My research interests revolve around the forms and genres of popular cinema, particularly Hollywood cinema. The genre on which I have worked most extensively is the Western, but I have also written on horror films and other areas of popular culture, including country music. My ongoing emphasis on film criticism and aesthetics is reflected on my published pieces on individual Westerns (Winchester ’73, The Wonderful Country and Appaloosa), which variously develop my PhD work on melancholy in studio-era Hollywood Westerns and my interests in film violence, film style, popular music and the treatment and inflection of recurrent conventions ...
Pete started at Bristol in 2012. He received his PhD in Film and Television Studies from the University of Warwick in 2011. Apart from Bristol, he has also taught at the Universities of Warwick, Birmingham and Worcester.
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