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John Caughie is Emeritus Professor at Glasgow University. He is an Honorary Research Professor of Film & Television Studies, and was a founding member of Film and Television Studies at Glasgow University from 1978. From 1999 to 2005, he was Dean of the Faculty of Arts, and from 2009 to 2011, he was Director of Arts Lab, the research hub of the College of Arts at Glasgow University whose aim is to encourage and support interdisciplinary and collaborative research.
He was a member of the Council of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), 2005-2010, and was Chair of its Research Committee and convener of its International Advisory Group from 2005 to 2009.
His most recent books are Television Drama: Realism, Modernism and British Culture (Oxford University Press, 2000), and a short monograph on Troy Kennedy Martin’s Edge of Darkness (British Film Institute, 2007). He is one of the editors of Screen, the leading international journal in film and television studies, and was co-editor, with Charlotte Brunsdon, of the Oxford University Press series Oxford Television Studies.
From October 2012, he is Principal Investigator on the three-year project, ‘Early Scottish Cinema, 1896-1927’, funded by an AHRC Research Grant.