Dr Keith McDonald - Publications and Papers
Film and TV Textual Analysis: A Teachers Guide (Leighton
Buzzard: Auteur Books, 2006)
The book provides the Film & Media Studies tutor with a
comprehensive introduction to the subjects and a range of
approaches to teaching textual analysis. The guide introduces the
key concepts and the analytical tools required and explores ways in
which they can be applied to the study of the media and film in
Articles & Reports
'A constant transit of finding': fantasy as
realisation in Pan’s Labyrinth
Keith McDonald. Children’s Literature in
Education. March 2010 pp. 52-63.
This article explores the ways in which Guillermo del Toro uses
fantasy tropes to engage with the political and enter into a
dialogue with Spanish history.
"I Can See My House from Here." Google Street View and
Resistance. Queen: A Journal of Rhetoric and Power. 2010.
This article investigates recent resistances to Google Street
View in the context of post-structuralist concepts of power, agency
“You don’t even look like a real female. You
look…better.” Gender, Invasion and Fantasy in the Luna
Brother’s Girls. Proteus: SA Journal of Ideas. Fall 2009
This article explores invasion narratives in genre fiction and
the ways in which the graphic novel Girls both extends and
subverts invasion tropes for a comic reading audience.
‘A Report on the Relevance of Language Barriers to Work
Based Learning/Employer Engagement.’ Sep 2008
This report was commissioned by The York and Humber East
Lifelong Learning Network (YHELLN) and provides a survey of where
language barriers have been identified as problematic in employer
engagement and work based learning (WBL) initiatives.
‘Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go as Speculative Memoir’.
Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, Feb 2007 pp. 74-83
This article considers Kazuo Ishiguro's dystopian novel Never
Let Me Go as a text which utilizes memoir as a Science-Fictional
mode in order to engage with contemporary and historic ideological
‘Exploring Non Narrative Forms of Delivery and Multi Modal
Literacy in the Teaching of Complex Subjects.’ York College
Learning Development Unit, 2006
This report was commissioned by the York College Research and
Development Unit and concerned the use of images, music and virtual
spaces in the teaching of philosophy.
Regular contributions to ‘Scope’, Nottingham University’s
Academic Web Journal of Film: http://www.scope.nottingham.ac.uk/ &
‘The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies’:
Conferences and Events
Nov 2009 ‘Comic Books and Reader Response Theory’, Leeds
University: Possibilities and Perspectives Conference.
Dec 2008 ‘Exploring Web 2.0 Platforms for Student Critical
Engagement’, Northumbria University: Beyond the Essay
Sep 2007 ‘Cross Arts Assessment and Multi-Modal Literacy’,
York St John: Teaching & Learning Conference.
Nov 2006 ‘Film and Gender: David Cronenberg’s A History of
Violence as Masculine Dilemma’, Glasgow University: Return to
May 2002 ‘Gender Representation in Film and Television’
British Film Institute: Annual Media Studies Conference.
Nov 2001 ‘Aids and Representation’, Birkbeck College:
Forbidden Knowledge Conference.