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Dr Steve Jones

Senior Lecturer

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 (particularly gender). 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

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

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.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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, Routledge
  • 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!
  • Preserved for Posterity?: Present Bias and the Status of Grindhouse Films in the “Home Cinema” Era, Jones, S. 1 Apr 2018, In: Journal of Film and Video
  • Cartesianism and Intersubjectivity in Paranormal Activity and the Philosophy of Mind, Jones, S. 6 Mar 2017, In: Film-Philosophy

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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
  • Other: Television interview 2020
  • Other: Interview for Online publication 2020
  • Publication Peer-review: Bloomsbury (Publisher) 2020
  • Publication Peer-review: Sexualities (Journal) 2019
  • Publication Peer-review: Porn Studies (Journal) 2019
  • Publication Peer-review: Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal (Journal) 2019
  • Publication Peer-review: Edinburgh University Press (Publisher) 2019

PGR Supervision

  • 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
  • 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
  • Krista Calvo Growing Pains: sex, violence and the children of Reagan era body horror Start Date: 18/01/2021
  • 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
  • Amina Nisa The Camera as Character: Theorising Non-Human Agency in the 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: 27/11/2019
  • Amina Nisa Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 27/11/2019
  • 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

Qualifications

PhD October 31 2008


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