Research Outputs

Recent and forthcoming books by CRFAC members:

  Deborah Jermyn, Nancy Meyers (London & New York: Boomsbury, forthcoming 2017)
  Stacey Abbott, Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016)
  Chris Darke, La Jetée (Basingstoke: BFI/Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
  Deborah Jermyn and Su Holmes (eds.) Women, Celebrity and Cultures of Ageing: Freeze Frame (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
  Caroline Bainbridge and Candida Yates (eds.) Media, Culture and the Inner World: Psycho-Cultural Approaches to Emotion, Media and Popular Culture (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
  Caroline Bainbridge, Ivan Ward and Candida Yates (eds.) Television and Psychoanalysis: Psycho-Cultural Perspectives (London: Karnac Books, 2013)
  William Brown Supercinema: Film-Philosophy for the Digital Age (Oxford: Berghahn, 2013)
  Michael Witt, Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013)

Other recent books by CRFAC members:

TV Horror

Stacey Abbott and Lorna Jowett, TV Horror: Investigating the Dark Side of the Small Screen (London: I.B. Tauris, 2013)

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Anita Biressi and Heather Nunn, Class and Contemporary British Culture (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

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William Brown, Supercinema: Film-Philosophy for the Digital Age (Oxford: Berghahn, 2013)

Deleuze and Film

William Brown and David Martin-Jones (eds.), Deleuze and Film (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012)

The Cult TV Book

Stacey Abbott (ed.), The Cult TV Book (London: I.B. Tauris, 2010).

Falling in Love Again

Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn (eds.), Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema (London: I.B. Tauris, 2009)

Web Journalism: A new form of citizenship

Sean Tunney and Garrett Monaghan (eds.), Web Journalism: A New Form of Citizenship? (Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press, 2010).

Sex and the City

Deborah Jermyn, Sex and the City (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2009)

Angel: TV Milestone

Stacey Abbott, Angel: TV Milestone (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2009)

Feminine Cinematics

Caroline Bainbridge, A Feminine Cinematics: Luce Irigaray, Women and Film (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

The Tabloid Culture Reader

Anita Biressi and Heather Nunn (eds.), The Tabloid Culture Reader (McGraw Hill/Open University, 2008)

Recent films by CRFAC members:

China: A User's Manual

China: A User's Manual (Written, Produced, Directed and Edited by William Brown, 2012, 113min)

Home Sweet Home Film

Home Sweet Home (Written and Directed by Enrica Colusso, 2012, 90min). Produced by Les Film d'Ici for ARTE. Premiered at the London Opencity Film Festival, 24 June 2012. Broadcast on ARTE, 18 October 2012. Nominated for the Time Out Best City Film 2012.

Secret City

Secret City (Directed by Michael Chanan, written by Lee Salter, 2012, 72min). Premiered at the House of Commons, London, 16 October 2012.

Joining the Dots

Joining the Dots (Directed by Pablo Romero-Fresco, 2012, 11min). Premiered at the London Spanish Film Festival, 2 October 2012. This film is also hosted on the United Nation’s ITU website.


Patience (After Sebald) (Directed by Grant Gee, 2012, 90min). Creative Consultant and Interviewer: Chris Darke.

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes (Directed by Karine Chevalier, 2012, 25min). Documentary on the architecture of the Institut français building in London. Premiered at the Ciné-Lumière, London, on 23 September 2012.

The Last Taboo

The Last Taboo (Produced by Kate Iles, directed by Tony Steyger, 2012, 30 min). Documentary about community activism, clean water and sanitation in Kenya. Funded by The Commonwealth Broadcasting Association for Plan International. Screened at Southampton Film Week and broadcast on the Community Channel. 

Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters (Directed by Pablo Romero-Fresco, 2012, 13min). Broadcast on the Austrian channel Okto TV in June 2013.

Common Ground

Common Ground (Written, Produced, Directed and Edited by William Brown, 2012, 93min)

Chronicle of Protest

Chronicle of Protest (Written and Directed by Michael Chanan, 2011, 90min). Made in collaboration with The New Statesman.

Lost Tango

Lost Tango (Directed, Edited, and Written by Karine Chevalier and Jörg Wagner, 2010, 74min). Produced by Red River, London. Winner of first feature film award at the 2011 Swansea Bay Film Festival, 2011.


Afterimages (Written, Produced, Directed and Edited by William Brown, 2010, 92min)

Origines du Monde

Origines du Monde (Written, Produced and Directed by Karine Chevalier, 2010, 6min)

Writ in Water

Writ in Water (Written and Directed by Jeremy Bubb, 2009, 14min)

En Attendant Goddard

En Attendant Godard (Written, Produced, Directed and Edited by William Brown, 2009, 95min)

Recent exhibitions staged by CRFAC members:


Michael O'Brien, (un)settled, 7 October 2010. Photographic exhibition, Brighton Photo Fringe.


Paul Antick, itourist #1, Art Moves: International Festival of Billboard Art, Toruďż˝, Poland, 2009. The exhibition included work by Antick, Edward Byrtinsky and Mark Titchener. For further information see http://www.slashseconds.org/issues/002/002/articles/pantick/

Mum's got to sell the house

Michael O'Brien, Mum's Got to Sell the House, 3 October 2008. Photographic exhibition, Brighton Photo Fringe.

Recent exhibitions curated by CRFAC members:

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Chris Darke, Curation (with Gareth Evans) of "Chris Marker 1921-2012: The Memory of the Image", The Horse Hospital, 21 October 2012.

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Michael O'Brien, Curation of photographic exhibition to accompany the symposium "Photography, Archive and Memory", 5 June 2009, University of Roehampton.

Special issues of journals edited by CRFAC members:

Generic publication

Stacey Abbott (ed.), Special F/X and Television (special issue of Critical Studies in Television: Scholarly Studies for Small Screen Fictions), forthcoming Autumn 2013.

The Truth is still OutThere

Stacey Abbott and Simon Brown (eds.), The Truth is [still] Out There: The X-Files 20 Years On (special issue of Science Fiction Film and Television marking the 20th Anniversary of the first broadcast of The X-Files), forthcoming Spring 2013.

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William Brown and Jenna P-S. Ng (eds.), Avatar (special issue of Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal), Vol. 7, No. 3, November 2012.

Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society

Caroline Bainbridge and Candida Yates (eds.) Media and the Inner World: New Perspectives on Psychoanalysis and Popular Culture (special edition of Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2012)

Photography, Archive and Memory

Karen Cross and Julia Peck (eds.), Photography, Archive and Memory (special issue of Photographies, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2010). http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rpho20/3/2