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Professor Helen Hanson



Hollywood Soundscapes: Film Sound Style, Craft and Production in the Classical Era, London, BFI/Palgrave, 2017.

with Spicer A, A Companion to Film Noir, Boston, Wiley Blackwell, 2013.

with O‘Rawe C, The Femme Fatale: Images, Histories, Contexts, London, Palgrave, 2010.

with O Rawe C, Introduction: 'Cherchez la femme', 2010.

Hollywood Heroines: Women in Film Noir and the Female Gothic Film, London, I.B.Tauris and Co Ltd, 2007.


Looking for Lela Simone: Singin' in the Rain and Classical Hollywood Production Studies as Microhistory, Women's History Review, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2019

From Suspicion (1941) to Deceived (1991): Gothic Continuities, Feminism and Postfeminism in the Neo-Gothic Film., Gothic Studies, vol. 9, no. 2, 2007, 20-32

Sound Affects: Post-production Sound, Soundscapes and Sound Design in Hollywood's Studio Era., Music, Sound and Moving Image Journal, vol. 1, no. 1, 2007, 27-49


The Ambience of Film Noir: Soundscapes, Design and Mood, in Spicer A, Hanson H (eds) A Companion to Film Noir, Wiley Blackwell, 2013, 284-301

with Neale S, Commanding the Sounds of the Universe: Classical Hollywood Sound in the 1930s and Early 1940s, in The Classical Hollywood Reader, New York: Routledge, 2012, 249-261

Hearing, Fearing: The Sonic Design of Suspense in Cat People (1942), in Brown T, Walters J (eds) Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory, London: BFI/Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010

The Big Seduction: Feminist Film Criticism and the Femme Fatale, in Hanson H, O'Rawe C (eds) The Femme Fatale: Images, Histories, Contexts, Palgrave, 2010

Paranoia and Nostalgia: Sonic Motifs and Songs in Neo-Noir, in Bould M, Glitre K, Tuck G (eds) Neo-Noir, London: Wallflower Press, 2009

Last night I dreamt I read Rebecca again: Reading, Watching and Engaging with Rebecca in fiction and film, in Taylor H (eds) The Daphne du Maurier Companion, Virago Press, 2007, 330-340