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  • University of East Anglia Film Studies (PhD, 2007)
  • University of British Columbia Film Studies (Master, 2002)
  • University of Warwick Film and Literature (Undergraduate, 1999)

Articles published in peer reviewed international journals (SCI,SSCI,Arts and Humanities)

  • Jonathan Stubbs, 'Ripped from the Headlines: Contemporary Practices in the Adaptation of Journalism as Screen Fiction', Journalism Studies, 24/12 - 2023
  • Jonathan Stubbs and Marko Kiessel, "Futures past and present: history, architecture and dystopia in Brazil (1985) and the Hunger Games series (2012-15)", New Review of Film and Television Studies (accepted). - 2023
  • Patience B. Fai & Jonathan Stubbs, 'Journalism and secessionism: A contextual analysis of reporting in the Cameroon Anglophone crisis', Journalism - 2023
  • Jonathan Stubbs, 'The lives of others: unauthorized depictions of public figures in US film and TV drama', International Journal of Communication, 17. - 2023
  • Jonathan Stubbs, 'A Common Market for Film: British Policy and the Unification of European Film' International Journal of Cultural Policy', International Journal of Cultural Policy (2022) - 2022
  • Jonathan Stubbs, 'Unproductive co-production: European integration, the British film industry, and the Franco-British Co-production Agreement of 1965', Journal of British Cinema and Television, 18/2 (2021). - 2021
  • Jonathan Stubbs, "Visualising Empire: Cyprus and the Colonial Travelogue Film in the 1920s". Journal of Balkan and Near East Studies, 22/5 (2020) - 2020
  • Jonathan Stubbs and Barcin Bogac, 'Conflict, Community and the "National" Audience: Remembering Turkish Cypriot Cinemagoing in 1950s Nicosia', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 44/4 (2020). - 2020
  • Jonathan Stubbs, "Making Headlines in a State of Emergency: The Case of the Times of Cyprus, 1955-1960". The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 45/1 (2017) - 2017
  • Jonathan Stubbs, "Did You Ever Notice this Dot in the Mediterranean?": Colonial Cyprus in the Post-war British Documentary,' Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, 35/2 (2015), 215-239. - 2015
  • Jonathan Stubbs, "Steeped in Tradition, Seized By Change": Swinging London and the American Reception of Tom Jones (1963)'. The Journal of Popular Culture 47/2 (2014), 361- 380. - 2014
  • Jonathan Stubbs, 'Hollywood's Middle Ages: The Script Development of Knights of the Round Table and Ivanhoe, 1935-53'. Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 21/4 (2009), 399-418. - 2009
  • Jonathan Stubbs, "The Eady Levy: A Runaway Bribe? Hollywood Production and British Subsidy in the Early 1960s", Journal of British Cinema and Television - 2009
  • Jonathan Stubbs, ''Blocked' Currency, Runaway Production in Britain and Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)', Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, 28/3 (2008), 335-51. - 2008

Books and books chapters published internationally

  • Jonathan Stubbs, ‘Dramatising Film History in the Historical Film’. In Kim Nelson, Mia Treacey and Marnie Hughes-Warrington (eds), The Routledge Companion to Moving Image History (Routledge, 2023). - 2023
  • Jonathan Stubbs, ‘Epic Combat in Ancient and Modern History: A Comparative Analysis of The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) and The Longest Day (1962)’. In Konstantinos Nikoloutsos (ed.), Brill's Companion to Ancient Greek and Roman Warfare on Film (Brill, 2023). - 2023
  • Jonathan Stubbs, ‘“A porcelain feeling”: Performance and ageing in the very late films of John Gielgud’. In Tony Tracy and Michaela Schrage-Frueh (eds), Ageing Masculinities in Contemporary European and Anglophone Cinema (Routledge, 2022). - 2022
  • Marko Kiessel & Jonathan Stubbs, "The Present in the Future: Segregation and Boundaries in the Urban Science Fiction Film" in Balkiz Yapicioglu and Konstantinos Lalenis (eds). Boundaries and Restricted Places: The Immured Space (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022), 96-110. - 2022
  • Jonathan Stubbs, 'Film Follows the Flag: Cultural and Economic Relations Between the British Film Industry and Hollywood'. In Steve Marsh and Robert M. Hendershot (eds.) Culture Matters: Anglo-American Relations and the Intangibles of ‘Specialness’ (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020). - 2020
  • Jonathan Stubbs, ‘“A more permanent world”: Quo Vadis (1951), Runaway Production, and the Internationalisation of Hollywood’. In Maria Wyke and Monika Wozniak (eds), Quo vadis? The Novel of Neronian Rome and its Multimedial Transformations (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020). - 2020
  • Jonathan Stubbs, Hollywood and the Invention of England: Projecting the English Past in American Cinema, 1930-2017 (London/New York: Bloomsbury, 2019). - 2019
  • Jonathan Stubbs, Historical Film: A Critical Introduction (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013). - 2013

