I’m Bella Honess Roe and I teach in the Film Studies programme at the University of Surrey. I’ve spent quite a lot of time thinking, talking and writing about animated documentaries. I completed a PhD thesis on animated docs in 2009 at the University of Southern California and my book Animated Documentary was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013 (with a paperback version forthcoming soon, hopefully).
Right now, I’m editing a book on Aardman Animation and co-editing, with Maria Pramaggiore, another on the voice in documentary. I’m also cooking up various other bits and pieces of research of varying size and at varying stages, most of which falls under an overarching interest in the transition from the periphery to the popular in moving image culture – animation, documentary and beyond.
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