Gill Branston - MA (London), MA (Leeds)
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 74509 (Via School)
Gill Branston is an Honorary Senior Lecturer and was Director of Undergraduate Studies in JOMEC.
She is the main author, with Roy Stafford, of The Media Student's Book 5th edition (2010) (Routledge) and its accompanying co-authored website - Media Student's Book. The book has been widely translated, including editions in Chinese, Italian, and Spanish.
In 2010-2011 she contributed to the AHRC Research Network Spectacular Environmentalisms: Celebrity, Media and the Environment, based in London (King's). Part of this was an article on re-thinking wildlife films: http://studyinggreen.wordpress.com/gill-branston. In 2011-2012 she wrote two Study Guides for the Film Agency for Wales about films they had co-produced—Resistance (2011) and We Went to War (2012). These will be available free as pdf, and from the Apple iBooks site in 2013. Her commentary article on the 2012 Olympics is in the JOMEC Journal, Nov. 2012 edition.
She is on the Board of Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, and Secretary of the charity Safer Birth in Chad saferbirthinchad.org which in 2011 was awarded a Wales Assembly grant as part of the Wales for Africa scheme.
Cinema(s) and environmental politics
Recent Articles and Chapters include:
(2007) 'The Planet at the End of the World: 'Event' Cinema and the Representability of Climate Change' in New Review of Film and Television Studies, 5,2, August 2007.
(2007) Review of Ros Gill: Gender and the Media, December 2007, Feminist Media Studies.
(2006) 'Genre’, part of the reader Analysing Texts for the D204 Open University course Understanding Media.
Co-designer of accompanying DVD material Analysing Texts. (The interactive DVD was short listed by the THES for a distance learning prize, Dec 2005.) ISBN: 0335218865 pb: 04015322111.
(2005) ‘What A Difference a Bay Makes: Cinema and Re-thinking Welsh Heritage’ in The Politics of Heritage: the Legacies of ‘Race’, eds Littler, Jo, and Naidoo, Roshi, London and New York: Routledge ISBN 0415322111.
(2002) Consultant, Harrap French Media Dictionary.
(2002) ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’ (review article) in Feminist Media Studies.
(2000) Cinema and Cultural Modernity. Buckingham and Philadelphia: Open University Press (translated into Chinese 2005) ISBN: 0-335-20076-1 9 780335200764. Open University Press
(2000) 'Why Theory?' in Re-Inventing Film Studies edited by Christine Gledhill and Linda Williams (London and New York: Arnold).
(1999) Co-editor, News, Gender and Power with Cynthia Carter and Stuart Allan (Routledge: London, translated into Japanese 1999; Chinese 2004.