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Areas of Expertise
Media and Cultural History; Film and Media; Audiences; Gender; Hollywood; Horror; Youth (Sub)cultures; Media and Mental Health; Taste Cultures; Screen Heritage
Tim Snelson graduated with a first class degree in Film and English Studies from UEA in 2004, and stayed on to study for an AHRC funded MA (2005) and PhD (2009) in Film Studies. From 2008 he was a lecturer in media and culture in the School of Political, Social and International Studies at UEA, before moving into his current role as associate professor in media history in the School of Art, Media and American Studies in 2011.
Tim’s research addresses the relationships between media, cultural and social histories, focusing particularly on popular film and television genres, trends and cycles; cultural histories of cinema going; gender and popular media; media and mantal health; youth (sub)cultures; and the cultural politics of taste. He has published articles on media and cultural history in journals including Media History, Cultural Studies and the History of the Human Sciences, and a number of edited collections. He has monographs titled Phantom Ladies: Hollywood Horror and the Home Front (Rutgers: 2015) and Demons of the Mind: Psychitray and Cinema in the Long-1960s (Edinburgh University Press: forthcoming).
Tim is a trustee of Film Archives UK and member and regular contributor to the international research network of The History of Movie-going, Exhibition and Reception (HoMER).
He is currently co-investigating a research council-funded project on the intersecting material cultures of media and mental health with the Science Museum Group. See the Demons of the Mind project webiste here
Key Research Interests
- Cultural and institutional histories of Hollywood
- Film and television genres, cycles and trends
- Audiences, reception studies and taste cultures
- Youth culture, subcultures and popular music
- Cinema exhibition and consumption
- Popular media and gender
- Media and mental health
- Film Studies: History, Theory, Criticism (MA)
- Fantasy Genres (MA)
- Media History (UG)
- Crime and Punishment Onscreen (UG)
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia
Award Date: 1 Jan 2009
14/02/22 → 13/03/23
Snelson, T. & Macauley, W. R., 1 Dec 2021, In: History of the Human Sciences. 34, 5, p. 3-7 5 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
From In Two Minds to MIND: The circulation of ‘anti-psychiatry’ in British film and television during the long 1960sSnelson, T., 1 Dec 2021, In: History of the Human Sciences. 34, 5, p. 53-81 29 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile39 Downloads (Pure)
Snelson, T. & Macauley, W., 2020, In: Journal of British Cinema and Television. 17, 4, p. 473-500 28 p.
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Pollyanna, R., Snelson, T., Madgin, R. & Webb, D., 2019, In: Cultural Studies. 30, 6, p. 368-374 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)5 Downloads (Pure)
Snelson, T., 1 Nov 2018, In: Film Studies. 19, 1, p. 58-75 17 p.
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