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Alexander Fisher

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Research Statement

Alexander Fisher’s primary research explores sub-Saharan African cinemas, with particular regard to music and sound, and he has published widely on the work of Ousmane Sembene, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Med Hondo, and Souleymane Cissé. More generally, he is interested in the aesthetic, cultural and political aspects of ‘world cinema’, and is currently researching recent transformations in international film distribution and culture as part of the AHRC-funded project ‘World Cinema on Demand: Film Education and Distribution in the Streaming Media Era’. Other interests include postcolonialism and film, Third Cinema, diasporic cinemas, the national/trans-national, and authorship, and he is always interested in projects that investigate how cross-cultural and/or cross-disciplinary readings of cinema inform established debates in film studies.


Achievements and Distinctions

-AHRC Research Network Grant - two-year project ‘World Cinema On Demand’ (2012-1014).

-External Examiner, English and Media Writing, Southampton Solent University (2007-2011). 


Research Interests

Sub-Saharan African cinemas; cinema in postcolonial contexts; national cinemas (esp. outside Europe and North America); Third Cinema; music and film; online distribution of world cinemas.


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