Kate Egan

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Research interests

horror film and television, 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 joined the Department of Arts in 2020, after working for thirteen years as a lecturer and 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 (Manchester University Press, 2007), Cultographies: The Evil Dead (Columbia University Press, 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 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), And Now for Something Completely Different: Critical Approaches to Monty Python (Edinburgh University Press, 2020), and Researching Historical Screen Audiences (Edinburgh University Press, 2022), and the co-convenor of the BAFTSS Horror Studies Special Interest Group. She is currently planning and developing further research on film performance and horror, and audience memories of horror film and television. 

Kate has previously supervised 6 PhD students to completion as principal supervisor, and 6 PhD students as second supervisor, 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. She would welcome enquiries from potential PhD students who share her research interests.  She also serves as the Department of Arts' Postgraduate Research Lead, as well as joint programme leader for the BA Film and Television Production programme, and co-convenor of the Department's Moving Image, Popular Media and Culture research group.

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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