Laura Crossley

Dr Laura Crossley

  • Senior Lecturer In Film
  • Weymouth House W215, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Laura's research interests include national identity, British film, nostalgia, postmodernism and post-colonialism. Her specific areas of interest are on British spy fictions, particularly on film and television. She is currently researching aspects of nostalgia culture in contemporary Cold War fictions as part of a wider research project.

Laura is founding co-editor of 'Routledge Studies in Espionage and Culture' (Routledge) and is part of the BAFTSS Special Interest Group on British Film and Television.

Journal Articles



  • Crossley, L., 2024. ‘I Know my Value’: Feminism, Femininity and Transgression in Marvel’s Agent Carter. In: Van Raalte, C. and Pheasant-Kelly, F., eds. Action Heroines in the Twenty-First Century: Sisters in Arms. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Crossley, L., 2024. Dr No. In: Joy, S., Hines, C. and McSweeney, T., eds. Bond, James Bond: Critical Perspectives on the 007 Film Franchise. Wallflower.
  • Crossley, L., 2019. Seeing Isn’t Believing: The Fallacy of Vision in The Ipcress File and Skyfall. Deception: Spies, Lies and Forgeries. 11-18.

Internet Publications

PhD Students

  • Kuihua Zhang, (In progress)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Narrative Constructions, MA Media Production

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Principles of Storytelling, BA (Hons) Film
  • Film Language II, BA (Hons) Film
  • Media in Transition
  • Media Theory Perspectives
  • The Dissertation

Invited Lectures

  • An Appeal for Modesty, Liverpool University, 10 Dec 2015 more
  • The Art of Chinese Cinema, An Introduction, Liverpool John Moores University, 14 Oct 2015 more

Internal Responsibilities

  • BA Film Representative, DEDIC
  • FMC Representative, Senate
  • Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Film
  • Level 4 Co-ordinator, BA Film

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • Humanities, 29 Jan 2018
  • Studies in European Cinema, 03 Oct 2016

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Introductory Talk (29 Mar 2022)

Conference Presentations

  • The Superhero Project: Seventh Global Meeting, ‘She’s Kind of Awful Now’: Reframing and Interchanging Heroism and Villainy in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)., 25 Aug 2023, Herstmonceaux Castle, Sussex, UK
  • Re-thinking Histories of Popular British Film and Television, Spectacular Bodies: the Stuntwomen of Bond, 27 Jun 2023, Northumbria University
  • The Superhero Project: Sixth Global Project, The Star-Spangled Man: Race, Patriotism and Identity in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021), 09 Sep 2022, Moers, Germany
  • Action Heroines in the Twenty-First Century: Sisters in Arms, ‘I Know my Value’: Feminism, Femininity and Transgression in Marvel’s Agent Carter., 10 Jun 2022, Bournemouth University
  • Cinematic Bond at 60, ‘Love Me Do': The Beatles, Bond and the Year that Changed Britain., 04 Mar 2022, Bournemouth University
  • The Cold War and Popular Culture, Bond and the New Elizabethans: Tradition and Modernity in DR NO (1962), 02 Jul 2021, Bournemouth University (online)
  • Geriaction Cinema: a Syposium on the Ageing Action Star, ‘Palmer, Smiley … and Powers: Old Spies in a Young Man’s Game’, 11 May 2018, Bournemouth University
  • BAFTSS 5th Annual Conference: Genre Studies Now, (Re)Visions of the Cold War: Nostalgia, Comfort and Ideology in The Game (2014), 20 Apr 2017, University of Bristol
  • Spies on British Screens, ‘An Absence of Modesty: the male/female dichotomy in Modesty Blaise’, 17 Jun 2016, Plymouth University
  • Spying on Spies: Popular Representations of Spies and Espionage, ‘“Do you always wear glasses?”: Vision, knowledge and power in The Ipcress File (1965)’, 03 Sep 2015, Warwick Business School at The Shard, London
  • Spies, Spying and Forgeries, ’Seeing Isn’t Believing: The Fallacy of Vision in The Ipcress File (1965) and Skyfall', 20 Jul 2015, Mansfield College, Oxford
  • Comedy and Society, ‘Whatever Happened to the Funny Girl? The Rise and Fall (and Rise?) of the Hollywood Comedienne’, 22 Nov 2014, University of Hull
  • Exploring British Film and Television Stardom, ‘Fashioning Stars: Anna Neagle and Maytime in Mayfair (1948)’, 01 Nov 2013, Queen Mary University
  • European Cinema Research Forum 2012: Adaptation, Authorship and Ownership, ‘Indicting Americana: How Max Ophuls Exposed the American Dream in Caught and The Reckless Moment’, 16 Jul 2012, Edge Hill University


  • PhD in Screen Studies (University of Manchester, 2009)
  • MA in Screen Studies (University of Manchester, 2004)
  • BA (Hons) in Theatre Studies (University of Lancaster, 2002)