Stephen Morgan

Stephen Morgan

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Research interests

Film History, Transnational Cinema, Australian Cinema, British Cinema, British-Australian Cultural Relations, Silent Cinema, Early Cinema, Artists' Moving Image.

Biographical details

Stephen Morgan has a general interest in notions of national (and transnational) cinema and a desire to investigate underexplored corners of film history. As an Australian (with Scottish parents) living in London, he has a particular interest in the intersection between the British and Australian film industries, notions of Australian identity in the British context, and wider Anglo-Australian sociocultural relations. To that end, he runs TheFarParadise.com, a blog project looking at Australian cinema in the UK, whilst his doctoral work involves a wide-ranging, historical-contextual analysis of a series of films produced in Australia between 1945 and 1960 by that 'quintessentially British' studio, Ealing. 


A keen believer in the importance of preserving our collective moving image heritage, he has also been involved in a number of archive related projects in Australia and the UK, including working as a Cataloguer for the East Anglian Film Archive (contributing to the Union Search catalogue hosted by the British Film Institute), as Audio-Visual Archivist for the London Underground Film Festival, and short-term projects at the British Film Institute and the Royal College of Art. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Longford's Blokes: Notions of national identity in the marketing and reception of three Australian films in 1920s Britain, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Bachelor of Arts, When the 'Chips' are down: nationalism and imperialism in Ealing's Australian venture, Flinders University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2008

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