Kate Egan

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Research interests

horror cinema, British cinema and television, film censorship, audience and reception studies, cult film and television, film and television comedy, memory studies, local cinemagoing histories

Biography

Kate began working at Northumbria in May 2020, after twelve years as lecturer and then senior lecturer in film studies at Aberystwyth University. She is the author of Trash or Treasure? Censorship and the Changing Meanings of the Video Nasties (MUP, 2007), Cultographies: The Evil Dead (Wallflower, 2011), and (with Martin Barker, Tom Philips and Sarah Ralph) Alien Audiences (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). She is also the co-editor of Cult Film Stardom (with Sarah Thomas, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), And Now for Something Completely Different: Critical Approaches to Monty Python (with Jeffrey Weinstock, EUP, 2020), and Researching Historical Screen Audiences (with Jamie Terrill and Martin Smith, EUP, forthcoming).  She is currently working on practice-based research focused on the Dirt in the Gate cinema events and their audiences at the Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth, and planning and developing further research on audience memories of horror film and television.  She has previously supervised 12 PhD students to completion, with projects ranging from a textual and reception study of masculinity in the James Bond films to a study of the history of rural cinemagoing in Wales, and would welcome enquiries from potential PhD students who share her research interests.

Education/Academic qualification

Teacher Training (University), PGCTHE, University of Wales

Award Date: 30 Jun 2011

Film and Television Studies, PhD, University of Nottingham

Award Date: 30 Jul 2005

Film and Television Studies, MA, University of Nottingham

Award Date: 15 Nov 1999

Film and Television Studies, BA (Hons), University of Reading

Award Date: 30 Jul 1997

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