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Luis Freijo Escudero

Languages and Literature, University of Birmingham

Thesis title:

De-Westernising the Western: Remapping Genre Theory for World Cinema

Research Area

  • Languages and Literature

Publications

Freijo, L. (2022) 'The Knight with No Name: Don Quixote and the American Dream', in Stone, R. and Williamson, E. (eds.) (2022) Quantum Quixote: Myth and Multiplicity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Freijo, L. (2019) 'Política de empresa', in Alfonso, R., Díaz, V., Freijo, L., Sánchez, A., y Vicente Echagüe, J. (2019) Alien. El libro del 40 aniversario. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones.

Freijo, L. (2019) 'Las mutaciones', in Alfonso, R., Díaz, V., Freijo, L., Sánchez, A., y Vicente Echagüe, J. (2019) Alien. El libro del 40 aniversario. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones.

Freijo, L. (2019) 'El pasajero sintético', in Alfonso, R., Díaz, V., Freijo, L., Sánchez, A., y Vicente Echagüe, J. (2019) Alien. El libro del 40 aniversario. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones.

Freijo, L. (2019) 'Veracruz', in Balmori, G. and Alegrete, E. (2019) El Universo de Gary Cooper. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones, pp. 312-317. 

Freijo, L. (2019) 'Llegaron a Cordura', in Balmori, G. and Alegrete, E. (2019) El Universo de Gary Cooper. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones, pp. 144-147. 

Freijo, L. (2019) 'Metraje añadido', in Alfonso, R., Casas, Q., Freijo, L., Iglesias, J., and Sánchez, A. (2019) Grupo Salvaje. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones, pp. 190-199.

Freijo, L. (2019) 'Padres feroces, hijos bastardos', in Alfonso, R., Casas, Q., Freijo, L., Iglesias, J., and Sánchez, A. (2019) Grupo Salvaje. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones, pp. 172-189.

Freijo, L. (2019) 'Blaze of Glory', in Alfonso, R., Casas, Q., Freijo, L., Iglesias, J., and Sánchez, A. (2019) Grupo Salvaje. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones, pp. 164-171.

Freijo, L. (2019) 'Don Juan en los Infiernos: La leyenda de amor canalla', in Arranz, D. F.  (ed.) (2019) Amores canallas. Madrid: Sial Pigmalión, pp. 139-143.

Freijo, L. (2018) 'Rebellion', in Balmori, G. (ed.) (2018) El universo de Rita Hayworth. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones.

Freijo, L. (2018) 'Juvenile Court', in Balmori, G. (ed.) (2018) El universo de Rita Hayworth. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones.

Freijo, L. (2018) 'The Naked Zoo', in Balmori, G. (ed.) (2018) El universo de Rita Hayworth. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones.

Freijo, L. (2018) 'La ira de Dios', in Balmori, G. (ed.) (2018) El universo de Rita Hayworth. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones.

Freijo, L. (2018) 'Hombres errantes', in Balmori, G., and Alegrete, E. (eds.) (2018) El universo de Nicholas Ray. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones. ISBN: 978-84-15606-70-3.

Freijo, L. (2018) 'La carcoma', in Balmori, G., and Alegrete, E. (eds.) (2018) El universo de Ingmar Bergman. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones, pp. 146-149. ISBN: 978-84-15606-72-7.

Freijo, L. (2018) 'En el jardín de las delicias', in Balmori, G., and Alegrete, E. (eds.) (2018) El universo de Ingmar Bergman. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones, pp. 214-215. ISBN: 978-84-15606-72-7.

Freijo, L. (2018) 'Infiel', in Balmori, G., and Alegrete, E. (eds.) (2018) El universo de Ingmar Bergman. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones, pp. 222-223. ISBN: 978-84-15606-72-7.

Freijo, L. (2018) 'A todas las Audreys que he amado', in Arranz, D. F., and Nieto Rodríguez, A. (eds.) (2018) Amores de ficción. Bendita Recompensa. Madrid: Sial Pigmalión, pp. 167-176.

Freijo, L. (2018) Yo vivo mi vida. Booklet accompanying the DVD edition of I Live My Life (1935, USA, W.S. Van Dyke). Madrid: Notorious Ediciones.

Freijo, L. (2017) 'Ser o no ser', in Balmori, G. and Alegrete, E. (eds) (2017) El universo de John Ford. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones, pp. 50-51. ISBN: 978-84-15606-61-1.

Freijo, L. (2017) 'El intrépido', in Balmori, G. and Alegrete, E. (eds) (2017) El universo de John Ford. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones, pp. 74-75. ISBN: 978-84-15606-61-1.

Freijo, L. (2017) 'Hombres sin miedo', in Balmori, G. and Alegrete, E. (eds) (2017) El universo de John Ford. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones, pp. 88-89. ISBN: 978-84-15606-61-1.

Freijo, L. (2017) 'Corazones indomables', in Balmori, G. and Alegrete, E. (eds) (2017) El universo de John Ford. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones, pp. 174-177. ISBN: 978-84-15606-61-1.

