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Dr Stuart Joy

Course Leader

Department of Film and Media

Dr Stuart Joy, Course Leader


Stuart Joy is the course leader for 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), Through the Black Mirror: Reflections on the Digital Age (2019) and Contemporary American Science Fiction Film (2022).

Research interests

Stuart's research interests include contemporary film theory and practice, media and cultural theory, film history and gender representation in film and television. Stuart welcomes inquiries from prospective PhD students on topics relating to his research interests.




Trauma, gender, revenge, feminism, film, television

Further information

Internal Seed Funding £5000
RIKE: Battleground: Global Screen Cultures & Social Impact
McSweeney, T. & Joy, S.
February 2020 - July 2020

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Film and Television

Unleash your creativity with a TV and film career. Learn from industry experts in professional-grade facilities, and join our internationally successful graduates at the BBC, Sky, Disney and beyond.

BA (Hons) Film Production

Build the right skills, and develop your talent, and your portfolio to break into the film industry. Our high-end kit, and industry connections provide the ingredients for a successful career.

BA (Hons) Post Production for Film and Television

Specialise your creative and technical skills in editing video, motion graphics and sound for cinema or prime-time television, using our professional facilities on this ScreenSkills accredited degree.

BA (Hons) Television Production

Get the experience to produce and direct the next big primetime TV hit on our ScreenSkills accredited degree. Our graduates have gone on to work on at Strictly, The Repair Shop, Sky News and more.