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Film Cultures BA(Hons): Who teaches this course

About Kingston School of Art

The course is taught at Kingston School of Art, one of the leading art and design institutions in Europe. Our teaching is guided by two principles: that our students learn by the process of making; and that students are critical practitioners who contribute to the development of the subject areas.

Many of the staff in Kingston School of Art are current practitioners and have extensive experience and professional links, helping you to develop your skills, networks and gain access to industry contacts. The degree is taught by staff with proven expertise in film and the moving image, and with an established record of teaching and publishing on film and its surrounding cultures.

The team includes Professor John Ó Maoilearca (philosophy, posthumanism), Professor Will Brooker (cultural history and audiences), Carmen Rabalska (representation, gender, post-colonialism), Dr Corin Depper (art film, the image, philosophy), Dr Simon Brown (British film, American television, the horror genre), Dr Patrick O'Neill (youth culture), and Dr Davina Quinlivan (feminism, critical theory, sonic studies). Collectively, the team combines decades of teaching experience and a wide range of acclaimed books and journal articles.

Staff teaching on this course

Professor Will Brooker

Will Brooker joined Kingston University in 2005, and was Director of Studies, then Director of Research, before becoming Professor of Film and Cultural Studies in 2013. He has published widely on popular culture and its audiences; his books include Batman Unmasked, Using the Force, Alice's Adventures, The Blade Runner Experience, Hunting the Dark Knight, the BFI Film Classics volume on Star Wars, and Forever Stardust, a study of David Bowie that attracted worldwide media attention. He welcomes PhD applicants with an interest in cultural icons, popular culture and cultural history.


Professor John Maoilearca (in English: Mullarkey)

John Ó Maoilearca joined Kingston University in 2010 as Professor of Film. His areas of research and teaching are Film Theory; Philosophy and Film; Continental Philosophy; Animal Studies and Film; Philosophy and Non-Standard Philosophy; Theory and Practice (Practice as Research). He also welcomes applications from PhD students wishing to work in the areas of Film Theory, Film and Philosophy, Film Practice as Research, Art Practice as Research, Animals and Philosophy, Animals and Representation (especially in film), François Laruelle and Non-Standard Philosophy, Gilles Deleuze, Henri Bergson, Alain Badiou, Michel Henry, Contemporary French Philosophy, and Philosophy Of Diagrams.


Dr Patrick O'Neill

Patrick O'Neill was awarded his PhD in 2016 which concerned 1980s Hollywood teen films, and the subject of youth in cinema continues to be a research interest. Other interests include film genre, US American Independent film, British cinema and quality American TV. He particularly focuses on how films resonate with sociopolitical and cultural ideas, and how cinematic space becomes symbolic.


Dr Davina Quinlivan

Davina Quinlivan is a Senior Lecturer in Critical and Historical Studies. Her research focuses on the moving image and visual culture, especially the history and contemporary practice of embodied filmmaking and material culture, European women artists and filmmakers, experimental film and the politics of the body. She has collaborated with the Freud Museum, the Serpentine Gallery and the British Film Institute. She is part of the Childhood, Nation and World Cinema network in association with Royal Holloway, University of London and is developing a new research network on the subject of women and movement in 21st century moving image media. She has also worked as a guest lecturer in 'Cinemuseology' at Queen Mary University of London, and taught on Kingston's MA in Experimental Cinema. 


Dr Corin Depper

Corin Depper is a Senior Lecturer in Film in the Department of Critical and Historical Studies as well as course leader for the MA in Film Studies. His teaching encompasses Film Theory, Avant-Garde and Experimental Film, Film Philosophy, as well as inter-disciplinary approaches to film, literature, and the visual arts. He has supervised numerous undergraduate and MA dissertations on a diverse range of film-related topics as well as five PhDs.


Dr Simon Brown

Simon Brown is Associate Professor in Film and Television. His main research interests are early and silent cinema, British cinema, contemporary American television, horror, science fiction and adaptation, and the works of Stephen King. He has published widely on a variety of subjects including the history of colour cinematography, film censorship in the UK, and 3D. His most recent books include Cecil Hepworth and the Rise of the British Film Industry 1899-1911 (University of Exeter Press, 2016) and Screening Stephen King: Adaptation and the Horror Genre in Film and Television (University of Texas Press, 2018).

He has published articles on numerous aspects of contemporary television including 3DTV and cult networks such as FX and Showtime, as well as TV series including Supernatural, Alias, Dexter, The X-Files and Under the Dome. His current work is focussed on adaptation and the horror genre alongside another project on early cinema and the gothic. Prior to joining Kingston in 2004 Simon worked for ten years for the BFI National Archive, and is particularly interested in issues around film preservation and restoration. He is on the editorial board of Pennywise Dreadful: The Journal of Stephen King Studies and also The International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen.

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