Professor John Izod

Professor Emeritus

Communications, Media and Culture University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor John Izod

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About me

About me

I am Emeritus Professor of Screen Analysis and have worked in Stirling since the establishment of film studies here in 1978. I have retired but continue to pursue the research interests that have fascinated me for years.

Research (2)

Cinema as Therapy: Grief and Transformational Films is the latest work reflecting my research interest in the Post-Jungian analysis of film and television. Joanna Dovalis and I have begun work on its successor talking into account recent theoretical developments.  I was Co-Investigator on an AHRC-funded project British Silent Cinema and the Transition to Sound, 2014 to 2017. From 2007 to 2010 I led a team in a three-year research project on The Cinema Authorship of Lindsay Anderson, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.   I am the author of several books, in addition to numerous articles. The books include: Reading the Screen (Longman 1984)   Hollywood and the Box Office, 1895-1986 (Macmillan 1988)   The Films of Nicolas Roeg (Macmillan 1992)   An Introduction to Television Documentary (Manchester University Press, 1997) with Richard Kilborn   Myth, Mind and the Screen: Understanding the Heroes of our Time (Cambridge University Press, 2001)   Screen, Culture and Psyche: A Post-Jungian Approach to Working with the Audience (Routledge, 2006)   Lindsay Anderson: Cinema Authorship (Manchester University Press, 2012) with Karl Magee, Kathryn Hannan and Isabelle Gourdin-Sangouard   Cinema as Therapy: Grief and Transformational Film (Routledge, 2015) with Joanna Dovalis

Projects

British Silent Cinema and the Transition to Sound
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Funded by: Arts and Humanities Research Council

The Cinema Authorship of Lindsay Anderson
PI: Professor John Izod
Funded by: Arts and Humanities Research Council

Outputs (33)

Outputs

Book Chapter

Dovalis J & Izod J (2018) Under the Skin (2013): Images as the Language of the Unconscious. In: Hockley L (ed.) Routledge International Handbook of Jungian Film Studies. Routledge International Handbooks. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 336-352. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-International-Handbook-of-Jungian-Film-Studies/Hockley/p/book/9781138666962

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Izod J (2017) The Partial Empowering of British Cinema Operators, 1927-33. British Silent Film Festival Symposium, Strand, London, 06.04.2017-07.04.2017. https://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/filmstudies/eventrecords/16-17/British-silent-film-festival-symposium-2017.aspx

Book Review

Izod J (2016) Katherine Spring, Saying it with Songs: Popular Music and the Coming of Sound to Hollywood Cinema and Michael Slowik, After the Silents: Hollywood Film Music in the Early Sound Era, 1926-1934. Review of: Saying it with Songs: popular music and the coming of sound to Hollywood cinema by Katherine Spring (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 229 pages). ISBN 978-0199842223; and After the Silents: Hollywood film music in the early sound era, 1926-1934 by Michael Slowik (New York, NY: Columbia UP, 2014, 384 pages). ISBN 9780231165822. Screen, 57 (3), pp. 379-383. https://doi.org/10.1093/screen/hjw035

Book Chapter

Izod J (2016) Theatre, Film and Television: Lindsay Anderson directs David Storey’s In Celebration (1969) and Home (1970). In: Hedling E & Dupin C C (eds.) Lindsay Anderson Revisited: Unknown Aspects of a Film Director. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 157-172. http://www.palgrave.com/fr/book/9781137539427; https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-53943-4_12

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Izod J (2016) Musicians’ Union Campaigns in the Late 1920s. Working in Music: The Musicians’ Union, musical labour and employment, Glasgow, 14.01.2016-15.01.2016. http://www.muhistory.com/wp-content/uploads/Working-in-Music-programme.pdf

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Izod J (2015) British Cinema Exhibitors and Musicians, 1927-33. What is Cinema History?, University of Glasgow, 22.06.2015-24.06.2015. http://earlycinema.gla.ac.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/What-is-Cinema-History-Programme-Final.pdf

Book Review

Izod J (2015) Michael Jackson and the Blackface Mask. Review of:
by Harriet J. Manning, Farnham: Ashgate, 2013, 204 pp. ISBN 9780419455103. International Journal of Jungian Studies, 7 (1), pp. 74-78. https://doi.org/10.1080/19409052.2015.979057

Book Chapter

Izod J & Dovalis J (2014) Terrence Malick’s Diptych. In: Piotrowska A (ed.) Embodied Encounters: New Approaches to Psychoanalysis and Cinema. London: Routledge, pp. 60-74. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781315758541/

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Izod J & Magee K (2013) Lindsay Anderson, Film, Theatre and In Celebration (Keynote Speech). 20th Annual Scottish Word and Image Group Conference, University of Dundee, 22.06.2013-23.06.2013. http://www.scottishwordimage.org/conferences/2013programme.html

Authored Book

Izod J, Magee K, Hannan K & Gourdin-Sangouard I (2012) Lindsay Anderson: Cinema Authorship. Manchester: Manchester University Press. http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9780719083389

Book Chapter

Izod J & Dovalis J (2011) 'Birth: Eternal Grieving of the Spotless Mind'. In: Hauke C & Hockley L (eds.) Jung & Film II: The Return. Hove, East Sussex: Taylor & Francis (Routledge), pp. 66-91. http://www.jungarena.com/jung-and-film-ii-the-return-9780415488976

Book Chapter

Izod J (2011) The physician's melancholia. In: Hockley L & Gardner L (eds.) House: The Wounded Healer on Television: Jungian and Post-Jungian Reflections. Hove, East Sussex: Taylor & Francis (Routledge), pp. 27-42. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415479134/

Book Chapter

Izod J, Magee K, MacKenzie K & Gourdin-Sangouard I (2010) Music / Industry / Politics: Alan Price's Roles in O Lucky Man!. In: Forster L & Harper S (eds.) British Culture and Society in the 1970s: The Lost Decade. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 201-212. http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/British-Culture-and-Society-in-the-1970-s--The-Lost-Decade1-4438-1734-1.htm

Book Chapter

Izod J, Magee K, MacKenzie K & Gourdin-Sangouard I (2010) '"What is there to smile at?" Lindsay Anderson’s O Lucky Man!'. In: Newland P (ed.) Don't Look Now: British Cinema in the 1970s. Chicago: Intellect, pp. 215-228. http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/books/view-Book,id=4699/

Book Chapter

Izod J & Kilborn R (1998) Redefining cinema: Other Genres - the documentary film. In: Hill J & Church GP (eds.) The Oxford Guide to Film Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 426-434. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780198711247.do

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