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Professor Michael Wayne
Professor - Media

Gaskell Building 166

Research area(s)

  • Marxist cultural theory
  • Cultural political economy
  • Popular British and contemporary Hollywood film
  • Alternative political filmmaking cultures and practices
  • Media and political communications

Research Interests

I am interested in popular film and alternative political film traditions (especially Third Cinema), media studies and film production. I main methodological tools for approaching film and media is through the rich and complex history of Marxism. I am especially interested in the cultural questions that Marxism helps us to pose and the links between culture, politics and education (in the broad sense of everyday learning and reflection). I have also made three feature length documentary films.

Research grants and projects

Research Projects