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Mr Stephen Morgan

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. 

Public lecture/debate/seminar

Picturing the National: Australian Art and the Australian Films of Ealing Studios, 1946-59

Stephen Morgan (Speaker), 16 Oct 2013

Activity: Public engagement and outreachPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Participation in conference

European Association for Studies on Australia

Stephen Morgan (Participant), 7 Sep 2013, European Association for Studies on Australia

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

British Silent Film Symposium

Stephen Morgan (Participant), 19 Apr 2013, British Silent Film Symposium

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Conference

Stephen Morgan (Participant), 2013, MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Conference

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Cosmopolitan Screens: 23rd International Screen Studies Conference

Stephen Morgan (Participant), 2013, Cosmopolitan Screens: 23rd International Screen Studies Conference

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Moving Cultures, Shifting Identities: a conference about migration, connection, heritage and cultural memory

Stephen Morgan (Participant), 2007, Moving Cultures, Shifting Identities: a conference about migration, connection, heritage and cultural memory

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

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