MMU teaching profile covers, as and when, all aspects of the film degree, including film philosophy and theory; film language and images; film history and style; film and politics.
BA(Hons); MA; PhD Manchester Metropolitan University.
Lectures on BA, MA and outreach programmes at MMU, since 1999. Currently concentrating upon academic publishing profile and preparing a book for Bloomsbury's new Thinking Cinema series.
I am currently completing a monograph on Deleuze, Japanese cinema and the atom bomb for Bloomsbury. As well as having published articles in academic journals and edited collections, I have also regularly blogged on Deleuze and new film releases as part of my online cineosis project.
Deleuze, Japanese cinemas and the atom bomb, Continuum, Thinking Cinema series, [forthcoming 2013].
Book chapters in edited collections
‘An imprint of Godzilla: Deleuze, the action-image and universal history’ in Deleuze and Film, eds. David Martin-Jones and William Brown, Edinburgh University Press, April 2012. EUP synopsis and table of contents
'Now you see me...: Gillian Wearing's Self Made' in Gillian Wearing, eds. Daniel F. Hermann, Doris Krystof, Bernhart Schwenk and Doro Globus (eds), Ridinghouse, Whitechapel Gallery, Pinakothek der Moderne and K20, March 2012. Ridinghouse website.
‘Cinema, chronos / cronos: becoming an accomplice to the impasse of history’ in Deleuze and History, ed. Jeff Bell and Claire Colebrook, Edinburgh University Press, 2009. EUP synopsis and table of contents
Journal articles (print)
'A Deleuzian cineosis: Peirce, semiosis and the movement-image' [under consideration]
'A Deleuzian cineosis: cinematic syntheses of time' in Deleuze Studies, Edinburgh University Press [November 2011, vol 5, issue 3]. EUP journal information (print and online).
Journal articles (online)
'The Moment We Understand a Revolution: An interview with Michael Ely' in kdebate, Volume I, Issue I, 2011. View article.
‘Afterthoughts on “Cinema, chronos / cronos: becoming an accomplice to the impasse of history”’ in A/V: Deleuze on–line international journal, Issue 9, 2009. View video article.
‘”Watch out! Recollection”: the “spectre of impossibility” in Kaneto Shindô’s Children of the Atom Bomb’ in A/V: Deleuze on–line international journal, Issue 6 (2007). View video article.
‘Cinema / Globalisation: Deleuze and the Films of Miike Takashi’ International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2006. View article.
A/V: the on-line journal of Deleuze Studies: Co-founding editor with Dr Anna Powell, Manchester Metropolitan University. Academic editor 2005 – 2007: Issues 1–5.
Funded by the English Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Blogs and websites
Cineosis.blog: using Gilles Deleuze's cinema-sign taxonomy to explore new films as they hit the screen. 2010-2011.
Cineosis.com: Cineosis = cinematic semiosis: the images and signs of Gilles Deleuze's Cinema books. 2010.
‘After the flood: Deleuze and the Arab Spring (2011)’, The Fourth International Deleuze Studies Conference, ‘Creation, Crisis, Critique,’ Copenhagen Business School; The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture; The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts, Denmark, (2011)
‘Afterthoughts on “Cinema, chronos / cronos: becoming an accomplice to the impasse of history”’, Lines of Flight: The Deleuzian Text, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK (2008)
‘”Watch out! Recollection”: the “spectre of impossibility” in Kaneto Shindô’s Children of the Atom Bomb’, The Deleuzian Event, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK (2007)
‘Deleuze and the British Screen: remapping the New Wave’, British Screen Now' MMU / Manchester University / University of Salford, UK (2007)
‘A Brief and Incomplete Guide to non–Fascist Cinema’, The Politics of Representation: Symposium in Cultural Analysis and Cultural Theory, Manchester University / MMU / Lancaster University, UK (2006)
‘Why Can’t Hollywood Look? – Trauma/Thought’, Theory and Film, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK (2005)
‘Ichikawa’s An Actor’s Revenge: Subjectivity or assemblage? Deleuze, Lacan, the mirror–image and the mirror stage’, The 3rd International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Cambridge University, UK (2005)
‘Globalisation and Cinema – Miike Takashi, Japanese film and the question of subjectivity’, The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Monash University, Prato Campus, Italy (2004)
‘Deleuze, Keaton, Beckett: Film, movement and time’, English Research Institute Symposium, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK (2004)
‘”Idioteque”: the popular and the avant-garde’, ‘Theory Now,’ The Anthony Easthope Memorial Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK (2003)
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