Dr Robert G. White

About

I teach on the BA and MA in Media and Communication at Kingston. I am the module leader for the spring semester MA module Media and Globalisation, which examines how media can both reinforce and resist globalised neoliberalism and neocolonialism. I have also taught Media Studies at Edge Hill University, and Film Studies here at Kingston and at the University of Brighton. 

I completed my PhD—entitled: Beyond Partition: A Topology of al-Shatat in Post-Palestinian Cinema—at the London Graduate School, here at Kingston University. My research interests explore the intersection of film, philosophy and politics, particularly global cinemas of resistance. My doctoral research utilised a topological approach to examine the dual questions of partition and the resistance of the image in contemporary Palestinian cinema.  

I am the co-editor of Spaces of Crisis and Critique: Heterotopias Beyond Foucault (Bloomsbury, 2018) and my research has been published in Film Criticism and the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies.  My current research draws on Theodor Adorno's notion of atonality and Edward Said's thinking of counterpoint to examine the use of intertextual dialogue in contemporary Palestinian Cinema, through which works both reference and critique cinematic and literary texts which have constructed an ‘Image of Palestine.' This research is the focus of my forthcoming monograph, An Atonal Cinema: Resistance, Counterpoint and Dialogue in Transnational Palestine (Bloomsbury, 2023).

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Media and Communication

Qualifications

  • PhD in Film Studies and Critical Theory, LGS, Kingston University
  • MA Film Studies, Kingston University
  • BA Politics, University of Leicester

Teaching and learning

in June 2016 I completed the Introduction to Learning and Teaching 1 course at Kingston. I now hold Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education. I am keen to continue my professional development and pursue Fellowship of the HEA. I aim to deliver a balance in my lectures between ‘doing' and ‘thinking', breaking them into 20-minute cycles, so that students have ample opportunity to reflect on and apply new knowledge to practical examples. This is an extension of both my HE development and teaching experience in English as a Foreign Language.

Qualifications and expertise

  • AFHEA

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

My research interests explore the intersection of film, philosophy and politics, particularly global cinemas of resistance. My doctoral research utilised a topological approach to examine the dual questions of partition and the resistance of the image in contemporary Palestinian cinema.  

I am the co-editor of Spaces of Crisis and Critique: Heterotopias Beyond Foucault (Bloomsbury, 2018) and my research has been published in Film Criticism and the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies.  My current research draws on Theodor Adorno's notion of atonality and Edward Said's thinking of counterpoint to examine the use of intertextual dialogue in contemporary Palestinian Cinema, through which works both reference and critique cinematic and literary texts which have constructed an ‘Image of Palestine.' This research is the focus of my forthcoming monograph, An Atonal Cinema: Resistance, Counterpoint and Dialogue in Transnational Palestine (Bloomsbury, 2023).

Qualifications and expertise

  • PhD in Film Studies and Critical Theory, LGS, Kingston University

Areas of specialism

  • Cinema of Palestine/Israel
  • Global Cinemas of Resistance
  • Film-Philosophy

Scholarly affiliations

  • Kingston School of Art
  • LGS, Kingston University

Publications

Number of items: 2.

Article

White, Robert (2022) From Bethlehem to Basilicata : framing Pasolini from Palestine. Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies, 10(1), pp. 59-76. ISSN (print) 2047-7368

Book Section

White, Robert (2018) Spacing the interior : the carceral body as heterotopia in contemporary Palestinian cinema. In: Hancock, David , Faramelli, Anthony and White, Robert, (eds.) Spaces of crisis and critique : heterotopias beyond Foucault. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 79-104. ISBN 9781350021129

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