Karen Lury

Position: Professor of Film and Television Studies
Institution: University of Glasgow
Geographical areas: North America, Western Asia, Northern Europe

Research areas: Children and film; children's television; performance; amateur cinema

Relevant Publications


Lury, K. (2013) Halfway down the stairs: children’s spaces in amateur family films from the 1930s to the 1960s. Home Cultures, 10(3). pp. 267-287. (doi:10.2752/175174213X13739735973417)

Lury, K. (2011) In thrall to the archives of empire: Torchwood – ‘Children of Earth’. Journal of British Cinema and Television, 8(2). pp. 252-271. (doi:10.3366/jbctv.2011.0031)

Lury, K. (2010) Children in an open world: Mobility as ontology in new Iranian and Turkish cinema. Feminist Theory, 11(3). 283-294 .(doi:10.1177/1464700110376279 )

Lury, K.E. (2009) ‘For crying out loud’: the repression of the child’s subjectivity in The House of Tiny Tearaways. Semiotica, 173(1-4). pp. 491-507. (doi:10.1515/SEMI.2009.023)



Lury, K. (2010) The Child in Film: Tears, Fears and Fairytales. I.B. Tauris: London. ISBN 9781845119676


Book Chapters

Lury, K. (2012) The fragile magic of the home: Amateur domestic comedies and the intimate geography of childhood. In: Craven, I.and Shand, R. (eds.) Small Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9780748656349

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