Dr Frances Pheasant-Kelly

Reader in Screen Studies, CL MA Film Studies, Director Centre for Film, Media, Discourse & Culture

Frances Pheasant-Kelly
Email address: F.E.Pheasant-Kelly@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 323325 Location: MC Building, MC333 Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: School of Media Areas of expertise: Film, Media, Culture, TV

About

Fran is a Reader in Screen Studies, Director of the Centre for Film, Media, Discourse and Culture, and Course Leader for MA Film and Screen. Prior to employment at the University, she worked in medical biochemistry for 25 years before going on to gain a first class degree in photography and a PhD in film studies at the University of East Anglia, entitled Abject Spaces in American Cinema. Her research continues to centre on American cinema, especially in relation to abject space, fantasy and 9/11. She is also involved in various projects concerned with trauma and a developing area of research focuses on the relationship between Chinese and American cinema. Because of her scientific background, Fran is also particularly interested in the connections between science and visual culture. She has published widely in these areas and welcomes PhD proposals in related fields.

Research interests

  • Space: domestic, institutional, aesthetic, abject, uncanny, socio-cultural and political
  • American film and British and US  television: especially 1960s-70s 
  • Film and Science: ethics, science fiction, medicine and bio-medicine
  • Cinema, radicalization and terrorism
  • Trauma: representation in film and television
  • Film and fantasy: especially in relation to 9/11
  • Chinese Cinema

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member of British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies
  • Member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies
  • Associate of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and Environment
  • Member of the Media, Communications, and Cultural Studies Association
  • Member of the British Film Institute
  • Member of War and Media Network
  • Member of Women’s Film History Network
  • Member of the Society for Animation Studies
  • Member of the 9/11 Memorial Legacy Network
  • Member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity

Qualifications

  • Fellowship Examination of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (1986)
  • BA (Hons) 1st Class Photography, University of Wolverhampton (1999)
  • PhD Film Studies: University of East Anglia, Abject Spaces: Institutional Settings in American Cinema (2008)

