Professor Claire Parkinson

Professor of Film, Television and Digital Media

 

Department of Media
Creative Edge Building CE210
01695 584064

Biography

Claire Parkinson is Professor of Film, Television and Digital Media, Co-Director of the Centre for Human Animal Studies (CfHAS) and Dept. Director of Research. Her research interests focus on multispecies storytelling; media, culture and Animal Studies; (un)sustainable consumption; eco-media; US cinema; activism; cultural history; film and politics. Previous funded research projects have looked at public reception of vegan messages (The Vegan Society); digital animalities (SSHRC); and, shared, plural and cultural values of ecosystems (NERC/AHRC). She is currently Principal Investigator for two AHRC funded projects on multispecies storytelling and landscape.

Her publications include the monographs Animals, Anthropomorphism and Mediated Encounters (2019), Popular Media and Animals (2011), and Memento (2010) and the edited collections Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics (2016), American Independent Cinema: Indie, Indiewood and Beyond (2012) and Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhumanism (2012).

Current Projects:

2019- 2021: PI AHRC funded ‘Multispecies storytelling: more-than-human narratives about landscape’ (AH/T006188/1) (Co-I Prof. Brett Mills, UEA)

2020- 2022: PI AHRC funded ‘Multisensory multispecies storytelling to engage disadvantaged groups in changing landscapes’ (AH/T012293/1) (Co-Is Professor Brett Mills, UEA; Professor Candice Satchwell, UCLan).

PhD Director of Studies:

Lara Herring ‘Where China meets Hollywood’
EvaMarie Lindahl ‘Reframing the animal’

PhD supervisor:

Donelle Gadenne ‘‘The Workplace Experiences of Qualified Veterinary Professionals in the UK who Identify as Ethical Vegans’

Abigail Masefield ‘FEEDing the World? A ‘Critical Animal Discourse Analysis of Global Food / Nutrition Discourse and Policy’


Qualifications

BA (Hons) Design (Audio visual communications)
MA (distinction) Contemporary Media and Cultural Studies
PhD


Teaching

MED 2254 Controversy and Ethics
MED 2201 Cultural Representations and the Media
MED2214 Narrative and Genre Theory
MDM4002 Contemporary Media Theory and Practice


Research Interests

Animal Studies, Critical Animal Studies, Human-Animal Studies
Multispecies storytelling
Eco-media
US cinema
Activism
Film and politics
Cultural history
Sustainable consumption


Publications (since 2008)

Single Author Books

Parkinson, C. (2019) Animals, Anthropomorphism and Mediated Encounters, Routledge, London & New York.

Molloy, C., (2011) Popular Media and Animals, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke.

Molloy, C., (2010) Memento, Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh.

Edited Books

Molloy, C., (ed) (2016) Routledge Companion to Film and Politics, Routledge: London (with Y. Tzioumakis).

Molloy, C., (ed) (2012) American Independent Cinema: Indie, Indiewood and Beyond, Routledge: London (with G. King & Y. Tzioumakis).

Molloy C., (ed) (2012) Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhumanism, Continuum: London (with S. Shakespeare & C. Blake.

Other Publications

Parkinson, C. (2019) ‘Animal stars: a critical view of creaturely celebrity’ Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities Special Edition on Stars and Stardom, 2019 (in press).

Parkinson, C., Twine, R & Griffin, N. (2019) Pathways to Veganism: Exploring Effective Messages in Vegan TransitionFinal Report. EHU.

Parkinson, C., (2018) Written evidence submitted to Parliamentary Inquiry ‘Dangerous Dogs: Breed Specific Legislation’ (DDL0200).

Parkinson, C., Twine, R & Griffin, N. (2018) Pathways to Veganism: Exploring Effective Messages in Vegan TransitionInterim Report. EHU.

Parkinson, C (2018) ‘Animal bodies and embodied visuality’ in Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, Volume 44, December 2018.

Parkinson, C (2017) ‘Interview with Sean Cubitt’ in Antennae, Volume 39, March 2018, pp.60-68.

Molloy, C., (2016) ‘Indie cinema and the neoliberal commodification of creative labour: rethinking the indie sensibility of Christopher Nolan’’ in King, G., (ed) (2016) Companion to Indie Cinema. Wiley-Blackwell, New York & Oxford.

Molloy, C., (2016) ‘Propaganda, Activism and Environmental Nostalgia’ in Tzioumakis, Y & Molloy, C. (eds) (2016) Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics, Routledge, London.

Molloy, C (2016) ‘Introduction’ in Tzioumakis, Y & Molloy, C., (eds) (2016) Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics, Routledge, London.

