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Dr Alex Clayton

Dr Alex Clayton

Dr Alex Clayton
BA(Warw.), MA(Kent), PhD(Kent)

Senior Lecturer in Film and Television

Office R6.90
The Richmond Building,
105 Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1LN
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Fax. +44 (0) 117 331 5082
Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 8778

Research summary

My work principally focuses on film and television comedy, aesthetics, and screen performance. I am especially interested in the challenges of criticism in seeking to account for the detail of experience with regard to individual works of film and television. These challenges seem especially pressing for comedy, which is notoriously difficult to write about in ways that do justice to tone and humour.

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I gained my doctorate in Film Studies from the University of Kent in 2006. My first book, The Body in Hollywood Slapstick, a treatment of the philosophy of the body guided by an appreciation of physical comedy, was published by McFarland in 2007. I joined the University of Bristol as Lecturer in Screen Studies in 2008 and played a major role in updating curricula and designing and developing new programmes in Film. I became Head of Film and Television in 2013. I'm a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, serve on the editorial board of Movie: A Journal of ...

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Selected publications

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