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Reader in Film and Television, Sheffield Hallam University

Teaching in the Department of Humanities, Sheldon's research interests are primarily in American and British cinema, especially large-scale films of the 1950s and 1960s, but he has also been known to enjoy subtitled continental conversation pieces. He is the author of Zulu: With Some Guts Behind It – The Making of the Epic Movie (2005), co-author of Epics, Spectacles and Blockbusters: A Hollywood History (2010) and co-editor of Widescreen Worldwide (2010).

A journalist and film reviewer in a former life, he has also recorded DVD audio commentaries, contributed to documentaries on Channel 4 and BBC Four, and has written numerous articles on many aspects of American and British cinema for a wide variety of books and journals. He is currently writing Armchair Cinema: Feature Films on British Television for publication by Tomahawk Press.

All aspects of British and American cinema
Blockbusters and epics
Films on British television
Notable media coverage:

The Independent on Sunday [January 2014]
Zulu 50th Anniversary
BBC 4 [December 2011]
Channel 4: 50 Films to See Before You Die (2006)
Channel 4: 100 Greatest War Films (2005)


  • –present
    Lecturer in Film History and Criticism, Sheffield Hallam University