Professor Jo Fox
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Jo Fox is a specialist in the history of propaganda in twentieth-century Europe. She has published on the cinematic cultures of Britain and Germany during the Second World War, exploring the connections between film, propaganda and popular opinion. She is currently working on two main projects: on rumour and oral propaganda in the First and Second World Wars and on the 'afterlife' of wartime propaganda narratives from 1945. She is the Honorary Communications Director of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the Council for the International Association for Media and History. Jo Fox is a National Teaching Fellow (2007).
- Film history
- Nazi Germany
- The history of propaganda in the twentieth century
- The Second World War
- Twentieth-century European history
- 2007 Film Propaganda in Britain and Nazi Germany: World War II Cinema, Berg, 358 pp.
- 2000 Filming Women in the Third Reich, Berg, 268 pp.
- 2012 (co-edited with Welch, David) Justifying War. Propaganda, Politics and the Modern Age, Palgrave, 397 pp.
Essays in edited volumes
- 2015 'The Propaganda War', in Bosworth, R.J.B. & Maiolo, Joseph A. (eds.), The Cambridge History of the Second World War, Cambridge University Press.
- 2007 'German cinema and the United Kingdom, 1933-45', in Roel Vande Winkel & David Welch (eds.), Cinema and the Swastika: The International Expansion of the Third Reich Cinema, Palgrave, pp. 289-305
- 2005 ''The mediator': images of radio in wartime feature film in Britain and Germany', in Mark Connelly & David Welch (eds.), War and the Media. Reportage and Propaganda 1900-2003, I.B.Tauris, pp. 92-112
- 2005 'Winston Churchill and the 'men of destiny': reflections on leadership and the role of the Prime Minister in the British wartime feature films', in Richard Toye & Julie Gottlieb (eds.), Making Reputations. Power, Persuasion and the Individual in Modern British Politics, I.B. Tauris, pp. 92-108
Journal papers: academic
- 2015 (co-authored with Coast, David) 'Rumour and Politics', History Compass 13, pp. 222-234
- 2013 '‘To Be a Woman’ Female Labour and Memory in Documentary Film Production, 1929–50', Journal of British Cinema and Television 10, pp. 584-602
- 2013 'From Documentary Film to Television Documentaries: John Grierson and This Wonderful World', Journal of British Cinema and Television 10, pp. 498-523
- 2012 'Careless Talk: Tensions within British Domestic Propaganda during the Second World War', Journal of British Studies 51, pp. 936-966
- 2011 'Propaganda and the Flight of Rudolf Hess, 1941-45', Journal of Modern History 83, pp. 78-110
- 2009 '"Everyday Heroines:" Nazi Visions of Motherhood in Mutterliebe (1939) and Annelie (1941)', Historical Reflections/ Réflexions Historiques 35, pp. 21-39
- 2006 'Millions Like Us? Accented Language and the 'Ordinary' in British Films of the Second World War', Journal of British Studies 45, pp. 819-845
- 2005 'John Grierson, his 'documentary boys' and the British Ministry of Information, 1939-1942', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 25, pp. 345-369
- 2004 'Resistance and the Third Reich', Journal of Contemporary History 39, pp. 271-285
- 2003 ''Heavy hands and light touches': approaches to the study of cinematic culture in the Third Reich', History Compass pp.
- Propaganda in the twentieth century
- Twentieth century Europe