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Dr Mark Betz

Dr Mark Betz

Mark BetzReader in Film Studies

Email mark.betz@kcl.ac.uk
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1490
Film Studies Department
King's College London
561 Norfolk Building
Strand Campus
London
WC2R 2LS 

 

Biography

BA (1986) and MA (1994) in English Literature, University of Manitoba (Canada)

MA (1994) and PhD (1999) in Film Studies, University of Rochester (USA)

Previously Film Programmer for the George Eastman House (Rochester, NY, 1995-98) and Assistant Professor in Film/Media Studies at the University of Alberta (Canada, 1999-2001)

Visiting Professorship, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India (2011)

Research Interests and PhD supervision
  •  postwar European cinema
  •  non-Western political and art cinemas
  •  transnational cinemas
  •  exploitation cinemas
  •  the history of film studies

Mark Betz has supervised PhD theses on several topics, and welcomes enquiries concerning projects in any of his research areas.

For more details, please see Mark's full research profile.

Selected Publications
  • “High and low and in between,” Screen 54, no. 4 (Winter 2013): 495-513 
  • “Beyond Europe: On Parametric Transcendence,” in Global Art Cinema: New Theories and Histories, ed. Rosalind Galt and Karl Schoonover (Oxford University Press, 2010), 31-48, ed. Rosalind Galt and Karl Schoonover (Oxford University Press, 2010), 31-48
  •  Beyond the Subtitle: Remapping Art Cinema (University of Minnesota Press, 2009) (350 pp.)
  •  “Little Books,” in Inventing Film Studies , ed. Lee Grieveson and Haidee Wasson (Duke University Press, 2008), 319-349 , ed. Lee Grieveson and Haidee Wasson (Duke University Press, 2008), 319-349
  •  “The Cinema of Tsai Ming-liang: A Modernist Genealogy,” in Reading Chinese Transnationalisms: Society, Literature, Film , ed. Maria N. Ng and Philip Holden (University of Hong Kong Press, 2006), 161-172 , ed. Maria N. Ng and Philip Holden (University of Hong Kong Press, 2006), 161-172
  •  “Art, Exploitation, Underground,” in Defining Cult Movies: The Cultural Politics of Oppositional Taste, ed. Mark Jancovich et al. (University of Manchester Press, 2003), 202-222, ed. Mark Jancovich et al. (University of Manchester Press, 2003), 202-222

 For a complete list of publications, please see Mark's full research profile.

Teaching

At King’s Mark has taught undergraduate courses on the history of postwar cinema, Asian popular cinemas, world cinema, film and nationalism, Third cinema, and film theory and historiography, as well as the following postgraduate courses: Art Cinema; Exploitation Cinema; History of Film Exhibition and the Archive; The Director’s Cinema.

Expertise and Public Engagement
Member, Editorial Advisory Board for The Velvet Light Trap, for Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media, for the Contemporary Cinema series, Rodopi (Amsterdam) and for Scope: An On-line Journal of Film Studies
 
Reader for Oxford University Press, Bloomsbury Continuum, Edinburgh University Press, BFI Publishing/Palgrave Macmillan, Open University Press/McGraw-Hill, University of Minnesota Press, University of Manchester Press, Screen
 
Former Member, Editorial Board for Cinema Journal and for The Moving Image: The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists

 

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