#USSOBOOKHOUR with Thomas Cobb

Perceiving allegory: a discussion of Dr Thomas J. Cobb’s book, American Cinema and Cultural Diplomacy: The Fragmented Kaleidoscope. 

Thomas Cobb

Wednesday 24 March at 3 pm


We are delighted to announce that our fifth #USSOBOOKHOUR will be at 3 pm, Wednesday 24 March 2021 with Dr. Thomas Cobb in conversation with Dr. Simon Willmetts and Kari Sund.

In this Bookhour talk, Dr Thomas J Cobb discusses his experience of writing American Cinema and Cultural Diplomacy: The Fragmented Kaleidoscope, a project based on his PhD thesis. Cobb will detail the challenges of expanding on the content of his PhD thesis, encompassing new methodologies in individual chapters and contending with the effect of Covid-19 on the predictions made in his final chapter.

You can view the discussion here.

American Cinema and Cultural Diplomacy: The Fragmented Kaleidoscope (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020)


Dr. Thomas J. Cobb (@DrThomasjCobb91) is an academic writing tutor and module lecturer at Coventry University and the author of American Cinema and Cultural Diplomacy: The Fragmented Kaleidoscope (2020). He has also convened and taught American Studies modules at the University of Birmingham. His research interests encompass American foreign policy, the allegorical role of Hollywood cinema since the Vietnam War and synergies between popular culture and US political dynamics. He has published articles in both American Studies and Film Studies journals, including American Studies In Scandinavia and Film International. He hopes to pursue a second monograph on affinities between the content of Hollywood films and political ideologies imparted in the American presidency. 
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