Bruce Bennett

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About

Bruce Bennett is Senior Lecturer and Director of Film Studies at Lancaster University. He is author of the monographs, Cycling and Cinema (Goldsmiths, 2019) and The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom: Borders, Intimacy, Terror (Columbia UP, 2014). He is co-editor of the collections, Teaching Transnational Cinema: Politics and Pedagogy (Routledge, 2016) and Cinema and Technology: Theories, Cultures, Practices (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). He is currently working with Katarzyna Marciniak on a critical study of refugee cinema.

Areas of Focus

Digital Aesthetics, Mobilities, Media Technology, Media Theory, Film Theory, Cinema History, 3D Cinema

Relevant Research

Cinema and Cycling: Technological Twins

The cinema of Michael Bay: An aesthetic of excess

Loving the Alien: Indigenous protest and neo-colonial violence in Avatar

The normativity of 3D: Cinematic journeys, “imperial visuality” and unchained cameras

Unexpected cinematic journeys and ethnographic spectacle in contemporary 3D films

Children and robots, technophobia and cinephilia

Cinema and Technology: Theories, Cultures

Towards a General Economics of Cinema