Dr Aaron Hunter

Media Studies, Doing Women’s Film and Television History V


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I received my PhD in Film Studies from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2013. Before that, I was a lecturer in the Department of American Studies at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary (2001-07). My areas of research interest include New Hollywood, authorship, women in film and television, and web series. I have also written and spoken on Hungarian cinema and sound and music in film.
I am currently undertaking an IRC-sponsored two-year research fellowship at Maynooth, with a project entitled: Women and New Hollywood: How the Auteur Paradigm Marginalizes Women’s Creative Labour (October 2016).
Hunter, Aaron. Authoring Hal Ashby: The Myth of the New Hollywood Auteur. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
Book Chapters
Hunter, Aaron. “You Can Take the Boy out of Oklahoma: Hal Ashby’s Bound for Glory.” Sooner Cinema: Oklahoma Goes to the Movies. Okla. City: Forty-Sixth Star Press. 2009.
Journal Articles
Hunter, Aaron. “Performance as Authorship: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Buffy Season 6.” Journal of Film and Video. Special Issue on Television and Performance. Fall/Winter 2016.
Hunter, Aaron. “Where is the Now in the Here and There: Trans-diegetic Music in Hal Ashby’s Coming Home.” Alphaville. Issue 3, Summer 2012.
Conference Papers
“When is a Showrunner not a Showrunner: Marti Noxon and Season Six of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Screen 2016 Conference. Glasgow, Scotland. 24-26 June 2016.
“Designing Authorship: Polly Platt’s Contributions to the Early Films of Peter Bogdanovich.” SCMS 2016 Conference. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 30 March-3 April 2016.
“Getting a Guy to Walk on Water: Archives and the Question of Authorship in Being There (1979).” NECS 2015 Conference. University of Łódź. 18-20 June 2015.
“Foundational Series, Foundational Strategies: Transmedia and Paratexts in lonelygirl15 and The Guild.” SCMS 2015 Conference. Montreal, Canada. 25-29 March 2015.
“The Necessity of Divergence: Alternative Narrative and Formal Strategies in the Scripted Web Series.” Alphaville 2014. University College Cork. 4-6 September 2014.
“Narrative, Star, Character, Avatar: Trans-Diegetic Paratext in Felicia Day’s The Guild.” NECS 2014 Conference. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan. 19-21 June 2014.
“Jazz Standard Jazz: The Contradictory Impulses of the Soundtrack to Károly Makk’s Another Way.” Jazz and Cinema Conference. Cardiff University. 1-2 November 2013.
“Permutations of Silence: The Political Ramifications of Not Speaking up in Hungarian Cinema.” NECS 2013 Conference. Charles University Prague. 20-22 June 2013.
“Silence as Assent: The Distracting Rhythms of Sound and Image in György Pálfi’s Hukkle.” Cinesonika 3. University of Ulster. 15-17 February 2013.
“Where is the Now in the Here and There?: Trans-diegetic Music in Hal Ashby’s Coming Home.” Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar 2011. University College Cork. 29-30 March 2011.
“Down to the Last Detail: Archival Reconstruction of Hal Ashby’s Place in Hollywood Cinema.” Archives and Auteurs. University of Stirling. 2-4 September 2009.