Richard Maltby

Emeritus Distinguished Professor Richard Maltby

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2008
  • Section(s): Cultural And Communication Studies


Richard Maltby is Professor of Screen Studies and Deputy Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology at Flinders University, South Australia, where he was Head of the School of Humanities from 1999 to 2007. Before moving to Australia in 1997, he was the founding Director of the Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture at the University of Exeter and then Research Professor of Film Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. He has published extensively on the history and aesthetics of American cinema and the analysis of Hollywood as a cultural and commercial institution, and his work has been awarded the Prix Jean Mitry for cinema history in 2000, and the Arthur Miller Centre Prize for American Studies in 1990. His current research is concerned with the social history of cinema in Australia and the USA, and he has edited five books on the history of cinema audiences and film exhibition. He is Series Editor of Exeter Studies in Film History.

Acknowledgement of Country

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