Molloy, C. (2016) ‘Stop portraying wild animals as cuddly companions and potential pets’ The Conversation, online at https://theconversation.com/stop-portraying-wild-animals-as-cuddly-companions-and-potential-pets-57996

Molloy, C (2016) Les bestioles des dessins animés ne sont pas des animaux de compagnie !, The Conversation, online at https://theconversation.com/les-bestioles-des-dessins-animes-ne-sont-pas-des-animaux-de-compagnie-58871

Molloy, C (2016) ‘Fears for Blue Tang fish spike in the wake of Finding Dory’, The Conversation, online at https://theconversation.com/fears-for-blue-tang-fish-spike-in-the-wake-of-finding-dory-61551

Molloy, C., (2016) ‘Animal cruelty and reality television: a critical review’ in Brewster, M. & Reyes, C. (eds) Animal Cruelty: An interdisciplinary approach, Second Edition. Carolina Academic Press, North Carolina.

Molloy, C., (2014) ‘Transformation, fashion and Funny Face’ in Miller, J.,(ed) (2014) Fan Phenomena: Audrey Hepburn, Intellect & University of Chicago Press, Bristol and Chicago.

with Kenter, J., O’Brien, L., et al (2014) ‘What are shared and social values of ecosystems?’ in Ecological Economics, Vol. 111, 2015, pp. 86-99.

with Kenter, J.O., Reed, M. S., Irvine, K.N., O’Brien, et al. (2014) UK National Ecosystem Assessment follow-on phase, technical report: Shared, Plural and Cultural Values of Ecosystems. Cambridge: UNEP-WCMC.

with Kenter, J.O., Reed, M. S., Irvine, K.N., O’Brien, et al (2014) Shared, Plural and Cultural Values of Ecosystems: guide for decision makers. Cambridge: UNEP-WCMC.

with Kenter, J.O., Reed, M. S., Irvine, K.N., O’Brien, et al. (2014) Work Package 5: Shared, plural and cultural values of ecosystems: Summary Report. Cambridge: UNEP-WCMC.

Molloy, C., (2013) ‘Marketing the indie auteur’ in Revue française d’études américaines (RFEA)Independence and Cinema Special Edition, No. 136.

Molloy, C., (2013) ‘Animal cruelty and reality television: a critical review’ in Brewster, M. & Reyes, C. (eds) Animal Cruelty: An interdisciplinary approach, Carolina Academic Press, North Carolina.

Molloy, C., (2013) ‘Animals, avatars and the gendering of nature’ in Pick, Anat & Narraway, Guinevere (eds) Screening Nature: Cinema Beyond the Human, Berghahn Books, Oxford.

Molloy, C. (2013) ‘”Nature writes the screenplays”: commercial wildlife films and ecological entertainment’ in Cubitt, S., Rust, S & S. Monani (eds) The Eco-Cinema Reader.

Molloy, C., (2013) ‘Introduction’ in American Independent Cinema: Indie, Indiewood and Beyond, Routledge, London (with G. King & Y. Tzioumakis).

Molloy, C (2013) ‘Disney’s Independent Nature: Wildlife Films in the Age of Indiewood’ in Molloy C, King, G & Y. Tzioumakis (eds) American Independent Cinema: Indie, Indiewood and Beyond, Routledge, London.

Molloy, C., (2013) ‘Beyond Indie’ American Independent Cinema: Indie, Indiewood and Beyond, Routledge, London.

Molloy, C (2013) ‘”It’s a feeling; a heartbeat”: Nostalgia, Music and Affect in Dirty Dancing’ in Tzioumakis, Y & Lincoln, S (eds) Time of Our Lives: Dirty Dancing and Popular Culture, Wayne State University Press, Michigan.

Molloy, C., (2012) ‘Advertising Farmed Animal Products’ in Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, Issue 23, Winter 2012, pp. 23-8.

Molloy, C. (2012) ‘Being a Known Animal’ in Molloy C., Shakespeare, Steven. & Charles Blake (eds) Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhumanism, Continuum, London.

Molloy, C., (2012) ‘Introduction’ in Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhumanism, Continuum: London (with S. Shakespeare & C. Blake).

Molloy, C. (2011) ‘Contested Meanings and Canine Bodies’ in Carter, Robert & Charles, Nickie (eds), (2011) Human and Other Animals: Critical Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

Molloy, C. (2011) ‘Dangerous dogs and the construction of discourses of risk’ in Taylor, N. (ed) (2011) Theorizing Animals, Brill Academic, Leiden & Boston.

Molloy, C. (2009) ‘Dreaming of Electric Sheep and Negotiating Animality’ in Messier, V. & Batra, N. (eds) (2009), Of Mice and Men: Animals in Human Culture, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, pp. 106 – 120.


 

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