Dr Nathan Hunt

Nathan Hunt

Position: Senior Lecturer in Film and Media, Programme Leader, Subject Leader Media Studies in the Joint Honours Scheme

College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department: Humanities

Subject area: Film and Television, Humanities

Research Centre: Identity, Conflict and Representation

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  • Senior Lecturer in Film and Media.
  • Subject Leader Media Studies in the Joint Honours Scheme


Nathan has published cult movies and TV, nostalgia in film fandom and zombies in videogames.

Nathan can talk about popular film and television, particularly cult TV or fan culture, video games and digital culture.

Professional interests

Fandom and cult media, taste and popular culture, Hollywood cinema, science fiction and horror, consumer cultures, magazines and the cultural industries, audiences and reception, video games and game culture, masculinity in the media, postmodernism in film and television.


  • BA (Hons) English, Loughborough University
  • MA Film Studies, The University of Nottingham
  • PhD, Consuming Fandom: SFX Magazine and Science Fiction Fan Culture, The University of Nottingham

Recent publications

  • 'The Importance of Trivia: Ownership, Exclusion and Authority in Science Fiction Fandom', in Jancovich, M. Lazaro-Reboll, A. and Stringer, J. eds (2003), Defining Cult Movies: The Cultural Politics of Oppositional Taste, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • 'The Mainstream, Distinction and Cult TV' co-authored with Mark Jancovich, in Pearson, R. and Gwenllian-Jones S. eds (2004), Cult Television, Minnesota University Press.
  • 'Nostalgic [re]remembering: film fan cultures and the affective reiteration of popular film histories' in Image and Narrative, Vol 12, No. 13. (2011). pp 969-117. Available at: http://www.imageandnarrative.be/index.php/imagenarrative/article/viewFile/148/117
  • 'A utilitarian antagonist: The zombie in popular video game culture', in Hubner, L. and Leaning, M. eds (2014) The Zombie Renaissance, MacMillan

International experience

I have delivered numerous guest lectures for schools and colleges in Malaysia

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