Laura Crossley

Dr Laura Crossley

  • 01202 965658
  • lcrossley at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer (Academic) in Film
  • Weymouth House W215, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

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

Books

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

  • Liverpool John Moores University, 14 Oct 2015 more
  • Liverpool University, 10 Dec 2015 more

Internal Responsibilities

  • Level 4 Co-ordinator, BA Film

Conference Presentations

  • 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
  • Exploring British Film and Television Stardom, ‘Fashioning Stars: Anna Neagle and Maytime in Mayfair (1948)’, 01 Nov 2013, Queen Mary University
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 on British Screens, ‘An Absence of Modesty: the male/female dichotomy in Modesty Blaise’, 17 Jun 2016, Plymouth 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
  • 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

Qualifications

  • 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)

Memberships

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