Publications

  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2018) Gender Politics in the Revisionist Western: Interrogating the Perpetrator-Victim Binary in The Missing (Howard 2003) in Sue Matheson (ed.) Women and Westerns (forthcoming)
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2018) ‘Reflections of Science and Medicine in Two Film Adaptations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (Branagh 1994) and Frankenstein (Whale 1931)’ in A. Kavey and L. Friedman (eds.) (Special Issue) Journal of Literature and Medicine (forthcoming)
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2018) ‘Reframing Tragedy: Titanic, Affect and the Arresting Image’ in A. Sanna and A. Barkman (eds.) The Films of James Cameron (forthcoming)
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2018) ‘Allegories of Apartheid: Abjection, Torture and Surveillance in Neill Blomkamp’s District 9’ in S. Flynn and A. Mackay (eds.) Surveillance, Race, Culture, London and New York: Palgrave(forthcoming)
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2017) ‘Gender, War and Sisterhood in the Novel and Film Versions of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women’ in D. Brode and C. Miller (eds.) Representations of the American Civil War, New York: Lexington
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2017) ‘Abject, Carnivalesque, Uncanny: Spaces of the Afterlife in Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Sleepy Hollow and Beetlejuice’ in A. Barkman and A. Sanna (eds.) A Critical Companion to Tim Burton, New York: Lexington
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2017) ‘And Then There Were Three’: Bewitched, Family Audiences and 1960s America’ in A. Schober and D. Olson (eds.) Children in American Television: A Changing Landscape (forthcoming)
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (ed.) (2017) ‘Editorial’, Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2, (University of Lisbon)
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2017) ‘Synoptic Surveillance in Zero Dark Thirty: Terrorism, Space and Identity’ in S. Flynn and A. McKay (eds.) Spaces of Surveillance: States and Selves, London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2017) ‘Text, Image, Audience: Adaptation and Reception of Andrea Newman’s Bouquet of Barbed Wire’, in M. Leeson and E.V. Miller (eds.) Writing the Last Taboo: Incest in Contemporary Fiction, Manchester: Manchester University Press
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2017) ‘The Sexual Signification of the Gun in Western Film and Television’, in Sue Matheson (ed.) A Fistful of Icons: Essays on Frontier Fixtures of the American Western, London and Jefferson: McFarland Press
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. and N.C. Russell (2017) ‘Revisionist Vampires: Transcoding, Intertextuality and Neo-Victorianism in the Film Adaptations of Bram Stoker’s Dracula’, in B. Poore (ed.) Neo-Victorian Villains, Amsterdam: Rodopi Press
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2016) ‘Towards a Structure of Feeling: Abjection and Allegories of Disease in Science Fiction 'Mutation' Films’, BMJ Medical Humanities, 42(4), pp. 238-245 (EDITOR’S CHOICE, FREE ACCESS). Available at http://mh.bmj.com/content/early/2016/08/10/medhum-2016-010970.short?g=w_mh_ahead_tab doi:10.1136/medhum-2016-010970
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F.  (2016) ‘Trauma, Loss, Anxiety: Missing Children in Spielberg’s Minority Report, Jurassic Park and War of the Worlds’ in A. Schober and D. Olson (eds.) Children in the Films of Steven Spielberg, New York: Lexington
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2016) ‘Delmer Daves’s 3:10 to Yuma: Aesthetics, Reception and Cultural Significance’ in Matthew Carter and Andrew Nelson (eds.) The Films of Delmer Daves, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2016) ‘Abject Spaces in The Bridge and The Killing: The Post-9/11 City of Scandinavian Noir’ in Keith Wilhite (ed.) The City After 9/11, New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
  • Holden, L. and F. Pheasant-Kelly (2017) ‘Freak Show Aesthetics and the Politics of Disfigurement: Reconfiguring the Cinematic Terrorist in the Obama era’ in V. Bryan, A. Keeble and H. Pope (eds.) Reflecting 9/11: New Narratives in Literature, Television, Film and Theatre, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2016) ‘Text, Image, Audience: Adaptation and Reception of Andrea Newman’s Bouquet of Barbed Wire’, Journal of British Cinema and Television, 13(1), pp. 80-9
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2015) ‘Parody, Pastiche and Intertextuality in Scream: Formal and Theoretical Approaches to the Postmodern Slasher’ in Wickham Clayton (ed.) Style and Form in the Hollywood Slasher, London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2015) ‘Experiments at the Margins: Ethics and Transgression in Cinema Science’, in Sean Redmond (ed.) Imagining Science Fiction Dangerously (Special Issue), Thesis Eleven: Critical Theory and Historical Sociology (Sage)
  • Andrews, E., S. Hockenhull and F. Pheasant-Kelly (eds.) (2015) Spaces of the Cinematic Home: Behind the Screen Door, London and New York: Routledge
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2015) ‘Secrets, Memory, and Imagination: Psychic Space and the Cinematic Attic’ in Andrews, E., S. Hockenhull and F. Pheasant-Kelly (eds.) (2015) Spaces of the Cinematic Home: Behind the Screen Door, London and New York: Routledge
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2015) ‘Between Setting and Character: A Taxonomy of Sentient Spaces in Fantasy Film’ in C. Pallant (ed.) Animated Landscapes, London: Bloomsbury. WINNER OF MCLAREN-LAMBART AWARD FOR BEST BOOK ON ANIMATION (2017)
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2015) ‘Representing Trauma: Grief, Amnesia and Traumatic Memory in Nolan’s New Millennial Films’ in Jacqueline Furby and Stuart Joy (eds.) The Cinema of Christopher Nolan; Imagining the Impossible (Director’s Cuts series), London: Columbia University Press
