Dr David Archibald

  • Senior Lecturer in Film & Television Studies (Theatre, Film & Television Studies)

Research interests

Research Interests

  • Film and history, specifically, cinematic representations of the Spanish civil war
  • Politics: most of David’s work locates cultural production within broader social and political contexts. He is particularly interested in radical cultural activity
  • Creative Research: David has worked on seven short films, including the multi-award winning documentary, Govan Young (2017), which he produced and co-directed. You can view the film here
  • In 2016 David established the performance project Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues with Carl Lavery. You can read an early profile on their activities here

 Biography

  • 2014-present – Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow
  • 2009-2014 – Lecturer, University of Glasgow
  • 2006-2009 – University Teacher, University of Glasgow
  • 2005-2006 - Lecturer, Edinburgh College of Art
  • 1999-2004 - PhD: Representations of the Spanish Civil War in Cinema, University of Glasgow
  • 1995-1999 - MA (Hons) First Class. Theatre, Film and Television Studies, University of Glasgow

Publications

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Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2004
Number of items: 54.

2019

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2019) From street to screen: Debord’s drifting cinema. Performance Research, 23(7), pp. 109-119. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2018.1558427)

Archibald, D. (2019) Los primeros años de la BBC. In: Montero, J. (ed.) Los orígenes de la televisión en Europa. Biblioteca Nueva. (In Press)

Archibald, D. (2019) Spaces of the possible: developing the Radical Film Network in Scotland. In: Newsinger, J., Wayne, M. and Presence, S. (eds.) The Radical Film Handbook. Routledge. (Accepted for Publication)

2018

Archibald, D. , Driscoll, S. T. , Doherty, C. and Perry, M. (2018) Dossier on Govan Young: Exploring children’s historical consciousness through film and archaeology. Film Education Journal, 1(2), pp. 193-208. (doi:10.18546/FEJ.01.2.07)

Archibald, D. (2018) Loach and acting: seven fragments. Drouth, 60, pp. 37-43.

2017

Archibald, D. (2017) Glasgow: RFN 16. Screenworks, 7(3),

Archibald, D. (2017) Team Loach and Sixteen Films: authorship, collaboration, leadership (and football). In: Mazierska, E. and Kristensen, L. (eds.) Contemporary Cinema and Ideology: Neoliberal Capitalism and Its Alternatives in Filmmaking. Routledge: New York and London, pp. 25-41. ISBN 9781138235731

Archibald, D. (2017) Revolution, my arse [essay to accompany Blu-Ray]. In: Three Films by Ken Loach: Riff-Raff; Raining Stones; Ladybird Ladybird. British Film Institute.

Archibald, D. (2017) Housekeeping [essay to accompany DVD]. In: Housekeeping ; A film by Bill Forsyth. Indicator.

Archibald, D. , Clark, M. and Connolly, C. (2017) Govan Young [Film]. [Performance]

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2017) Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 5-1967. [Performance]

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2017) Glasgow glam rock dialogues. Drouth, 57, pp. 65-77.

2016

Archibald, D. , McGoff, J. and McIlwraith, D. (2016) Glasgow: RFN 16 [Film]. [Performance]

Archibald, D. (2016) Activists unite for city’s radical film network festival. National, 2016, 28 Apr.

Archibald, D. (2016) Culloden. In: Culloden/The War Games [DVD]. British Film Institute.

Archibald, D. (2016) Displaying the contemporary: the revolution cannot take its cinema from the past but only from the future. Drouth, 55, pp. 3-8.

Archibald, D. (2016) Drouth Special Issue: Radical [Volume editor]. Drouth, 55,

Archibald, D. (2016) Editorial. Drouth, 55, pp. 2-3.

Archibald, D. (2016) Where is the BBC's experimentation? National, 2016, 20 Oct.

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2016) Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 1 - Work. [Performance]

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2016) Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 2 - Luxury. [Performance]

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2016) Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 3 - Commune. [Performance]

2015

Archibald, D. and Velez-Serna, M. (2015) Joining up: Scotland, cinema and the First World War. [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies,

Archibald, D. and Rodger, J. (2015) St Peter's Seminary, Cardross. Performance Research, 20(3), pp. 103-111. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2015.1049043)

2014

Archibald, D. (2014) Filmmaking in Scotland. Discussion Paper. Scottish Parliament, Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee, Edinburgh.

