Dr Kim Knowles

BA (Hons) Astudiaethau Ffilm a'r Cyfryngau (Prifysgol Stirling) MSc Astudiaethau Ffilm Ewropeaidd (Prifysgol Edinburgh) PhD Astudiaethau Ffilm (Prifysgol Edinburgh)

Dr Kim Knowles

Senior Lecturer in Alternative and Experimental Film

Department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies

Contact Details

Profile

I received my PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2007 and taught on the Film Studies programme there before becoming Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the AHRC funded project 'Poetry Beyond Text: Vision, Text and Cognition' at the University of Kent. I joined the Department at Aberystwyth in 2011. Since 2008 I have also been Experimental Film Programmer for Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Additional Information

Series editor: Experimental Film and Artists' Moving Image (Palgrave Macmillan): https://www.palgrave.com/gp/series/15817 

Editor: Millennium Film Journal: https://millenniumfilmjournal.com/ 

External Examiner MA in Film Curation, Birkbeck University of London (2015 - 2019)

External Examiner MA in Film and Television Studies, University of Bristol (2016 - 2020)

Co-Investigator AHRC Research Network 'Film and the Other Arts: Intermediality, Medium Specificity, Creativity' (2015 - 2017): http://www.filmandarts-network.hss.ed.ac.uk/

International Partner for 'Reset the Apparatus! Retrograde Technicity in Artistic, Photographic and Cinematic Practices', University of Applied Arts Vienna. Funded by the Austrian Science Fund (2016 - 2019): http://www.resettheapparatus.net/

Experimental Film Programmer for the 'Black Box' strand of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (2008 - present)

 

Teaching

Research

My research focuses on historical and contemporary forms of experimental filmmaking. I have published a number of articles and book chapters on the French avant-garde, contemporary experimental film aesthetics, and the relationship between film and poetry, as well as interviews with practitioners. My current research is concerned with the impact of technological change on experimental filmmaking, and the aesthetics and politics of obsolescence.

I welcome PhD enquiries related to any aspect of alternative film culture.

Responsibilities

Director of Research

Scheme Coordinator for MA in Documentary Filmmaking: Landscape and Ecology

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Monday 13.00-15.00

Publications

Knowles, K & Schmid, M (eds) 2020, Cinematic Intermediality: Theory and Practice. Edinburgh Studies in Film and Intermediality, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
Knowles, K 2020, Experimental Film and Photochemical Practices. Experimental Film and Artists' Moving Image, Springer Nature, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44309-2
Knowles, K 2019, Boundary Crossings and Inter-subjective Imaginings: Sarah Turner’s Perestroika. in P Newland & B Hoyle (eds), British Art Cinema: Creativity, Experimentation and Innovation. Manchester University Press, pp. 259-270.
Knowles, K 2019, 'Politics of Process: Gestures of Material Understanding in Contemporary Film Practice', Paper presented at Light Sensitive Material Conference, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 01 Nov 2019 - 02 Nov 2019.
Knowles, K 2018, 'Excess, Immersion and the In-between Gaze in Contemporary Expanded Film', Paper presented at Intermediality Now, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 19 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018.
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