(Faculty of Engineering and Informatics) Mark Goodall, Lecturer at the University of Bradford Skip to content
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Mark Goodall

Lecturer

Faculty/Dept/School Department of Media, Design and Technology
Emailm.goodall@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 236071

Biography

My area of research is film history, specifically cult and experimental films of the 1960s and 1970s. I am an expert in the genre of the Italian mondo film, a form of sensationalist documentary, and have delivered many conference papers and published many essays on the subject. More recently, I have developed projects on music and countercultural studies (pop festivals, The Beatles, music and the occult, graphic arts and comics etc.). I tutor MA and PhD students and welcome enquiries from prospective masters and doctoral students especially in the fields of cult and avant-garde film and media, popular music and experimental processes. I am a guest programmer for the annual Bradford Film festival and have curated retrospectives on filmmakers Gualtiero Jacopetti, Peter Whitehead, Thierry Zeno, Godfrey Reggio, Nicolas Roeg and Harry Kumel. I organise the TIMECODE research seminar series I am the editor of The Firminist, a periodical dedicated to the life and work of British author Malcolm Lowry: http://thefirminist.wordpress.com/ I am currently working as external examiner at two HE institutions. I am the co-director and co-producer of HOLY TERRORS a feature film based on the short stories of supernatural horror writer Arthur Machen. Trailer here: https://vimeo.com/200623841 I am also a musician with a body of records, CDs and live shows under my belt. I write and record with the group Rudolf Rocker whose music was used on the popular BBC2 series League of Gentlemen and the live shows relating to this programme. Details can be found here: http://www.rudolfrocker.com/ I organised the 2009 MeCCSA Conference and the 2014 Archaeologies of Media and Film conference

Research

My area of research is film history, specifically cult and experimental films of the 1960s and 1970s. I am an expert in the genre of the Italian mondo film, a form of sensationalist documentary, and have delivered many conference papers and published many essays on the subject.