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Biography

Dr Laura Hunber is Reader in Film and Media. She completed her MA in Literature and the Visual Arts at the University of Reading, spending one term at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, funded by the Erasmus Scheme Award. She went on to gain her PhD in Film from the University of Reading, looking at the work of Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman. She teaches across the Film Studies, Film Production and Media Studies programmes, including modules on ‘Music and Film’, ‘Stars’ and ‘Fairytale and Gothic Horror’.

Areas of expertise

  • Scandinavian and European films
  • Fairytale and gothic horror
  • Cult film and art cinema

Publications

Books

  • Hubner, L. Fairytale and Gothic Horror: Uncanny Transformations in Film​ (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming)​
  • Hubner, L., Leaning, M. and Manning, P. (eds) The Zombie Renaissance in Popular Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
  • Allen, S. and Hubner, L. (eds) Framing Film - Cinema and the Visual Arts (Intellect, 2012)
  • Hubner, L. (ed.) Valuing Films: Shifting Perceptions of Worth (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
  • Hubner, L. The Films of Ingmar Bergman: Illusions of Light and Darkness (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)

Articles and chapters

  • Hubner, L. ‘The Fairy-Tale Film in Latin America’, in Zipes, J., Greenhill, P. and Magnus-Johnston, K. (eds) Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney: International Perspectives (Routledge, 2015)
  • Hubner, L. ‘Archiving Gore: Who owns Zombie Flesh Eaters?’, in Hubner, L., Leaning, M. and Manning, P.​​ (eds) The Zombie Renaissance in Popular Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)​
  • Hubner, L. ‘Tension, Transition and Tone in Michael Haneke’s Caché’, Studies in European Cinema 9:2+3, (September 2012) 99-108
  • Hubner, L. ‘Summer with Monika: Summer Dreaming’, in The Criterion Collection DVD Booklet, 2012
  • Hubner, L. 'Here's Johnny! Re-framing The Shining', in Allen, S. and Hubner, L. (eds) Framing Film - Cinema and the Visual Arts (Intellect, 2012)
  • Hubner, L. 'A Taste for Flesh and Blood? Shifting Classifications of Contemporary European Cinema', in Hubner, L. (ed) Valuing Films (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
  • Hubner, L. 'Shifting Perceptions of Worth', in Hubner, L. (ed.) Valuing Films (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
  • Hubner, L. ‘Pan’s Labyrinth, Fear and the Fairy Tale’, in Stephen Hessel and Michèle Huppert (eds) Fear Itself. Reasoning the Unreasonable (Rodopi, 2009)
  • Hübner, L. ‘The Drugs of Labour: the contested nature of popular drug use in childbirth’, in Paul Manning (ed.) Drugs and Popular Culture: Drugs, Identity, Media and Culture in the 21st Century (Willan, 2006)
  • Hübner, L. ‘Her Defiant Stare: Dreams of Another World in Summer with Monika’, Studies in European Cinema 2:2, (Intellect, September 2005)103-113

Projects

  • BA Film Studies (at the University of Winchester) hosts an online blog of 'Iconic Movie Images', with quality articles written by students and staff celebrating movie images that have attained iconic status
  • Following the three-day International ‘Framing Film’ Conference, held at the University of Winchester in 2009, Laura co-edited the book, Framing Film: Cinema and the Visual Arts (Intellect, 2012). The conference attracted over 70 speakers, from an international range of universities, including Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Turkey and the USA. The edited collection inspired by the event explores the intricate relationships between cinema and a variety of visual arts media, including posters, paintings, photography, comic books and production design.

Guest speaker

  • Hubner, L. ‘Bergman - kvinnornas man?’, Bergman Week (Fårö, Sweden), Göteborg International Film Festival, 2007

Additional online articles

  • Hubner, L. ‘Easy Rider’, SuperCool Cinema, June 2012
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