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Biography

Steven Allen is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and teaches on the Film Studies and Media Studies programmes at the University of Winchester. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Film and English Studies, and went on to complete his MA and PhD in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. Subsequently, he taught at the University of Warwick and Open University before joining the University of Winchester in 2006. He teaches across film and media studies, including modules on animation, Australian cinema, the representation of space and place, film history and masculinity and the media.
 

Higher Education Teaching Qualification

Senior Fellowship (SFHEA)
 

Areas of expertise

  • Film Studies and Media Studies

Publications

Books

  • Allen, S. (2013) Cinema, Pain and Pleasure: Consent and the Controlled Body (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Allen, S. and Hubner, L. (eds) (2012) Framing Film - Cinema and the Visual Arts (Intellect)

Articles and Chapters

  • Allen, S. (2016/17) ‘Persepolis: telling tales of trauma’, in A. Thakkar and N. Hodgin (eds), Scars and Wounds: Trauma on Film in National and International Contexts (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Allen, S. (2015) ‘Australian Animation – Landscape, Isolation and Connections’ in C. Pallant (ed.), Animated Landscapes: History, Form, and Function (Bloomsbury Academic)
  • Allen, S. (2014) ‘The Undead Down Under’ in M. Leaning, P. Manning and L. Hubner (eds), Zombie Renaissance: the Re-animation of the Undead in Popular Culture (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Allen, S. (2012) ‘Narrativising Pastness: The Photographs of Donald Thomson and Ten Canoes’ in S. Allen and L. Hubner (eds), Framing Film: Cinema and the Visual Arts (Intellect)
  • Allen, S. (2011) ‘Getting Animated: Valuing Anime’ in L. Hubner (ed.), Valuing Films (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Allen, S. (2010) ‘A French Exchange: Education as the Cultural Interface in British Comedies’, Journal of British Cinema and Television, Vol.7 No.3
  • Allen, S. (2010) ‘Counterfictional Suffering: Authenticity and Artistry in The Passion of the Christ’ in E. Christianson and C. Partridge (eds), Holy Terror: Understanding Religion and Violence in Popular Culture (Equinox)
  • Allen, S. (2009) ‘Bringing the Dead to Life: Animating the Horrific’, [revised and extended chapter] in S. Hessel and M. Huppert (eds), Fear Itself: Reasoning the Unreasonable (Rodopi)
  • Allen, S. (2009) ‘Assessment feedback: A case study’, Capture: Learning and Teaching Journal, No.2
  • Allen, S. (2009) ‘Audio Avery: Sound in Tex Avery’s MGM Cartoons’, Animation Journal, No.17
  • Allen, S. (2009) ‘Imaging/Imagining a history of violence: Red Road and This is England’ in H. Radner and P. Fossen (eds), Remapping Cinema, Remaking History: Proceedings of the XIVth Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand, Dunedin: Volume Two: Selected Refereed Papers (Dunedin: Centre for Research on National Identity, University of Otago)
  • Allen, S. (2008) ‘British Cinema at the Seaside: the Limits of Liminality’, Journal of British Cinema and Television, Vol.5 No.1
  • Allen, S. (2008) ‘Bringing the Dead to Life: Animating the Horrific’, Fear, Horror & Terror - 1, eBook
  • Allen, S. (2006) ‘Will Hay and the Cinema of Consensus’, Journal of British Cinema and Television, Vol.3 No.2

Invited Presentations and Conference Papers​

  • 2016 ‘Australia’s Displaced Land: Tasmania, Landscape and Loss’, Screening Australia seminar series, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King’s College London.
  • 2016 ‘Australia’s Displaced Land and History: Tasmania, Landscape and Loss’, Narratives of Place in Literature, Film, and Folklore Conference, the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, USA.
  • 2016 ‘Hawai’i – the folklore and landscape of the Big Island’, invited speaker for the Women’s Institute, Bassett.
  • 2015 ‘Australian Animation – Landscape, Isolation and Connections’, University of Winchester’s RKE Symposium.
  • 2015 ‘Australian Cinema: Landscape and “Lost Children” (Pt2)’, invited speaker for the Women’s Institute, Bassett.
  • 2014 ‘Australian Cinema: Landscape and “Lost Children” (Pt1)’, invited speaker for the Women’s Institute, Bassett.
  • 2013 ‘Sun, Sea and Sin – the Seaside in British Cinema’, invited speaker for the Women’s Institute, Bassett.
  • 2012 ‘Animation, Performance and the “Real”’, invited speaker at the Theatre Royal, Winchester.
  • 2010 ‘Red Road – Introduction’, invited speaker at the Winchester Film Festival, Winchester.
  • 2009 ‘Narrativising “pastness”: the photographs of Donald Thomson and Ten Canoes (2006)’, Framing Film: Cinema and the Visual Arts Conference, University of Winchester.
  • 2009 ‘Persepolis and a child of history’, Screen Studies Conference, University of Glasgow.
  • 2009 ‘Valuing Films’, Research & Knowledge Exchange Symposium, University of Winchester.
  • 2008 ‘Imaging/Imagining a History of Violent Britain’, Remapping Cinema, Remaking History Conference, Film & History Association of Australia and New Zealand, University of Dunedin.
  • 2007 ‘Bringing the Dead to Life: Animating the Horrific’, Fear, Horror & Terror Conference, Mansfield College, Oxford.
  • 2007 ‘A French Exchange – Education as the cultural interface in British Comedies’, Anglo-French Cinematic Relations Since 1930 Conference, University of Southampton.
  • 2007 ‘Historicised suffering: authenticity and artistry in The Passion of the Christ’, Understanding Religion and Violence in Popular Culture Conference, University of Chester.
  • 2006 ‘The Serial Killer as Artist’, Violent Film Conference, University of Winchester.
  • 2005 ‘“Something for everyone” – the DVD experience of Pixar Animation’, ‘What is a DVD?’ Conference, University of Warwick.
  • 2002 ‘The Serial Killer in Hollywood’, Graduate Research Seminar, University of Warwick.

Conferences / Events Convened

  • 2009 Framing Film: Cinema and the Visual Arts; coordinated with Dr Laura Hubner, University of Winchester
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