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I have been teaching and researching in the UK since 2007; prior to this I had a number of positions in Poland, Australia and France. During this time I have organized several international conferences on The Fall, Subcultures and Lifestyles in Eastern Europe, Polish Cinema, and Noise as well as numerous seminar series. I was involved with the foundation of the journal Studies in Eastern European Cinema and worked as both Reviews editor and Co-Editor and am now serving on the editorial board. I was also a founding member of the Network for European Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) and served for three years on the publications committee working towards the successful establishment of the NECSUS journal amongst other activities. As well as actively developing an international research and teaching profile, I have been active in numerous conferences and other events in the UK and Europe, North America, Latin America and the Antipodes and has delivered invited presentations in many of these locations. Currently I hold the CAPES/Science without Borders Special Visiting Researcher Fellowship,  valued at 46,000£, for a three-year project with researchers from UNISINOS,  Brazil on Cites, Creative Industries and Popular Music Scenes. I am the course leader of the Film, Television and Moving Image MA at Westminster. Prior to this I was PGR Director of the School of Arts and Media at the University  of Salford. I have also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Łódź, Poland (2004-2007) and before that held numerous positions including Lecturer  in Television at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and  Lecteur d’anglais at the Charles V Institute, of the University of Paris 7.

My teaching is focused on the MA in Film,  Television and Moving Image and ranges between film and television studies  and a range of media theories. In the past I have taught a wide range of  film, television and media studies courses at both undergraduate and  postgraduate levels, including interdisciplinary teaching in sound studies  and alternative media practices. I have supervised multiple MA dissertations, and several PhD students to successful completion.

I am interested in PhD supervision in film, television and media theory and practice, especially involving the methodologies and conceptual approaches of media archaeology, media ecologies, and Deleuzian and post-Deleuzian film and media philosophy.

Current PhD Supervisions

Thais Aragao

Searching for media and mediations: sound map making as a set of communicative practices

Joint supervisor for six month ‘sandwich’ period, main supervisor Fabricio Silveira (Unisinos) 09/2016-03/2017

Monika Jaeckel

Motion embedded mind agency concepts: Self-other co-constitution in intra-active knowledge production. Joint supervisor with Margherita Sprio as Main Supervisor. From 01/2017

Past PhD Supervisions

Petro Gkikas 

Adapting poetics: a fusion of ideas in literature to film adaptation

Main Supervisor 9/2011 to 1/2016. Awarded

Daniel Cookney 

Masked: Depictions of Anonymity in Electronic Dance Music

Main Supervisor, 9/2010-9/2014. Awarded

Mohammad Mesawa 

The role of Facebook and Twitter in generating social and political change during the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt

Main Supervisor, 4/2012 to 9/2016. Awarded

Pawel Prokipic 

Between narrative/semiotic structure and the moving body

Main Supervisor, 9/2015-9/2016. In progress.

Juan Hiriart 

Gaming The Past: Designing and Using Digital Games as Historical

Learning Contexts

Main Supervisor, 9/2012-9/2016, in progress

Dalia Neis

Wind vision: towards a ‘cinemeteorology’

Main/Joint Supervisor, 9/2014-9/2016, in progress

Deborah Gabriel

Black British Blogging in the UK

Joint Supervisor, 9/2012-9/2014, awarded.

Abddullah Al-Maghlooth 

The Relevance of Gatekeeping in the Process of Contemporary News Creation and Circulation in Saudi Arabia

Joint Supervisor, 9/2012-9/2014, awarded.

My research broadly falls under three key areas of transnational cinema, popular music and media theory.

In terms of the former, I have especially developed a strong profile in European cinemas, focusing on Polish and Eastern European cinemas. This is evident from my numerous book chapters and journal articles in this field, including my articles for Studies in French Cinema and Framework, as well as being asked to contribute a chapter on the Polish New Wave to the Blackwell Companion to Eastern European Cinemas (2012). My international reputation in the field was further developed through my co-editorship of the Studies in Eastern European Cinema that quickly became the leading journal in this field. It is also apparent in the edited publication Polish Cinema in a Transnational Context (Rochester, 2014) based on the conference I co-organised. This transnational focus also informed my monograph on the cinema of Raúl Ruiz, Impossible Cartographies (2013), which was the first comprehensive academic work in English on this important filmmaker. 