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2015) ‘Fantasy Space and Identity Crisis: Critical Reflections of the War on Terror in Avatar’, in James Block and Amanda Haste (eds.) Constructing Identity in an Age of Globalization, Paris: Ars Identitatis/Ex Modio
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2015) ‘Oedipal Cop’ in C. Schaberg (ed.) Deconstructing Brad Pitt, New York and London: Continuum
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2015) ‘Robert Downey as Star: The Irreverent Hero of Iron Man and Iron Man 2’ in E. MacDonald (ed.) Robert Downey Jr: From Brat to Icon, London and Jefferson: McFarland Press
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2015) ‘Dark Films for Dark Times: Spectacle, Reception, and the Textual Resonances of the Fantasy Film’ in B. Babington and N. Brown (eds.) Family Films in Global Cinema: The World Beyond Disney, London and New York: IB Tauris
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2014) ‘Between Knowingness and Innocence: Child Ciphers in Marnie and The Birds’ in Debbie Olson (ed.) Hitchcock’s Children, London and New York: Palgrave
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2014) ‘Reframing Gender and Visual Pleasure: New Signifying Practices in Contemporary Cinema’ in G. Padva and N. Buchweitz (eds.) Sensational Pleasures in Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture: The Phallic Eye, London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2013) ‘The Relationship Between Media Violence and Copycat Crime’ In Enduring Questions Essay Series, Santa Barbara: Praeger
  • Pheasant-Kelly (2013) ‘Strange Spaces: Cult Topographies in Twin Peaks’ in Marisa Hayes and Franck Boulegue (eds.) Fan Phenomena – Twin Peaks, London: Intellect
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2013) ‘Beyond Simulation: Inter-Textuality, Inter-Imaging and Pastiche in The Artist’ in C. Taban (ed.) Meta- and Inter-Images in Contemporary Visual Art and Culture, Leuven University Press
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2013) ‘Landscape, Spectacle and Subjectivity: Abject Spaces in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings Trilogy’ in J. Rayner and G. Harper (eds.) Film Landscapes: Cinema, Environment and Visual Culture, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2013) Fantasy Film Post-9/11, London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2013) ‘Class, Loss, Space: Reframing Secrets and Lies’, in M. DiPaulo and B. Cardinale-Powell (eds.) Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh, London and New York: Continuum
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2013) Abject Spaces in American Cinema: Institutional Settings, Identity, and Psychoanalysis in Film, London: I.B. Tauris
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2012) ‘Outlaws, Buddies, Lovers: The Sexual Politics of Calamity Jane and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ in S. Matheson (ed.) Love in Film and Television Westerns, London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2012) ‘How has the use of Violence as Entertainment changed over time’ in Enduring Questions Essay Series, Santa Barbara: Praeger
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2012) ‘Institutional Settings, Identity and Insanity: Abject Spaces in Shutter Island’, New Review of Film and Television, 10(2), pp. 212-229 (available at Francis and Taylor http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17400309.2012.658677)
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2012) ‘Bewitching, Abject, Uncanny: Other Spaces in the Harry Potter Films’ in Hallett, C. and Huey, P. (eds.) J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter (New Casebooks), London: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2011) ‘Ghosts of Ground Zero: Fantasy Film Post 9/11’ in P. Hammond (ed.) Screens of Terror: Representations of War and Terrorism in Film and Television since 9/11, London: Abramis Academic Publishing
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2011) ‘The Ecstasy of Chaos: Mediations of 9/11, Terrorism and Traumatic Memory in The Dark Knight’, P. Hammond and G. Barnfield (eds.) (Special Issue on 9/11) Journal of War and Culture Studies, 4(2), pp. 235-249. (Available at Francis and Taylor http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1386/jwcs.4.2.235_1)
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2011) ‘Cinematic Cyborgs, Abject Bodies: Post-Human Hybridity in Terminator 2 and Robocop’, Film International, 9(5), pp. 54-63
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2011) ‘Authenticating the Reel: Realism, Simulation and Trauma in United 93’ in Bragard, V. C. Dony, and W. Rosenberg (eds.) Portraying 9/11: Essays on Representations in Comics, Literature, Film, and Theatre, London and Jefferson: McFarland Press
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2009) ‘Spaces of desire: Liminality and Abjection in Brokeback Mountain’ in Jura Gentium Cinema Journal, (Special Issue, Gender Issues in Contemporary Cinema) available at www.jgcinema.org
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2009) ‘Authenticating the Reel: Simulation and Trauma in United 93’, The International Journal for the Arts in Society, 4(1), pp.96-106. FINALIST BEST ARTICLE 2009
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2009) ‘In the Men’s Room: Death and Derision in Cinematic Toilets’ in Penner, B. and Gershenson, O. (eds.) Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp.195-207
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2005) ‘Forests’ in Westfahl, G. (ed.) Greenwood’s Encyclopaedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Themes, Works and Wonders, Connecticut and London: Greenwood Press
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2005) ‘Rebirth’ in Westfahl, G. (ed.) Greenwood’s Encyclopaedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Themes, Works and Wonders, Connecticut and London: Greenwood Press
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2005) ‘Rituals’ in Westfahl, G. (ed.) Greenwood’s Encyclopaedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Themes, Works and Wonders, Connecticut and London: Greenwood Press

