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Dr Melvyn Stokes


Melvyn Stokes is a Reader in Film History, and Director of the AHRC-funded 'Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s' research project. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Princeton, a Fulbright Exchange Professor at Mount Holyoke College and a Visiting Professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Melvyn is particularly interested in the study of movie audiences and has now organised two large conferences and co-edited five books on the subject. He is also interested in the intellectual and political, and cultural aspects of Progressivism. Melvyn is currently organising a Commonwealth Fund conference on 'In the Shadow of The Birth of a Nation: A Centennial Assessment of Griffith's Film', together with Professor Iwan Morgan. 

Areas of Research Supervision: the history of American cinema, the history of cinema reception and audiences, more general American cultural history. 

Qualifications & memberships of professional bodies

President of SERCIA 

Courses taught

HIST2414 American History in Hollywood Film
HIST7425 American Cinema History
HIST3405/9405 Progressivism and Progressive Thought in America c. 1890-1914
HISTG068 Hollywood Genres

Major Publications

Recent appearances

IRIS Researcher Profile 

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