Archibald, D. (2014) An independent Scotland could become a film powerhouse. Conversation,

Archibald, D. (2014) Should Scotland have an independent film industry? Our Kingdom (Online),

Archibald, D. (2014) The Devil’s backbone. Cineaste, 39, pp. 55-56.

Archibald, D. (2014) Kitchen-sink fantasy.

Archibald, D. and Velez-Serna, M. (2014) Kilts, tanks, and aeroplanes: Scotland, cinema, and the First World War. NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, 6,

2013

Archibald, D. (2013) Why there’s more to Scottish cinema than dour miserablism. Financial Times,

Archibald, D. (2013) Ken Loach and Peter Mullan. In: Balkind, N. (ed.) World Film Locations: Glasgow. Intellect. ISBN 9781841507194

Archibald, D. (2013) Recycling Basque history: patterns of the past in Vacas/Cows. Drouth, 45, pp. 85-94.

2012

Archibald, D. and Miller, M. (2012) Full-Spectacle Dominance? An analysis of the Israeli state's attempts to control media images of the 2010 Gaza flotilla. Journal of War and Culture Studies, 5(2), pp. 189-201. (doi:10.1386/jwcs.5.2.189_1)

Archibald, D. (2012) 'The Angels' Share' at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, 2(Autumn),

Archibald, D. (2012) The Tommy Sheridan Affair: A Scottish Tragedy. New Left Project,

Archibald, D. (2012) The War That Won't Die: The Spanish Civil war in Cinema. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9780719078088

2011

Archibald, D. (2011) No laughing matter? Comedy and the Spanish Civil War in Cinema. In: Salmi, H. (ed.) Historical Comedy on Screen: Subverting History with Humour. Intellect: Bristol, UK, pp. 113-127. ISBN 9781841503677

Archibald, D. (2011) Reeling from injustice. Financial Times,

Archibald, D. (2011) History in contemporary Scottish theatre. In: Brown, I. (ed.) The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Drama. Series: Edinburgh companions to Scottish literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 85-94. ISBN 978074864108

Archibald, D. (2011) Photography, the police and protest: images of the G-20, London 2009. In: Cottle, S. and Lester, L. (eds.) Transnational Protests and the Media. Series: Global Crises and the Media (10). Peter Lang: Oxford. ISBN 9781433109850

Archibald, D. (2011) The Spanish Civil War in cinema : an overview. Media Education Journal, 49, pp. 32-34.

Archibald, D. and Miller, M. (2011) From Rennes to Toronto: anatomy of a boycott. Screen, 52(2), pp. 274-279. (doi:10.1093/screen/hjr015)

Archibald, D. and Miller, M. (2011) The film festivals dossier (dossier co-editor). Screen, 52(2), pp. 249-252. (doi:10.1093/screen/hjr013)

Archibald, D. , Archibald, D. [c.-d.], Burn, T. D. [n.], Clark, M. [c.] and Porr, B. [e.] (2011) The Mathematics of a Dream (Abridged) [Film]. [Performance]

2010

Archibald, D. (2010) Kelman's Drama. In: Halmes, S. (ed.) The Edinburgh Companion to James Kelman. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 65-71. ISBN 9780748639632

2009

Archibald, D. (2009) The DA on cops. Drouth(32), pp. 15-19.

2008

Archibald, D. (2008) Boys and skirls : an organological union. Drouth(29), pp. 11-13.

Archibald, D. (2008) "We're just big bullies..." Gregory Burke's Black Watch. Drouth(26), pp. 8-13.

Archibald, D. (2008) A bogie man is haunting America. Drouth(30), pp. 15-17.

2006

Archibald, D. (2006) 'Carry on Comrade? No, hold on a minute!'. Drouth(21), pp. 71-77.

Archibald, D. (2006) From tickets to Tsotsi : cinema's means of representation. Drouth(19), pp. 43-45.

Archibald, D. (2006) The closing image : David Trueba's Soldados de Salamina. Drouth(20), pp. 57-59.

