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Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of The Arts

Summary

Amy Davis is the author of numerous books and papers on Disney and animation, including Good Girls and Wicked Witches (2006) and Handsome Heroes and Vile Villains (2013), as well as the editor of the book Discussing Disney (expected 2018). Her primary research interests are Disney studies, US animation history, gender studies, and Hollywood horror.

Book

Handsome heroes and vile villains: Masculinity in Disney's feature films

Davis, A. (2014). Handsome heroes and vile villains: Masculinity in Disney's feature films. John Libbey Publishing

Book Chapter

Rotoscoping uncanny bodies: Animation technology, animation aesthetics

Davis, A. M. (2015). Rotoscoping uncanny bodies: Animation technology, animation aesthetics. In A. D. Ornella (Ed.), Making Humans: Religious, Technological and Aesthetic Perspectives, 143-160. Inter-Disciplinary Press

The Uncanny and mannequins

Davis, A. M., & Pagnoni Berns, F. G. (2015). The Uncanny and mannequins. In F. Pascuzzi, & B. Cracchiolo (Eds.), Dreamscapes in Italian Cinema, 19-34. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press/Rowman & Littlefield

Journal Article

How time works in the Simpsons

Gilboy, J., Davis, A. M., & Zborowski, J. (2015). How time works in the Simpsons. Animation : an interdisciplinary journal, 10(3), 175-188. https://doi.org/10.1177/1746847715602403

Postgraduate supervision

Applications welcomed in the areas of Disney (all aspects), US animation (cinematic and/or televisual, to include merchandizing), Hollywood horror. Completed PhDs - Humor and Satire in American Prime-Time Animated Sit-Coms - Representations of Masculinity in the Historical Figure of Mark Antony - The Simpsons and Meme Theory Current PhD supervisions - Disney Princess Merchandising - Music as Narrative Device in Disney