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Dr Steve Jones

Assistant Professor

Department: Arts

I joined Northumbria in April 2010. Between 2006 and 2010 I taught Media, Film and Cultural theory at the University of Sussex where I completed my PhD thesis. In addition to my role at Northumbria, I am also currently an Adjunct Research Professor in Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University (Ottawa). Between 2018-2021, I was Head of Subject for Media and Film at Northumbria.

I have teaching interests based in cultural politics, moral philosophy, the philosophy of self, and identity. My work mainly centres on horror, pornography, and representations of violence. I am interested in supervising PhD students in any of these areas.

 
Steve Jones

In my research work, I acknowledge that culturally maligned objects (such as horror and pornography) express serious, complicated philosophical ideas. I have written various articles and chapters on contemporary issues in moral philosophy, selfhood studies and feminism, each of which proposes that (a) popular horror films and pornographic texts articulate the same concepts that concern philosophers (albeit in intuitive ways), and (b) these popular objects complicate and contribute to the on-going conceptual debates that define contemporary philosophical and political thought.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Appealing, Appalling: Morality and Revenge in I Spit on Your Grave (2010), Jones, S. 11 Mar 2022, In: Quarterly Review of Film and Video
  • Od postmodernega k metamodernemu slasherju: From the postmodern to the metamodern slasher, Jones, S. 31 Mar 2022, In: Kino!
  • Hardcore Horror: Challenging the Discourses of ‘Extremity’, Jones, S. 18 Jan 2021, New Blood, University of Wales Press
  • If Nancy Doesn’t Wake Up Screaming: The Elm Street Series as Recurring Nightmare, Jones, S. 30 Sep 2021, Horror Franchise Cinema, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Playground – Plac Zabaw (2016), Jones, S. 17 Aug 2021, Evil Seeds, Sint-Pieters-Woluwe, Belgium
  • Them – Ils (2006), Jones, S. 17 Aug 2021, Evil Seeds, Sint-Pieters-Woluwe, Belgium
  • Zmrcvarjen do smrti: cikel slasherjev, Jones, S. Apr 2020, In: Kino!
  • Issues with the BBFC’S 2018 consultation exercise, Jones, S. 11 Jan 2019
  • Spierig Brothers' Jigsaw (2017) - Torture Porn Rebooted?, Jones, S. 13 Jun 2019, Horror, Oxford, Peter Lang
  • Cartesianism and Intersubjectivity in Paranormal Activity and the Philosophy of Mind, Jones, S. 2018, In: Kino!

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Publication Peer-review: University of Wales Press (Publisher) 2023
  • Publication Peer-review: Porn Studies (Journal) 2023
  • Invited talk: BAFTSS Horror SIG Event: Seasonal Horror on Screen 2022
  • Publication Peer-review: Popular Communication (Journal) 2022
  • Examination: PhD External Examination - Ulster 2022
  • Examination: PhD External Examination - Sussex 2022
  • Examination: External Examiner for UEA MA Film 2022
  • Oral presentation: Roundtable Discussion: Towards a Definition of Slasher Studies - Genre, Theory, Discipline 2021
  • Invited talk: The Metamodern Slasher Film 2021
  • Publication Peer-review: Crime, Media, Culture (Journal) 2020

  • Amina Nisa Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 27/11/2019
  • Amina Nisa The Camera as Character: Theorising the Camera’s Agency in Found-Footage Horror Film The Camera as Character: Theorising the Camera’s Agency in Found-Footage Horror Film The Camera as Character: Theorising the Camera’s Agency in Found-Footage Horror Film The Camera as Character: Theorising the Camera’s Agency in Found-Footage Horror Film The Camera as Character: Theorising the Camera's Agency in Found-Footage Horror Film Start Date: 01/10/2018
  • Gabrielle Smith Presenters, Performance, and Puppets: An analysis of the roles of the presenter in contemporary British children’s television Start Date: 18/01/2019
  • Rebecca Stanton Representations of animal harm and objectification in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ films (1937-2016) utilizing theories of romanticism, speciesism, and compassion Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 23/04/2020
  • Jessica O'donnell The Digital Backlash Against Feminism: The Feminist Response to Gamergate and MRAs Start Date: 08/10/2013 End Date: 14/11/2017
  • Rebecca Stanton Representations of animal harm and objectification in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ films (1937-2016) utilizing theories of romanticism, speciesism, and compassion Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 27/11/2019
  • Krista Calvo Growing Pains: violence and child autonomy in Reagan era horror cinema Start Date: 18/01/2021
  • Thomas Watson Audiovisual Violence and Editorial Manipulation: The Relationship Between Violent Image-Content and Violent Image-Form Start Date: 04/10/2011 End Date: 08/10/2015
  • Jessica O'donnell The Digital Backlash Against Feminism: The Feminist Response to Gamergate and MRAs Start Date: 08/10/2013 End Date: 14/11/2017

PhD October 31 2008


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