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Alasdair King, BA MA PhD

Chair of Arts DEB (PGT).

Room: Arts One 208
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8311
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Office hours: Thursday 1-3 or by appointment



Research interests : film philosophy, political aesthetics, finance aesthetics, cinema and space, German cinema

I am a graduate of King's College London (BA, Philosophy and German), and of the Universities of East Anglia (MA, Comparative Literature), and Southampton (PhD, German). I also took film seminars at the TU Berlin and at Birkbeck, University of London. I taught at the University of Bedfordshire, Royal Holloway, and the University of Portsmouth before taking up a lectureship in German and Film Studies at Queen Mary in 2004. I was Chair of Film (2009-2011). In Winter, 2015, I was Visiting Researcher (DAAD-funded) at the TFM, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main. I have also secured major external research funding from UEA (1988-91), DAAD (1991-92), AHRB (2003-04), and AHRC (2007-08).

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