Dr David Butler


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Supervision areas

Current research students

  • Maohui Deng (co-supervised with Felicia Chan):
    Representations of Dementia and Ageing in Film
  • Suzy Mangion (co-supervised with David Lomas):
    Sound in Surrealist Film 
  • Robert Watts (co-supervised with Felicia Chan):                                             Transnational Television Aesthetics and the 'Cinematic' in Contemporary British Television Drama
  • Daniel White (co-supervised with Roddy Hawkins):                                         Music and Worldbuilding in Fantasy Cinema

Completed research students 

  • Mark Astley (co-supervised with Eithne Quinn):
    Contemporary Multimedia and the Human Body in Extremis
  • Chris Auld (co-supervised with Rajinder Dudrah)                                   Quatermass and the Canon: A Critical Reappraisal of the Quatermass Films
  • John Ayres (co-supervised with Vicky Lowe):                                         Masculinity and Performance in Post-War British Film Stars
  • Laura Crossley (co-supervised with Rajinder Dudrah):                               Myth, Magic and Britishness in Contemporary Screen Mythology
  • Peter Deakin (co-supervised with Rajinder Dudrah):                                 Masculinity and Male Anger in Contemporary Hollywood
  • Emanuele D'Onofrio (co-supervised with Susan Rutherford):                       Film Music and National Identity: The New Italian Cinema Revisits the 1970s
  • Matthew Jones (co-supervised with Rajinder Dudrah):                               Gender, Audiences and 1950s Science Fiction Cinema
  • Aalia Khalid (co-supervised with Rajinder Dudrah):                                   Audio-visual Style and Aesthetics in Contemporary Science Fiction Television
  • Ming-Hsun Lin (co-supervised with Viv Gardner):                                       Gender and the Harry Potter films
  • Mariano Paz (co-supervised with Rajinder Dudrah):                                   Ideology and Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema
  • Laura Wilson (co-supervised with Jackie Stacey):                                       Physical Spectatorship