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Dr Richard Rushton

Senior Lecturer

Richard Rushton

Lancaster University

The LICA Building



PhD supervision

Film theory

Film and philosophy

Hollywood cinema

Romantic comedy

French film

Politics and film

Current Teaching

I currently teach on the following courses:

LICA150: Introduction to Film

LICA250: Documentary Cultures

LICA251: Global Cinema

LICA354: Ideology and Politics in the Cinema

LICA350: Film Theory

LICA252: Film, Modernism and the Avant-Garde

Cinema and History (MA course)

Research Interests

My research focuses on the intersection between theory, culture and the image, with a particular focus on film. I have published 4 books:

The Politics of Hollywood Cinema(Palgrave Macmillan 2013)

Cinema After Deleuze(Continuum 2012)

The Reality of Film(Manchester University Press 2011)

What is Film Theory?(Open University Press / McGraw-Hill 2010) - co-written by Gary Bettinson

Recently published:

'Film Theory' in The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, vol. 21, 2013, ed. D. Tucker (Oxford University Press)

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