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Terence  McSweeney

Dr Terence McSweeney

Senior Lecturer

School of Media Arts and Technology

023 8201 3943 ext. 3943 Room no. JM227


Dr Terence McSweeney is the author of The ‘War on Terror’ and 'American Film: 9/11 Frames per Second' (Edinburgh University Press, 2014), '"Beyond the Frame": The Films and Film Theory of Andrei Tarkovsky' (Aporetic Press, 2015) and the co-editor of 'Millennial Cinema: Memory in Global Film' (Wallflower, 2012). He has written and published on a diverse range of topics connected to film, literature and history.

Terence received his PhD from the University of Essex for his work on the Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky but his interests in film are broad, they encompass film theory, Russian and South Korean film, memory, genre studies, the zombie, superhero cinema, trauma culture and classical/contemporary Hollywood.

Terence has acted as a reviewer of articles and proposals for Cinema Journal (The Journal of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies), Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture and the ISRF (Independent Social Research Foundation). He is a member of the Advisory Board for The International Journal of Russian Studies.

In 2015 Terence became a visiting research fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford.

His current research concerns the impact of 9/11 and the 'War on Terror' on contemporary American film and he is in the process of editing a collection of articles on this theme which will be published by Edinburgh University Press in September 2016, the fifteenth anniversary of the attacks on 9/11.

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