Professor Ann Davies

Emeritus Professor

Spanish Stirling

Professor Ann Davies

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About me

About me

I have published widely on contemporary Spanish cinema, with an emphasis on landscape, genre, on Basque cinema and on gender and sexualities. I am the author of monographs on Spanish Gothic (Edinburgh University Press 2016), Penélope Cruz (Palgrave Macmillan 2014), Spanish landscape, space and place (Liverpool University Press 2012); on the Basque director Daniel Calparsoro (Manchester University Press, 2009) and the Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar (Grant & Cutler, 2007); and on gender relations in Don Juan plays (Edwin Mellen 2004). I am co-author of a monograph on Carmen on film (with Phil Powrie, Bruce Babington and Chris Perriam; Indiana University Press 2007). I have edited a volume on contemporary Spanish cinema (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), and co-edited volumes on Carmen on film (with Chris Perriam; Rodopi 2006) and masculinities in Hollywood and European cinema (with Phil Powrie and Bruce Babington; Wallflower Press 2004).

Professional membership

Former President, Women in Spanish and Portuguese Studies

Former Membership Secretary, Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland


Research

My overall research approach is based broadly within film and cultural studies. My primary field of research is that of contemporary Spanish cinema and contemporary Spanish Gothic, and the use of landscape, space and place in Gothic and Spanish culture. I also research on the films of Guillermo del Toro. I have previously worked on Basque cinema, film noir and the thriller, masculinities in Spanish cinema and the figure of Carmen on film. I have also written on the Spanish star Penélope Cruz.

Outputs (51)

Outputs

Book Chapter

Davies A (2020) Carmen voyageuse: Représentations de Carmen en dehors de l’Espagne. In: Lozier C & Marc I (eds.) Carmen revisitée / revisiter Carmen: nouveaux visages d’un mythe transversal. Comparatisme & Societe, 41. Bern: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, pp. 127-144. https://doi.org/10.3726/b17155

Book Chapter

Davies A (2020) Ghostly Presences: Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak. In: Sandy M & Cracolici S (eds.) Ghostly Encounters: Cultural and Imaginary Representations of the Spectral from the Nineteenth Century to the Present. Routledge, pp. 89-101.

Book Chapter

Davies A (2020) Renouncing Violence: Terrorism and Feminisation in Basque Cinema. In: Maseda García R, Gámez Fuentes MJ & Zecchi B (eds.) Gender-Based Violence in Latin American and Iberian Cinemas. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), pp. 59-72.

Book Chapter

Davies A (2017) Contemporary Spanish Gothic Heroines. In: Marí J (ed.) Tracing the Borders of Spanish Horror Cinema and Television. Routledge, pp. 34-49.

Authored Book

Davies A (2016) Contemporary Spanish Gothic. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-contemporary-spanish-gothic.html

Book Chapter

Davies A (2015) Spanish Gothic Cinema: The Hidden Continuities of a Hidden Genre. In: Oliete-Aldea E, Oria B & Tarancón J (eds.) Global Genres, Local Films: The Transnational Dimension of Spanish Cinema. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 115-126. http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/global-genres-local-films-9781501303005/

Book Chapter

Davies A (2015) Slime and Subtlety: Monsters in del Toro’s Spanish-language Films. In: Morehead J (ed.) The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro: Critical Essays. Jefferson NC: McFarland, pp. 41-57. http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-9595-5

Book Chapter

Davies A (2014) Corps et paysages dans les films de Penélope Cruz. In: Tilly E & Duprat A A (eds.) Corps et Territoire: arts et litterature à travers l’Europe et l’Amérique. Des sociétés. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, pp. 27-36. http://www.pur-editions.fr/detail.php?idOuv=3673

Book Chapter

Davies A (2014) Guillermo del Toro’s Monsters: Matter Out of Place. In: Davies A, Shaw D & Tierney D (eds.) The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 29-43. http://www.palgrave.com/br/book/9781137407832

Edited Book

Davies A, Shaw D & Tierney D (eds.) (2014) The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/the-transnational-fantasies-of-guillermo-del-toro-ann-davies/?K=9781137407832

