Mark Jancovich came to UEA in September 2004. He studied at Keele University, the University of Kent at Canterbury and Indiana University. He has taught at the Universities of Keele, Manchester, and Nottingham, where he founded the Institute of Film Studies. He is the co-editor of two book series; a founding member of Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies; a member of several editorial and editorial advisory boards; and has been a member of research panel 2 of the AHRB, an subpanel of RAE 2008, and a member of the Executive of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association. He has been an external examiner at over ten different Universities and supervised numerous research students to the successful completion of their studies.
Mark also blogs on TV horror and fantasy at fantasticfilmtv.com.
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"Where it Belongs": Television Horror, Domesticity, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents,
in Horror Television in the Age of Consumption : Binging on Fear.
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Beyond Hammer: the first run market and the prestige horror film in the early 1960s,
in Palgrave Communications
(Special Issue on Horror and the Gothic)
article no. 17028Full Text UEA Repository
Frankenstein and Film,
in The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
ISBN 9781107086197, 9781107450608Full Text UEA Repository
'A Poisonous Picture': The Big Sleep, The Hollywood Left and the Postwar Thriller,
in Howard Hawks : New Perspectives.
British Film Institute Publishing
ISBN 97818844575411UEA Repository
in Lost Souls of Horror and the Gothic : Fifty-Four Neglected Authors, Actors, Artists and Others.
ISBN 97814776663142UEA Repository
'The theme of psychological destruction’: Horror stars, the crisis of identity and 1940s horror: Horror Stars, the Crisis of Identity and 1940s Horror,
in Horror Studies
pp. 163-175Full Text UEA Repository
The 1950’s Blockbuster: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,
article no. 10Full Text UEA Repository
"The Murderer's Mind": Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, and the Monstrous Psychologies of the 1940s Horror Film,
in Recovering 1940s Horror Cinema : Traces of a Lost Decade.
ISBN 9781498503792UEA Repository
Victims and Villains: Psychological Themes, Male Stars and Horror Films in the 1940s,
in Popular Media Cultures : Fans, Audiences and Paratexts.
ISBN 978-1-349-46834-8Full Text UEA Repository
"Antique Chiller": Quality, Pretension, and History in the Critical Reception of The Innocents and The Haunting,
in Cinematic Ghosts : Haunting and Spectrality from Silent Cinema to the Digital Era.
ISBN 9781628922141UEA Repository
“There’s Nothing So Wrong with a Hollywood Script that a Bunch of Giant CGI Scorpions Can’t Solve”: Politics, Computer Generated Images and Camp in the Critical Reception of the Post-Gladiator Historical Epics,
in The Return of the Epic Film : Genre, Aesthetics and History in the 21st Century.
Edinburgh University Press
ISBN 9780748684021UEA Repository
“Hot Profits out of Cold Shivers!”: Horror, the First Run Market, and the Hollywood Studios, 1938-42,
in Merchants of Menace : The Business of Horror Cinema.
ISBN 9781623564209UEA Repository
'Cue the Shrieking Virgins': The Critical Reception of the Twilight Saga,
in Screening Twlight : Critical Approaches to a Cinematic Phenomenon.
I B Tauris
ISBN 9781780766652, 9781780766669UEA Repository
Horror in the 1940s,
in A Companion to the Horror Film.
ISBN 9780470672600Full Text UEA Repository
‘It’s About Time British Actors Kicked Against these Roles in “Horror” Films’: Horror stars, psychological films and the tyranny of the Old World in classical horror cinema,
in Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
pp. 214-233Full Text UEA Repository
Its about time British actors kicked against these roles in "horror" films: Horror stars, psychological films and the tyranny of the Old World in classical horror cinema,
in Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
pp. 214-233Full Text UEA Repository
Bluebeard’s Wives”: Horror, Quality and the Paranoid Woman’s Film in the 1940s,
in Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies
pp. 20-43UEA Repository
The Screen’s Number One and Number Two Bogeymen”: The Critical Reception of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in the 1930s and 1940s,
ISBN 9781137291776Full Text UEA Repository
'With Conrad Veidt and Peter Lorre on their side': German stars, the psychological film and horror,
in Studies in European Cinema
pp. 131-141Full Text UEA Repository
“Psychological Thriller”: Dead of Night (1945), British Film Culture, and the 1940s Horror Cycle,
in Speaking of Monsters: A Teratological Anthology.
