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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Dr Laurence Kent

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Teaching Associate
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics
Contact details: 

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
United Kingdom



Laurence Kent completed his PhD at the Film Studies department of King's College London in 2020, exploring the metaphysics of Gilles Deleuze’s cinematic philosophy. Since then, he has been a module convenor at KCL, an associate lecturer at the University of Arts London, and a tutor at MetFilm School.


Teaching interests: 


Film Theory


Digitality and new media


Experimental cinema


Research interests: 

The representation of sapient intelligence in contemporary popular film


Dashcam technologies

Continental philosophy


The decolonial archive


Recent research projects: 

Co-investigator on a project exploring the archive of Sudanese filmmaker, Hussein Shariffe.


Published works: 

“Indigesture: Coping with Trauma in Found-Footage Experimental Cinema.” Imago. Studi di cinema e media, special issue on “Found Footage Experience. Practices of cinematic reuse and forms of contemporary film,” edited by Rossella Catanese and Giacomo Ravesi (forthcoming).

“Antiproduction: Deleuze and the Politics of Metaphysics.” Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy 32: Themes in Metaphysics (December 2020), pp. 64–90.

“Becoming-Flashdrive: The Cinematic Intelligence of Lucy.” Film-Philosophy 24, no. 3 (November 2020), pp. 284–303.

“Nihilism on the Metaphysical Screen: The Fate of Gilles Deleuze’s Cinematic Ethics.” Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image 11: Film and Ethics (December 2019), pp. 27–41.

“Getting Hung Up on Continuity: Noisy Space in Michael Bay’s Transformers Series.” Frames Cinema Journal 14 (December 2018), pp. 1–20.