A list of my main publications (books, book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles)

Accessible versions of many of these are available via the University of Surrey Research Insight Repository or my page


Animated Documentary. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Edited Books

Vocal Projections: Voices in Documentary. New York: Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2018. [Co-edited with Maria Pramaggiore]

The Animation Studies Reader. New York: Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2018. [Co-edited with Nichola Dobson, Amy Ratelle, Caroline Ruddell]

Beyond Stop Motion Film: Production, Style and Representation in Aardman Animations. London: I.B. Tauris, forthcoming 2019.

Essays in Peer-Reviewed Journals

‘Interjections and Connections: The Critical Potential of Animated Segments in Live Action Documentaries,‘ Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal vol 12.1 (2017) pp 272 – 296

Against Animated Documentary?’ International Journal of Film and Media Arts vol 1.1 (2016) pp 20 – 27

‘Uncanny Indexes: Rotoshopped Interviews as Documentary,’ Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal vol 7.1 (March, 2012) pp 26 – 38

‘Absence, Excess and Epistemological Expansion: Towards a framework for the study of animated documentary,’ Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal vol. 6.3 (November, 2011) pp 215 – 230

‘Spatial Contestation and the Loss of Place in Amber’s Byker’, Journal of British Cinema and Television vol. 4.2 (November 2007) pp 307 – 321

Essays in Books

‘A Liar’s Autobiography: Animation and the Unreliable Biopic.’ In Python Beyond Python, edited by Lynn Whitfield, Paul N. Reinsch & Robert G. Weiner, 183-199. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

‘Animated Documentary.’ In Anthology of Contemporary Documentary, edited by Daniel Marcus and Selmin Kara. London: Routledge, 2015. (Forthcoming)

‘The Evolution of Animated Documentary.’ In New Documentary Ecologies: Emerging Platforms, Practices and Discourses, edited by Craig Hight, Catherine Summerhayes and Kate Nash, 174 – 191. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

‘The Canadian Shorts: Establishing the Wartime Style,’ B. Van Riper (ed.) Learning From Mickey, Walt and Donald: Essays on Disney’s Edutainment Films. McFarland, 2011

‘A ‘Special’ Relationship?  The Coupling of Britain and America in Working Title’s Romantic Comedies,’ S. Abbott & D. Jermyn (eds) Falling in Love Again: The Contemporary Romantic Comedy. I.B. Tauris, 2009