Associate Professor Brian McFarlane

Biography

I was educated in Victoria, but read for Ph D at Norwich, UK. Taught in schools until 1976, then entered tertiary education, joining the English Dept at Monash in 1989.

Research Interests

British and Australian cinema. Adaptation from literature into film.

Selected Publications

  • McFarlane, B. Real and Reel: the education of a film obsessive and critic. Melbourne: Sid Harta, 2010.
  • Chibnall, S. and McFarlane, B. The British ‘B’ Movie. London: Palgrave Macmillan/bfi publishing.2009
  • McFarlane, B and Williams, D. Michael Winterbottom, Manchester: Manchester UP, 2009.
  • McFarlane, B. Screen Adaptations: Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations (London: A&C Black/Methuen Drama, 2008.
  • McFarlane, Brian (compiler, editor and chief author) The Encyclopedia of British Film. London: Methuen and British Film Institute, 2003 ; reprint 2004; 2nd edition, 2005; 3rd edition 2008; 4th edition 2012.
  • McFarlane, B. Real and Reel: the education of a film obsessive and critic. Melbourne: Sid Harta, 2010.
  • Chibnall, S. and McFarlane, B. The British ‘B’ Movie. London: Palgrave Macmillan/bfi publishing. Published 7 December, 2009, with four associated screenings at the National Film Theatre London. (approx 350 pp)
  • McFarlane, B and WILLIAMS, D Michael Winterbottom, Manchester: Manchester UP, 2009. (156 pp.)
  • McFarlane, B. Screen Adaptations: Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations (London: A&C Black/Methuen Drama, 2008.
  • McFarlane, Brian (compiler, editor and chief author) The Encyclopedia of British Film. London: Methuen and British Film Institute, 2003 ; reprint 2004; 2nd edition, 2005; 3rd edition 2008; 4th edition 2012.
  • McFarlane, Brian, Mayer, Geoff and Bertrand, Ina (eds.) The Oxford Companion to Australian Film. Melbourne, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • McFarlane, Brian. An Autobiography of British Cinema: As Told By the Film makers and Actors Who Made It. London: Methuen and BFI Publishing, September 1997.
  • McFarlane, Brian. Novel to Film: Introduction to the Theory of Adaptation. Oxford: Clarendon Press, OUP, 1996.
  • McFarlane, Brian and Mayer, Geoff New Australian Cinema: Sources and Parallels in American and British Film. Cambridge, New York and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1992

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