Alex Symons – Cinema Instructor and Advisor

Alex Symons

Dr. Alex Symons was born and educated in England. His teaching profile, in the UK and US, spans Film History, Aesthetics, Television studies, as well as Media and Communication studies at institutions including Sacred Heart University and the University of Nottingham.

Dr. Symons has authored several publications including his book Mel Brooks in the Cultural Industries: Survival and Prolonged Adaptation (Edinburgh University Press, 2012), as well as articles in the Journal of Popular Film and Television, the Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, and Celebrity Studies. He has presented numerous conference papers at British universities, and previously worked for three years as the editor of film and television reviews for Scope: An Online Journal of Film and Television Studies.

His current research examines the critical reputation of director John Landis within American film culture of the 1980s. His research interests also include film and transmedia adaptations, critical tastes, high/low/mass culture, comedy, and television.