Articles published in other peer reviewed international journals

  • Marko Kiessel & Jonathan Stubbs, 'Urban Dystopia on Screen: The City, Architecture and Power in the Contemporary Science Fiction Film', Athens Journal of Architecture, 7 - 2023
  • Jonathan Stubbs, ''Always Ready to Explode Into Violence!' Representing the Cyprus Emergency and Decolonization in The High Bright Sun (1965)', Journal of European Popular Culture, 6/2 (2015), 103-116. - 2015
  • Jonathan Stubbs, "Lawrence Durrell and the Information Services Department in Cyprus", Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal, vol. 15 (2015). - 2015
  • Jonathan Stubbs and Bahar Taseli, "Newspapers, Nationalism and Empire: The Turkish Cypriot press in the British colonial period and its aftermath", Media History, 20/3 (2014), 284-301. - 2014

Papers presented in international conferences and printed as proceedings

  • Moral Ambiguity and the Circulation of Colonial Violence in The Private Right (1966), Reframing Postcolonialism and Cinema, ECREA Film Studies Section Conference, 14-15 September 2023, University of Nicosia, Cyprus - 2023
  • “Who Owns My Name?” History, Biography and the Law. Screen Studies Conference, UK, July 2022. - 2022
  • 'Dramatising Film History in the Historical Film’, Moving Histories: An International Symposium on Screened History, University of Windsor, Canada, November 2022 - 2022
  • 'Performance, Embodiment and Temporality in Sully (2016) and The 15.17 to Paris (2018)', Time and the Body in Film, Television and Screen Studies, BAFTSS Annual Conference - 2021
  • 'A more permanent world': Quo Vadis (1951), runaway production and the internationalisation of Hollywood. Henryk Sienkiewicz's Quo vadis? Inspirations, Contexts, Reception, University of Rome Sapienza, November 2016 - 2016
  • "An Island That's Hardly Known": Cyprus (1929) and the Showcasing of Empire. Early Cinema in the Balkans and the Near East, National and Kapodistrian University, Athens, June 2015. - 2015
  • 'Watching History on TV: Remediation in Historical Film', European Network For Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Charles University, Prague, June 2013. - 2013
  • 'Performance, Aging and Masculinity in the Very Late Films of John Gielgud', Screen Studies Conference, University of Glasgow, July 2010. - 2010
  • 'Packaging History: Genre, Historical Cinema and DVD Bonus Material. European Network For Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, June 2010. - 2010
  • 'The Importance of Seeming British: Lawrence of Arabia, the Eady Levy and the Board of Trade', David Lean Centenary Conference, Queen Mary College, University of London, July 2008. - 2008
  • 'The Flattering Promise of Cultural Benison': Gulliver's Travels (1996), American Audiences and British Critics'. Television Without Borders, University of Reading, July 2008. - 2008
  • 'Lawrence is a Sword With Two Edges': Lawrence of Arabia, American Foreign Policy and the Third World. International Association for Media and History Annual Conference, University of Amsterdam, July 2007. - 2007
  • 'T.E. Lawrence in Hollywood: Lawrence of Arabia, Anglo-American Relations and the Ends of Empire'. Eminent Europeans Conference, Kings College, London, May 2007. - 2007
  • 'The 'Frozen Coin' Game: Blocked Currency and American Production in Britain During the Early 1950s'. British Screens Now Conference, University of Manchester, September 2006. - 2006
  • 'The Runaway Bribe? American Film Production in Britain and the Eady Levy, 1950-64'. Institute of Historical Research Film History Seminar, University of London, November 2006. - 2006
  • "We can't all be lion tamers": Lawrence of Arabia, Hollywood and the End of Empire'. Film and Television Studies Speaker Series, University of East Anglia, January 2006. - 2006
  • 'Anglophilia and the Middle Ages in Hollywood: The Case of Knights of the Round Table'. Collective Memory and the Uses of the Past Conference, University of East Anglia, July 2006. - 2006
  • 'Inventing England: Hollywood and the English Past'. Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism Annual Conference, London School of Economics, March 2006. - 2006
  • 'Anglophilia, Anglophobia and the Middle Ages in Hollywood'. MeCCSA/AMPE Joint National Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, January 2006. - 2006
  • 'Americanization and the Hollywood-English Historical Drama in Postwar Britain'. Media in Postwar Britain Conference, University of Westminster, June 2004. - 2004
  • 'Domination and Dependency: The British Film Industry in the 1990s'. Film Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference, University of Toronto, May 2002. - 2002

