Dr Kathrina Glitre

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About me

I have extensive experience teaching Film Studies, specialising in film genre, film style and classical Hollywood cinema. I am particularly interested in the interaction of creative, aesthetic and industry factors, and screen representation of gender and sexuality. My teaching includes modules on Film Genre, Adaptation: Screenwriting and Narrative Form, and Contemporary Cinema, and supervising Independent Projects.

Editorial board: Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism

Advisory Board: Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media.

I am a member of UWE's Moving Image Research Group, the British Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies, and Screen Studies South West.

Area of expertise

My current research focuses on Cary Grant and acting and I am also an Academic Adviser for the Cary Grant Comes Home for the Weekend Festival. I have recently published an essay on 'Screen Character and the Star Vehicle' focusing on Arsenic and Old Lace (1946). The essay combines analysis of casting, screenwriting and performance as a way of thinking through the commercial processes of adaptation. I am also writing on the impact of the Production Code on performance in My Favorite Wife (1940), and on Grant's star labour and performance in Night and Day (1946).

My other publications include a monograph on Hollywood Romantic Comedy  (2006), essays on colour, widescreen spectacle, and CGI, and co-editing Neo-Noir (2009).

In addition to romantic comedy and noir, my film genre expertise includes horror, crime and psychological thrillers, in both transnational and Hollywood contexts. I am currrently developing a new research project on the relationships between genre canons, 'classic' movies and contemporary film culture.


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