Authored Book

Davies A (2014) Penélope Cruz. Film Stars. Basingstoke: BFI/Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=493008

Website Content

Davies A (2014) Ghostbusting: Pursuing the Spectres of Spanish Cinema. Mediático, 17.02.2014. http://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/mediatico/2014/02/17/ghostbusting-pursuing-the-spectres-of-spanish-cinema/

Book Chapter

Davies A (2013) Ana Díez: Basque Cinema, Gender and the (Home)land. In: Nair P & Gutiérrez-Albilla J (eds.) Hispanic and Lusophone Women Filmmakers: Critical Discourses and Cinematic Practices. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 115-125. http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9780719083570

Authored Book

Davies A (2012) Spanish Spaces: Landscape, Space and Place in Contemporary Spanish Culture. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. http://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/search/hfclient.isa?A=BOOKSONIX_LUP_BOOKSHOP&F=form&AS=FIND%7CG2%7C&AS2=%7CAND%7CU1%7CA/F&view=wrapper&AS1=9781846318221

Book Chapter

Davies A (2011) The Final Girl and Monstrous Mother of El orfanato. In: Davies A (ed.) Spain on Screen: Developments in Contemporary Spanish Cinema. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 79-92. http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9780230294745

Book Chapter

Davies A (2010) Phil Powrie: French Film Studies as a Heterotopic Field. In: Higbee W & Leahy S (eds.) Studies in French Cinema: UK Perspectives 1985-2010. Bristol: Intellect, pp. 167-176. http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/books/view-Book,id=4708/

Authored Book

Davies A (2009) Daniel Calparsoro. Spanish and Latin American Filmmakers. Manchester: Manchester University Press. http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9780719073649

Authored Book

Powrie P, Babington B, Davies A & Perriam C (2007) Carmen on Film: a Cultural History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Authored Book

Davies A (2007) Pedro Almodóvar. Critical guides to Spanish and Latin American texts and films, 72. London: Grant & Cutler.

Book Chapter

Davies A (2007) Spanish Neo-noir. In: Spicer A (ed.) European Film Noir. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 210-235. http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9780719067914

Book Chapter

Davies A (2006) Resurrecting Carmen: Sexual and Ethnic Identity in the Cinema. In: Wintle M (ed.) Image into Identity: Constructing and Assigning Identity in a Culture of Modernity. Studia Imagologica, 11. Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp. 211-222. http://www.rodopi.nl/functions/search.asp?BookId=IMAGOL+11

Authored Book

Davies A & Powrie P (2006) Carmen on Screen: an Annotated Filmography and Bibliography. Research Bibliographies and Checklists. London: Boydell and Brewer. http://www.boydellandbrewer.com/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=7406

Edited Book

Perriam C & Davies A (eds.) (2005) Carmen: From Silent Film to MTV. Critical Studies, 24. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi. http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=Crit+24

Book Chapter

Davies A (2005) High and Low Culture: Bizet's Carmen and the Cinema. In: Powrie P & Stilwell R (eds.) Changing Tunes: The Use of Pre-existing Music in Film. Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 46-56. http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754651376

Book Chapter

Davies A (2005) The Male Body and the Female Gaze in Carmen Films. In: Powrie P, Davies A & Babington B (eds.) The Trouble with Men: Masculinities in European and Hollywood Cinema. London: Wallflower Press, pp. 187-195. http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-1-904764-09-0/the-trouble-with-men

Book Chapter

Davies A (2001) Don Juan and Foucauldian Sexual Discourse: Changing Attitudes to Female Sexuality. In: Batley E & Bradby D (eds.) Morality and Justice: The Challenge of European Theatre. European Studies - An Interdisciplinary Series in European Culture, History and Politics, 17. Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp. 159-170. http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=yes+17

Book Chapter

Davies A (2000) Hysteria: Female Desire and Male Rationality in Early Don Juan Works. In: Ginger A, Hobbs J & Lewis H (eds.) Selected Interdisciplinary Essays on the Representation of the Don Juan Archetype in Myth and Culture. Studies in Comparative Literature, 39. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 269-289. https://www.mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=570&pc=9