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Owen is a Professor of Film in the Department of Media at Edge Hill University. After completing his BA and PhD in German Studies at Swansea University, he worked as a Lektor in the English Department of the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in Germany before his appointment to a lectureship in German at the University of Wales Bangor in 1995. He returned to Swansea in 2005 to teach film in the newly formed Media department, before moving to Edge Hill University in 2011.

He is co-founding editor of the international journals Studies in European Cinema and the Journal of European Popular Culture. He is an AHRC Peer Review College member and Strategic Reviewer. He is a Fellow of the RSA and HEA, and an Associate Member of the RSPH.

Research interests

European Cinema

Arts festivals

Arts, health and wellbeing

Representations of history

Cultural memory

Representations of multiculturalism and cultural identity

German film and television

German culture


East German history, society and culture

Representations of totalitarianism

Representations of adoption

Education/Academic qualification

German Studies, PhD, Swansea University

… → 1995

German Studies, BA, Swansea University

… → 1990

Other positions

Swansea University


Lecturer, Bangor University


Lektor, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz


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Research Output

Finding Common Ground: The Conception of Community Arts Festivals as Spaces for Placemaking

Brownett, T. & EVANS, OWEN., 22 Nov 2019, In : Health and Place.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • ‘Humphrey Jennings: Of Images, Poetry and Pandaemonium’

    Evans, O., Jul 2019, British Art Cinema: Creativity, Experimentation and Innovation. Newland, P. & Hoyle, B. (eds.). Manchester: Manchester University Press, p. 34-51 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Building Bridges: Fatih Akin and the Cinema of Intercultural Dialogue

    Evans, O., 22 Jun 2018, Nationalism in Contemporary Western European Cinema. Harvey, J. (ed.). London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 145-167 22 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Culture Cures 2017 - 18: Research Evaluation Report

    EVANS, OWEN., Jul 2018, 124 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
  • Editorial

    EVANS, OWEN. & Harper, G., 30 Jun 2017, In : Studies in European Cinema. 14, 2, p. 89-90 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access


    Modern Languages Open (Journal)

    OWEN EVANS (Reviewer)

    16 Oct 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    Culture Cures

    OWEN EVANS (Consultant)


    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

    AHRC Festival of Common Ground

    OWEN EVANS (Participant)

    21 Jun 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Arts & Humanities Research Council (External organisation)

    OWEN EVANS (Member)

    Nov 2016 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of council

    Academic Advisory Group, Cultural Engagement for Wellbeing (External organisation)

    OWEN EVANS (Member)


    Activity: Membership typesMembership of group/panel