Dr Lisa Stead

Senior Lecturer in Film Studies


Extension: 5404

Telephone: 01392 725404

Office hours:

Queens 152. Term 1: Tuesdays 12.30-13.30pm / Thursdays 9.30-11.30am. Click here for electronic booking form.


I am a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies in the Department of English and Film. I am also Deputy Admissions Officer for English in the College of Humanities.

My research primarily focuses on the relationships between literature, gender and audiences in the early and interwar periods, looking at intermedial exchanges between women's film and print culture. I am also a specialist in archival film and literary studies. Current strand of my research include histories of location filming in rural spaces, and the use of archival actuality footage in researching Deaf histories in the South West of England. My latest book, Reframing Vivien Leigh: stardom, gender and the archive is forthcoming with Oxford University Press in 2020. In July 2018 I was awarded an AHRC Early Career Leadership Fellowship for the Reframing Vivien Leigh project, which will run for 20 months from January 2019.