Noel Brown

Position: Postgraduate tutor in English and Film
Institution: Newcastle University
Geographical areas: Transnational, North America, South Asia, Western Europe

Research areas: Contemporary Hollywood, Children and Films, Family Film

Relevant Publications

Books

Brown, Noel, British Children’s Cinema: from The Thief of Bagdad to Wallace and Gromit (London and New York, I.B. Tauris, 2016), forthcoming.

 

– Family Films in Global Cinema: The World Beyond Disney, ed. by Noel Brown and Bruce Babington (London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2015).

 

 The Hollywood Family Film: A History, from Shirley Temple to Harry Potter (London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2012).

 

Journal Articles

– ‘“The Apostle of Family Films”: Robert B. Radnitz, Children’s Cinema and Anti-Disney Discourse in the 1960s and 1970s’, Red Feather Journal: An International Journal of Children’s Visual Culture, 4 (2) (2013), pp. 1-20.

 

– ‘“A New Movie-Going Public”: 1930s Hollywood and the Emergence of the “Family” Film’, The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 33 (1) (2013), pp. 1-23.

 

– ‘“Family” Entertainment and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema’, Scope: an Online Journal of Film and Television Studies, 25 (2013).

 

– ‘The “Family” Film, and the Tensions between Popular and Academic Interpretations of Genre’, Trespassing Journal: an Online Journal of Trespassing Art, Science and Philosophy [Special Issue: ‘Trespassing Genre’], 2 (2013), pp. 22-35.

 

Book chapters

– ‘A Brief History of Indian Children’s Cinema’ in Family Films in Global Cinema: The World Beyond Disney ed. by Noel Brown and Bruce Babington (London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 2015), pp. 186-204.

 

– ‘The Railway Children and Other Stories: Lionel Jeffries and British Family Films in the 1970s’ in Family Films in Global Cinema: The World Beyond Disney ed. by Noel Brown and Bruce Babington (London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2015), pp. 120-36.

 

– ‘Introduction: Children’s Films and Family Films’ in Family Films in Global Cinema: The World Beyond Disney ed. by Noel Brown and Bruce Babington (London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2015), pp. 1-16.

 

– ‘Asterix and Obelix vs. Hollywood: A Pan-European Entertainment Franchise for the “Family” Audience’ in Children’s Film in the Digital Age: Essays on Audience, Adaptation and Consumer Culture ed. by Karin Beeler and Stan Beeler (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2015), pp. 49-61.

 

– ‘Alfred Hitchcock’s Missing Children: Genre, Auteurship and Audience Address’ in Children in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock ed. by Debbie Olson (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), pp. 11-30.

 

– ‘“How Much Do You Love Me?”: The Child’s Obligation to the Adult in 1930s Hollywood Cinema’ in Entertaining Children: the Participation of Youth in the Entertainment Industry ed. by Gillian Arrighi and Victor Emeljanow (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), pp. 93-110.

 

– ‘Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century: Rebranding Holmes for a Child Audience’ in Fan Phenomena: Sherlock Holmes ed. by Tom Ue and Jonathan Cranfield (Bristol: Intellect Books, 2014), pp. 90-99.

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