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Alexander Fisher

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Research Statement

My primary research activities explore the political dimensions of sound and music in international film, with a particularly focus on sub-Saharan African cinemas. I am also interested in the aesthetic, cultural and political aspects of ‘world cinema’, and I am 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’. More general interests include postcolonialism and film, Third Cinema, diasporic cinemas, the national/trans-national, and authorship. Additionally, I am 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

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



FLM7012: Political Cinema: Form and Conflict

FLM3024: Film and Music

FLM2013: World Cinemas

FLM1007: Introduction to Visual Studies

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