Photo of Dr David Forrest.

Photo of Dr David Forrest.

David Forrest is Lecturer in Film Studies in the University of Sheffield’s School of English. He is the author of Social Realism: Art, Nationhood and Politics. He has just completed a book (with Sue Vice) on the novelist and screenwriter Barry Hines, and has two edited collections forthcoming: Filmburbia: Screening the Suburbs (with Graeme Harper and Jonathan Rayner) and Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain (with Beth Johnson). His research is focused mainly on questions of class, space, place and region in British film and television drama.

Publications – Books

  • Social Realism: Art, Nationhood and Politics, CSP, 2013.
  • Filmurbia: Screening the Suburbs, Palgrave Macmillan, due 2016 (co-edited with Graeme Harper and Jonathan Rayner)
  • Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain, Palgrave Macmillan, due 2016 (co-edited with Beth Johnson)
  • Barry Hines: ’Kes’, ‘Threads’ and Beyond, Manchester University Press, due 2017 (co-written with Sue Vice)
  • New Realisms: Contemporary British Cinema, Edinburgh University Press, due 2018 (co-written with David Tucker)

Articles and Chapters

  • Article: ‘Shane Meadows and the British New Wave’, Studies in European Cinema vol.6, nos. 2-3 (2009). – reprinted in Robert Murphy (ed.) British Cinema: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies (London: Routledge, 2013).
  • Article: ‘Better Things (Duane Hopkins, 2008) and New British Realism’, New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film vol.8 n.2 (2010).
  • Article: ‘Our Friends in the North and the Instability of the Historical Drama as Archive’, in Journal of British Cinema and Television vol.8 n.2 (2011).
  • Short Chapter: ‘David Lean’ in Directory of World Cinemas: Britain (Intellect, 2012).
  • Chapter in Book: ‘Sheffield Film Studies and Sheffield Studies Film’, with Jonathan Rayner in Film, Environment and Visual Culture (CSP, 2013).
  • Chapter in Book: ‘21st Century Social Realism: Shane Meadows and New British Realism’ in Shane Meadows Critical Essays (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013).
  • Article: ‘The Films of Joanna Hogg: New British Realism and Class’ in Studies in European Cinema (2014).