Some of my hobbies are reading, conversation, art, film. I also love music, current affairs and travelling.
To analyse film and literature effectively, students need a passion for both viewing and critical thinking. You will have a chance to express your own opinions but be open-minded to theoretical challenges.
I seek to extend the student's awareness of cinematic form, context and ideological issues and help them to develop a critical method of looking at them. I aim to stretch the mind by opening up the challenge of new ways of thinking about cinema while providing a clearly structured system of support for tasks.
I graduated in English from the University of Wales, Bangor in 1975. My two MAs in English (University of Wales, 1978) and Film Studies (Sheffield Hallam University, 1993) reflect my dual research interests in English and Film, as does my PhD on vampire fiction and film as a form of the secular sacred (University of Southampton 2000).
I joined MMU in 1992 as a specialist with adult access students. Prior to this, and following my PGCE (Manchester Polytechnic, 1976) I taught English, Film and Media Studies in Sixth Form and Further Education Colleges.
Deputy Director, English Research Insititute (ERI). Unit Leader: Deleuze, Literature and Film (MA) Gothic Times (MA) Expanded Cinema, Gender and Gothic Film, Introduction to Film Theory, How to Read a Film (BA English and Film).
Deleuze, Literature and Film
Expanded Cinema, Gender and Gothic Film, Introduction to Film Theory, How to Read a Film
My interests include: Deleuze Studies; Bergson; Gothic Studies; Horror Film; Experimental Cinema; Surrealism; aesthetic affect in fantasy film. I currently supervise PhD students with interests in Deleuze Studies and in Cult Film and would be very happy to hear from potential postgraduate students with an interest in any of the above.
A. Powell (2007). Deleuze, altered states and film.
CA. Powell (2005). Deleuze and horror film.
A. Powell (2009). Duration and the Vampire: A Deleuzian Gothic. Gothic Studies. 11(1), pp.86-98.
CA. Powell (2002). Kicking the map away: the Blair Witch Project, Deleuze and the aesthetics of horror. Spectator. 22(2), pp.56-68.
CA. Powell (2008). Deleuze and the schizoanalysis of cinema. I. Buchanan, P. MacCormack. In: Deleuze and the schizoanalysis of cinema. Continuum Intl Pub Group,
A. Powell (2008). Off your face: schizoanalysis, faciality and cinema.
A. Powell (2008). Altered body maps and the cinematic sensorium.
A. Powell (2006). Adapting Gothic: from print to screen.
CA. Powell (2004). "Something came leaking out": Carter's unholy abominations.