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Professor Felicity Colman

Professor of Film & Media Arts; Director of Research, Programmes, and Development


I am Professor of Film and Media Arts and Director of Research, Programmes and Development at Kingston University as well as a creative media arts theorist. I spent the first 15 years of my working life in the creative industries - in fashion and textile design, and then as a contemporary art curator. Trained as an art historian, I specialise in screen media forms, creative philosophies, communication theory and feminist epistemologies.

I am Vice-Chair of COST [European Cooperation in Science and Technology] Network Grant Action IS1307 on New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on 'How Matter Comes to Matter' [2014-2018] ; and Lead Investigator on the H2020 funded Ethics of Coding: A Report on the Algorithmic Condition.

I am available to supervise students for MA and PhD research in both practice and theoretical research in the areas of art, film, media theory and philosophy. 

Areas of specialism

  • Visual culture
  • Philosophy of art and film
  • Feminist new materialism


  • 2002 PhD (Art History & Screen) University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 1996 MA (Visual Culture) Monash University
  • 1991 BA (Art History) University of Queensland
  • 1988 BA (Design) Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney 

Professional membership


·       European Research Council External Reviewer (for Horizon2020 projects 2015+)

·       AHRC (UK) Peer Review College (from 2009 +)

·       ATGENDER : The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation network

·       ASC: International Association for Cultural Studies

·       BAFTSS : British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (UK)

·       MeCCSA. Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (UK)

·       NECS : European Network for Cinema and Media Studies

·       SCMS : The Society for Cinema and Media Studies (USA)


Books in progress include:

The Human Algorithmic Condition


The Materialist Screen

Current research includes work on:focuses on the models and methodologies for art and screen based analysis, in particular looking at technologically instigated moments of disruption, innovation, and change, which are central to understanding how creativity works, and what forms it manifests, in terms of cultural values, artistic practices, communication models, and industrial memory forms. 

Previous research includes work on specific models for art and moving image analysis. 


Number of items: 12.


Buhlmann, Vera, Colman, Felicity and Van Der Tuin, Iris (2017) Introduction to new materialist genealogies : new materialisms, novel mentalities, quantum literacy. The Minnesota Review, 2017(88), pp. 47-58. ISSN (print) 0026-5667

Colman, Felicity (2016) Speculative geometry : Robert Smithson's glass jars, satellites, and material aesthetics. Journal of Visual Art Practice, 15(2-3), pp. 227-235. ISSN (print) 1470-2029

Colman, Felicity J. (2015) Dromospheric generation : the things that we have learned are no longer enough. Cultural Politics, 11(2), pp. 246-259. ISSN (print) 1743-2197

Colman, Felicity (2014) Feminicitat digital: predicacio i mesurament, informatica i imatges = Digital feminicity : predication and measurement, informatics and images. Artnodes : revista d'art, ciencia i tecnologia, 14, ISSN (online) 1695-5951


Colman, Felicity (2014) Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic Grammar. New York : Columbia University Press. 144p. ISBN 9780231169738

Colman, Felicity (2011) Deleuze and cinema: the film concepts. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury. 288p. ISBN 9781847880536

Book Section

Colman, Felicity (2017) Preface [Affectology: on desiring an affect of one's own]. In: Angerer, Marie-Luise, (ed.) Ecology of affect : intensive milieus and contingent encounters. Luneburg, Germany : Meson Press. pp. 7-13. ISBN 9783957960955

Colman, Felicity (2017) Deleuzian spectatorship. In: Hole, Kristin Lene , Jelaca, Dijana , Kaplan, E. Ann and Petro, Patrice, (eds.) The Routledge companion to cinema and gender. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 322-331. ISBN 9781138924956

Colman, Felicity (2017) The Earth as material film : Benning's light glance making the material-image. In: Lubecker, Nikolaj and Rugo, Daniele, (eds.) James Benning's environments : politics, ecology, duration. Edinburgh, U.K. : Edinburgh University Press. pp. 114-126. ISBN 9781474417945

Colman, Felicity and James, David (2017) Military class: hearts and minds on the domestic screen. In: Forrest, David and Johnson, Beth, (eds.) Social class and television drama in contemporary Britain. London, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 75-88. ISBN 9781137555052

Colman, Felicity and Stapleton, Erin K. (2017) Screening feminisms: approaches for teaching sex and gender in film. In: Revelles-Benavente, Beatriz and González Ramos, Ana M., (eds.) Teaching gender: feminist pedagogy and responsibility in times of political crisis. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 99-116. (At gender) ISBN 9781138701236

Colman, F.J. (2016) Digital biopolitics : the image of life. In: Wilmer, S. E. and Zukauskaite, Audrone, (eds.) Resisting biopolitics : philosophical, political and performative strategies. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 189-201. (Routledge studies in contemporary philosophy, no. 71) ISBN 9781138789487

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