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Dr Steve Jones

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Sciences

 

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).

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.

I also previously worked as a practical music tutor with Brighton Rockschool.

Qualifications

PhD Selfhood as Instance of Horror: Ontology, Ideology and Narratives of Body-Terror October 31 2008

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
  • Issues with the BBFC’S 2018 consultation exercise, Jones, S. 11 Jan 2019
  • Preserved for Posterity?, Jones, S. 1 Apr 2018, In: Journal of Film and Video
  • Cartesianism and Intersubjectivity in Paranormal Activity and the Philosophy of Mind, Jones, S. 2018, In: Kino!
  • The origin of the faeces, Jones, S. 1 Nov 2017, In: Porn Studies
  • Sex and Horror, Jones, S. 9 Aug 2017, The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality, New York, USA, Taylor & Francis
  • Cartesianism and Intersubjectivity in Paranormal Activity and the Philosophy of Mind, Jones, S. 6 Mar 2017, In: Film-Philosophy
  • Kurja Polt: Kulti, Klasike in ŽAnrski Odpadniki na 35 mm, Jones, S., Hunter, R., Egan, K., Sexton, J., Peče, M., Dariš, M., Krajnc, M., Nikolič, P., Lovrenov, M. 2017
  • 'Tvoja Zgodba je Resnična in Ljudje to Čutijo’: Mučenje v Kontekstu, Jones, S. 2017, In: Kino!
  • 'Extreme' porn? The implications of a label, Jones, S. 24 Oct 2016, In: Porn Studies
  • A View to a Kill: Perspectives on Faux-Snuff and Self, Jones, S. 28 Jan 2016, Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media, London, Bloomsbury

PGR Supervision

  • Gabrielle Smith Presenters, Performance, and Puppets: An analysis of the roles of the presenter in contemporary British children’s television Start: 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: 01/10/2016
  • Amina Nisa Start: 01/10/2018
  • Jessica O'donnell The Digital Backlash Against Feminism: The Feminist Response to Gamergate and MRAs Start: 08/10/2013


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