Professor Andrew Higson (University of York) has published widely on British cinema, from the silent period to the present, and from contemporary drama to the heritage film. His books include Waving the Flag: Constructing a National Cinema in Britain (1995) and English Heritage, English Cinema: The Costume Drama Since 1980 (2003; both Oxford University Press). His article ‘The concept of national cinema’, first published in Screen in 1989, has proved very influential and has been translated and/or reprinted several times.
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