Dr Mark Glancy
Reader in Film History
Email: email@example.comTelephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8358Room Number: ArtsTwo 4.12
I am a film historian working mainly on American and British cinema and cinema-going. Much of my research has focused on the Hollywood studio system, historical films, Anglo-American film relations and the films of the Second World War. At present, I am writing a biography of Cary Grant that will be published by Oxford University Press in 2020.
I have written many articles on historical films for BBC History magazine. I have appeared in the media in radio programmes such as Archive Hour, Back Row, and Great Lives, and I was the editorial consultant for the documentary feature film Becoming Cary Grant (2017).
My latest book, Hollywood and the Americanization of Britain, from the 1920s to the present (I.B. Tauris, 2013), is a study of British audiences and the reception of Hollywood films in Britain. This reflects my longstanding interest in transatlantic perspectives on film history. My first book, When Hollywood Loved Britain (Manchester University Press, 1999) was a study of Hollywood's representation of Britain during the Second World War. My next book will be a study of the most transatlantic of all film stars, Cary Grant.
Other research interests include:
• Alfred Hitchcock
• Anglo-American relations
• American and British film audiences,
• Cinema-going in Britain and the USA
• Film culture, including film criticism and fan magazines
• Historical films
• the Hollywood studio system
• London in films
• Propaganda and the Second World War
- Hollywood and the Americanization of Britain (link is external), from the 1920s to the present, I.B.Tauris, 2013
- The New Film History: Approaches, Methods and Sources (link is external), Palgrave/Macmillan, 2007, (co-edited with James Chapman and Sue Harper)
- The 39 Steps: A British Film Guide (link is external), I.B. Tauris, 2003
- When Hollywood Loved Britain: The Hollywood British Film (link is external), 1939-1945, Manchester University Press, 1999, 288 pages
Selected articles and chapters
‘“A Relic of the Bad Old Days”: Hollywood’s London in None But the Lonely Heart (1944)’, in P. Hirsch and C. O’Rourke (eds), London on Film: The City and Social Change, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2018, pp. 57-72.
‘Don’t Fence Me In: The Making of Night and Day (1946)’, in Barton Palmer and Murray Pomerance (eds), The Many Cinemas of Michael Curtiz, University of Texas Press in 2018, pp. 55-67.
‘The Awful Truth About Cary Grant’, in Iwan Morgan (ed.), Hollywood and the Great Depression: Movies, Politics and Society in the 1930s, Edinburgh University Press, 2016, pp. 159-72.
- ‘Picturegoer: The Fan Magazine and Popular Film Culture in Britain During the Second World War’, The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (link is external), 31:4 (2011), pp. 453-78
- ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934): Alfred Hitchcock, John Buchan and The Thrill of the Chase’, in B. Palmer and D. Boyd (eds), Hitchcock at the Source: The Auteur as Adaptor (link is external), State University of New York Press, 2011, pp. 77-89
- ‘The Hollywood Woman’s Film and British Audiences’, in M. Bell and M. Williams (eds), The British Woman’s Picture [British Popular Cinema Series], Routledge, 2010, pp. 49-62
- ‘What Would Bette Davis Do? British Reactions to Bette Davis in the 1940s: A Case Study of Now, Voyager’ (1942), Screen (link is external), 49:1 (Spring, 2008), pp. 77-85
- ‘Cinema-going in the United States in the mid-1930s’, in R. Allen, R. Maltby and M. Stokes (eds), Hollywood and the Social Experience of Movie-going (link is external), University of Exeter, 2007, pp. 155-95. Co-authored with John Sedgwick
- ‘Blackmail (1929), Hitchcock and Film Nationalism’, in J. Chapman, M. Glancy and S. Harper (eds), The New Film History: Approaches, Methods and Sources (link is external), Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, pp. 185-200
- ‘Temporary American Citizens? British Audiences, Hollywood Films and the Threat of Americanization in the 1920s’, The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (link is external), 26:4 (2006), pp. 461-484
- ‘The War of Independence in Feature Films: The Patriot (2000) and the Special Relationship between Hollywood and Britain’, The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (link is external), 25:4 (2005), pp. 523-46
- 'Dreaming of Christmas: Hollywood and the Second World War', in Mark Connelly (ed.), Christmas at the Movies: Images of Christmas in American, British and European Films (link is external), I.B. Tauris, 2000, pp. 59-76
- 'Hollywood and Britain: The Case of MGM-British', in Jeffrey Richards (ed.), The Unknown 1930s: An Alternative History of British Cinema (link is external), 1929-1939, I.B. Tauris, 1998, pp. 57-74
- 'Warner Bros. Film Grosses, 1924-1951: The William Schaefer Ledger', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (link is external), 15:1 (1995), pp. 55-74
- 'MGM Film Grosses, 1924-1948: The Eddie Mannix Ledger', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (link is external), 12:2 (1992), pp. 127-143
I welcome applications from candidates wishing to undertake doctoral research in the following areas:
- Any area of film history
- American cultural history
- British cultural history
Current PHD Students
- Anna Christou – Hollywood Exports the American Family: responses, audiences and contexts in post-war Britain