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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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., 2018. An Absence of Modesty: The Male/Female Dichotomy in Modesty Blaise. Journal of British Cinema and Television.
  • Crossley, L., 2017. The capra touch: Nostalgia culture in American film. Film International, 15 (1), 11-22.
  • Crossley, L., 2015. Stand, Men of the West! The Battle for Middle-earth (and Britain). Film International.
  • Crossley, L., 2015. Get the London look: Anna Neagle as the emblem of British fashion and femininity in Maytime in Mayfair. Film, Fashion & Consumption, 4 (1), 57-73.
  • Crossley, L., 2015. The Return of the (Once and Future) King: Tolkien's Ring, Arthur's Round Table, and Unholy Grail Quests. Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 32 (7), 625-642.
  • Crossley, L., 2014. Multicultural Middle-earth: Constructing “Home” and the Post- colonial Imaginary in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings. Film International.
  • Crossley, L., 2014. Ganstagrass: Hybridity and Popular Culture in Justified. Journal of Popular Television, 2 (1), 57-75.
  • Crossley, L., 2014. Indicting Americana: How max ophüls exposed the american dream in caught (1949) and the reckless moment (1949). Studies in European Cinema, 11 (2), 116-125.


Profile of Teaching PG

  • Narrative Constructions, MA Media Production

Profile of Teaching UG

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

Invited Lectures

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

Internal Responsibilities

  • Level 4 Co-ordinator, BA Film

Conference Presentations

  • 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


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