Lecturer in Film Studies, University of Sydney

My principle area of research interest is the temporality and form of the cinematic image, the place of technology and thought in generic and formal change and the range of theories useful for considering these aspects of cinema. Within this principle area of research I engage with structuralist and poststructuralist accounts of meaning and its production, materialist and idealist accounts of cinematic technology, Bergsonian and Deleuzian concepts of time and evolution, phenomenological accounts of cinematic subjectivity. I am also interested in post Cold-War American and Hollywood cinema, particularly action-suspense genres such as the hi-jack, the heist, and the escape. I find these genres useful for thinking about the movements, procedures, and operations of capitalised and urbanised milieux.

Experience

  • –present
    Director of Film Studies, University of Sydney