School of Creative Arts, Film and Media (SCAFM)
Dr Deborah Shaw
Reader + Course Leader - MA Film and TV Studies
Creative Arts, Film and Media
|BA (Portsmouth)||MA (Leeds)||PhD (King’s College London)|
My principal areas of research have fallen into three areas: Latin American women’s writing, contemporary Latin American film and representations of Latinos and Latin Americans in Hollywood film. More recently my focus has been on the latter two subject areas, and I am currently working on a monograph on contemporary Mexican filmmakers. I am in the process of putting abid together for the Research Networks and Workshops Scheme. The theme for the networks and workshops is the interrogation of the concept of national/transnational cinema, and I am a founding co-editor of the journal Transnational Cinemas.
I am course leader for the MA in Film and Television Studies, and coordinate Representing Otherness in Film and Television for this programme. I coordinate a number of other units on the Film Studies degree, including Cinema and Nation, Gender, Sexuality and Cinema, and Cinema and Memory.
Books[Back to top]
Shaw, D. (In preparation). Contemporary Transnational Mexican Filmmakers. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Book Chapters[Back to top]
Shaw, D. (Forthcoming), Deconstructing and reconstructing ‘transnational cinema’. In S. Dennison (Ed.), Interrogating the Transnational in Hispanic Film (pp. 00-00). London: Tamesis.
Shaw, D. (Forthcoming). Re-making Frida Kahlo through Music in Frida. In L. Shaw & R. Stone (Eds.), Screening Songs in Hispanic and Lusophone Cinema (pp. 00-00). Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Books[Back to top]
The Three Amigos: The Transnational Films of Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón. Manchester: Manchester University (May, 2013).
Shaw, D. (2003). Contemporary Cinema of Latin America: Ten Key Films. London and New York: Continuum Publishers. ISBN 978-0826414854.
Edited Books[Back to top]
Shaw, D. (Ed.). (2007) Contemporary Latin American Cinema: Breaking into the Global Market. Lanham, Md: Rowman and Littlefield. ISBN 978-0742539150.
Journal Articles[Back to top]
Shaw, D. (2012). Migrant Identities in Film: Sin Nombre and migration films from Mexico and Central America to the United States’ Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture (Intellect), 3, 12, 227-240.
Shaw, D. (2011). (Trans)National Images and Cinematic Spaces: the cases of Alfonso Cuarón’s Y tu mamá también (2001) and Carlos Reygadas’ Japón (2002), In Iberoamericana, no. 44, año ix, 117-140.
Shaw, D. (2011). Babel and the Global Hollywood Gaze, in Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination 4(1), 11-31.
Shaw, D. (2010). Transforming the National Body: Salma Hayek and Frida. Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 27(4), 299 – 313.
Shaw, D. (2007). Robert Rodriguez’s Mexicans in Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, 7(3). [Link this to http://reconstruction.eserver.org/073/shaw.shtml]
Shaw, D. (2007). Blow: how a film created a hero from a top-level drug trafficker and blamed the 'Colombians' for his downfall. Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 24 (1), 31-40.
Shaw, D. (2005). ‘You are alright but…’: individual and collective representations of Mexicans, Latinos, Anglo-Americans and African-Americans in Traffic. Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 22(3), 211-224. Reprinted in J. Codell (Ed.), Genre, Gender, Race, and World Cinema: An Anthology (pp. 342-358). Chichester/Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Shaw, D. (2005). Anti-Semitism and misrepresentations of survival guilt in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Intacto. The Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 8(5), 671-683.
Shaw, D. (2004). The figure of the absent father in recent Latin American films. Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, 1(2), 85-102.
Shaw, D. (2002). Heroes, villains and women: representations of Latin America in The Voyage by Fernando Solanas. The Bulletin of Latin American Research, 21(4), 473-489.
Shaw, D. (2001). Men in high heels: the feminine man and performances of femininity in Tacones Iejanos by Pedro Almodóvar. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, 6(1), 55-62.
Shaw, D. (1999). Las posibilidades de la escritura feminine: la insólita historia de la Santa de Cabora de Brianda Domecq. Literature Mexicana, 10(1-2), 281-312.
Shaw, D. (1999). The literary journalism of Guadalupe Loaeza and Cristina Pacheco. The Bulletin of Latin American Research, 18(4), 437-450.
Shaw, D. (1996). Jesusa Palancares as individual subject in Elena Poniatowska’s Hasta no verte Jesús mio. The Bulletin of Hispanic Studies,73 (Liverpool, April), 191-204.
Shaw, D. (1996). Erotic or political: literary representations of Mexican lesbians. Travesía: The Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, 5(1), 51-63.
Shaw, D. (1995). Gender and class relations in Elena Poniatowska’s De noche vienes. The Bulletin of Hispanic Studies,72 (Liverpool, January), 111-121.
Shaw, D. & Rollet, B. (1994). Como agua para chocolate: some reasons for its success. Travesía: The Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, 3(1.2), 82-92.
Chapters in Edited Books[Back to top]
Shaw, D. (2013). ‘Deconstructing and Reconstructing ‘Transnational Cinema’, in S. Dennison, ed. Contemporary Hispanic Cinema: Interrogating Transnationalism in Spanish and Latin American Film. Woodbridge: Tamesis (August).
