David Ingram**


David graduated from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge with a degree in English. He then completed an MA in American Studies at the Institute of United States Studies, University of London, and a PhD in American Literature and Culture at King’s College, London.

Research area(s)

  • Ecocriticism
  • The environmental humanities


Research interests

David Ingram is the author of Green Screen: Environmentalism and Hollywood Cinema (University of Exeter Press, 2000) and The Jukebox in the Garden: Ecocriticism and American Popular Music Since 1960 (Rodopi, 2010), as well as several articles on film and music.

His main research interests are in ecocriticism and the environmental humanities. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment-United Kingdom and Ireland (ASLE-UKI), and an editor of Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism



David teaches the following modules in the Undergraduate Film and Television Studies degree program: FM1001 Crime Fictions, FM1006 Film Style, FM1003 Critical Methodologies, FM1007 Television Genres, FM2004 Science Fictions, FM3017 Alternative Film and Video Practices, FM3031 Dissertation.

Selected Publications

Journal articles

Ingram, D.   (2008)   '“My dirty stream”: Pete Seeger, American folk music, and environmental protest'. Popular Music and Society, 31 (1).  pp. 21 - 36. doi: 10.1080/03007760601061456 Download publication 

Ingram, DA.   (2007)   'For free? Theorising consumption, commerce, and the environmental costs of artistic production'. Green Letters, 8 (Spring 2007).  pp. 13 - 22. 

Ingram, DA.   (2006)   ''A balance that you can hear': Deep ecology, 'serious listening' and the soundscape recordings of David Dunn'. European Journal of American Culture, 25 (2).  pp. 123 - 138. doi: 10.1386/ejac.25.2.123/1 

Ingram, DA.   (2006)   'The clutter of the unkempt forest: John Cage, music and American environmental thought'. American Studies, 51 (4).  pp. 567 - 579. 

Ingram, DA.   (2006)   ''Go to the forest and move': 1960s American rock music as electronic pastoral'. Forty-Ninth Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of American Studies, 20 pp. 1 - 16. Download publication 

Ingram, DA.   (2000)   'Fly Away Home and the Hollywood Conservationist Movie'. Scope: an on-line journal of film studies


Ingram, DA.   (2010) The jukebox in the garden: Ecocriticism and american popular music since 1960. Amsterdam and New York:  Rodopi 

Ingram, DA.   (2004) Green screen: Environmentalism and hollywood cinema.  University of Exeter Press 

Book chapters

Ingram, DA.  (2015)   '‘Ecocriticism and Traditional English Folk Music’', in Dawe, K.  and Allen, A. (eds.) Current Directions in Ecomusicology: Music, Culture, Nature.  London and New York Routledge pp. 221 - 232. 

Ingram, DA.  (2014)   ''Emotion and Affect in Eco-films: Cognitive and Phenomenological Approaches'', in Weik vom Mossner, A. (ed.) Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology and Film.  Waterloo, Ontario Wilfred Laurier University Press pp. 23 - 39. 

Ingram, DA.  (2014)   '‘Rethinking Eco-film Studies'. .', in Garrard, G. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism.  Oxford Oxford University Press pp. 459 - 474. 

Ingram, DA.  (2013)   'An inconvenient truth: Science and argumentation in the expository documentary film', in Pick, A.  and Narraway, G. (eds.) Screening nature: Cinema beyond the human.  Oxford and New York Berghahn 

INGRAM, DA.  (2012)   ''The aesthetics and ethics of eco-film criticism'.', in Monani, S. , Rust, S.  and Cubitt, S. (eds.) Ecocinema Theory and Practice.  New York and London Routledge pp. 43 - 61. 

Ingram, D.  (2008)   'Hollywood cinema and climate change: The day after tomorrow', in Devine, M.  and Grewe-Volpp, C. (eds.) Words On Water: Literary and Cultural Representations.  Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier Download publication 

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