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Stuart  Joy

Dr Stuart Joy

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies

023 8201 6583 ext. 6583


Stuart Joy is a senior lecturer in film and television at Solent University. He is the author of The Traumatic Screen: The Films of Christopher Nolan (2020) and co-editor of The Cinema of Christopher Nolan: Imagining the Impossible (2015) and Through the Black Mirror: Reflections on the Digital Age (2019). His research interests include contemporary film theory and practice, media and cultural theory, film history and gender representation in film and television.

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Further information

  1. Awards

    Stuart is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  2. Work in progress

    Stuart's current work in progress is titled ‘The Look on Their Faces: Transcending Lack in Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige’, in Janus Head, vol. 14, no. 2 (forthcoming) (2015).
  3. Recent publications

    Stuart's recent publications include several academic journal articles. For more information, follow the link below...

    2015. 'The Cinema of Christopher Nolan: Imagining the Impossible'. London: Wallflower Press.

    2014. ‘Policing Across Borders: Line of Duty and the Politics of National Identity’, in Journal of Popular Television, vol.2, no. 2, pp.155-172. 

    2014. ‘Looking for the Secret: Death and Desire in Christopher Nolan's The Prestige’, in PsyArt: An Online Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts.

    2013. ‘Revisiting the Scene of the Crime: Insomnia and the Return of the Repressed’, in Kaleidoscope, vol. 5, no. 2, pp.61-79.

    2013. ‘The Patriarchal Construction of Hysteria: Examining the Possessed Woman in the Paranormal Activity franchise’, in The Global Journal of Monsters and the Monstrous, vol 2 no.2, pp.1-18.