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Amanda Howell teaches courses on American and world cinemas in the School of Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. Her research focuses on gender, genre, and screen aesthetics, with a recurrent emphasis on the gothic and horror as ways of representing and understanding the past and the challenges of everyday life. She has published on gothic representations of history and war, on vampires and coming-of-age, on the horrors of the family and mothering in film and television. She is co-editor of special journal issues 'Identity and the Fantastic in Penny Dreadful’(2017), ‘Beyond Nostalgia: Difference and Discomfort in Stranger Things’ (Forthcoming 2018) and ‘As if: Women in Genres of the Fantastic, Cross-Platform Entertainments and Transmedial Engagements’ (Forthcoming 2019). She has been granted study leave in 2019 to work on a book-length study of contemporary arthouse horror.
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