Martin Shingler

Senior Lecturer


University of Sunderland

Radio & Film Studies

Martin Shingler is Senior Lecturer in Radio & Film Studies at the University of Sunderland (UK). He has published numerous essays on Bette Davis, is the co-author of On Air: Methods and Meanings of Radio with Cindy Wieringa (1998), Melodrama: Genre, Style & Sensibility, with John Mercer (2004) and author of When Warners Brought Broadway to Hollywood, 1923-1939 (2018) and Star Studies: A Critical Guide (2012). He is also the co-editor of a series of books on film stars for Bloomsbury/BFI.

PhD Film Studies, University of East Anglia, 1994 MA Film Studies, University of East Anglia, 1989 BA(Hons) History of Modern Art, Design & Film, Newcastle Polytechnic, 1987

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  1. Martin, Shingler (2017) John Barrymore's Introspective Performance in Beau Brummel. In: Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 47-58. ISBN 9781474411394
  2. Shingler, Martin (2018) Modernising Melodrama: The Petrified Forest on American Stage and Screen (1935-1936). In: Melodrama Unbound: Across History, Media, and National Cultures. Columbia University Press, New York, USA, pp. 135-150. ISBN 9780231180665
  3. Shingler, Martin (2014) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: from Miss World to world star. Transnational Cinemas, 5 (2). pp. 98-110. ISSN 2040 3526
  4. Shingler, Martin (2018) When Warners Brought Broadway to Hollywood, 1923-1939. Screen Industries and Performance . Palsgrave, London, UK. ISBN 9781137406576
  5. Shingler, Martin (2017) The star system in Europe. Cinema Comparat/ive Cinema, 10. pp. 9-16. ISSN 2014-8933
  6. Shingler, Martin (2016) 'A Tense Moment in Palais de Danse (Maurice Elvey, 1928). In: Silent Features. University of Exeter Press, Exeter, UK. ISBN 9780859892896
  7. Shingler, Martin (2014) Big in the Twenties: The Forgotten Stars of Warner Bros. In: Celebrity Studies Conference, 19-21 Jun 2014, Royal Holloway University, London. (Unpublished)
  8. Shingler, Martin (2016) Insubstantial?: John Barrymore in Beau Brummel (1924). In: Surface and Substance: Researching Male Stardom, 28-29 May 2016, St. Andrews University, St. Andrews, Scotland. (Unpublished)
  9. Shingler, Martin (2016) Diana Dors in the 1970s: Surviving the Cultural Devaluation of the Sex Symbol. In: Film & Media 2016: Questions of Cultural Value, 7-9 Jul 2016, Friends' House Conference Centre, London. (Unpublished)
  10. Shingler, Martin (2016) Diana Dors: Glamorously Real. In: 3rd International Celebrity Studies Conference: Authenticating Celebrity, 28-30 Jun 2016, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Unpublished)