Dr Pete Boss

Visiting Lecturer in Film Studies

Pete-BossPete Boss has taught Film Studies at a variety of institutions for over twenty-five years as well as having been involved in different capacities in various kinds of TV and film production. He teaches film regularly at the University of Buckingham, and also a range of courses for Oxford Brookes University as well as programmes for Oxford University’s Department of Continuing Education. His interest in many aspects of World Cinema goes hand in hand with a longstanding engagement with popular cinema and film genres.  Pete has sought to balance his academic career with that of professional musician, having received acclaim for his blues guitar playing with his own band as well as having recorded on sessions with a number of distinguished blues and R&B artists. He has acted as a film and video reviewer on BBC Radio Oxford for many years as well as contributing music reviews for Blueprint.


  • BA, Film and Drama, Bulmershe College of Higher Education
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education, University of Bedford
  • PhD, Film Studies, University of Warwick

Teaching Expertise

  • Film Studies (undergraduate and postgraduate levels)
  • Contemporary World and National Cinemas
  • Hollywood and the Cold War; Cinema and Terrorism; etc.
  • the auteur: Mann, Bigelow, Kurosawa, Lang, Sirk, Minnelli, Bertolucci
  • Art, Design and Photography

Research Interests

  • Popular cinema genres and their social contexts
  • Contemporary horror films
  • Science fiction
  • American circus films
  • Combat and Gulf War films

Contact Details

Recent Publications

  • Currently writing a chapter on the 1970s’ TV Time Travel series Timeslip for a collection to be published by I. B. Tauris later this year
  • Pete Boss, ‘Altair IV Revisited: Forbidden Planet 1956’, Movie (Winter 1990), 59-64
  • Pete Boss, ‘Vile Bodies and Bad Medicine’, Screen 27.1 (1986), 14-24
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