Dr Jonathan Munby

Senior Lecturer

Current Teaching


  • convene and deliver all lecture/seminars for a course on classical Hollywood cinema: The Cultural History of American Film
  • convene independent research project (dissertation) for final year Film students
  • team teach on course on New Hollywood: Apocalypse Then: New Hollywood Cinema
  • team teach onFilm programme's Part I: Introduction to Film Studies
  • team teach on core second-year Contemporary Arts module: Critical Reflections
  • team teach on core first-year Contemporary Arts module: Modernism in the Arts


MRes supervision in Film

PhD supervision in Film/ Popular Culture

Hollywood and the Black Stickup: Race and the Meaning of the heist on the Big White Screen
Munby, L.J. 2017 In: The Best Laid Plans. Detroit, Michigan : Wayne State University Press p. 121-138. 18 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

African American literature: recasting region through race
Munby, L.J. 02/2016 In: A history of Western American literature. New York : Cambridge University Press p. 314-330. 17 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Art in the age of 'New Jim Crow': delimiting the scope of racial justice and black film production since Rodney King
Munby, L.J. 2015 In: African American culture and society after Rodney King. Farnham : Ashgate p. 283-301. 19 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Writing 'on the Rilla' with Ice-T: from autobiography to avatar in 'Kings of Vice'
Munby, J. 2014 In: Rapper, writer, pop-cultural player. Farnham : Ashgate p. 157-175. 19 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The work of art in the age of hip hop reproduction: Ice T and the cultural capital of keeping it real again in Kings of Vice (2011) and Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)
Munby, J. 1/10/2013 In: Journal for Cultural Research. 17, 4, p. 382-397. 16 p.
Journal article

Baad Cinema: Die Gangster-Connection im afroamerikanischen Film
Munby, J. 2011 In: Public Enemies. Berlin : Bertz-Fischer p. 37-50. 14 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Baad Cinema: The Gangster Connection in African American Film
Munby, J. 2011 In: Public Enemies. Berlin : Bertz-Fischer p. 39-53. 14 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Under a bad sign: criminal self-representation in African-American popular culture
Munby, J. 2011 Chicago and London : University of Chicago Press. 224 p. ISBN: 9780226550350. Electronic ISBN: 9780226550374.

Gangs and Mobs: Towards a History of Gangster Fiction
Munby, J. 2010 In: A Companion to Crime Fiction. Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell p. 210-221. 12 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Signifyin' Cinema: Rudy Ray Moore and the Quality of Badness.
Munby, L.J. 12/2007 In: Journal for Cultural Research. 11, 3, p. 203-219. 17 p.
Journal article

From Gangsta to Gangster'the Hood Film's Criminal Allegiance with Hollywood.
Munby, L.J. 2007 In: The New Film History: Approaches, Methods, Sources. Palgrave Macmillan 166 p. ISBN: 0230001696.

The Underworld Films of Oscar Mischeaux and Ralph Cooper: Toward a Genealogy of the Black Screen Gangster.
Munby, L.J. 2005 In: Mob Culture: Hidden Histories of the American Gangster Film. Rutgers University Press 263 p. ISBN: 0813535573.

The 'No' to the Great American 'Yes': Hollywood's Criminal Representation of Organised Crime, 1929-1951.
Munby, L.J. 2003 In: Crime & Hollywood Inc.,1929-1951: Le Crime Organis' ' la Ville et ' l''cran (1929-1951). Rouen : Publications de l'Universit' de Rouen 79 p. ISBN: 2877753492.

How it feels
SHaH, Bennett, B., Botting, F., Palladino, P., Tyler, I., Wilson, S. 2002 In: Crash cultures : modernity, mediation and the material. Bristol : Intellect Books p. 23-35. 13 p. ISBN: 9781841500713.

Heimat Hollywood: Billy Wilder, Otto Preminger, Edgar Ulmer and the criminal cinema of the Austrian-Jewish diaspora.
Munby, L.J. 1999 In: From world war to Waldheim: culture and politics in Austria and the United States. New York : Berghahn Books p. 138-162. 25 p. ISBN: 1571811036.

Public enemies, public heroes : screening the gangster from 'Little Caesar' to 'Touch of Evil'.
Munby, L.J. 1999 Chicago : University of Chicago Press. 263 p. ISBN: 0226550311.