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Claire  Hines

Dr Claire Hines

Senior Lecturer

School of Media Arts and Technology

023 8201 3483 ext. 3483 Room no. JM223


Claire studied for a degree in English at the University of Southampton and went on to complete a masters in film studies, followed by a PhD. In 2005 she successfully submitted her doctoral thesis, 'Shaken not Stirred? James Bond, Playboy and Changing Gender Roles in the 1960s', an AHRB funded study of the early relationship between James Bond and Playboy magazine. 

Claire has taught at Solent University since 2006. At undergraduate level the units she has delivered include framing film, exploring film history, contemporary film culture and the major dissertation. She has also been involved in postgraduate study, and is currently part of the supervisory teams for PhD students.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Research interests

    Claire's current research interests include: James Bond, fantasy film, popular Hollywood genres, British film culture, and representations of gender and sexuality on screen.
  2. Recent publications

    Claire's recent publications include books and chapters in books. For more information, follow the link below...


    'Fan Phenomena: James Bond', editor (Bristol: Intellect, 2015).

    'Fantasy', co-authored with Jaqueline Furby (London: Routledge, 2012).

    'Hard to Swallow: Hard-core Pornography on Screen', co-edited with Darren Kerr (London: Wallflower Press, 2012).

    Chapters in Books

    ‘Explicit Teen Sex and Utopian Problem-solving in Ken Park’, in Lindsay Coleman (ed.) Sex and Storytelling in Modern Cinema: Explicit Sex, Performance and Cinematic Technique (London: I.B. Tauris, forthcoming).

    'How Far Will a Girl Go to Satisfy Her Needs?’ From Dykesploitation to Lesbian Hard-Core’, in Xavier Mendik (ed.), Alterimage 3: Peep Shows: Essays in Cult Visual Erotica (London: Wallflower Press, 2012).

    ‘How to be Bond: 007/Daniel Craig, Masculinity and British Men’s Lifestyle Magazines’, in Joachim Frenk and Christian Krug (eds) The Cultures of James Bond (Trier: WVT, 2011).

    ‘For His Eyes Only? Men’s Magazines and the Curse of the Bond Girl’, in Rob Weiner, Jack Becker and Lynn Whitfield (eds) James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010).

    ‘Entertainment For Men’: Uncovering the Playboy Bond’, in Christoph Lindner (ed.) The James Bond Phenomenon: A Critical Reader, Second Edition (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009).

    ‘Armed and Fabulous: Miss Congeniality’s Queer Rom-Com’, in Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn (eds) Falling in Love Again: The Contemporary Romantic Comedy (London: I.B. Tauris, 2008).

    'Sean Connery Is James Bond’: Re-Fashioning British Masculinity in the 1960s’, co-authored with Pam Cook, in Rachel Moseley (ed.) Fashioning Film Stars: Dress, Culture, Identity (London: BFI, 2005).

  3. Work in progress

    Claire is currently researching James Bond, including an adapted version of her research on the relationship between Bond and Playboy magazine.