2004

Archibald, D. (2004) Re-framing the past: representations of the Spanish Civil War in popular Spanish cinema. In: Lazaro-Reboll, A. and Willis, A. (eds.) Spanish Popular Cinema. Series: Inside popular film. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719062827

This list was generated on Fri Nov 22 18:57:21 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 54.

Articles

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2019) From street to screen: Debord’s drifting cinema. Performance Research, 23(7), pp. 109-119. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2018.1558427)

Archibald, D. , Driscoll, S. T. , Doherty, C. and Perry, M. (2018) Dossier on Govan Young: Exploring children’s historical consciousness through film and archaeology. Film Education Journal, 1(2), pp. 193-208. (doi:10.18546/FEJ.01.2.07)

Archibald, D. (2018) Loach and acting: seven fragments. Drouth, 60, pp. 37-43.

Archibald, D. (2017) Glasgow: RFN 16. Screenworks, 7(3),

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2017) Glasgow glam rock dialogues. Drouth, 57, pp. 65-77.

Archibald, D. (2016) Activists unite for city’s radical film network festival. National, 2016, 28 Apr.

Archibald, D. (2016) Displaying the contemporary: the revolution cannot take its cinema from the past but only from the future. Drouth, 55, pp. 3-8.

Archibald, D. (2016) Drouth Special Issue: Radical [Volume editor]. Drouth, 55,

Archibald, D. (2016) Editorial. Drouth, 55, pp. 2-3.

Archibald, D. (2016) Where is the BBC's experimentation? National, 2016, 20 Oct.

Archibald, D. and Velez-Serna, M. (2015) Joining up: Scotland, cinema and the First World War. [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies,

Archibald, D. and Rodger, J. (2015) St Peter's Seminary, Cardross. Performance Research, 20(3), pp. 103-111. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2015.1049043)

Archibald, D. (2014) An independent Scotland could become a film powerhouse. Conversation,

Archibald, D. (2014) Should Scotland have an independent film industry? Our Kingdom (Online),

Archibald, D. (2014) The Devil’s backbone. Cineaste, 39, pp. 55-56.

Archibald, D. (2014) Kitchen-sink fantasy.

Archibald, D. and Velez-Serna, M. (2014) Kilts, tanks, and aeroplanes: Scotland, cinema, and the First World War. NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, 6,

Archibald, D. (2013) Why there’s more to Scottish cinema than dour miserablism. Financial Times,

Archibald, D. (2013) Recycling Basque history: patterns of the past in Vacas/Cows. Drouth, 45, pp. 85-94.

Archibald, D. and Miller, M. (2012) Full-Spectacle Dominance? An analysis of the Israeli state's attempts to control media images of the 2010 Gaza flotilla. Journal of War and Culture Studies, 5(2), pp. 189-201. (doi:10.1386/jwcs.5.2.189_1)

Archibald, D. (2012) 'The Angels' Share' at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, 2(Autumn),

Archibald, D. (2012) The Tommy Sheridan Affair: A Scottish Tragedy. New Left Project,

Archibald, D. (2011) Reeling from injustice. Financial Times,

Archibald, D. (2011) The Spanish Civil War in cinema : an overview. Media Education Journal, 49, pp. 32-34.

Archibald, D. and Miller, M. (2011) From Rennes to Toronto: anatomy of a boycott. Screen, 52(2), pp. 274-279. (doi:10.1093/screen/hjr015)

Archibald, D. and Miller, M. (2011) The film festivals dossier (dossier co-editor). Screen, 52(2), pp. 249-252. (doi:10.1093/screen/hjr013)

Archibald, D. (2009) The DA on cops. Drouth(32), pp. 15-19.

Archibald, D. (2008) Boys and skirls : an organological union. Drouth(29), pp. 11-13.

Archibald, D. (2008) "We're just big bullies..." Gregory Burke's Black Watch. Drouth(26), pp. 8-13.

Archibald, D. (2008) A bogie man is haunting America. Drouth(30), pp. 15-17.

Archibald, D. (2006) 'Carry on Comrade? No, hold on a minute!'. Drouth(21), pp. 71-77.