Papers presented in National conferences and printed as proceedings

  • ‘Time, History and Media’, ICOM Conference, Sakarya University, Turkey, October 2022 - 2022
  • 'Cinemagoing and the Turkish Cypriot Audience Under British Colonial Rule in the 1950s', New Approaches towards Recording, Preserving and Studying Cultural Heritage in Divided Cyprus, ARUCAD, Kyrenia, North Cyprus - 2019

Other Publications

  • Book review: ‘Hollywood Math and Aftermath: The Economic Image and the Digital Recession’ by J.D. Connor, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (2019) - 2019
  • Book review: ‘Cinema and the Wealth of Nations: Media, Capital, and the Liberal World System’ by Lee Grieveson, Reviews in History (2018). - 2018
  • Book Review: 'Cypriot Cinemas: Memory, Conflict, and Identity on the Margins of Europe' by Costas Constandinides and Yiannis Papadakis (eds), Studies in European Cinema, 14/2 (2017). - 2017
  • Book review: 'The Biopic in Contemporary Film Culture' by Tom Brown and Belén Vidal (eds), Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, 34/4 (2014). - 2014
  • Book review: 'Hollywood and the Americanization of Britain: From the 1920s to the Present' by Mark Glancy, Reviews in History no.1646 (2014). - 2014
  • TV review: 'Game of Thrones', Journal of American Studies of Turkey, 38 (2013). - 2013
  • Book review: 'Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane' by J. E. Smyth, Scope: An Online Journal of Film and TV Studies, Issue 13 (2009). - 2009
  • Book review: 'Lawrence of Arabia' by Kevin Jackson, Journal of British Cinema and Television, 5/1 (2008). - 2008
  • Book review: 'Framing Piracy: Globalization and Film Distribution in Greater China' by Shujen Wang, Scope: An Online Journal of Film and TV Studies, Issue 4 (2006). - 2006

Articles published in National journals

  • Jonathan Stubbs, "A Sword With Two Edges: Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and the End of Empire". The Journal of American Studies of Turkey, 37 (2013), 11-30. - 2013
Thesis Supervision

