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Dr Matt Denny

Research Interests

  • Film Theory; particularly theories of film authorship, postmodernism, and post-structuralist theory and film
  • Contemporary Hollywood Cinema; specialising in action cinema and post-classical style
  • Horror Cinema; with particular interest in British Horror cinema, definitions of the gothic, and folk horror
  • Film philosophy; especially the application of Nietzschean philosophy to film

Conference Papers

Tony Scott's Déjà Vu (2006): Looking Again at Spectacle, Style, and Substance
Film-Philosophy Conference, 20th – 22nd June 2015, Oxford University

In Celebration of Her Wickedness?: Critical Intertextuality and the Female Vampire in Byzantium
Fear 2000 Conference, 21st – 22nd April 2017, Sheffield Hallam University

Don’t Call it a Horror Film: The Uses of the Gothic in Crimson Peak
Gothic Feminisms Conference, 24th – 26th (forthcoming)

‘The Postmodern Auteur: A New Wave Legacy’
The American New Wave: A Retrospective, Bangor University, 4th – 6th July 2017 (forthcoming)

Journal Articles and Other Publications

I am currently working with with Professor Catherine Constable (Warwick) and Dr Timotheus Vermeulen (University of Oslo) to co-edit a special edition of the Film-Philosophy Journal on the theme of Surfaces

AI and Gender Trouble Podcast

I appear as one of the contributors to the Gender and AI Podcast, organised by Dr Nike Jung of the IAS.

Both sessions of the podcast are available now to stream

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