ISBN 978-0-230-11450-0, 978-1-349-29597-5Full Text UEA Repository
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Key Research Interests
Research interests - media and cultural theory; genre (particularly horror, pornography and the historical epic); audience and reception studies; and contemporary popular television. He is currently working on a history of American horror in the 1940s.
|1994 British Academy, Overseas Conference Grant||300.00|
|1999-2000 Arts and Humanities Research Board, Major Research Grant for the Project 'Film Consumption and the City: A Historical Case Study in the City of Nottingham||61,598.00|
|2000 British Academy, Overseas Conference Grant||260.00|
|2000 Leverhulme Trust, Research Fellowship||16,054.00|
|2001 British Academy, Small Research Grant||2909.00|
|2002 British Academy, Overseas Conference Grant||507.00|
|2007 AHRC, Research Leave Scheme||31,294.00|
Film Genres (with Charles Acland, Concordia University) Berg Publishing. Books in the series include:
Catherine Driscoll, Teen Film (2011);
Keith Johnson, Science Fiction (2011);
James Walters, Fantasy (2011).
Inside Popular Film (with Eric Schaefer, Boston College) Manchester University Press. Books in this series include:
Joanne Hollows and Mark Jancovich, eds., Approaches to Popular Film (1995, see below); Harry Benshoff, Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film (1996); Julia Hallam and Margaret Marshment, Realism and Popular Film (2000); Jacinda Read, The New Avengers: Feminism, Femininity and the Rape-Revenge Cycle (2000); Nicole Matthews, Comic Politics: Gender in Hollywood Comedy after the New Right (2000); Thomas Austin, Hollywood, Hype and Audiences: Selling and Watching Popular Film in the 1990s (2002); Aylish Wood, Technoscience in Contemporary Film, (2002); Rachel Moseley, Growing Up With Audrey Hepburn: Text, Audience, Resonance, (2003); Paul Grainge, ed., Memory and Popular Film (2003); Mark Jancovich, Antonio Lazaro-Reboll, Julian Stringer and Andrew Willis, eds., Defining Cult Movies: the Cultural Politics of Oppositional Taste, (2003); Antonio Lazaro-Reboll and Andrew Willis, eds., Spanish Popular Film (2004); Andrew Willis, Stars: Hollywood and Beyond (2004); Steven Jay Schneider, ed., New Hollywood Violence (2004); Andrew Caine, Interpreting Rock Movies (2005); Gianluca Sergi, The Dolby Era: Film Sound in Contemporary Hollywood (2005) Robert Fish, Cinematic Countrysides, (2007) Kate Egan, Trash or Treasure: Censorship and the Changing Meanings of the Video Nasties (2007).
Research Group Membership
I am a member of a major network funded by the AHRC on Middlebrow Culture.
I was founding member of the editorial collective of MOCS: The Magazine of Cultural Studies, and a member of the editorial advisory boards of Intensities: An Online Journal of Cult Media; the Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies; the Journal of Horror Studies; Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies; the European Journal of American Culture; and both the Cultographies book series published by Wallflower and the Contemporary Cinema book series published by Rodopi.
I have acted as a reader for the following academic publishers: Arnold, Ashgate, Blackwells USA, Edinburgh University Press, Routledge, Macmillan, Manchester University Press, Sage, the University of Minnesota Press, the University of Illinois Press, Wallflower and Wayne State University Press. I have also acted as a reader for the following journals: Body and Society; Canadian Journal of Film Studies; Canadian Journal of History; Cinema Journal; Comparative American Studies; Continuum: A Journal of Media and Cultural Studies; Environment and Planning A; European Journal of American Studies; European Journal of Archaeology; Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies; Journal of American Studies; Journal of Business Research; Popular Communication; Screen; Sociological Review.
External Activities and Indicators of Esteem
- Member - sub panel 47 of RAE 2008 (2005-2008)
- Member - Research panel 2, AHRC (2004-2008)
- Member - Executive Committee of the Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (2005 onwards)
- Vice-Chair of the Film Studies section of the European Communication Research and Education Association
- External Assessor for the AHRC; The Leverhulme Trust; The British Academy; The Czech Science Foundation (GACR), The Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellowship Scheme; The Research Foundation, Flanders & The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- Nominated - Expert Panel of the European Reference Index for the Humanities
- External Assessor at - Brunel; Indiana; Liverpool; Northumbria at Newcastle; University College, London; Westminster & York
- Assessor - applications for tenure at - Case Western Reserve University; Indiana University, The University of South Florida & The University of North Texas
- External member, appointment committee at Kings College, London (2005) and Westminster (2007)
- MA Examiner - Birmingham (1998-2001)
- Secretary - British Association of American Studies (Midland Branch)
- Committee Member - The Humanities and Social Science Strategy Group
- Committee Member - The University Research Systems Project Group
- Committee Member - The University Research Degrees Board
- Committee Member - The University Research Portals Content Board
- Committee Member - The University Web Steering Group
Professor Jancovich is currently Head of the School of Film and Television Studies.
- Director of Research (2004-2007)
- Director of Admissions (2004-2007)
- Director of Research Students (2005-2006)
- Diretor of MA Programmes (2005-2006, second semester)
- Humanities Research Committee (2004-2007)