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Bochra Benaissa; English and Creative Writing

Rethinking the Robinsonade: Self and Environment in the Twentieth Century Desert Island Narrative.


Cavan McLaughlin; Journalism and Media

Lucy4 Rising: An occultural exegesis of a screenplay as an analytical method of revisionary mythmaking.


Dr Michael Starr is an associate professor of Film and Screen Studies at the University of Northampton. He teaches on Film and Screen and Creative Film at undergraduate level, at Masters level in Contemporary Literature, and supervises a number of PhD students.


Research Interests

Dr Starr's research primarily concerns philosophical conceptions of science fiction cinema, television and literature. He is the author of Wells Meets Deleuze: The Scientific Romances Reconsidered (2017), co-editor of Re-Entering the Dollhouse (2022), and has also published in short-form on any topics including eco-criticism, transmedia, comic studies, cult media, time travel narratives, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

He is a member, board member, and peer-reviewer for a number of academic organisations and associated journals: The American Popular Culture Association [APCA], The science fiction and fantasy special interest group within the British Associaiton of Film, Television and Screen Studies [BAFTSS], and the Association for the Study of Buffy+.


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