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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

 

Kevin Chew

Kevin Chew

College

Gonville and Caius

Email

kapsc2@cam.ac.uk

Supervisor

Dr Laura McMahon

About

I successfully defended my PhD thesis, entitled ‘A Place Called Slaughter Race’: Spectres of conflict in contemporary Disney animation, in October 2020. My research interests encompass critical theory, animal studies, ecocriticism and the interplay between military history and cinema.

Research

Political conflict in recent Disney animation

Scholarships/Prizes

Gates Cambridge Scholar

Teaching

CS6: European Film (University of Cambridge).

Previously taught a module on Theorising Spectatorship at Anglia Ruskin University.

Conference papers

‘“Fish pee in you”: An oceanic politics in Disney’s Moana’, at the Screen Studies Conference, Glasgow, 28 – 30 June 2019

‘From the Bronze Age to Bambi: animal and material agencies in processes of conceptualization through illustration’, with Joanna Lawrence, at the Theoretical Archaeology Group Annual Conference, Chester, 17–19 December 2018

‘On War and Cuteness: The utopian politics of Disney’s Zootopia’, at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, 14 – 18 March 2018

Publications

‘“Humanity rising from the depths of brine”: An oceanic politics in Disney’s Moana’, forthcoming in The New Review of Film and Television Studies

‘On War and Cuteness: The utopian politics of Disney’s Zootopia’, in Screen, Volume 60, Issue 4 (Winter 2019)