These are the projects I’m working on right now. If you are interested in getting involved in these, or in any collaboration, please get in touch–I’d be happy to hear from you!
- My new book, The Return of the Epic Film, came out in March 2014. It is a collection of essays on the recent spate of epic films in the last decade, and the first book to look back at yet another return of the cycle that never dies. You can read the introduction for free on the Edinburgh University Press website, or buy hardback/kindle copies on Amazon and the usual booksellers. With contributors like Robert Burgoyne, Jeffrey Richards, Kevin J. Harty, Mark Jancovich, and Sheldon Hall, it really is, well, epic.
- I’m also working on a research project called Crowd-Curating History which seeks to democratise history through museums and historical sites using new technologies. I’m working alongside my colleagues in Computer Science, who can do the most amazing things with computers (and people). You can find out more here, or read about it in the Lincolnshire Echo.
- I’m (finally) getting to work on my new book, Medievalism in the Media, which fuses my interests in both the use of the Middle Ages and Media and Communications theory. If all goes well, the book will be published in early 2015.