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Andy Medhurst
Senior Lecturer in Media, Film & Cultural Studies (Media and Film)
Subject area: Media & Cultural Studies
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Research

Andy's main research interests are British popular culture (both contemporary and historical), gender and sexuality, the genre of comedy and constructions of Englishness. He has supervised/is supervising postgraduate research on a diverse range of topics including comedy and the fat female body; the aesthetics of music video; gay men's use of the internet; the British horror film; the work of the British pop artist Vivian Stanshall; the politics of children's cinema; women's relationship to television in the 1950s; the concept of New Queer Cinema; representations in, and readings of, 'polysexual television'; discourses of success and failure in contemporary celebrity culture; horror and the body in film and literature; queer masculinities and fashion culture; questions of identity in television sketch comedy; and British cinema and Thatcherism.  He has supervised more successfully completed Sussex theses than any other current member of the department and is presently Research Student Convenor for the department.  He is always interested in hearing from potential research students with ideas for interesting, interdisciplinary projects.