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Will Brooker
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Will Brooker was Cinema Journal editor from 2012-2017

Biography:Will Brooker (@willbrooker) is currently Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University, London, and outgoing editor of Cinema Journal.

School of Performance and Screen Studies
Penrhyn Road

Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE


PhD, Cardiff University, Cultural Studies

MA, University of Westminster, Film and Television
PG Diploma, Goldsmiths’ College University of London, Communications
BA (Hons.), University of East Anglia, Film and English

Teaching and Research Interests: The relationship between popular narratives and their cultural contexts, authors, industries and audiences, across multiple media platforms.

Selected Publications:

Books, Authored

Batman Unmasked
(Continuum, 2000)
Using the Force
(Continuum, 2002)
Alice’s Adventures
(Continuum, 2003)
BFI Film Classics: Star Wars
(BFI Palgrave, 2009)
Hunting the Dark Knight
(I B Tauris, 2012)

Books, Edited
The Audience Studies Reader (Routledge, 2003)
The Blade Runner Experience (Wallflower, 2006)

Articles and reviews have appeared in International Journal of Cultural Studies, American Behavioural Scientist, Continuum, Velvet Light Trap, Cinema Journal, Intensities, Popular Communication, Transformative Works and Cultures, Newsweek, The Guardian, The Independent, Times Higher Education, Total Film

Other Activities:

Media appearances on BBC television and radio, commercial UK and US radio and television

Editorial board member on seven international journals

Invited speaker at Harvard (2003) and Oxford Universities (2004)

Invited expert on Blade Runner with Ridley Scott and Rutger Hauer at the British Film Institute (2009)

Invited TED talk on Batman and folk narrative (2012)

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