The Antihero and New Hollywood

jack-nicholson.jpgResearcher(s) (CIMS)

Robert King

Supervisors (CIMS)

Daniel Biltereyst

Co-Supervisors (other)

Ian Christie (Birkbeck, University of London)


This PhD project examines constructions of heroism to assess changing representations of antiheroes in the films of the New Hollywood period. The project methodology combines a historical reading, an overview of films released between 1965-75, and a focused analysis of antihero topoi in film.