Andrew B.R. Elliott is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln, where he teaches on a range of courses in film, television, history and media. His first book, Remaking the Middle Ages, examined the ways in which film recreates and represents the medieval period and why it makes changes when it does so.
His second book, Playing with the Past (co-edited with Matthew Wilhelm Kapell), includes over twenty essays by various scholars in the fields of history and video games, and looks at the medium's engagement with history asking an important but often overlooked question: can video games teach us history? And if so, what would that history look like?
His third book is also an edited collection, with essays by some of the top names in the field of film and history. The Return of the Epic Film, published by Edinburgh University Press, looks at the resurgence in popularity of films like Gladiator, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven and 300 to ask why they are back, what they are doing and-provocatively-whether they even went away in the first place?
In addition to his authored and edited books, he has also published essays in a wide range of books, including The Films of James Cameron, Vikings on Film, and Of Muscles and Men: you can find out more at www.andrewbrelliott.com. When not teaching and writing, he loves walking in the countryside of Lincoln and northern Italy, and often posts unsolicited pictures of his dog on Twitter (@AndrewBRElliott).