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Senior Lecturer in Film Studies

I am a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries. I graduated from Wolverhampton Polytechnic with a first-class BA (Hons) in Humanities and from Aston University with a PhD in French Cinema. I then joined the University of Sunderland in 1989, when it was Sunderland Polytechnic, as a Lecturer in French.

From 2000-2003, I was redeployed into a Senior Lectureship in Film Studies. Between 2003 and 2005 I took a leave of absence to study Spanish cinema at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and from 2005 to 2015, I was Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Film and Media.

My research interests are rooted in European Film and Popular Culture, having evolved from an exclusively French focus to encompass aspects of contemporary Spanish culture.

Teaching and supervision

I teach the following courses:


  • Year 1: Introduction to Film Studies; Contemporary Cinema; Introduction to Contemporary France and Spain
  • Year 2: Film and Society; Research Methods
  • Year 3: Film Studies Special Topic; Dissertation and Research Methods

Supervision of current PhD students, for whom I am Director of Studies:

  • Nikki Clarke – A Comparative Approach to the Representation of Norman Bates and Hannibal Lecter
  • James Anderson – Punk, Porn and Politics
  • Andy Robson – Amber Films, the Workshop Declaration and Online distribution of Moving Images

Research interests for potential research students

My research interests are rooted in European film and popular culture, having evolved from an exclusively French focus to encompass aspects of contemporary Spanish culture.

I accept applications from appropriately qualified self-funding students.


Number of items: 6.


Cannon, Steve (2017) Pepín Martín Vázquez from 'Currito' to 'El Torero': la encarnación física de una virtud nacional? (Pepín Martín Vázquez from Currito de la Cruz to El Torero" The physical embodiment of a national virtue). Revista de Estudios Taurinos, 41. pp. 165-185. ISSN 1134-4970

Caramella, Silvia and Cannon, Steve (2016) Películas como documentos históricos: el archivo filmico familiar de juan belmonte y sus contribuciones a la investigación académica internacional (Movies as Historical Documents: Juan Belmonte's Family Film Archive and His Contributions to International Academic Research). Revista de Estudios Taurinos, 38. pp. 201-235. ISSN 1134-4970

Cannon, Steve (1996) 'Not a mere question of form': The Hybrid Realism of Godard's Vivre sa vie. French Cultural Studies, 7 (21). pp. 283-294. ISSN 0957-1558

Book Section

Cannon, Steve (2005) Montrer la Lutte, et Comment les Trucs Changent: Godard/Gorin, Commitment and Intervention in Tout va Bien. In: Cinema et Engagement. LHarmattan, pp. 65-80. ISBN 2747578410

Cannon, Steve and Saeed, Amir (2004) Jihad Musical? Musique Hip-Hop et Musulmans en Grande-Bretagne et en France: Hip-Hop, Resistance et Expression Culturelle. In: Minorites Postcoloniales Anglophones et Francophones: Etudes Culturelles Comparees. LHarmattan, pp. 115-136. ISBN 2747560392

Cannon, Steve (2003) Globalization, Americanization and Hip Hop in France. In: Popular Music in France from Chanson to Techno: Culture, Identity and Society. Ashgate, pp. 191-203. ISBN 0754608492

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Last updated 28 February 2024