I have worked extensively in contemporary French thought and its treatment of aesthetics and, in particular, on thinking about film and the visual image. I have published on Jean-Luc Nancy’s engagement with film via the work of the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami and on Nancy’s philosophical treatment of the image. I have also written critical-philosophical pieces on the relation Paul Virilio’s thought to visual culture and taught a seminar on Virilio and surveillance for the Film and Screen Studies MPhil programme.
- ‘The Evidence of the Image: Nancy and Kiarostami’, L’Esprit Créateur, 47:3, (2007), pp. 68-79
- ‘The Rhythm of Technology: Paul Virilio on temporality and Modern Media’. Rhythms: Essays in French Literature,Thought and Culture, Elizabeth Lindley & Laura McMahon (eds) (Bern: Peter Lang, 2008), pp. 189-99
- ‘Seeing and Touching: Jean-Luc Nancy and the Ground of the Image’ in Modern French Visual Theory: A Critical Reader, Nigel Saint and Andrew Stafford (eds.) (Manchester: Manchester University Press 2013), pp. 201-218
- ‘The Production of the Present’ in Virilio and Visual Culture, John Armitage and Ryan Bishop (eds.) (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013), pp. 227-241