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Robert Burgoyne

Robert Burgoyne

University of St. Andrews

Robert Burgoyne is Professor and Head of Department in Film Studies at the University of St Andrews. His work centers on historiography and film, with emphasis on American cinema and national identity. Recent publications include Film Nation: Hollywood Looks at U. S. History (revised edition, University of Minnesota, 2010) and The Epic Film in World Culture (Routledge/ AFI, 2011). He has also published on memory and contemporary American culture; cinephilia in the work of Douglas Gordon and Corey Arcangel; and the imagery of haunting and spectrality in the war film. Much of his recent work investigates the cinematic rewriting of history, and film’s power to illuminate the present.

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