People

Dr Richard Rushton

Dr Richard Rushton

Senior Lecturer

The LICA Building
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YW


Tel: +44 1524 593502

Affiliations

CAT - Centre for Contemporary Arts Thinking

PhD Supervision Interests

Film theory

Film and philosophy

Hollywood cinema

Romantic comedy

French film

Politics and film

Current Teaching

I currently teach on the following courses:

LICA150: Introduction to Film

LICA250: Documentary Cultures

LICA251: Global Cinema

LICA354: Ideology and Politics in the Cinema

LICA350: Film Theory

LICA252: Film, Modernism and the Avant-Garde

Cinema and History (MA course)

Research Interests

My research focuses on the intersection between theory, culture and the image, with a particular focus on film. I have published 4 books:

The Politics of Hollywood Cinema(Palgrave Macmillan 2013)

Cinema After Deleuze(Continuum 2012)

The Reality of Film(Manchester University Press 2011)

What is Film Theory?(Open University Press / McGraw-Hill 2010) - co-written by Gary Bettinson

Recently published:

'Film Theory' in The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, vol. 21, 2013, ed. D. Tucker (Oxford University Press)

2013

From Christian Metz to Life of Pi: thoughts on ideology and cinema

Rushton, R. 2013 In: Screening the Past. 38

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Equality before the law in Spielberg's Lincoln

Bettinson, G. & Rushton, R. 30/11/2013 In: Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media. 55

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Film theory

Rushton, R. 2013 In: Year's Work Critical and Cultural Theory. 21, 1, p. 274-290 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The politics of Hollywood cinema: popular film and contemporary political theory

Rushton, R. 10/2013 Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 248 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2012

Cinema After Deleuze

Rushton, R. 2012 London: Continuum. 174 p. (Deleuze encounters)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

The Rebirth of the World: Cinema According to Baz Luhrmann

Rushton, R. 2012 Deleuze and Film. Martin-Jones, D. & Brown, W. (eds.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, p. 71-87 17 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2011

Post-Classical Hollywood Realism and Ideological Reality

Rushton, R. 2011 In: Cinephile. 7, 2, p. 15-21 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

A Deleuzian Imaginary: the films of Jean Renoir

Rushton, R. 07/2011 In: Deleuze Studies. 5, 2, p. 241-260 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The reality of film: theories of filmic reality

Rushton, R. 2011 Manchester: Manchester University Press. 218 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2010

What is Film Theory? An Introduction to Contemporary Debates

Rushton, R. & Bettinson, G. 2010 Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill: Open University Press. 211 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Acknowledgement and Unknown Women: The Films of Catherine Breillat.

Rushton, R. 01/2010 In: Journal for Cultural Research. 14, 1, p. 85-101 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

Christian Metz

Rushton, R. 2009 Film, theory and philosophy: the key thinkers. Colman, F. (ed.). Durham: Acumen, p. 266-275 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Deleuzian spectatorship.

Rushton, R. 2009 In: Screen. 50, 1, p. 45-53 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2008

Review of Filmosophy by Daniel Frampton and The Real Gaze: Film Theory after Lacan by Todd McGowan

Rushton, R. 2008 In: Screen. 49, 2, p. 222-227 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Passions and Actions: Deleuze's Cinematographic Cogito.

Rushton, R. 12/2008 In: Deleuze Studies. 2, 2, p. 121-139 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

The new film studies and the decline of critique

Rushton, R. 2007 In: CineAction. 72, p. 2-7 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Three modes of terror: transcendence, submission, incorporation

Rushton, R. 09/2007 In: Nottingham French Studies. 46, 3, p. 109-120 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Douglas Sirk's Theatres of Imitation.

Rushton, R. 19/06/2007 In: Screening the Past. 21

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Absorption and theatricality in the cinema: some thoughts on narrative and spectacle.

Rushton, R. 03/2007 In: Screen. 48, 1, p. 109-112 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Review of Deleuze on Cinema by Ronald Bogue and The Matrix of Visual Culture: Working with Deleuze in Film Theory by Patricia Pisters

Rushton, R. 2005 In: Screen. 46, 2, p. 275-280 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The perversion of The Silence of the Lambs and the dilemma of The Searchers: on psychoanalytic 'reading'.

Rushton, R. J. 1/09/2005 In: Psychoanalysis Culture & Society. 10, 3, p. 252-268 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2004

The psychoanalytic structure of trauma: Spellbound

Rushton, R. 2004 In: Journal for Cultural Research. 8, 3, p. 371-384 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Response to Mark B. N. Hansen's "Affect as medium, or the 'digital-facial-image'"

Rushton, R. 12/2004 In: Journal of Visual Culture. 3, 3, p. 353-357 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Early, classical and modern cinema: absorption and theatricality.

Rushton, R. 09/2004 In: Screen. 45, 3, p. 226-244 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2003

Filmic realization

Rushton, R. 2003 In: Journal for Cultural Research. 7, 1, p. 85-95 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2002

Capital women: review of Profit and Pleasure by Rosemary Hennessy and Living up to the Ads by Simone Weil Davis

Rushton, R. 2002 In: Theory and Event. 6, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Narrative and spectacle in Gladiator

Rushton, R. 2002 In: CineAction. 51

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

What can a face do? On Deleuze and faces.

Rushton, R. J. 1/05/2002 In: Cultural Critique. 51, 1, p. 219-237 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Cinema's double: some reflections on Metz.

Rushton, R. J. 1/09/2002 In: Screen. 43, 2, p. 107-118 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2000

Reading 'Three Colours Blue'

Rushton, R. 11/2000 In: Senses of Cinema. 10

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article