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Lisa Duffy




Research interests : Fantasy Spaces of Classic Hollywood Musicals: Psychological Explorations of Gender & Sexuality (Supervised by Dr Sue Harris & Prof Peter Evans)

An American working in the British idiom, I hold a BA in Film Studies from Fordham University and an MA in Film & Television Studies from University of Westminster. My main research centres on the way gender and sexuality manifests in the fantasy settings and dream sequences of classic Hollywood musicals. I am particularly interested in film musicals, classic Hollywood cinema, dance on film (especially dream ballet sequences), transitions of text from stage to screen, post-Code depictions of sexuality, and hysteria in film.

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