Book Reviews

  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2017) A Review of Guy Westwell, Parallel Lines: Post-9/11 American Cinema, London: Wallflower Press, and Terence McSweeney, The ‘War on Terror’ and American Film: 9/11 Frames Per Second, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, Intellect (forthcoming)
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2006) A Review of Friedman, L. (ed.) ‘Cultural Sutures: Medicine and Media’ in Scope – an Online Journal of Film Studies, University of Nottingham
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2006) A Review of Mason, P. (ed.) ‘Criminal Visions: Media Representations of Crime and Justice’ in Scope – an Online Journal of Film Studies, University of Nottingham
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2005) A Review of Wood, R. ‘Hitchcock’s Films Revisited’ (Revised edition) in Scope – an Online Journal of Film Studies, University of Nottingham
  • Pheasant-Kelly, F. (2004) A Review of Durgnat, R. ‘A Long Hard Look at Psycho’ in Scope – an Online Journal of Film Studies, University of Nottingham

Further information

Postgraduate Supervision

I am currently supervising postgraduate research in the following areas: reality television, landscape and the films of Andrea Arnold, music in the films of Wes Anderson; documentary inserts and trauma; television and trauma; 1970s British television; and dementia and film.

I am available for postgraduate research supervision in the following areas: cinema, television and terrorism; science and film; abjection and film; spaces in film; fantasy film; trauma, cinema and television.

See https://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?q=pheasant-kelly&btnG=&hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5

Awards and Grants

  • Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award (Winner), University of Wolverhampton (2006)
  • ERAS Fellowship, University of Wolverhampton (2010)
  • Excellence in Research Award (Runner up), University of Wolverhampton (2015)
  • Travel Grant, 9/11 Memorial Museum (2017) $950
  • Contributor to Chris Pallant (ed.) Animated Landscapes, winner of McLaran-Lambart Award for best book on animation (2017)
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Seal of Excellence for ‘ScreenExtreme’ funding bid (2017)

 Conference Organisation

  • The Films of Tim Burton (February 2018), Light House Media Centre, University of Wolverhampton
  • Cine-Excess Conference (November 2017) Fear and the Unfamiliar: Wrong Time, Wrong Place, Wrong Crowd, Birmingham City University (with Xavier Mendik)
  • Cine-Excess Conference (November 2016) Birmingham City University (with Xavier Mendik)
  • First Annual New Research Conference in the Arts (July 2014) University of Wolverhampton (with Rina Arya and Stella Hockenhull)
  • Fifth Annual New Research Conference (June 2013) Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton, University of Wolverhampton
  • Screens of Violence Symposium (November 2013) Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton (in conjunction with Stella Hockenhull)