Archibald, D. (2006) From tickets to Tsotsi : cinema's means of representation. Drouth(19), pp. 43-45.

Archibald, D. (2006) The closing image : David Trueba's Soldados de Salamina. Drouth(20), pp. 57-59.

Books

Archibald, D. (2012) The War That Won't Die: The Spanish Civil war in Cinema. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9780719078088

Book Sections

Archibald, D. (2019) Los primeros años de la BBC. In: Montero, J. (ed.) Los orígenes de la televisión en Europa. Biblioteca Nueva. (In Press)

Archibald, D. (2019) Spaces of the possible: developing the Radical Film Network in Scotland. In: Newsinger, J., Wayne, M. and Presence, S. (eds.) The Radical Film Handbook. Routledge. (Accepted for Publication)

Archibald, D. (2017) Team Loach and Sixteen Films: authorship, collaboration, leadership (and football). In: Mazierska, E. and Kristensen, L. (eds.) Contemporary Cinema and Ideology: Neoliberal Capitalism and Its Alternatives in Filmmaking. Routledge: New York and London, pp. 25-41. ISBN 9781138235731

Archibald, D. (2017) Revolution, my arse [essay to accompany Blu-Ray]. In: Three Films by Ken Loach: Riff-Raff; Raining Stones; Ladybird Ladybird. British Film Institute.

Archibald, D. (2017) Housekeeping [essay to accompany DVD]. In: Housekeeping ; A film by Bill Forsyth. Indicator.

Archibald, D. (2016) Culloden. In: Culloden/The War Games [DVD]. British Film Institute.

Archibald, D. (2013) Ken Loach and Peter Mullan. In: Balkind, N. (ed.) World Film Locations: Glasgow. Intellect. ISBN 9781841507194

Archibald, D. (2011) No laughing matter? Comedy and the Spanish Civil War in Cinema. In: Salmi, H. (ed.) Historical Comedy on Screen: Subverting History with Humour. Intellect: Bristol, UK, pp. 113-127. ISBN 9781841503677

Archibald, D. (2011) History in contemporary Scottish theatre. In: Brown, I. (ed.) The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Drama. Series: Edinburgh companions to Scottish literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 85-94. ISBN 978074864108

Archibald, D. (2011) Photography, the police and protest: images of the G-20, London 2009. In: Cottle, S. and Lester, L. (eds.) Transnational Protests and the Media. Series: Global Crises and the Media (10). Peter Lang: Oxford. ISBN 9781433109850

Archibald, D. (2010) Kelman's Drama. In: Halmes, S. (ed.) The Edinburgh Companion to James Kelman. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 65-71. ISBN 9780748639632

Archibald, D. (2004) Re-framing the past: representations of the Spanish Civil War in popular Spanish cinema. In: Lazaro-Reboll, A. and Willis, A. (eds.) Spanish Popular Cinema. Series: Inside popular film. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719062827

Research Reports or Papers

Archibald, D. (2014) Filmmaking in Scotland. Discussion Paper. Scottish Parliament, Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee, Edinburgh.

Performance

Archibald, D. , Clark, M. and Connolly, C. (2017) Govan Young [Film]. [Performance]

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2017) Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 5-1967. [Performance]

Archibald, D. , McGoff, J. and McIlwraith, D. (2016) Glasgow: RFN 16 [Film]. [Performance]

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2016) Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 1 - Work. [Performance]

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2016) Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 2 - Luxury. [Performance]

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2016) Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 3 - Commune. [Performance]

Archibald, D. , Archibald, D. [c.-d.], Burn, T. D. [n.], Clark, M. [c.] and Porr, B. [e.] (2011) The Mathematics of a Dream (Abridged) [Film]. [Performance]

