Position/s

Executive Dean
Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law

Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Screen Studies
Department of Screen and Media

Biography

Richard Maltby is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law in addition to being Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Screen Studies. He moved to Flinders from the UK, where he established the Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture at the University of Exeter, before becoming Research Professor in Film Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. Professor Maltby has co-convened three major international conferences on the history of Hollywood's audiences, and co-edited six books on the subject, the most recent being Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) and Cinema, Audiences and Modernity: New Perspectives on European Cinema History (Routledge, 2011). He is Series Editor of Exeter Studies in Film History, and the author of over 50 articles and essays. He is currently working on a history of regulation and the politics of Hollywood in the 1920s and 1930s.

Qualifications

PhD University of Exeter, School of English 1978
BA University of Cambridge First Class Honours Degree in History 1974
MA (Cantab) 1978

Honours, awards and grants

Fellow, Australian Academy of the Humanities
Prix Jean Mitry awarded by the Institut Jean Vigo, Perpiganan
Arthur Miller Centre Prize
American Council of Learned Societies American Studies Fellowship

Key responsibilities

Executive Dean, Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law

Research expertise

  • Communication and media studies
  • Film, television and digital media

Research interests

Richard's research interests are centred on the cultural and industrial history of Hollywood. Together with Ruth Vasey, he has held a Large Australian Research Council Grant for a project entitled Reforming the Movies: A Political History of the American Cinema, 1908-1940. With Mike Walsh, Kate Bowles (University of Wollongong) and Deb Verhoeven (RMIT, Deakin), he held an ARC Discovery Grant for a project called Regional Markets and Local Audiences: a History of Australian Cinema Consumption. The same team, together with Jill Julius Matthews (ANU) and Colin Arrowsmith (RMIT) held an ARC Discovery Project for a related project called Mapping the Movies: the Changing Nature of Australia's Cinema Circuits and their Audiences 1956-1984, and currently hold a third ARC Discovery Project called Only at the Movies? Mapping the Contemporary Australian Cinema Market.

Supervisory interests

  • American cinema
  • History, film industry

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Film Studies (4) ;

