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Research Biography

Nicholas Godfrey is a Lecturer (Scholarly Fellow Academic) in Screen and Media at Flinders University. He is the author of The Limits of Auteurism: Case Studies in the Critically Constructed New Hollywood (Rutgers University Press, 2018). His research and teaching interests include Hollywood cinema, film aesthetics, the history of film distribution, Australian national cinema and Asian cinema. Nicholas has taught media studies at Flinders University, the University of Adelaide and the Chinese University of Hong Kong School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He is a contributor to Metro and Senses of Cinema, and has been involved with curating films for the Adelaide Film Festival and the Mercury Cinema. He has also been a judge for the South Australian Screen Awards and the Australian Teachers of Media Awards.

Research Interests

Research interests Hollywood cinema, film history, film distribution, film authorship, film aesthetics, Australian cinema and contemporary Asian cinema

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Research Output

The Limits of Auteurism: Case Studies in the Critically Constructed New Hollywood

Godfrey, N., 2018, New Brunswick, United States of America: Rutgers University Press. 268 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    From Heaven's Gate to Rocky IV: Reconfiguring auteurism in United Artists' transition to MGM/UA in the 1980s

    Godfrey, N., 2020, United Artists. Krämer, P., Needham, G., Tzioumakis, Y. & Balio, T. (eds.). Routledge, p. 211-230 20 p. (Routledge Hollywood Centenary).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    The Boys Can Kill: The 1970s Cycle of Youth Westerns

    Godfrey, N. & Wallin, Z., 1 May 2019, In : Film Studies. 20, 1, p. 1-20

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Backroads (The NFSA's Kodak/Atlab Cinema Collection)

    Godfrey, N., 2017, In : Metro. 193, p. 98-106 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Pop Provocation: A tour of the outer limits of the New Hollywood

    Godfrey, N., 2016, In : Senses of Cinema. 79, 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle