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Peter Stanfield is a professor of film at the University of Kent. He has written two monographs on the western (with a third on postwar dirty westerns under development) and a substantial body of research on popular music and film, including Body and Soul: Jazz and Blues in American Film (2005). Recent publications for Rutgers include Maximum Movies—Pulp Fictions: Film Culture and the Worlds of Samuel Fuller, Mickey Spillane, and Jim Thompson (2011), which takes a long look at our fascination with a pulp aesthetic, and The Cool and the Crazy: Pop Fifties Cinema (2015), which examines cycles of sensational movies produced to capitalise on current events, moral panics, and popular fads. His latest monograph Hoodlum Movies: Seriality and the Outlaw Biker Film Cycle, 1966-1972  draws on these two books and further develops ideas on film cycles and pulp cinema.