Projects per year
Areas Of Expertise
MEDIA AND CULTURAL HISTORY | FILM AND MEDIA | AUDIENCES | GENDER | HOLLYWOOD | HORROR CINEMA | YOUTH CULTURE and SUBCULTURES | MEDIA ND MENTAL HEALTH | CULTURAL DISTICTIONS AND TASTE| 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 lecturer in media history in the School of Film, Television and Media 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; youth culture and music-based youth subcultures; and the cultural politics of taste. He has published articles on media and cultural history in journals including Media History, Cultural Studies and the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, and in edited collections including Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies (Wiley-Blackwell: 2011) and Gendering the Recession: Media Culture in an Age of Austerity (Duke: 2014). He has a monograph titled Phantom Ladies: Hollywood Horror and the Home Front (Rutgers: 2015).
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).
Key Research Interests and Expertise
- 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
Ongoing AHRC-funded projects Tim is leading / contributing to are:
• 'Demons of the Mind' is an interdisciplinary AHRC funded project that offers the first in depth study of the interactions of the psy sciences and cinema in the defining long-Sixties period. UEA and University of Manchester are delivering the project in partnership with the British Science Association. see the project webiste at Psychology and Cinema
• 'You Can't Move History' looks at young people's attachments to subcultural spaces (in this instance the Undercroft on London's Southbank) and the ways theses attachments are communicated to heritage organisations, planners, politicians and the media. The project film won the AHRC Research Film of the Year Award 2016. See film at Youth and Heritage project website.
- Film Studies: History, Theory, Criticism (MA)
- Fantasy Genres (MA)
- Media History (UG)
- Crime and Punishment Onscreen (UG)
Director of the East Anglian Film Archive
Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia
Award Date: 1 Jan 2009
Snelson, T. & Macauley, W. R., 26 Jul 2021, In : History of the Human Sciences. 34, 5
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From In Two Minds to MIND: The circulation of ‘anti-psychiatry’ in British film and television during the long 1960sSnelson, T., 16 Jul 2021, In : History of the Human Sciences. 34, 5
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Snelson, T. & Macauley, W., 2020, In : Journal of British Cinema and Television. 17, 4, p. 473-500 28 p.
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Snelson, T., Madgin, R. & Webb, D., 2019, In : Cultural Studies. 30, 6, p. 368-374 7 p.
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Snelson, T., 1 Nov 2018, In : Film Studies. 19, 1, p. 58-75 17 p.
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