Dr Laura Crossley
- 01202 965658
- lcrossley at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- 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.
- Crossley, L. and Fisher, A., 2021. Geriaction Cinema: Introduction. Journal of Popular Film and Television, 49 (3), 130-135.
- Kerr, R., Barker-Ruchti, N., Stewart, C. and Kerr, G., 2020. Introduction. Women's Artistic Gymnastics: Socio-cultural Perspectives, 1-5.
- Crossley, L., 2019. Introduction: Everybody Lies. Deception: Spies, Lies and Forgeries, vii-xiv.
- Crossley, L., 2018. An absence of modesty: The male/female dichotomy in modesty blaise. Journal of British Cinema and Television, 15 (3), 357-374.
- Barnett, N., Burton, A. and Crossley, L., 2018. Introduction. Journal of British Cinema and Television, 15 (3), 305-307.
- Crossley, L., 2017. The capra touch: Nostalgia culture in American film. Film International, 15 (1), 11-22.
- Crossley, L., 2017. The Capra Touch. FILM INTERNATIONAL, 15 (1), 11-22.
- 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., 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.
- Dierckxsens, G., 2015. Introduction. ETUDES RICOEURIENNES-RICOEUR STUDIES, 6 (2), 1-6.
- 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.
- Geriaction Cinema, a guest-edited edition of the Journal of Popular Film and Television. Taylor and Francis.
- Crossley, L. and Sitbon, C., 2019. Deception: Spies, Lies and Forgeries.
- Lam, A. and Oryshchuk, N., 2007. How We Became Middle-Earth A Collection of Essays on The Lord of the Rings. Walking Tree Pub.
- 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., 2023. 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.
- Crossley, L., 2022. Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power – a cheat’s guide to Middle-earth before you watch the new show. The Conversation. Available from: https://theconversation.com/lord-of-the-rings-rings-of-power-a-cheats-guide-to-middle-earth-before-you-watch-the-new-show-189644#comment_2865442.
- 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
An Appeal for Modesty, Liverpool University, 10 Dec 2015 more
Invited by the Politics and Society Research Group, the talk looked the character of Modesty Blaise in the context of gender politics and post-colonialism.
The Art of Chinese Cinema, An Introduction, Liverpool John Moores University, 14 Oct 2015 more
Invited to talk on Chinese cinema as part of the Festival of Chinese Culture hosted at Liverpool John Mores University
- BA Film Representative, DEDIC
- FMC Representative, Senate
- Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Film
- Level 4 Co-ordinator, BA Film
- Humanities, 29 Jan 2018
- Studies in European Cinema, 03 Oct 2016
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- Introductory Talk (29 Mar 2022)
- 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)
- Alun Newman, British cinema and streaming services, Newman, A, 24 Jan 2023. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01n3ch8