Jonathan Owen completed his PhD, on Czech cinema, at the University of Manchester. He has worked as an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter and a Teaching Fellow at the University of St Andrews. His monograph Avant-Garde to New Wave: Czechoslovak Cinema, Surrealism and the Sixties was published by Berghahn in 2011 (paperback 2013). He has contributed to edited collections, published articles in such journals as Framework and Canadian Slavonic Papers and co-organised a symposium on Eastern Bloc Westerns. His research interests are East European cinemas and avant-gardes, animation, transnational cinema and cult cinema.