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Ms Ellen Cheshire 

Postgraduate research student

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Research interests

Cinema as a place of Fear and Wonder: The literary treatment of cinemas, cinemagoing and film exhibition in pre-1930 English, Irish and American fiction. 

Supervisors: Professor Michael Williams and Dr Malcolm Cook 


MA Gothic: Culture, Subculture, Counterculture, St Mary's University

BA (Hons) English and Film, University of North London

PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE, University of Chichester

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In the Scene: Ang Lee for Supernova Books, June 2020. 

In the Scene: Jane Campion for Supernova Books, May 2018. 

Electric Pictures: A Guide to Films, Filmmakers and Cinemas of Worthing and Shoreham. Co-authored with James Clarke. The History Press, 2017.  

Bio-Pics: A Life in Pictures. Wallflower Press (imprint of Columbia University Press), 2015. 

The Coen Brothers. Co-authored with John Ashbrook. Pocket Essentials (imprint of Oldcastle Books), 3rd Edition 2005, 2nd 2002, 1st 2000. 

Audrey Hepburn. Pocket Essentials (imprint of Oldcastle Books), 2004. 

Ang Lee. Pocket Essentials (imprint of Oldcastle Books), 2001. 

Jane Campion. Pocket Essentials (imprint of Oldcastle Books), 2000. 



‘Film Form’, ‘Institutional Contexts’, ‘Global Filmmaking’ and ‘Silent Film: German Expressionism’ in WJEC/eduqas Film Studies for A Level Text Book ed. Lisa Wardle. Illuminate Publishing, June 2018.  

‘Who Was the First Female Cinematographer?’ in Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema ed. Melody Bridges and Cheryl Robson. Supernova Books, 2016. 

 ‘Beyond the Mainstream: Counter Culture Cinema’ in Counter Culture UK – a celebration ed. Rebecca Gillieron and Cheryl Robson. Supernova Books, 2015. 

‘Chapter 1: Early Years (1899-1913)’, ‘Chapter 2: Keystone (1914)’ and ‘Chapter3: Essanay (1915-16)’ in The Charlie Chaplin Archives ed. Paul Duncan. Taschen, 2015. 

' A Different Direction’ (The Living Daylights), ' Darker, Grittier’ (Licence to Kill) and ' Seeking Revenge’ (Quantum of Solace) in The James Bond Archives ed. Paul Duncan. Taschen, 2012. 

'Don't Come to Me with Political Material’ (Nazi Propaganda) in Under Fire: a century of war movies ed. Jay Slater. Ian Allen Publishing, 2009. 

 ‘All Disney entries' in SFW’s Top 100 Box Office Fantasy Films.  M.S. Publications, 2000. 


Journals (Peer Reviewed)

‘Lads of the Village: from stage to screen to court’ in Early Popular Visual Culture. Routledge. (forthcoming) 

 ‘Review of Lucy Bolton’s talk ‘Iris Murdoch, Cinema and Film Philosophy’’ in The Iris Murdoch Review.  Kingston University Press, 2018 


British Film Institute (BFI) Publications

Essay on The Spoilers in the booklet for the Marlene Dietrich 1940 – 1942 box set, January 2021 

Essays on Jessica Lange and Tommy Lee Jones for the Blue Sky Blu-Ray, January 2021  

Essays on Gerard Depardieu and Jean-Paul Rappeneau in the booklet for Cyrano de Bergerac Blu-Ray, Feb 2020 

Essay and interview with screenwriter in the booklet for the 40th Anniversary release of Hair, October 2019 

Essay on Dorothy Davenport in the booklet to the Early Women Filmmakers Collection, June 2019 

Article on the powerful use of silence in the films of Jane Campion in Sight & Sound, July 2018 


Journalism: Film, Theatre and Book reviews, interviews and features

Publications include: Circus 250, Chichester Observer, GScene, Classic Television, Crime Time,, Science Fiction World and Matrix.


More information on Ellen's personal website.

Ms Ellen Cheshire
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Southampton. SO17 1BF United Kingdom

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