Media/Invited Lectures/Keynote Speaker/Public Engagement

  • Series of talks introducing Cult Horror Season films in collaboration with Light House Media Centre (October-December 2017)
  • Public lecture: ‘Abject, Carnivalesque, Uncanny: Spaces of the Afterlife in Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, Sleepy Hollow, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Beetlejuice’, University of Lisbon (October 2017)
  • Keynote: Acts of Engagement: Cinema after 9/11, Acts of Engagement Postgraduate Conference, University of Wolverhampton (June 2017)
  • Interview with Francesca Brown for Stylist magazine on Harry Potter and fantasy film (November 2016)
  • Interview for Tax Shelter Terrors (Mendik, 2016) documentary, premiered at Cine Excess Conference, Birmingham (November 2016) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6533968/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast
  • Interview with Embret Rognerød for Foreningen Norden on Nordic noir (September 2016)
  • Introduction to public screening of Scream at Book Launch for Style and Form in the Hollywood Slasher Film (ed. Wickham Clayton, 2015), Blackwells, Oxford (October 30, 2015)
  • Interview for The Big Issue on Nordic noir http://www.bigissue.com/features/interviews/5335/a-dark-obsession-britains-love-of-nordic-noir (June 9 2015)
  • Chair and convenor for panel discussion Fifty Shades of Feminism: Women in Erotic Roles live debate, Electric Cinema, Birmingham (March 2015)
  • Introduction to Lawrence of Arabia (1962) as part of British Film season in collaboration with BFI, Light House Media Centre (June 2014)
  • The Magic of Harry Potter: Talk, Screening and Book Launch, open to public, Light House Media Centre (December 2012). Publicised in Express and Star.
  • Series of talks introducing season of American films at Light House Media Centre USA, OK? (January – May 2010).
  • Book Launch: Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender, Sothebys, New York (November 2008). Publicised in Express and Star and New York Times

Editorial/Peer Reviews/Esteem Indicators

  • Advisory Committee Member for Wellcome Investigator Award for a project bid entitled Unexpected Horizons: Science Fiction and the Imagined Biomedical Future (c.1966-present), Glasgow University (2017)
  • Guest Editor Messengers from the Stars, Issue 2, University of Lisbon, (February 2017)
  • Co-editor Cine-Excess, with Xavier Mendik (2017)
  • Editorial board member the quint, University College of the North, Canada
  • Editorial board member Red Feather Journal: an International Journal for Children in Popular Culture
  • Editorial board member Journal of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Associate editor Journal of the Arts in Society
  • Peer reviewer for Cinema Journal
  • Peer reviewer for Journal of Media Practice
  • Peer reviewer for Journal of Literature and Medicine
  • Peer reviewer for Bloomsbury
  • Book reviewer for Palgrave
  • Book reviewer for Routledge
  • Book reviewer for Intellect
  • Book reviewer for Cambridge Scholars Press
  • Assessor – application for tenure at University of New Mexico
  • Advisor National Geographic Channel for programme on fantasy film
  • External examiner BA (Hons) Film and Television, Lincoln University

