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Professor Williams’s research interests include Representations of Viet Nam in Literature and Cinema, Film and Literature, Classical Hollywood Cinema, The Writings of Jack London and James Jones, Hong Kong Cinema, Film Genres, and Naturalism and Cinema.
Educated at Manchester and Warwick Universities, Williams has authored and/or co-authored the following books: Italian Western: The Opera of Violence (1975); Jack London: The Movies (1992); Vietnam War Films (1994/2011); Hearths of Darkness: The Family in the American Horror Film (1996); Larry Cohen: The Radical Allegories of an American Filmmaker (1997); Jack London's The Sea Wolf: A Screenplay by Robert Rossen (1998); Video Versions: Film Adaptations on Plays on Video (2000); Structures of Desire: British Cinema, 1939-1955 (2000); The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead (2003); Body and Soul: The Cinematic Vision of Robert Aldrich (2004); Horror International (2005); John Woo's Bullet in the Head (2009); and George A. Romero: Interviews (2011); James Jones: The Limits of Eternity (2016), Editor of Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories: The Cinema of Evans Chan (2015), and co-editor of Hong Kong Neo Noir (2016). Williams’s articles have appeared in Asian Cinema, cineACTION, Cinema Journal, Excavatio, Film Criticism, Film History, Journal of Chinese Cinemas,Movie, Postscript, Vietnam Generation, Wide Angle, as well as www.sensesofcinema.com.
Williams was appointed Contributing Editor to Film International in 2016. He is also a Life Member of AIZEN (Association International for Multidisciplinary Approaches and Comparative Studies related to Emile Zola).