Donna's research interests include performance and acting, stardom and celebrity, masculinity, sexuality, Hollywood (contemporary and classical), film noir...
My research interests include performance and acting, stardom and celebrity, masculinity, sexuality, Hollywood (contemporary and classical), film noir, the voice in film and popular screen criticism. I am interested in supervising potential research students wishing to explore any aspect relating to these areas.
Further information about my publications and research can be found on my Academia profile.
Donna's recent publications include books, guest-edited journals, articles in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in books. For more information, follow the link below...
Masculinity and Film Performance: Male Angst in Contemporary American Cinema (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2011).
Tainted Love: Screening Sexual Perversities, co-edited with Darren Kerr, London: I.B. Tauris, 2015 (forthcoming).
Transnational Cinemas 5.2. Special issue on acting and performance (October 2014).
Articles in peer-reviewed journals
'All the World’s a Stage: Global Players and Transnational Film Performance,' Transnational Cinemas 5.2. Special issue on action and performance (October 2014).
'Narrative Trans-actions: Cloud Atlas (2012) and Multi-Role Performance in the Global Ensemble,' Transnational Cinemas 5.2. Special issue on action and performance (October 2014).
'Playing with the Self: Celebrity Autoerotic Asphyxiation,' Celebrity Studies 4.1. Special issue on sex and celebrity (2013). Co-authored with Darren Kerr.
'I’m just a character in your film’: Acting and Performance from Autism to Zissou,' New Review of Film and Television Studies 10: 1. Special Issue on Wes Anderson (March 2012).
'From Wimps to Wild Men: Bipolar Masculinity and the Paradoxical Performances of Tom Cruise,' Men & Masculinities (December 2010).
'Tongue-tied: Film and Theatre Voices in David Mamet’s Oleanna,' Screening the Past, special issue: Cinema/Theatre: Beyond Adaptation. 21. (Summer/July 2007).
Chapters in books
'Acting and Performance in Film Noir' in Andrew Spicer and Helen Hanson (eds) A Companion to Film Noir (Oxford: Blackwell, 2013).
'Male Sounds and Speech Affectations: Voicing Masculinity' in Jeff Jaeckle (ed) Film Dialogue (London: Wallflower Press, 2013).
'Michael Douglas: Contemporary Masculinity', in Anna Everett (ed) Pretty People: The Nineties (Rutgers University Press, May 2012).
‘Politics is theatre’: Performance, Sexuality and Milk' in Timothy Shary (ed) Millennial Masculinity: Men in Contemporary American Cinema (Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 2012)
'Billy Bob Thornton”, “James Earl Jones' in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Media vol.16, edited by Allison Graham and Sharon Monteith (Mississippi: University of North Carolina Press, 2011)