Alec Charles

Professor Alec Charles


Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

School of Arts

01482 465490

Professor Alec Charles has worked as a programme maker for BBC Radio and as a print journalist, and has taught at universities in Eastern Europe, Japan, Cornwall, Chester and Luton. He has published widely in the areas of journalism, cinema, television, literature and social media.


Research Interests

  • Journalism and politics

  • Popular television

  • Nordic noir

  • Science fiction

  • Horror and suspense cinema

  • Social and digital media

  • Modernist and postmodernist literature

  • Psychoanalysis

Research groups

Professor Charles is co-convenor of the Political Studies Association's Media and Politics Group.


Charles, Alec (2016), Political Animals: News of the Natural World, Peter Lang Oxford.

Charles, Alec (2015), Out of Time: The Deaths and Resurrections of Doctor Who, Peter Lang Oxford.

Charles, Alec (2014), Interactivity 2, Peter Lang Oxford.

Charles, Alec, Ed. (2014), The End of Journalism: Version 2.0, Peter Lang Oxford.

Charles, Alec, Ed. (2013), Media/Democracy: A Comparative Study, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle.

For a complete list of Prof Charles' publications, please follow this link.


Teaching awards and accolades

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2011)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA English Language and Literature (Oxford, 1989)

  • MPhil Twentieth Century English Studies (Oxford, 1991)

  • DPhil James Joyce, Modernism and Postmodernism (Oxford, 1995)