Dr Charlotte Crofts
Position: Associate Professor: Filmmaking
Department: Film and Journalism, Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education (ACE)
Dr Charlotte Crofts (@charlottecrofts) is Associate Professor Filmmaking, Department of Film & Journalism where she teaches on the BA (Hons) Filmmaking (@UWE_Film).
She’s a filmmaker and creative producer working across film practice, locative-media, festival curation and place-making. As director of the Cary Comes Home Festival (@carycomeshome), she explores screen heritage, cinematic tourism and fan practices, curating “event cinema” experiences and mapping Cary Grant’s Bristol. She has produced various location-based apps including The Curzon Memories App and The Lost Cinemas of Castle Park App. She is currently developing the Looking For Archie Walking tour into an app. She was instrumental in Bristol’s successful bid to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a City of Film in 2017 and sits on the steering committee.
Her PhD was on Angela Carter’s writing for radio, film and television (since published as Anagrams of Desire by MUP, 2003) and she has also published on Angela Carter’s Japanese writings (Munford, 2006). Her current research explores through practice, some of the themes and challenges of adapting Angela Carter’s Japanese writing. She is currently developing a collaborative practice-research project, including a feature film adaptation of Angela Carter’s ‘Flesh and the Mirror’ and developing an international research bid which explores adaptation, textual translation and UK/Japan cross-cultural exchange (with Nastumi Ikoma). She is involved with various place-making projects celebrating Angela Carter’s Bristol connections (www.getangelacarter.com), is a founding member of the Angela Carter Society (www.angelacartersociety.org.uk), is co-editing a book, Pyrotechnics: Angela Carter’s Incandescent Imagination, a collection of Angela Carter essays for the 21st Century (with Dr Marie Mulvey-Roberts) and a special Issue of the Journal of Contemporary Women’s Writing (with Ikoma) on Angela Carter and Japan.
She is Editor in Chief of Screenworks the online peer-reviewed journal of screen media practice research (@screenworksorg). She is on the Executive Committee of the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (@baftss) and on the editorial board of Open Screens. She is a member of the Digital Cultures Research Group (@dcrcuk) and co-convenes the Moving Image Research group (MIRg) with Mark Bould.
Charlotte is particularly interested in supervising practice-based and traditional PhDs on the following themes: screen heritage; cinema cultures; festival curating; Cary Grant; Bristol; cinema mapping; app development; apparatus theory; locative and pervasive media; sound in film; filmmaking; adaptation; Angela Carter, screen media practice as research
Qualifications: BA (Hons) (University of Manchester), PhD (University of Manchester), MA Film and TV (University of Bristol)