Erica Sheen

Erica Sheen is Professor of Literature and Film in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York. Her publications include Geopolitical Shakespeare (2023), Shakespeare and the Institution of Theatre: The Best in this Kind (2009); Shakespeare in Cold War Europe: Conflict, Commemoration, Celebration, co-ed. with Isabelle Karremann (2015); The Cinema of David Lynch: American Dreams, Nightmare Visions co-ed. with Annette Davison (2004), and articles and chapters on the Cold War, post-war American and European film, literature and adaptation.


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Chandler Jernigan – a talented young American photographer whose portraits hugely enriched the visuals of MAI website
Matt Gillespie – a gifted professional British photographer who with no hesitation gave us permission to use some of his work
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Ana Pedreira – a self-taught Portuguese photographer whose imagery from women protests beams with feminist aura
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