Frances A. Kamm

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About

Dr Frances A. Kamm is an early career researcher and lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. Her research interests include the relationship between visual effects and representations of the body, which she has researched in variety of contexts such as film history, gender and genre, including horror, the Gothic and science-fiction. In 2016, she completed her PhD with a thesis entitled: ‘A Mirror Image of Ourself’? The Technological Uncanny and the Representation of the Body in Early and Digital Cinema’. Her current research continues to look at the representation of the digital body on-screen, with a particular emphasis on performance capture and de-aging technologies. Frances is also an editor for the journal Film Studies (MUP) and sits on the editorial board for Devil’s Advocates (LUP).

Areas of Focus

Visual effects; the digital body; motion and performance capture; gender; genre; ontologies and theories of the moving image; animation; cultural reception and perception of effects; de-aging technologies

Relevant Publications

The “Ghost of an Idea”: Technology, Adaptation, and the Motion-Captured Body in Robert Zemeckis’s A Christmas Carol

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