Dr. Aaron Hunter

Dr. Aaron Hunter

Teaching Fellow, Film Studies


Dr Aaron Hunter holds a BA from Bates College (Eng Lit), an MA from the University of Maine (Eng Lit), and a PhD from Queen's University Belfast (Film Studies, 2013). His main areas of interest include 1970s Hollywood cinema, women in film, film music, screenwriting, and television studies. Aaron has written, edited, or co-edited several books, most recently POLLY PLATT: HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION DESIGN AND CREATIVE AUTHORSHIP (2022) and WOMEN AND NEW HOLLYWOOD: GENDER, CREATIVE LABOR, AND 1970S AMERICAN CINEMA (co-edited with Martha Shearer, 2023). He has served on the board of Irish Screen Studies since 2016 and was a board member of the Dublin Feminist Film Festival from 2017-2022. He joined the staff of TCD in 2021.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Aaron Hunter, Martha Shearer, Women and New Hollywood: Gender, Creative Labor, and 1970s American Cinema, United States, Rutgers University Press, 2023Book, 2023
  • Aaron Hunter, Polly Platt: Hollywood Production Design and Creative Authorship, United Kingdom, 2022, 226ppBook, 2022
  • Aaron Hunter, Being There and the Evolution of a Screenplay: 3 Draft Scripts with Commentary, First, 2021, 488ppBook, 2021
  • Aaron Hunter, Authoring Hal Ashby: The Myth of the New Hollywood Auteur, First, United States, Bloomsbury, 2016, 240ppBook, 2016
  • Fast, Furious, and Free of Sex: Dom, Brian, and Hetero Male Affection in, editor(s)Joshua Gulam, Fraser Elliot, Sarah Feinstein , Full-Throttle Franchise: The Culture, Business and Politics of the 'Fast & Furious', New York, London, Bloomsbury, 2023, pp121 - 139, [Aaron Hunter]Book Chapter, 2023
  • Design as Authorship: Polly Platt's New Hollywood Aesthetic in, editor(s)Nathan Abrams, Gregory Frame , New Wave, New Hollywood: Reassessment, Recovery, and Legacy, New York, London, Bloomsbury, 2021, pp101 - 119, [Aaron Hunter]Book Chapter, 2021