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Victoria Walden

PhD Candidate



I am a second year film studies PhD candidate researching Holocaust cinema, affect and memory from a phenomenological perspective. I am particularly interested in screen experiences with Holocaust memory that lie outside the Hollywood-esque mainstream style of filmmaking. My research interests include: Holocaust animation; the use of film in Holocaust education; audio-visual experiences in museum spaces; the phenomenology and manipulation of archive material; affect and confrontations of trauma on screen. I recently set up an interdisciplinary research group 'The Holocaust, contemporary genocide, popular culture and digital technologies', for more information please visit:



Academic publications 


The non-human and affect in Seven Minutes in the Warsaw Ghetto in Short Film Journal


Book Reviews

Jenny Chamarette’s Phenomenology and the Future of Film for

Harriet Margolis' Studying the Event Film for MIA, Australia (May 2014)



Author and co-editor of           

An interdisciplinary academic blog exploring issues of embodiment and affect.

Other responsibilities: managing the blog’s academic twitter account   @EmbodimentBlog


Popular film publications

Freelance feature and news writer

For popular film webzine:


Educational publications 

2011-2012- Regular contributor to the Times Education Supplement writing about teaching resources and activities

Teaching the Film Industry (for WJEC A2 Level media studies) 2nd edition ZigZag Education

Teaching the Film Industry (for WJEC A2 Level media studies) ZigZag Education

Various  teaching support materials for and

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