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Dr Tom Slevin

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering


Dr Tom Slevin has a cross-disciplinary background in visual culture, having experience in photography, art history, media and film. His PhD (University of London) explored issues of ideology and representation through a cross-disciplinary and transmedia approach to modernist visual culture and the European avant-garde.

Dr Slevin has previously taught film and media at Royal Holloway University of London, and photography at University for the Creative Arts.

His research interests include modern visual culture, photography, critical theory, the European avant-garde, the philosophy of technology, and bodily representation.

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Recent publications

Slevin, T. 'Visions of the Human: Art, World War One, and the Modernist Subject' (I.B. Tauris, 2015.)

Slevin, T. ‘Technology’ Philosophy of Photography (Vol. 4, Issue 2, December 2013.)

Slevin, T. ‘The Body, “Biocepts”, and Technology’. Conference Paper for ‘Body/Mind’ Symposium, Norwegian Sculpture Biennale (University of Oslo, November 2013.)

Slevin, T. ‘Prosthetic Memory’ Philosophy of Photography (Vol. 4, Issue 1, September 2013.)

Slevin, T. ‘Sonia Delaunay’s Robe Simultanée: Modernity, Fashion and Transmediality.’ Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body, and Culture (Vol. 17 No. 1, March 2013.)

Slevin, T. ‘Photography and its Condition as Technological Prosthesis.’ Conference Paper for ‘Expanded Photographies: Technology, Perception, Representation’ (Southampton Solent University, October 2012.)

Slevin, T. ‘“The catastrophe of my existence”: Facing Death in Roger de la Fresnaye’s Self-Portraiture.’ Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities (Vol. 16, No. 1, May 2011) pp. 181-198.

Slevin, T. ‘Existence, Ethics and Death in Andrei Tarkovsky’s cinema: the cultural philosophy of Solaris’ (Film International: Journal of World Cinema, Vol. 8, No. 2, June 2010) pp. 49-62.

Slevin, T. Review: Photography and Cinema by David Campany and Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography edited by Karen Beckenham and Jean Ma. (Scope: an Online Journal of Film and TV Studies, June/October 2010)

Slevin, T. ‘The Redemption of the Image: Trauma, Repetition, Simulation in Andrei Tarkovsky's Solaris.’ Conference Paper for ‘Re-Living Disaster: Film – History – Identity’ (April 2010, London Consortium.)

Slevin, T. ‘The Wound and the First World War: ‘Cartesian’ Surgeries to Embodied Being in Psychoanalysis, Electrification and Skin Grafting.’ Body and Society (June 2008, Volume 14, No.2) pp.39-61.