Freijo, L. (2017) O.S.S. Booklet accompanying the DVD edition of O.S.S. (1946, USA, Irving Pichel). Madrid: Notorious Ediciones.

Freijo, L. (2017) 'Librepensando, libreleyendo y librescribiendo', prologue of Arranz, D. F. (2017) Escrito al raso. Artículos político-festivos (2007-2017). Madrid: Sial Pigmalión, pp. 13-20. ISBN: 978-84-17043-37-7.

Freijo, L. (2017) Marte, de Ridley Scott. Booklet accompanying the DVD edition of The Martian (2015, USA, Ridley Scott) distributed by national newspaper ABC within the collection 'Great Directors'. Madrid: Notorious Ediciones. ISBN: 978-84-15606-46-8

Freijo, L. (2017) 'Inmortal amor mortal', in Nieto Rodríguez, A. (ed.) (2017) Inmortal amor mortal. De la ceniza, la máscara. Madrid: Sial Pigmalión, pp. 243-249.  ISBN: 978-84-16447-98-5.


Conferences


Freijo, L. (2019) 'Héroes cansados, familias extrañas: Dibujando la masculinidad post-industrial en Old Man Logan', 2nd International Congress of Interdisciplinary Studies about Comics. University of Zaragoza: 15-17 May.

Freijo, L. (2019) Organiser of the 2nd Annual B-Film PGR Symposium on World Cinema. University of Birmingham: 15 March.

Freijo, L. (2018) 'A Gun of One´s Own. Gender Representation in Contemporary Westerns' [Poster]. Exhibited at 12th UoB Research Poster Conference. University of Birmingham: 13 June. Winner of Social Engagement Award.

Freijo, L. (2018) 'Slowness, Art Cinema, and Poetry in Contemporary Westerns. Toward a Definition of Slow Westerns", 1st B-Film PGR Symposium. University of Birmingham, 2 March.

Freijo, L. (2017) 'El Viñedo en Celuloide. Valores de Representación del Vino en Cine', Vino, letras y un par de besos callados: el viñedo en el paraíso, San Lorenzo del Escorial, Summer Course of Universidad Complutense de Madrid: 17-21 July.

Public Engagement & Impact

March 2019: Guest in the radio show Screen Brum at Brum Radio for a special show about World Cinema Westerns. https://www.mixcloud.com/BrumRadio/screenbrum-taking-the-west-out-of-western-with-luis-frejio-2232019/

March 2018: Introduction of a screening of The Magnificent Ambersons at the Electric Cinema, Birmingham. 

May 2016: Speaker in the tribute to Maximilian Schell celebrated in Casa del Lector del Matadero on the occasion of the release of a new DVD edition of his film 'Five-finger exercise'. Moderated by David Felipe Arranz and with Marta Fernández, Guillermo Balmori and Luis Miguel Rodríguez.

Other Research Interests

- Westerns 

- Film Genre

- Gender Studies

- World Cinema Studies

Memberships

Department of Film and Creative Writing, University of Birmingham

B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies

Professional experience


October 2019-Present: Postgraduate Teaching Assistant and the Department of Film and Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham. Modules: Studying Film A (4 hours). 

July 2019: Visiting lecturer in the Birmingham International Summer School of Media, organised by the Department of Film and Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham, with the session 'Film Genre, World Cinema and the Western'.

March 2019-July 2019: Project Support Assistant with the University of Birmingham Graduate School in the organisation of the 14th University of Birmingham Research Poster Conference.

October 2018-Present: Research Assistant and member of the Management Committee of the research centre B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies, attached to the Departments of Film and Creative Writing and Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham.

September 2018-June 2019: Contributor in the digital marketing company Syndicali as content writer.

September 2017-September 2018: Contributor in the Film section of Redbrick newspaper.

March 2017-July 2017: Contributor in the Culture section of the digital newspaper bez.es.

April 2016-Present: Panellist at the cultural radio show El Marcapáginas, hosted by David Felipe Arranz in Capital Radio.

September 2015-February 2017: Editor in the TV show 'Qué tiempo tan feliz', hosted by María Teresa Campos. Mandarina Productions, Mediaset.

June-August 2015: Intern editor in the TV show 'Qué tiempo tan feliz', hosted by María Teresa Campos. Mandarina Productions, Mediaset.

June 2015: Intern for Red Shoes Cultural Communication.

May 2014: Cameraman covering the National Female Basketball Championship (Junior Category) in Guadalajara, Spain.

May and June 2013: Cameraman covering the National Male Basketball Championship (Junior Category) and the National Female Basketball Championship (Youth Category) in Guadalajara, Spain.

February 2013-April 2017: Director and co-founder of the online cultural magazine Gran Imaginador.

http://www.granimaginador.es/

January 2013-October 2016: Co-founder, producer and editor of the radio show Jarra y Siete, in Radioenlace (Madrid).

http://www.ivoox.com/podcast-podcast-jarra-siete_sq_f158852_1.html