Aidan Dolby is a PhD student at York St John University. His research focuses on American coming-of-age film and television, considering the contemporary shifts in genre, gender and society post 2007. Aidan has previously completed an MA by research looking at Hypomasculinity in 1980s Hollywood action cinema. Aidan also has interests in Transnational Cinema, American Independent Cinema, Documentary Studies, Hollywood (contemporary and classical), Film Noir, Stardom Studies, American Studies and Ethnomusicology.

The Mandalorian: The Latest Space Western Series in a New Era of American Television

  From the outset, Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian (2019) pays homage to a duality of histories: the American Western genre and the rich tapestry of the Star Wars franchise. Set in the years following the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order, the show follows… Continue reading