A visit to Islington Studios (later bought by Gainsborough Pictures) on Poole Street in the London district of Islington, where many great British pictures such as The Lady Vanishes (1938, directed by Alfred Hitchcock) and The Wicked Lady (1945, directed by Leslie Arliss) were shot.
Dr. Christopher Weedman is an Assistant Professor of Film and Pop Culture Studies in the Department of English at Middle Tennessee State University. His research and teaching interests include British, American, and European film history and criticism with an emphasis on British cinema of the 1960s.
He has published articles and reviews in film journals such as Film International, JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and Senses of Cinema. In 2015, his book chapter on the American-born Joseph Losey's transnational contributions to the 1960s British and European art cinema was published in Fifty Hollywood Directors (Routledge, edited by Yvonne Tasker and Suzanne Leonard).
His most recent publication is an article exploring gothic horror and film noir influence on Joseph Losey and Harold Pinter's 1963 British film The Servant, which was published in JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies in Spring 2019.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
His current research project is a book on the feminist films of Golden Globe-nominated, British actress Anne Heywood. In collaboration with independent producer Raymond Stross, Heywood starred in a series of groundbreaking British and American social melodramas in the 1960s and 1970s that were among the first to sensitively explore such important gender and sexual identity issues as lesbianism and bisexuality (The Fox), transgenderism (I Want What I Want), and physical and psychological abuse (The Very Edge, 90 Degrees in the Shade, and Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff).
An interview that Dr. Weedman conducted with Anne Heywood was published in the mass-market film magazine Cinema Retro (January 2017).
During his fourteen years of teaching at institutions such as Middle Tennessee State University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Weedman has taught courses on Film Genre, Film History, Film Production Theory, Global Filmmakers in Hollywood, Literature and Film, and Women in British Film, amongst other film, literature, and writing and multimodal composition courses.
Feel free to contact Dr. Weedman if you have any questions!
Dr. Weedman participating in a video roundtable discussion on horror films, sponsored by Reading Area Community College's student newspaper The Front Street Journal.
Full curriculum vitae available upon request