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Grants

  • 2018 - Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Doctoral Scholarship: ‘Human Rights Film Festivals in the Global South’
  • 2018 – University of Glasgow KE Fund: Drifting with Debord
  • 2016 – Creative Scotland: Radical Film Network Festival
  • 2016 – Film Hub Scotland: Radical Film Network Festival
  • 2016 – University of Glasgow KE Fund: Radical Film Cultures in Scotland
  • 2015 – Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities Applied Research Collaborative Scholarship: ‘Document Human Rights Film Festival: Politics, Programmes, Practices’
  • 2014 - Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland: Tracking Loach, an analysis of Ken Loach’s working practices
  • 2014 - Heritage Lottery Fund: Doomster Hill, an experimental documentary about medieval Govan
  • 2013 – Historic Scotland: Doomster Hill
  • 2012 - University of Glasgow Chancellor’s Fund: Doomster Hill
  • 2011 - Royal Society of Edinburgh Scottish Government Arts & Humanities Small Grant: Tracking Loach in Scotland
  • 2011 - University of Glasgow, John Robertson Bequest: the making of The Angels’ Share (Loach, 2012)
  • 2008-11 – AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award, ‘Edinburgh International Film Festivals Retrospectives’

Supervision

David has over a decade’s experience of supervising PhD students. He is particularly interested in supervising research projects – both traditional written and practice-research theses - which situate cultural activity within broader political landscapes. His current PhD students are listed below:

  • Atkinson, Justine
    Representation Matters: On- and off-screen diversity within African cinema exhibition in the UK
  • Beshr, Hany
    Foreign policy in British political docudrama filmmaking (1991-2011)
  • Brennan, Mhairi
    Archiving the Referendum: The Scottish Independence Referendum 2014 and the BBC Scotland Television Archive
  • Colta, Alexandra
    Human Rights Film Festivals: Politics, Programmes and Practices
  • Daniels-Yeomans, Finn
    Beyond Representation: Documenting Traumas of the World Ecology
  • Gilbert, Ruth
    Representing Minor Histories: Contemporary Womens Filmmaking and the Archive.
  • Jarvis, Andrew
    British Cinema, Neoliberalism and the Poetics of Crisis
  • Kamleitner, Katharina
    Negotiating Women’s Film Festivals on the Festival Circuit – Theory and Practice
  • Kealy, Oisin
    Human Rights Film Festivals in the Global South
  • Magro Vela, Silvia
    Identity construction process on Tv serials produced in Spain
  • Ouyang, Jingmei
    Representations of China in Transnational Documentary Cinema

Teaching

David has taught a range of modules across all levels of study.
He currently convenes the Level Two Film and Television Studies programme and the Master’s-level course on Festivals. He also teaches on the Advanced Topics in Film And Television Studies.


Additional Information

External Responsibilities

  • David is invited regularly to present his research at conferences, festivals and seminars, both at home and further afield. Invited international presentations include in Finland, France, Greece, India, South Korea, Spain, The Netherlands and Turkey
  • David is actively involved in film culture in Scotland. He served as a Board member of Africa in Motion (2012-14) and is currently a board member of Document International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (2011-present) and Glasgow Film (2015-present)
  • David was the Overall Coordinator of the 2016 Radical Film Network Festival and Unconference
  • David organized two symposiums with Glasgow Short Film Festival: ‘Independence and the Film Industry in Scotland’ (2014) and ‘Short Films and Criticism’ (2015)
  • David has extensive experience as a journalist and critic. His work has appeared in over thirty outlets, including Cineaste, Film International, Financial Times, and Guardian
  • David has made numerous media appearances on radio and television and has been interviewed by newspapers in relation to both cinema and aspects of Scotland’s cultural and political landscape. These include: BBC News; BBC World; BBC Scotland; BBC Radio Scotland; Radio 5 Live; The Economist, Huffington Post; Die Welte; Radio France Internationale, STV and New York Times
  • David has served as Jury Member for a number of film and television organisations, including BAFTA Scotland and Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • David has advised the Scottish Government’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee on film policy for Scotland. He has also advised a range of other institutions including the Imperial War Museum
  • External Examiner for 6 PhDs (Edge Hill, Edinburgh, UWS, Complutense, Madrid)
  • 2018 – present External Examiner: BA in Media and Communications, (Coventry University) delivered at PSB Academy, Singapore
  • 2017 – present External Examiner: BA in Media and Communications, Coventry University
  • 2014 - 2016 External Examiner: BA in Broadcast Journalism, UWL
  • External Consultant on PGT programmes at Edge Hill University and undergraduate provision at Queen Margaret University