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Mark Betz

Dr Mark Betz

Reader in Film Studies

Research interests

  • Media


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.


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