Senior Lecturer/Programme Leader
Lincoln School of Film & Media
College of Arts
About Gabor Gergely
Gabor Gergely is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Film and Media. His research interests are focused around questions of difference and pathology in popular film in a variety of national cinema settings. He has published a book on émigré actors in classical Hollywood (Foreign Devils, 2012). His book on Hungarian cinema and anti-Semitism in the 1930s and 40s (forthcoming 2017 with Amsterdam University Press) was written as part of a project funded under the Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowship scheme. He is currently developing a research project on foreignness and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
I am interested in supervising PhD theses on any topic related to my research specialisms, but would especially welcome proposals on questions of foreignness, migration and exclusion and their performance and representation on screen and in industry organization and regulation.
Programme Leader BA (Hons) Film and Television. Module coordinator for Level 1 core modules Film and TV History 1 & 2, and the MA module Dewesternizing Film Studies.
PhD Film Studies
— University of Exeter, 2011
MA Film Studies
— University of Exeter, 2008
BA (Hons) European Film and World Cinema
— University of Exeter, 2007
Member of Editorial Board of Studies in Eastern European Cinema.
Decentring Axis Cinema
Anti-Semitism and Hungarian Popular Film 1931-44
— awarded £87000 by Leverhulme Trust in
- Gergely, Gabor (2017) The invention of prestige: people on the mountain and the politics of the national. Slavonica . ISSN 1361-7427
- Gergely, Gabor (2017) You cannot be Sirius: Hungarian nationalist science fiction. Studies in Eastern European Cinema . ISSN 2040-350X
- Gergely, Gabor (2016) Women directors in Hungarian cinema 1931–44. Studies in Eastern European Cinema, 7 (3). pp. 258-273. ISSN 2040-350X
- Gergely, Gabor (2012) Pruning roses, producing space: representing the social bond in the melodramas of Claude Chabrol. Studies in French Cinema, 12 (1). pp. 47-57. ISSN 1471-5880
- Gergely, Gabor (2012) Somewhere in Europe (1947): locating Hungary within a shifting geopolitical landscape. Studies in Eastern European Cinema, 3 (2). pp. 133-150. ISSN 2040-350X
- Gergely, Gabor (2012) The nature of the exile: discourse and power in The Thief of Bagdad (1940). Journal of British Cinema and Television . pp. 159-176. ISSN 1743-4521
- Gergely, Gabor (2008) Jean-Luc Godard's film essays of the 1960s: the virtues and limitations of realism theories. Studies in French Cinema, 8 (2). pp. 111-121. ISSN 1471-5880
- Gergely, Gabor (2017) "The jungle Is my home": questions of belonging, exile, and the negotiation of foreign spaces in the Tarzan films of Johnny Weissmuller. In: Projecting the world: representing the "foreign" in classical Hollywood. Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media . Wayne State University Press, Detroit, pp. 69-87. ISBN 9780814343067
- Gergely, Gabor (2016) Cutting a dash in interwar Hungary: Pál Jávor's enduring stardom. In: Lasting screen stars: images that fade and personas that endure. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 41-54. ISBN 9781137407320, 9781137407337
- Gergely, Gabor (2014) Los Olvidados: a damning verdict on neorealism’s aesthetic and moral positions. In: New visions of the child in Italian cinema. Italian Modernities . Peter Lang, pp. 103-128. ISBN 303430269X
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