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Beyond the Monoplot: how to write unconventional films (and why we should) (2024). Bloomsbury.

Chapters & Articles:

‘Narrative Structure in the Iranian Screenplay: An Analysis of Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman’ (2024), in The Bloomsbury Handbook of International Screenwriting Theory, edited by Andrew Gay & Ann Igelstrom.  Bloomsbury.


‘The Power of Schism: Unconventional Narrative Structure in No Country for Old Men’ (2022), in Journal of Screenwriting, Nov 2022, edited by Gabrielle Tremblay and Romana Turina. Intellect Books.


'A Reverie', original screenplay published as creative research artefact in Sightlines, online journal of ASPERA, issue 3 (2021): 

‘Cinematic Inception: Ben Wheatley’s Down Terrace’ (2016), Film International, 14 (1), pp151-156.  Intellect Books. 


‘Cinematic Inception: Christopher Nolan’s Following’ (2015), Film International, 13 (2), pp135-142.  Intellect Books.

'A Study in Story: The expert protagonist in Le Samouraï and Drive' (2014), Film International, 12 (2), pp124-130.  Intellect Books.


‘Busan International Film Festival, 2-12 October 2013’ (2013), Film International, 11 (6), pp89-92.  Intellect Books.

Video Essays:

Conferences & Presentations:

Times In-Between Conference and Film Festival: Barriers, Borders, and Boundaries in Short Film Forms, Gorizia, Italy, July 2024.  British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS).  Paper & Short Film Presentation: 'Self-Shooting the Humanist Documentary.' 

Screenwriting Research Network Working Group on Comparative Screenwriting Teaching.  Seminar [online]: 'Moving Away from the Monoplot: Teaching Unconventional Narrative Structures.'  Feb 26th 2024.

Screenwriting Research Network Working Group on Creative Play.  Seminar [online]: 'Creating a Consecutive Stories Narrative.'  Nov 8th 2023.

Screenwriting Research Network Conference, Stephens College, Columbia, MIssouri, September 2023.  Video essay presentation: ‘Writing the Cine-Poetic: an Analysis of Screenwriting Technique in the Cinema of Lynne Ramsay.’ 

Hard Cases study group, Antonio Meneghetti College, Recanto Maestro, Brazil.  Film presentation and discussion [online]: 'Themes & Processes for Humanitarian Documentary Filmmaking.'  April 24th 2023.

AR@K23 Symposium, Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway, March 2023.  Video essay presentation: ‘Experimental Screenwriting: the Importance of Breaking the Rules.’

Screenwriting Research Network Conference, University of Vienna, September 2022.  Video essay presentation: ‘Reimagining the First Act: Hou Hsiao-Hsien and the Languorous Cinema of Place.’ 

Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities Global Connects, July 2022.  Panel moderation: 'Global Film Industry, International Cultural Heritage and Public Engagement', with guests from UNESCO Cities of Film.

Screenwriting Research Network Conference, Oxford Brookes University, September 2021.  Paper presentation: ‘Meaning Creation and Unconventional Narrative Structures in the Screenplay.’ 


AR@K20 Symposium, Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway, March 2020.  Paper presentation: ‘Challenging Brand Hollywood: Unconventional Narrative Structure as a form of Culture Jamming.’


CARTA Summer School 2020, CQUniversity, Noosa, Australia, February 2020.  Participant.


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