Dr Henry K. Miller

Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Cambridge School of Creative Industries
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Henry K. Miller is a film historian and critic who writes regularly for Sight and Sound magazine. The focus of his research is the history of film culture in Britain.

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Henry K. Miller is a film historian and critic, specializing in the history of film culture in Britain. He has taught at Anglia Ruskin University since 2011. He is the editor of The Essential Raymond Durgnat, published by BFI/Palgrave Macmillan in 2014, and co-editor with Rachel Garfield of DWOSKINO: the gaze of Stephen Dwoskin, published by LUX in 2022. In 2023 DWOSKINO was shortlisted for the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards. His first monograph was The First True Hitchcock, a revisionist account of Hitchcock’s formation as a filmmaker in Britain in the 1920s, published by University of California Press in 2022.

He was formerly senior research fellow on the AHRC-funded Legacies of Stephen Dwoskin project at the University of Reading, and is an Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. He is an honorary senior research fellow at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, and with Brighid Lowe he is co-director of the Slade Film Project. Their collaborations include Lowe’s documentary film Together with Lorenza Mazzetti (2023), in which he appears as interviewer. His research has appeared in journals including Screen, MIRAJ, and the Hitchcock Annual, and he is a regular contributor to Sight and Sound magazine.

Research interests
  • British cinema
  • British film culture
  • British film criticism
  • Artists’ moving image in Britain
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
  • Lorenza Mazzetti
  • Stephen Dwoskin

Henry currently teaches on the following modules:

  • Classical Hollywood Cinema
  • Gender and Popular Cinema
  • History of Global Cinema
  • Theorising Spectatorship
  • PhD, Film Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London, 2013
  • BA (Hons), University of Oxford, 2001
Selected recent publications

Miller, H. K. (2024) ‘In Northcliffe Jail: Iris Barry, film journalist’, Early Popular Visual Culture, 22(1), pp. 57–67.

Miller, H. K. (2022). ‘Voyeurs upon History: Stephen Dwoskin, Marc Karlin, and For Memory’, Jewish Film & New Media: An International Journal 10(1), pp. 6–35.

Miller, H. K. (2022). The First True Hitchcock: The Making of a Filmmaker. University of California Press.

Miller, H. K. and Garfield, R. (eds) (2022). DWOSKINO: the gaze of Stephen Dwoskin. LUX.

Recent presentations and conferences

Miller, H. K. (2022) ‘New Writings: The First True Hitchcock’, BFI Reuben Library, January 2022

Miller, H. K. (2021) ‘Fall Down and Be Counted: Stephen Dwoskin and Disablement’, Grassroots: Artmaking and Political Struggle, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (online), June 2021

Miller, H. K. (2021) ‘Five Perspectives on Derek Jarman’, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL (online), March 2021

Miller, H. K. (2021) ‘Situating Dwoskin’, SCMS (online), March 2021

Miller, H. K. (2019) ‘The Time of the Assassins: Peter Whitehead in New York, 1967–8’, Colloquium for Unpopular Culture, New York University, September 2019

Miller, H. K. (2019) ‘Raising the Titanic’ (on Dwoskin’s collaboration with Gavin Bryars), Screen Studies, University of Glasgow, June 2019

Miller, H. K. (2018) ‘Lorenza Mazzetti: Escape from 1956’, BAFTSS, University of Kent, April 2018