Master Thesis Supervised

  • Oluwasegun Samuel Ajibose, The Regulation of Violent Video Games Played By Minors in Nigeria - 2023
  • John Oladotun Osinkoya, An Evaluation of The Video Game Industry, Its Relationship To The Film Industry and its Place in Media History - 2022
  • Jocelyne Ngoy Awa, An analysis of online newspapers during the covid-19 pandemic in the Ddemocratic Republic of Congo - 2021
  • Karzan Hamad, The Influence Of Social Media on Diplomatic Practices In Kurdistan - 2021
  • Magdalene Victor, Responding to Globalization: The Regulation of Hausa film culture in Nigeria - 2021
  • Promise Chinonyerem Ebichi, Nollywood and The Digital Revolution: Internet-Based Distribution and Consumption in a Networked Society - 2021
  • Jocelyne Ngoy Awa, An analysis of online newspapers during the covid-19 pandemic in the Ddemocratic Republic of Congo - 2021
  • Adeola Mutiat Akanmu. The Influence of Social Medıa on the Mental Health of International Students in Nicosia. - 2020
  • Ahmed Al Hariri. ‘A Comparison of New Media and Traditıonal Media Advertising Strategies in Two Dubai Cosmetics Product Companies' - 2020
  • Dima Wehbe. ‘Influence and Ownership in the Media of Lebanon and its impacts on Reporting’ - 2020
  • Hazhar Hakim Aziz Nzari. Journalism in Wartime: Reporting Conflict in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region ISIS War 2014-2016 - 2020
  • Bashiru Usman, Perceptions of Privacy Risk On Social Media and Online Behavior: Perspectives of International University Students in Northern Cyprus (Cyprus International University, 2017). - 2017
  • Fadiya Ruth Olamide, The Portrayal of Women in Advertising. A Content Analysis of Television and Newspaper Advertising Nigeria (Cyprus International University, 2017). - 2017
  • Idris Kayode Ibrahim, The Impact Celebrities On Social Movement: An Analysis Of Twitter On The Women's March In Washington (Cyprus International University, 2017). - 2017
  • Mary Dusai Kugwa, Media Framing: A Comparative Analysis of UK and South Africa’s Student-Led Protest - 2017
  • Eseoghene Mary Akpojivi, Attitudes Towards Information Privacy in Online Communication. Case Study: Cyprus Internatıonal Universıty (Cyprus International University, 2016). - 2016
  • Nonhlanhla Mkandla, Coverıng Xenophobıa: A Study of Public Opınion, the Press and Xenophobia in South Africa (Cyprus International University, 2016). - 2016
  • Ebenezer Sam. The Role of the News Media in Ghana’s Multi-Party Democracy: A Study of the 2016 General Election - 2016
  • Winifred Odafinome Mavoro, The Challenges Faced by Print Newspapers in the New Medıa Age. Case Study: Nigeria (Cyprus International University, 2015). - 2015
  • Hadiza Baba Ba`aba, New Formats of Web Journalısm: An Analysis of Live Blogs and Online Multimedia Storytelling (Cyprus International University, 2015). - 2015
  • Chenjerai Rick Warambwa, ''Represent Where You're From': An Analysis of Southern Afrıcan Hip Hop Music and Video Aesthetics' (Cyprus International University, 2014). - 2014
  • Fatma Umar, Local Identity and Creativity: 'Black Hybrid Culture In Mainstream Nigerian Hip Hop' (Cyprus International University, 2014). - 2014
  • Marshall Patsanza, An Evaluation of the Viability of Mobile Learning in South Africa (Cyprus International University, 2014). - 2014
  • Ojiyovwi Eruse, 'Media Exposure of Youths to the Advertisement of Cigarettes on Television' (Cyprus International University, 2013). - 2013
  • Christian Ogedegbe, 'Social Networking Sites and their Uses Among Nigerian Youth' (Cyprus International University, 2012). - 2012

Doctorate Thesis Supervised

  • Khaled Salah Hussein. Social Media, Political Elites and the Public Sphere: Political Decision making on Corruption in Jordan - 2021
  • Huseyin Tekerek, Documentary Filmmaking and Reconciliation in Cyprus: Production Histories, Analyses And Distribution - 2021
  • Onotina Jeiva Elinwa. Investigating Nollywood Production and Reception: A Study of the Nigerian Film Industry. 2020. - 2020
  • Barcin Bogac. Cinemagoing, Turkish Cypriot Audiences and Turkish Nationalism in 1950s Cyprus. As co-supervisor. 2020. - 2020
Research Areas
  • Main research areas: film and media history, film and media policy, historical representation, media and colonialism, Hollywood cinema, British cinema, Anglo-American relations, media of Cyprus, acting and performance
  • Recent research projects have focussed on: 1) historical films and the representation of history, particularly in American and British cinema, 2) the cultural and economic relationships between the British and American film industries, 3) the role of media in the British Empire, particularly in Cyprus.
  • I am currently undertaking research on the representation of the very recent past in American film and Television, British film policy and European integration, and historical cinema audiences in Cyprus.
Administrative Duties
  • Head of Journalism Department (2009-ONGOING)
  • Head of Communication and Media Studies MA and PhD Programs (2020-ONGOING)