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Bruce Bennett supervises 3 postgraduate research students. Some of the students have produced research profiles, these are listed below:

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Dr Bruce Bennett


Bruce Bennett

The LICA Building

Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4YW

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 594753


PhD supervision

I am interested in working with students in any area of cinema, film studies, screen studies or visual culture, but have particular interests in:
Hollywood cinema, British cinema, Transnational cinema, Early cinema, Film, politics and class, cinema technology, Visual culture and climate change.

Current Teaching


I am currently co-supervising the following PhD projects:

  • Anna Martin, Real Person Fanfiction (RPF) and online fan communities
  • Rona Murray, Situations of Absence: Silence and Invisibility in Women's Cinema
  • Liz Nichols, The Cinematic Punctum

I have supervised the following PhDs:

  • Dr Imogen Robertson (2013), Intervals, Rhythms and Waves: Relations of Affect in Case Studies of Subjective Documentary from the 1980s and 1990s 
  • Dr Katherine Harrison (2009: AHRC-funded), Terror/Democracy: An iconology
  • Dr Alex Simcock (2009: AHRC-funded), Rethinking Film and Television through the made-for-TV movie
  • Dr Dominique Ying-chih Liao (2008), Film and theatre in post-martial law Taiwan



I am currently convening the second-year core module, Global Cinema (LICA251), the third-year option module Silent Cinema (LICA355), and supervising third-year dissertations.

I also contribute to the first-year core modules, Introduction to Film Studies (LICA150), Modernism in the Arts (LICA100), and the second-year core module, Critical Reflections (LICA200).



Additional Information



  • Teaching Transnational Cinema and Media: Politics and Pedagogy.

    I am working with Dr Katarzyna Marciniak (Ohio) on an edited collection of essays on the political, philosophical and methodological challenges of teaching transnational cinema. This is currently in process with a provisional publication date in 2015.

  • The cinema of Michael Bay: an aesthetics of excess. I am developing a special issue of a journal on the Hollywood director, Michael Bay, in conjunction with Dr Bruce Isaacs (Sydney University, Aus.) and Dr Leon Gurevitch (University of Victoria, NZ). This will also include contributions from Brian Baker (English and Creative Writing, Lancaster), Mark Kerins, Lisa Purse and Aylish Wood


  • Screening Style: Costume, cinema and performance. I am working with  Dr Catherine Spooner (English and Creative Writing, Lancaster) to plan a free one-day symposium on costume design, which will take place on Saturday 15th March 2014 in the LICA building. The provisional list of speakers includes Christopher Frayling, Lea Anderson, Jane Barnwell, Kamilla Eliiot, Debra Ferreday, Nigel Stewart. Further information can be found on the event's facebook page. This is a follow-up event to the symposium on production design which was held at LICA, Lancaster University in Feb. 2013. Registration for the event is free and please contact Catherine or myself to register.


  • Video game culture and cinema. I am co-writing an essay on the aesthetic and technical relationship between films and video games with Dr Leon Gurevitch (University of Victoria, NZ).


  • Design fictions, design futures. I am in the early stages of developing a project with Dr Martyn Evans (LICA) on the history and critical function of 'design fiction'.



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