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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

 

Dr Laurence Kent

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Teaching Associate
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Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics
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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

 

About: 

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-Philosophy

Film Theory

Post/in/non-humanisms

Digitality and new media

Spectatorship

Experimental cinema

 

Research interests: 

The representation of sapient intelligence in contemporary popular film

Post-cinema

Dashcam technologies

Continental philosophy

Noise

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.