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Centre for Film and Screen


John David Rhodes

Director of the Centre for Film and Screen

Reader in Film Studies and Visual Culture

I research, write, and teach on European and American cinema, with a strong focus on Italian cinema and avant garde/experimental cinemas. Often my work intersects with cinema’s relationship to place and the built environment, as is seen in my first book Stupendous, Miserable City: Pasolini's Rome (University of Minnesota Press, 2007) and my edited collections: Taking Place: Location and the Moving Image (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and Antonioni: Centenary Essays (BFI/Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). I am also writing a book on the subject of the house in American cinema. My interest in the intersection of aesthetics, politics, and materiality is evidenced in my book on Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon (BFI/Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and is also the subject of a book I am writing on film style and labour. I have edited a collection of essays on Michael Haneke (On Michael Haneke [Wayne State University Press, 2010]) and am a founding co-editor of the online film, visual and literary theory journal World Picture.

Contact details:

Corpus Christi College
Trumpington Street
University of Cambridge


Tel: 01223 (3) 39391

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