bournemouth.
  • Pullen, C., 2013. Teaching Gender Diversity Through Contemporary Media: Role Models, Irony and Non-Conformity. In: Gender and Education Association Conference:Compelling diversities, educational intersections: Policy, Practice and Parity 23-26 April 2013 London South Bank University.
  • Pullen, C., 2013. Queer Youth at School and Online New Media: Identity, Community and Care of the Self. In: Popular Culture Conference 27-30 March 2013 Washington DC, USA.
  • Pullen, C., 2013. Queer Youth Space and the safe haven of the closet: Homosocial Masculinities and Teen Drama. In: MECCSA conference: Spaces and Places of Culture 9-11 January 2013 Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • Pullen, C., 2012. Bulling and Name Calling in School for Connections to Sexual Diversity: Improving Educational Practice’. In: Inter-Disciplinary.Net - Bullying and The Abuse of Power conference 4-6 November 2012 Salzburg.
  • Pullen, C., 2012. Educational Documentary and School Bullying: Animation, Carnival and Politics. In: Screen Conference 29 June-1 July 2012 Glasgow.
  • Pullen, C., 2012. LGBT Youth Identity and Online New Media: Agency, Vulnerability, and Physical Space. In: SCMS Annual conference 21-25 March 2012 Boston, MA, USA.
  • Pullen, C., 2011. New Storytelling for Elder Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals and Transgender People in Contemporary Media: Autobiography, Citizenship and Becoming. In: Aging and Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference 8-9 November 2011 University of California, Berkeley, USA.
  • Pullen, C., 2011. Online stimulations of LGBT Political Reflection: Responses to Hate Crimes, and Self Reflective Performativity. In: Screen Studies Conference 1-3 July 2011 Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Pullen, C., 2011. Sexuality and the Media: Looking for our reflection. In: OUT & About Revealed! The findings of Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual research in Havant & East Hampshire March 2011 Portsmouth, England.
  • Pullen, C., 2010. ‘Recognising LGBTs as Everyday People: Shifting from ‘use’ to ‘us’’. In: Reflecting diversity – the LGBT community and the media 30 September 2010 London, England. London: Westminster Media Forum.
  • Pullen, C., 2010. ‘Tom Ford’s A Single Man: Reconstructing Isherwood though Aesthetics and Domesticity’. In: Film and History Conference 11-14 November 2010 Milwaukee, USA.
  • Pullen, C., 2010. Heroic Gay Characters in Popular Film: Documentary, Domesticity and Sacrifice. In: 41st Anniversary Convention Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 7-11 April 2010 Montreal, Canada.
  • Pullen, C., 2010. Recognising LGBTs as Everyday People: Shifting from ‘use’ to ‘us'. In: Reflecting diversity - the LGBT community and the media 30 September 2010 London. London: Westminster Forum Projects.
  • Pullen, C., 2010. The Transgendered Narrative Body. In: Keeping it Real: Narratives of Ordinary and Extraordinary People Across Media 3 September 2010 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Pullen, C., 2009. The Transgendered Body and Documentary Narratives: Resistance, Partnership and Domestic Screen Memories. In: Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association Conference 7-10 April 2009 New Orleans, LA, USA.
  • Pullen, C., 2008. Documentary Performances of LGBT and Queer Identity in the Developing and Non Western World. In: Visual Evidence XV 2008: The International Documentary Studies Conference 4-8 August 2008 University of Lincoln, England.
  • Pullen, C., 2008. Gay Subjects and Young Learners: Public Service Possibilities and Early Coming Out in Documentary Form. In: Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association Conference 19-22 March 2008 San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • Pullen, C., 2008. Gay Teen Identity and Factual Media: Public Service and New Media Performance. In: Centre for Research in Sex Gender and Sexuality 12 March 2008 Roehampton University, London.
  • Pullen, C., 2008. Youths in Educational Documentary: Coming Out, Partnerships and Race. In: Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference 6-9 March 2008 Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • Pullen, C., 2007. French Queer Cinema: Gay Teen Identity, the Sad Young Man and the Reflexive Self. In: Screen Studies Conference 1-3 July 2007 University of Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Pullen, C., 2007. Gay Identity, Documentary Performance and the Move to the Domestic: Couples, Families and New Community. In: Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association Conference 4-7 April 2007 Boston, MA, USA.
  • Pullen, C., 2006. Narrative Agency in Queer Television Drama: Shame, Reflection and (American) Community. In: Subversive Re/Viewing : Readings, Communities, Practices 2 December 2006 Faculty of Media, Art & Communications, University of Gloucestershire, England.
  • Pullen, C., 2006. Gay identity, documentary and reality TV: the move to the domestic. In: Northeastern Modern Language Association (NEMLA), 37th Annual Convention. Panel Session: Queer Eyes: Reading The ‘Must See’ Queer Television 2-5 March 2006 Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pullen, C., 2006. Lance Loud, An American Family, and the reconfiguration of the American Son. In: 4th Film and History Biennial Conference 8-12 November 2006 Dallas, TX, USA.
  • Pullen, C., 2006. Television’s ‘Necessary Fictions’: Queer as Folk, The L Word and the Imagined Gay Community. In: Screen Studies Conference 30 June-2 July 2006 University of Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Pullen, C., 2005. Echoes of the sad young man and the mirror of the reflexive self: French queer cinema, social performance and gay teen identity. In: Transversalities: Crossing Disciplines, Cultures and Identities 16-18 September 2005 University of Reading.
  • Pullen, C., 2004. Children of the Third World and AIDS representation in documentary: agency, performance and ethics. In: Screen Studies Conference 2-4 July 2004 University of Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Pullen, C., 2004. Gay performances and contemporary factual television: Bakhtinian carnival, hybridity and agency. In: Queory Seminar Series 14 January 2004 University of Sussex, Department of English, Brighton.
  • Pullen, C.. Educational Documentary and School Bullying: Animation, Carnival and Politics. In: Screen Studies Conference 29 June-1 July 2012 University of Glasgow.

Theses

Others

  • Pullen, C., Pullen and Pullen, 2014. Documentaries can tell us more about AIDS than Hollywood. The Conversation. Published.

PhD Students

  • Frances Hawkhead (An Examination of Female Same-sex Desire in the Fiction of Sarah Waters)
  • Alexander McAulay (The Western Screenwriter in Japan: Screenwriting Considerations in Transnational Cinema.)

Qualifications

  • PGCE in Higher Education (Bournemouth University, 2006)
  • PGCE in Research Degree Supervision (Bournemouth University, 2010)
  • Dip HE in Music (Open University, 1999)
  • Dip HE in European Humanities (Open University, 2000)
  • BA (Hons) in Humanities with Music (Open University, 2000)
  • DPhil in Media and Social Identity (Bournemouth University, 2005)

Memberships

  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2016-),
  • Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), Member,
  • Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA). (USA), Member,
  • Popular Culture Association (PCA) (USA), Member,
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) (USA), Member,
  • The Film and History League (USA), Member,
The data on this page was last updated at 04:04 on April 25, 2017.