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Dr Deniz Johns

Lecturer in Film Practice

Deniz Johns

Research overview

I am a practice-based researcher, specialising in critical film/video practices in Experimental and Expanded Cinema, and my research interests extend to political aesthetics in contemporary artists' moving image. A key area of my research has been political aesthetics of experimental film-British Structural/Materialist film in particular- and its relation to Marxist political and aesthetic theory. My current research considers the representation of the oppressed, and the power relations between film and its viewer. My interdisciplinary background in literature, linguistics and performing arts influences my research in film, and I’m always keen to collaborate with artists and researchers in those fields.

PhD supervision

Theory or practice-based research in Experimental Film and Video, Expanded Cinema, Avant-garde, Artists' Film and Video

Current Teaching


I lead two second-year option modules: Documentary Film Theory and History, Documentary Film Practice and a third-year option module: Transgressive Cinema: Advanced Film Practices.

I contribute lectures and workshops to two core modules: Introduction to Film Studies, Global Cinema: Forms, Debates


I supervise MA dissertations (practice and theory based) and contribute lectures on the MA in Film Studies modules such as: Research Methods in Contemporary Film Theory

PhD Supervision:

Siyue Liu

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