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- Last Name
- United Kingdom
- Manchester Metropolitan University
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- Women scientists in cinema, post-classical Hollywood history; Hollywood history; civil rights, US History, gender, history of science
- Media Contact
- Additional Contact Information
- UK-based, in Manchester near Media City UK.
- About Me
Working predominately in the fields of film history and science communication. I am a film historian who researches cinema as a form/method of history with a specific focus on science and religion, and the representation of women scientists. I am specialist on the film PLANET OF THE APES as a primary source for understanding the attitudes to major social movements peaking in 1968.
- Recent Publications
‘Evolution of the Planet of the Apes: Science, Religion, & 1960s Cinema’, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 28:2/3 (2017), 107-123. doi:10.3138/jrpc.28.2-3.3399
Kirby, David A., & Amy C. Chambers, ‘Playing God: Religious Influences on the Depictions of Science in Mainstream Movies’, in Brigitte Nerlich, et. al. (eds.), Science, Politics and the Dilemmas of Openness: Here Be Monsters (Manchester University Press, 2018), 278-302.
Chambers, Amy C., & Hannah J. Elizabeth, ‘It’s Grimm up North: Domestic Obscenity, Assimilation Anxiety, and Medical Salvation in BBC Three’s In the Flesh,’ in Ewa Hanna Mazierska (ed.), Heading North: The North of England in Film and Television (Palgrave, 2017), 193-211.
Chambers, Amy C., ‘‘Please be a Good Boy’: Challenging Perceptions of Paedophilia in Contemporary US Cinema,’ in Joel Gwynne (ed.), Transgression in Anglo-American Cinema: Gender, Sex and the Deviant Body (Columbia University Press, 2016), 131-146.
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- United States, United Kingdom
- Expertise by Geography
- North America
- Expertise by Chronology
- 20th century, 21st century
- Expertise by Topic
- Gender, Public History, Science, Religion, Women