Dr Guy Barefoot
Lecturer in Film Studies
Director of Studies, History of Art and Film
Member of the Centre for American Studies
- Tel: 0116 252 2864
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- Office: ATT 1710. Office hours, spring term, 2017: Mondays 10-11, Thursdays 10-11. Dissertation supervision hour, Thursdays 3-4.
Guy Barefoot studied at Sussex University graduating with a BA in the History of the School of England and American Studies, and from the University of East Anglia with a PhD in Film Studies. For his PhD he undertook research into ‘Hollywood’s gaslight melodramas’ of the 1940s: crime melodramas set in the late Victorian or Edwardian era. He subsequently developed this in a broader study of images of the Victorian and Edwardian past in British and American films from the first half of the twentieth century, and in a closer analysis of particular film versions of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Guy Barefoot specialises in the cinema of the United States and Britain, and has a particular interest in Hollywood melodrama, the B-film and the film serial.
Current Research Projects
A study of film serials made by Universal, Mascot, Republic, Columbia and selected independent producers between 1930 and 1946.
I am currently co-supervising PhD student Emma James, who is researching the iconography of the American post-apocalyptic film, and Philip Wintle. I am willing to consider film history PhD proposals related to my research and teaching interests.
- American Film and Visual Culture
- Reading Film and Television
- Seriality: Film, Television and Other Media
- Screen Gothic
- The American City
- The American West
- Approaches to Textual Analysis
Careers Officer for American Studies
Student Staff Committee Co-ordinator for American Studies
Most Recent Publications
The Lost Jungle: Cliffhanger Action and Hollywood Serials of the 1930s and 1940s (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, forthcoming 2016)
'Cutts, (John Henry) Graham', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015)
'Always a Good Programme Here': The Records of the Tudor Cinema, Leicester, 1924-1932, International Journal of Regional and Local History, Volume 8 Number 1 (2013), pp. 26-39
‘Recycled Images: Rose Hobart, East of Borneo and The Perils of Pauline', Adaptation, Volume 5 Number 2 (2012), pp. 152-168.
‘Who Watched that Masked Man? Hollywood's Serial Audiences in the 1930s’ Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Volume 31 Issue 2 (2011), pp.167-190.
Gaslight Melodrama: From Victorian London to 1940s Hollywood (Continuum, 2001, reissued Bloomsbury, 2016).