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Professor John Mullarkey

This autumn, John Mullarkey is taking up the post of Professor of Film and Television Studies at Kingston University.

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John Mullarkey is Professor of Film and Television Studies at Kingston University, London. He has also taught philosophy and film theory at the University of Sunderland, England (1994-2004) and the University of Dundee, Scotland (2004 to 2010). He has published Bergson and Philosophy (1999), Post-Continental Philosophy: An Outline (2006), Philosophy and the Moving Image: Refractions of Reality (2010), and edited, with Beth Lord, The Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy (2009). He is an editor of the journal Film-Philosophy, and chair of the Society for European Philosophy. His work explores variations of ‘non-standard-philosophy’, arguing that philosophy is a subject that continually shifts its identity through engaging with supposedly non-philosophical fields such as film theory (the realm of ‘outsider thought’ with which he is most acquainted). In his view, Film = Philosophy, that is, an ever-expanding montage of images that attempts to capture the Real, but is always resisted by it. Yet, given that Philosophy’s identity has always been relational, to say that ‘Film = Philosophy’ is only to advocate another future for it, a kind of thought-experiment or experiment with what could come to be called thought. He is currently working on a project concerning the representation of animals. 

The Daily Mail and the Stephen Lawrence Murder by Brian Cathcart

Thursday 02 Nov 2017
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Read Brain Cathcart's article in Political Quarterly here The Daily Mail's coverage of the 1993 race murder of Stephen Lawrence has been held up as...