Shaw, D. (2012). Re-making Frida Kahlo through Music in Frida. In L. Shaw & R. Stone (eds.), Screening Songs in Hispanic and Lusophone Cinema . Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Shaw, D. (2007). Playing Hollywood at its own game? Bielinski’s Nine Queens (2007). In D. Shaw (Ed.), Contemporary Latin American Cinema: Breaking into the Global Market (pp. 67-85). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
Shaw, D. (2007). Latin American cinema today: a qualified success story. In D. Shaw (Ed.), Contemporary Latin American Cinema: Breaking into the Global Market (pp. 1-10). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
Shaw, D. (1997). Problems of definition in the theorizing of Latin American women’s writing. In E. Dore (Ed.), Gender Politics in Latin America: debates in theory and practice (pp. 161-174). New York: Monthly Review Press.
Shaw, D. (1995). The Mexican woman writer: a critical intervention? In K. Duncan & E. Karadis (Eds.), Beyond solitude: dialogues between Europe and Latin America (pp. 111-135). University of Birmingham: Birmingham Modern Languages Publications.
Encyclopaedia and Other Contributions [Back to top]
2012 – ‘Moving away from a sense of cultures as pure spaces: an interview with Deborah Shaw, editor of Transnational Cinemas’ in Ba and Higbee (eds.) De-westernizing Film Studies. London: Routledge.
2012 – Entry on Walter Salles for the Directory of Brazilian Cinema (part of Intellect’s World Cinema series), eds. Louis Bayman and Natalie Pinazza.
2012 – with Martin, D. An Interview with Julia Solomonoff on “The Last Summer of La Boyita” in Auteuse Theory: A Blog on Women’s Cinema: http://auteusetheory.blogspot.co.uk/
Book Reviews [Back to top]
I have reviewed books for:
- The Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (Liverpool)
- The Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (Glasgow)
- The Bulletin of Latin American Research
- Celebrity Studies
- Media, Culture and Society
Invited Guest/Plenary Lectures [Back to top]
May 2013 - Invited to present a workshop on publishing tips for Arts and Humanities postgraduates at the University of Portsmouth
February 2013 - Workshop leader onpublishing in academia for WISPS (Women in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies) at King’s College, London.
July 2012 – invited panel member for training session on publishing for Film Studies postgraduates for a 'Genre Beyond Hollywood' conference at the University of Southampton.
July 2012 – Invited speaker for the Middlebrow Cinema symposium at the University of Exeter, ‘The Emergence of Mexican Middlebrow Filmmaking: From the National to the Transnational’.
October 2012 – ‘The Emergence of Transnational Latin American Women Directors: Texts, Sex, and Money’, keynote speaker for the symposium, 'Nuevas perspectivas sobre la dimensión transnacional del cine hispánico’ (New perspectives on the transnational in Hispanic cinema), held at Leuven University in Belgium,
February 2012 - ‘Reframing the National in Hispanic Film’ ‘Migrating through Mexico to the United States: Sin Nombre and other filmic representations’. Symposium held at the University of Lincoln.
January 2011 – Talk given at Zaragoza University, ‘Mapping the Field of Transnational Cinema’.
June 2010 - Invited speaker in Transnational Seminar Series at Manchester University, ‘Guillermo del Toro: a Case Study in Transnational Auteurism’.
Invited Speaker [Back to top]
July 2013 – Invited speaker for the symposium, ‘The girl in global cinema’, title, The defiant gaze of adolescent 'girls' in 3 Argentine films: We Don't Have to Talk About it (Bemberg, 1993), The Holy Girl (Martel, 2004) and XXY (Puenzo, 2007) at University College London.
April 2013 – invited speaker at the AHRC funded symposium on global queer aesthetics at the University of Sussex
Conference Papers [Back to top]
April 2012 – AHGBI (Association of Hispanists of GB and Ireland) Conference at the University of Stirling, ‘Representing Women in the Films ofGuillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón’.
March 2012- The Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Boston, ‘El laberinto del fauno: How to make a film that nearly everyone will like’.
July 2011 - Screen Conference, ‘El laberinto del fauno: Breaking Through the Barriers of Filmmaking’.
March 2011- The Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, New Orleans, ‘Generating Transnational Auteurism: the Case of Guillermo del Toro’.
March 2010 - The Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Los Angeles, ‘Babel: A Hollywood World Cinema Text’.
Membership of Editorial Boards[Back to top]
2013 – Member of the editorial advisory committee for The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism.
2010 – Founding co-editor of Transnational Cinemas (Intellect Journals).
2008-2010 – Co-editor of Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, currently member of the Editorial Advisory Board.
2010 – Member of the AHRC Peer Review College in the Academic category.
Esteem Indicators[Back to top]
‘An Interview with Deborah Shaw’ in Ba, Saer and Higbee, Will (eds.) De-westernizing Film Studies. Routledge: 2012.
Current PhD Student Supervision [Back to top]
2013 – Director of Studies for Andrew Russell – The World Cinema Fund and East Asian cinema.
2011 – Director of Studies for Simon Hobbs – European Extreme Cinema.