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Dr James Riley

Fellow and College Lecturer in English Literature, Girton College

Dr. James Riley works on underground, experimental and exploitation cinema. Research interests include cult film; genre cinema (particularly science fiction and horror); media archaeology; cinema and place; cinema and literature. He also co-directs The Alchemical Landscape, a research and public engagement project looking at magic, geography and audio/visual culture.

Recent publications include a series of edited collections for Wayne State University Press and Adam Matthew Digital. James has written on film for Vertigo, Monolith and One+One, he has curated film seasons and film tours across the UK and recently featured as part of the Congress of Curious Peoples at Coney Island, New York. He is currently at work on Road Movies, a psychogeographic study of cult film. 

Selected publications:

Editor, Special issue of Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media on the work of Peter Whitehead (52:1, Spring 2011).

Contact details:

Girton College,
Huntingdon Road,


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