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Emeritus Professor Alistair Fox

MA (Cant) PhD (W Ont)

Email alistair.fox@otago.ac.nz
Phone 64 3 479 6830
Office 1N12
First Floor
Arts Building
Albany Street
Dunedin

Expertise

Early Modern English literature, Renaissance humanism, literature and politics in the Reformation period, contemporary New Zealand literature and culture (including film), postcolonial literature, theory of literary and cinematic representation.

Current Research

Recent research has focused on the theory of fictive representation in film and literature, authorship and the creative process, issues of gender and genre, adaptation, and national identities. Books forthcoming in 2017 include Coming of Age in New Zealand: Genre, Gender, and Adaptation in a National Cinema, and Truffaut on Cinema (a compilation of extracts from 300 interviews given by the famous filmmaker translated from the French).

Truffaut on Cinema cover     Fox book titled speaking pictures   

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Publications

Fox, A. (2016). Speaking pictures: Neuropsychoanalysis and authorship in film and literature. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 310p.

Fox, A., Marie, M., Moine, R., & Radner, H. (Eds.). (2015). A companion to contemporary French cinema [Translations by Alistair Fox]. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 691p.

Fox, A. (Ed.). (2013). François Truffaut: The lost secret by Anne Gillian [Translated by Alistair Fox]. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 334p.

Fox, A. (2011). Jane Campion: Authorship and personal cinema. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 288p.

Fox, A. (2008). The ship of dreams: Masculinity in contemporary New Zealand fiction. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 230p.

Authored Book - Research

Fox, A. (2016). Speaking pictures: Neuropsychoanalysis and authorship in film and literature. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 310p.

Fox, A. (2011). Jane Campion: Authorship and personal cinema. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 288p.

Fox, A. (2008). The ship of dreams: Masculinity in contemporary New Zealand fiction. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 230p.

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Edited Book - Research

Fox, A., Marie, M., Moine, R., & Radner, H. (Eds.). (2015). A companion to contemporary French cinema [Translations by Alistair Fox]. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 691p.

Fox, A. (Ed.). (2013). François Truffaut: The lost secret by Anne Gillian [Translated by Alistair Fox]. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 334p.

Fox, A., Grant, B. K., & Radner, H. (Eds.). (2011). New Zealand cinema: Interpreting the past. Bristol, UK: Intellect, 350p.

Radner, H., Fox, A., & Bessière, I. (Eds.). (2009). Jane Campion: Cinema, nation, identity. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 400p.

Fox, A., & Radner, H. (Eds.). (2008). Cinema genre by Raphaëlle Moine [Translated by Alistair Fox and Hilary Radner]. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 248p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Fox, A. (2016). François Truffaut. In K. Gabbard (Ed.), Oxford bibliographies: Cinema and media studies. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/obo/9780199791286-0198

Fox, A. (2013). Exploring the dynamics of epochal change: Shifting identities in the historical novels of Heretaunga Pat Baker:Behind the Tattooed Face, and The Strongest God. In J. Bessière & S. André (Eds.), Littératures du Pacifique insulaire: Nouvelle-Calédonie, Nouvelle-Zélande, Océanie, Timor Oriental Approches historiques, culturelles et comparatives [Literatures of the Pacific Islands: New Caledonia, New Zealand, Oceania, East Timor Historical, Cultural and Comparative Perspectives. (pp. 81-93). Paris: Honoré Champion.

Fox, A. (2011). Jane Campion. In Oxford bibliographies online. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/OBO/9780199791286-0039

Fox, A. (2011). Hybridity and indigeneity in contemporary Maori literature of Aotearoa/New Zealand: Witi Ihimaera. In J. Bessière (Ed.), Littératures d'aujourd'hui: Contemporain, innovation, partages culturels, politique, théorie littéraire: Domaines européan, latino-américain, francophone et anglophone. (pp. 91-101). Paris: Honoré Champion.

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Journal - Research Article

Fox, A. (2010). Italy in the Maori imaginary: The novels of Witi Ihimaera and Te Tangata Whai Rawa o Weniti / The Maori merchant of Venice. CNZS Bulletin of New Zealand Studies, 2, 1-13.

Fox, A. (2009). Inwardness, insularity, and the Man Alone: Postcolonial anxiety in the New Zealand novel. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 45(3), 265-275. doi: 10.1080/17449850903064690

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