Publications

  • Maltby, R. (2012). "As Close to Real Life as Hollywood Ever Gets": Headline Pictures, Topical Movies, Editorial Cinema and Studio Realism in the 1930s. In C Lucia, R Grundmann & A Simon, ed. The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film. West Sussex, UK: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 76-111.
    [10.1002/9780470671153.wbhaf024]
  • Maltby, R.G. (2012). The Production Code and the Mythologies of 'Pre-Code' Hollywood. In S Neale, ed. The Classical Hollywood Reader. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 237-248.
    [Web Link]
  • Maltby, R. (2011). Foreword. In Maximum movies--pulp fictions : film culture and the worlds of Samuel Fuller, Mickey Spillane, and Jim Thompson. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, pp. ix-xii.
  • Maltby, R.G. and Stokes, M. (2007). Introduction. In Richard Maltby, Melvyn Stokes and Robert Allen, ed. Going to the movies : Hollywood and the social experience of Cinema. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, pp. 1-22.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2005). It happened one night (1934), Frank Capra. In Jeffrey Geiger and R. L. Rutsky, ed. Film Analysis: A Norton Reader. New York, NY, USA: W. W. Norton and Company, pp. 216-237.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2005). Why boys go wrong: gangsters, hoodlums and the natural history of delinquent careers. In Lee Grieveson, Esther Sonnet and Peter Stanfield, ed. Mob Culture: Hidden Histories of the American Gangster Film. Piscataway, NJ, USA: Rutgers University Press, pp. 41-66.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2004). The Americanization of the world. In Richard Maltby, Melvyn Stokes, ed. HOLLYWOOD ABROAD: AUDIENCES AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE. London, UK: British Film Institute, pp. 1-20.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2003). Industry 3: Since 1980. In Hollywood Cinema. 2nd ed. UK: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 189-226.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2003). Performance 2. In Hollywood Cinema. 2nd ed. UK: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 393-412.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2003). Taking Hollywood Seriously. In Hollywood Cinema. 2nd ed. UK: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 5-32.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2003). Technology. In Hollywood Cinema. 2nd ed. UK: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 227-267.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2003). Theories. In Hollywood Cinema. 2nd ed. UK: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 526-556.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2003). Time. In Hollywood Cinema. 2nd ed. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 413-451.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2003). Industry 2: From 1948 to 1980. In Hollywood Cinema. 2nd ed. UK: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 159-188.
  • Vasey, R.L. and Maltby, R.G. (2002). Temporary American citizens: cultural anxieties and industrial strategies in the Americanisation of European cinema. In Catherine Fowler, ed. The European Cinema Reader. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 180-193.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2001). The Spectacle of Criminality. In Violence and American Cinema. New York, USA: Routledge, pp. 117-152.
  • Maltby, R.G. and Vasey, R.L. (2001). Tymczasowi Obywatele Amerykanscy: Kulturowe Obawy I Strategie Premyslu Filmowego W Amerykanizacji Kina Europejskiego. In Kino Europy. Krakow, Poland: Rabid, pp. 49-72.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2005). Hollywood cinema (Chinese edition) 2nd ed. Beijing, China: Hua Xia Press.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2003). Hollywood cinema. 2nd ed. Malden, MA, USA: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2001). Hollywood Spectatorship: Changing Perceptions of Cinema Audiences. Stokes, M; Maltby, R, ed. London, UK: British Film Institute.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2010). Review of Terry Bolas, Screen Education: From Film Appreciation to Media Studies. Screen, 51(4) pp. 422-426.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2003). The public enemy. Senses of Cinema, 29(November-December)
  • Biltereyst, D., Maltby, R. and Meers, P. (2012). Co-editor. Cinema, Audiences and Modernity: New Perspectives on European cinema history. London/New York: Routledge.
  • Maltby, R., Biltereyst, D. and Meers, P. (2011). Co-editor. Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies. Wiley Blackwell.
  • Maltby, R., Stokes, M. and Allen, R. (2007). Co-editor. Going to the Movies: Hollywood and the Social Experience of Cinema. Exeter, UK: University of Exeter Press.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2006). On the prospect of writing cinema history from below. Tijdschrift Voor Mediageschiedenis. Netherlands9(2) pp. 74-96.
  • Maltby, R.G. and Stokes, M. (2004). Hollywood abroad: audiences and cultural exchange. LONDON, UK: BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2001). Review of Hollywood goes Shopping, pp. 191-193.
  • Bowles, K. and Maltby, R.G. (2009). What's new about new cinema history? In Hilary Radner and Pam Fossen, ed. Remapping Cinema, Remaking History: XIVth Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand: Conference Proceedings. Dunedin, NewZealand: Otago University Press. Remapping Cinema, Remaking History, 14th Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Nov 2008, pp. 7-21.
  • Maltby, R. (2013). The Standard Exhibition Contract and the Unwritten History of the Classical Hollywood Cinema. Film History, 25(1-2) pp. 138-153.
    [10.2979/filmhistory.25.1-2.138]
  • Bowles, K., Maltby, R.G., Verhoeven, D. and Walsh, M.D. (2007). More than Ballyhoo? The Importance of Understanding Film Consumption in Australia. Metro, 152 pp. 96-101.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2007). How Can Cinema History Matter More? Screening the Past, 22
    [Web Link]
  • Maltby, R.G. (2003). More sinned against that sinning: the fabrications of pre-code cinema. Senses of Cinema, 29(Nov.-Dec.)
  • Maltby, R.G. (2003). Hollywood cinema. 2nd ed. Malden, MA, USA: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Maltby, R. (2012). "As Close to Real Life as Hollywood Ever Gets": Headline Pictures, Topical Movies, Editorial Cinema and Studio Realism in the 1930s. In C Lucia, R Grundmann & A Simon, ed. The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film. West Sussex, UK: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 76-111.
    [10.1002/9780470671153.wbhaf024]
  • Maltby, R.G. and Stokes, M. (2007). Introduction. In Richard Maltby, Melvyn Stokes and Robert Allen, ed. Going to the movies : Hollywood and the social experience of Cinema. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, pp. 1-22.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2005). Why boys go wrong: gangsters, hoodlums and the natural history of delinquent careers. In Lee Grieveson, Esther Sonnet and Peter Stanfield, ed. Mob Culture: Hidden Histories of the American Gangster Film. Piscataway, NJ, USA: Rutgers University Press, pp. 41-66.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2007). How Can Cinema History Matter More? Screening the Past, 22
    [Web Link]
  • Maltby, R.G. (2003). More sinned against that sinning: the fabrications of pre-code cinema. Senses of Cinema, 29(Nov.-Dec.)
  • Biltereyst, D., Maltby, R. and Meers, P. (2012). Co-editor. Cinema, Audiences and Modernity: New Perspectives on European cinema history. London/New York: Routledge.
  • Maltby, R., Biltereyst, D. and Meers, P. (2011). Co-editor. Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies. Wiley Blackwell.
  • Maltby, R.G. (2006). On the prospect of writing cinema history from below. Tijdschrift Voor Mediageschiedenis. Netherlands9(2) pp. 74-96.
  • Maltby, R.G. and Stokes, M. (2004). Hollywood abroad: audiences and cultural exchange. LONDON, UK: BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE.

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Film
  • History - American
  • United States of America

Interests

  • American Cinema cultural history of Hollywood

Contact

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Further information

  • Principal Supervisor to 15 completed PhD and 8 MA theses in Film Studies, Media Studies, American Studies.
  • Currently Principal Supervisor to 4 PhD students and co-supervisor to 6 PhD and MA students.
  • External Examiner to 14 completed PhD theses.

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