About

Dr Ellen Wright is the Vice Chancellor’s 2020 Lecturer in Cinema and Television History at DeMontfort University in Leicester. She has taught Film Studies, Media Studies and Photographic Theory.

Her research interrogates the wider notions of gender, sexuality, class, taste, nationality and consumption linked to Classical Hollywood cinema and tends to focus on denigrated forms such as the celebrity group ‘selfie’, pin-up photography, slash fiction and pornography as well as press books, promotional materials for films and TV shows, film fan annuals, film and photography magazines/pamphlets, syndicated radio plays, film star fiction, film star/celebrity endorsements and advertising tie-ups.

Her published work so far has examined female star personas and celebrity, film star scandals, gender and performance, costuming, censorship, fandom, youth audiences and moral panics, audience and critical reception and media discourse across British and American contexts, primarily through the use of extra textual materials.

This website is a hub for her various research projects.

Follow her on Twitter at @DrSmut

NOTE: The opinions expressed on this website are my own and not the views of my employer.

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