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Dr Louis Bayman 

Lecturer in Film Studies, Admissions Tutor (Semester 1)

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Dr Louis Bayman is Lecturer in Film at the University of Southampton.

I studied at the Universities of Glasgow, Warwick and King's College, London, where I completed my AHRC-funded PhD research which was published in 2014 with the title The Operatic and the Everyday in Post-war Italian Film Melodrama (Edinburgh University Press). I have published on a range of areas to do with Italian cinema, popular genres and aesthetics. More recently I have been concentrating on political analyses of retro, neoliberalism and nostalgia in contemporary cinema, journey narratives on film, as well as writing reviews for a range of publications. I am developing a new research project on experiences of time, progress and disorientation in contemporary cinema. I am a Member of the Executive Committee of BAFTSS, and I am organising the annual BAFTSS conference in 2021, which will be hosted by Southampton. I have taught in Universities in the UK and in Rome, and have taught at the University of Southampton since September, 2015. I teach on the Introduction to Hollywood and European Cinema modules, Film Noir, Film, Realism and Reality, World Cinema and Horror modules.


Post-war Italian Film Melodrama
Post-war Italian Film Melodrama
World Film: Sao Paulo
World Film: Sao Paulo
Popular Italian Cinema
Popular Italian Cinema
World Cinema: Brazil
World Cinema: Brazil
World Cinema: Italy
World Cinema: Italy
Journeys on Screen
Journeys on Screen

Research interests

I am currently developing a new research project on new experiences of time, as understood through analysis of contemporary narrative cinema. My established research interests are in the aesthetics of cinema, film genre, Italian cinema and contemporary cinema. These have taken the form of investigations into post-war Italian melodrama, horror and serial killer cinema, political cinema, neoliberalism in contemporary Hollywood and retro and nostalgia in contemporary European film and television.

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I teach on the Introduction to Hollywood and European Cinema modules, Film Noir, Film Realism and Reality, World Cinema and Horror Cinema.

Dr Louis Bayman
University of Southampton
Avenue Campus
SO17 1BF
United Kingdom


Room Number: 65/1073

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