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Dr Matthew Melia

Senior Lecturer

About

I completed my undergraduate studies  in 2001 at the University of Aberdeen (Joint MA Hons English-Lit / History of Art) and I was awarded my PhD from Kingston ('Architecture and Cruelty in the Writings of Antonin Artaud, Samuel Beckett and Jean Genet') in 2007, which I am currently revisining for possible publication

I currently teach across film (Cult film and British Cinema); Media and English Literature.

My current and ongoing research is located within film with a concentration on the work of both Stanley Kubrick and Ken Russell within which field I am particularly focussing on areas such as the unwritten production histories of A Clockwork Orange, and the unmade and unreaslised films of Ken Russell.

I have a variety of forthcoming publications across all my specialised fields. 

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Areas of specialism

  • Stanley Kubrick / Ken Russell
  • Space and Architecture
  • Cult film and Television
  • Post-War Avant Garde / the Absurd: Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, Antonin Artaud
  • Post-Modernism
  • Cult Post war British Cinema and Television / British Horror Cinema
  • The Cult / Exploitation Western and Landscape
  • Unmade films
  • Production Histories
  • Archival Research

Courses taught

Postgraduate

Qualifications

  • Joint MA (Hons) English Literature - History of Art (2.1) - University of Aberdeen (2001)
  • PhD (Architecture and Cruelty in the Writings of Antonin Artaud, Samuel Beckett and Jean Genet) - Kingston University (2007)
  • PgCert (higher education teaching certificate) - Kingston University - 2010.

Research

I am currently involved with writing projects around  (amongst other things) Ken Russell's unmade films;  British post war medical comedy and  Kubrick and Trans-Atlanticism;   I am co-editor of  a forthcoming a collection on Jaws  (and contributing a chapter on Jaws as Western) as well a. I am in negotiations with Edinburgh University press to publish a book entitled Ken Russell: Perspectives, Reception and Legacy for their ReFocus: International Directors  series.

I spend a considerable amount of time in the Stanley Kubrick Archives  where I am carrying out resesarch for a book project based around production design and the production history of A Clockwork Orange

In 2018 I  co-organized and led  on A Clockwork Orange entitled A Clockwork Symposium  in partnership with the Kubrick Archives / LCC, The International Anthony Burgess Foundation and Kingston University. 

In 2016 I organized and led a major conference,  Ken Russell: Perspectives Reception and Legacy  at Kingston University

Publications

Number of items: 8.

Article

Melia, Matthew (2017) Altered states, altered spaces : architecture, space and landscape in the film and television of Stanley Kubrick and Ken Russell. Cinergie : Il Cinema e le Altre Arti, 12, pp. 139-152. ISSN (print) 2280-9481

Melia, Matthew (2017) 'The post Kubrickian' : Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg and A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Screening the Past, 42, ISSN (online) 1328-9756

Melia, Matthew (2017) Reading the scream in Peter Strickland's 'Berberian Sound Studio'. Frames Cinema Journal, 11, ISSN (online) 2053-8812

Melia, Matthew (2017) Stanley Kubrick at the interface of film and television. Essais : Revue Interdisciplinaire d'Humanites(4), pp. 195-213. ISSN (print) 2417-4211

Melia, Matt (2016) Just how heroic is Star Trek's "I don't like to lose" James T. Kirk? Popmatters.com,

Book Section

Melia, Matthew (2014) The scream in visual culture: the scream as fearful response. In: Smith, Shilinka and Hill, Shona, (eds.) Transforming fear, horror and terror; multidisciplinary reflections. Oxford, U.K. : Inter-disciplinary Press. ISBN 9781848881969

Conference or Workshop Item

Melia, Matthew (2009) "Oh what's the bloody point?": a deconstruction of Kenneth William's life, screen and written performances and their reflection in the biopic Fantabulosa (BBC 2006). In: Performing lives; 06 - 08 Jul 2009, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Thesis

Melia, Matthew (2007) Architecture and cruelty in the writings of Antonin Artaud, Jean Genet and Samuel Beckett. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, uk.bl.ethos.555055.

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