Conference Papers and Research Seminars

  • Harry Potter at 20 Conference, A Stranger in a Strange Land: Assimilating Difference in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, National Library of Portugal/University of Lisbon, Portugal, October 2017
  • British Medical Television Conference, States of Abjection: The Politics and Practices of Jed Mercurio’s Bodies and Cardiac Arrest, University of Brighton, UK. July 2017
  • History is not Was, History Is: The Legacy of 9/11 Inaugural Conference, Cinema after 9/11,New York Memorial Museum and Andrew Mellon Foundation, New York, June 2017
  • Messengers from the Stars: On Fantasy and Science Fiction Conference, Towards A Structure of Feeling: Abjection and Allegories of Disease in Science Fiction 'Mutation' Films, Lisbon University, Portugal, November 2016
  • Children and War Conference, Ethics and the Figure of the Child in Images of War and Displacement, Salzburg University, Austria, July 2016
  • I’ll See You Again in 25 Years: The Return of Twin Peaks Conference, Subverted Spaces in Twin Peaks: From Body to Home, Salford University, May 2015
  • Celebrity Studies Journal Conference, Robert Downey Jr as Star: The Irreverent Hero of the Iron Man Trilogy, Royal Holloway, University of London, June 2014
  • Representing the Unrepresentable: Psychoanalysis in Our Time Conference, Representing Trauma: Grief, Amnesia and Traumatic Memory in Nolan’s New Millennial Films, Copenhagen, March 2014
  • Spaces of Television Conference, Bouquet of Barbed Wire Then and Now: Space, Aesthetics and Production, University of Reading, UK, September 2013
  • Children and War: Past and Present Conference, Representations of Trauma and Multidirectional Memory in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Salzburg, Austria, July 2013
  • Collaborative Conference, Cinema at the Interface: New Perspectives on Chinese and American Cinema, University of Lanzhou, China, June 2013
  • The Taboo Conference, Text, Image, Audience: Adaptation and Reception of A Bouquet of Barbed Wire, University of Bologna, Forli, Italy, October 2012
  • Alphaville Conference, Cinema at the Interstices, Spectatorship in the Interstices: Complex Narratives and Inter-textuality in Contemporary Cinema, University of Cork, Ireland, September 2012
  • Interrogating Trauma in the Humanities International Interdisciplinary Conference, Portraying Trauma in Post 9/11 Combat Films: British and American Perspectives, University Of Lincoln, August 2012
  • New Research Conference, Strange Spaces: Cult Topographies in Twin Peaks, University of Wolverhampton, July 2012
  • Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment, Spectacular Bodies: Reconfiguring the Freak in Fantasy Film, University of Edinburgh, June 2012
  • Southwest Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association, Ghosts of Ground Zero: Fantasy Film Post 9/11, San Antonio, Texas, April 2011
  • Ars Identitatis Conference: Contemporary Identities, Fantasy Space and Identity Crisis: Critical reflections of the War on Terror in Avatar, Paris, April 2011
  • Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television, Abjection, Repression and Oedipal Love: Father Figures in Institution Films, Milwaukee, November 2010
  • Children and War Conference, Films of Fantasy: Other Worlds in Wartime Fiction, University of Salzburg, Austria, September 2010
  • Screens of Terror Conference, Mediating Traumatic Memory: Abjection, Terror, Chaos in The Dark Knight, South Bank University, London September 2010
  • New Research Conference, Cruel and Unusual: Abjection and Trauma in Taxi to the Dark Side, University of Wolverhampton, July 2010
  • Exploring the Edge of Trauma Conference, Narrating 9/11: Abjection, Trauma and Catharsis in World Trade Center, Kingston University, London, May 2010
  • Landscape and Cinema Conference, Landscape and Subjectivity: Abject Spaces in Lord of the Rings, University of Sheffield, April 2010
  • Trauma and Narrative: Intersections among Narrative Study, Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis, 9/11 Narratives: Abjection, Trauma, Catharsis, Washington, George Washington University, March 2010
  • Southwest Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association, Abjection, Trauma, Catharsis: World Trade Center as Classic Narrative, Albuquerque, February 2010
  • IVSA Conference Paper, Spaces of Desire: Liminality and Abjection in Brokeback Mountain, University of Cumbria, July 2009
  • Arts in Society Conference Paper, Authenticating the Reel: Simulation and Trauma in United 93, Venice, July 2009
  • New Research Conference Paper, Authenticating the Reel: Simulation and Trauma in United 93, University of Wolverhampton, July 2009
  • Film History Conference, A Bloody Harvest: Abject Spaces/Bodies in Crichton’s Coma, University of Chicago, November 2008
  • Screen Aesthetics Conference Paper, Abject Spaces: Narrative and Visual Style in Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, University of Wolverhampton, June 2007
  • Screen Conference, Abjection and Aesthetics in ER, University of Glasgow, July 2006
  • Violent Film Conference, In The Men’s Room: Violence, Masculinity and Abjection in Full Metal Jacket and Pulp Fiction, University of Winchester, June 2006
  • Close Encounters Conference Paper, Doctors and Nurses: The Evolution of ER, Amsterdam, June 2006
  • RiCH seminar paper, Doctors and Nurses: The Evolution of ER, Wolverhampton University, May 2006
  • RiCH seminar paper, Death and Derision in the Men’s Room, Wolverhampton University, December 2005
  • Research seminar paper, Institutional Space and Abjection, at Nottingham University May 2004
  • Research seminar paper, Space and Abjection in Coma, at Wolverhampton University May 2004