Staff that contribute to the programme include:
Professor Sean Cubitt
Professor Sean Cubitt is currently researching the history of visual technologies, media art history, and relationships between environmental and post-colonial criticism of film and media, three strands that converge around the political economy of globalisation and aesthetics.
His publications include The Practice of Light: A Genealogy of Visual Technology from Prints to Pixels (MIT Press, 2014), Ecomedia (Rodopi, 2005
), The Cinema Effect (MIT Press, 2004),
Simulation and Social Theory (Sage, 2001), Digital Aesthetics (Sage, 1998), Videography: Video Media as Art and Culture (Macmillan,1993),
and Timeshift: On Video Culture (Routledge, 1991).
Dr Richard MacDonald
Dr Richard MacDonald researches the circulation of moving images beyond the cinema theatre and other commodified circuits, an interest pursued in relation to a wide range of social and cultural practice: pedagogic, civic, aesthetic and religious.
Working across film and screen theory, visual culture, media history and anthropology, and employing both archival and ethnographic methods his research aims to broaden our understanding of cinema by engaging the diverse contexts and infrastructures of image projection and spectatorship, both in the past and present.
He is the author of The Appreciation of Film: The Film Society Movement and Film Study in Britain (University of Exeter Press), a study of 16mm projectors, film clubs and the making of film culture in britain.
Dr Rachel Moore
Dr Rachel Moore writes on early film history and theory; the historical and contemporary avant garde.
She is author of Savage Theory: Cinema as Modern Magic (Duke University Press, 2000), and Nostalgia (2006, MIT and Afterall Press)
Dr Gareth Stanton
Dr Gareth Stanton first used postcolonial theory to teach world cinema in the department in 1998.
His article, 'New Welsh Cinema as Postcolonial Critique' (2004, British Journal of Popular Cinema), remains a landmark in writings on Welsh language film. He is currently researching Nollywood and the Indonesian horror movie.
Dr Pasi Valiaho
Dr Pasi Valiaho’s work cuts across the areas of early and pre-cinema, film theory and philosophy, digital culture, and media and technology.
He is currently researching the archaeology of the projected image. He is author of Biopolitical Screens: Image, Power, and the Neoliberal Brain (MIT Press, 2014) and Mapping the Moving Image: Gesture, Thought and Cinema circa 1900 (Amsterdam University Press, 2010) and co-editor of several anthologies on media theory and philosophy.