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I am interested in working with students in any area of cinema, film studies, screen studies or visual culture, but have particular interests in:
Hollywood cinema, British cinema, Transnational cinema, Early cinema, Film, politics and class, cinema technology, Visual culture and climate change, cycling and cycling cultures.
I am interested in proposals from potential doctoral students in the broad areas of urban public space (e.g., the process of creating public spaces, the uses of public spaces), sustainable urban environments, urban design and behaviour and wellbeing.
Gerry currently supervises three practice based PhD students specialising in drawing: Sarah Casey developing a practice based methodology integrating procedures from medicine and conservation sciences into a drawing practice investigating notions of delicacy and preservation. Neil Hodgson using drawing to document and transcribe improvised and ad-hoc structures (sheds, lock-ups, pigeon coops) found in marginal environments at, or beyond, the 'pale' of cities. Osman Ahmed who, using drawing, interviews and fieldwork, seeks to catalogue and communicate experiences of fear, flight and displacement among Iraqi Kurds. These research students, along with others in the faculty and beyond, form the basis of a research group, provisionally titled Drawing's Mobility. All are working at drawing's cutting edge asking questions of 'where can drawing go?' and, to quote Sarah Casey, 'what can drawing do?'
PhD enquires and proposal are welcome, particularly those on drawing and the environment, socially engaged practice, notebook practices and drawing applied in interdisciplinary environments.
Modes of Address in Pictorial Art: A multi-disciplinary project in collaboration with the Centre for Visual Cognition, Department of Psychology, University of Southampton. The project uses eye-tracking techniques and practice-based fine art research to investigate mechanisms of address in pictorial art and test prominent theories of art criticism.
Other research interests include: Image and tableau; the relationship between painting and digital imaging;absorption and theatricality in pictorial art and art's temporality.
I welcome applications for postgraduate study in any of the following broad areas: Contemporary European/British/American drama, theatre and performance; Postdramatic theatre and performance; Theories, histories and contemporary practices of acting and performing; New writing and new dramaturgies; Intermedial practices in theatre; Text and Performance; Feminist theatre and performance; The work of Elfriede Jelinek; Theatre translation theory and practice.
American Film (especially in the history and theory of Hollywood cinema)
African American Culture and History (especially the relationship between popular culture and race)
Censorship and Mass Media
European Exiles and Hollywood
American Popular Culture/ Theories of Popular Culture
I'm interested in supervising doctoral students in the following areas:
Contemporary fine art practice with either a discipline or interdisciplinary focus in: film, installation, painting, drawing.
Contemporary theoretical and critical debates in art
Landscape and environment: interpreting 'environment'.
Psychotherapeutic landscapes, psychological interventions in art with respect to constructs of the self.
Film and philosophy
Politics and film