In terms of popular music studies, I have written a series of publications on post-punk and industrial music, including a journal article for Angelaki on the Slovenian group Laibach. As an indication of the impact of this research, I was invited on this basis to participate and give a plenary address at the 30 years of Laibach and NSK symposium in Trbovlje, Slovenia, and subsequently provided liner notes for the band’s deluxe box set release of their early recordings by the Vinyl on Demand label. I also organised the Messing up the Paintwork international conference on The Fall (2008), which led to a successful edited volume and subsequently continued this line of research through the organisation of the Noise, Affect, Politics conference (2010) which was truly international with participants from Brazil, Singapore, Japan, the US, the Netherlands, France and Canada. This event led to two successful book publications with Bloomsbury that have had a strong impact in the field of sound studies and are definitive publications on noise. 

Finally I am a media theorist, especially in the fields of media ecology and media archaeology, as well as in digital media. In terms of the former, this methodology informed several of my publications, most notably in the special “Unnatural Ecologies” issue of Fibreculture I co-edited with Jussi Parikka which has been widely cited and has had a significant impact on the field. In media archaeology, my most significant contribution is my recently published article for New Media and Society, which looks at media archaeology as a materialist method of media research. The article critically engages with media archaeology as a set of research methods, and investigates its potential value for engaging with Internet research, in particular bringing out the political stakes of media archaeology as a methodology. Related to this I have written several articles based around Italian post-autonomist media theory, especially the work of Franco Berardi, whose writings I have also translated. In particular I have written about his use of cinema and video art as means of diagnosing contemporary forms of mediated subjectivity, as was evidenced in my article for the journal Subjectivity. I have been invited to present my media research in Brazil, the US, Canada, and Germany, as well as in the UK.

2017

Total State Machine and Gesamtkunstwerk: The Audiovisual Poetics of First and Second Generation Industrial Music Video (2017)
Goddard, M. 2017. Total State Machine and Gesamtkunstwerk: The Audiovisual Poetics of First and Second Generation Industrial Music Video. in: Arnold, G., Cookney, D., Fairclough, K. and Goddard, M. (ed.) Music/Video: Histories , Aesthetics, Media London Bloomsbury Academic.
Islington Mill, Sound Control, Ocidente, Opinião: Cartographies and Archaeologies of Popular Music Scenes in Manchester and Porto Alegre (2017)
Goddard, M. 2017. Islington Mill, Sound Control, Ocidente, Opinião: Cartographies and Archaeologies of Popular Music Scenes in Manchester and Porto Alegre. in: Costa, P. and Guerra, P. (ed.) I'll be your mirror: Creative Milieus and Cultural Scenes in Contemporary Urban Spaces University of Porto.
Mysteries of Raúl Ruiz's Portugal: Territory, Littoral, City and Memory Bridge (2017)
Goddard, M. 2017. Mysteries of Raúl Ruiz's Portugal: Territory, Littoral, City and Memory Bridge. in: Portuguese Cinema: Globalizing the Nation I. B. Tauris.

2014

Félix and Alice in Wonderland: The Encounter Between Guattari and Berardi and the Post-Media Era (2014)
Goddard, M. 2014. Félix and Alice in Wonderland: The Encounter Between Guattari and Berardi and the Post-Media Era. in: Apprich, C., Slater, J.B., Iles, A. and Schultz, O.L. (ed.) Provocative Alloys: A Post-Media Anthology Mute Books. pp. 44-61
Beyond Moral Realism: The Subversive Cinema of Andrzej Zulawski (2014)
Goddard, M. 2014. Beyond Moral Realism: The Subversive Cinema of Andrzej Zulawski. in: Mazierska, E. and Goddard, M. (ed.) Polish Cinema in a Transnational Context Boydell & Brewer. pp. 236-257

2013

No Wave Film and the Music Documentary: From "Documents" to Retrospective Documentaries (2013)
Goddard, M. 2013. No Wave Film and the Music Documentary: From "Documents" to Retrospective Documentaries. in: Halligan, B., Edgar, R. and Fairclough-Isaacs, K. (ed.) The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop New York, London Routledge. pp. 115-130
Noise from Nowhere: Exploring 'Noisyland's' Darker, Experimental and Industrial Music (2013)
Goddard, M. 2013. Noise from Nowhere: Exploring 'Noisyland's' Darker, Experimental and Industrial Music. in: Goddard, M., Halligan, B. and Spelman, N. (ed.) Resonances: Noise and Contemporary Music London; New York Bloomsbury Academic.

2012

Noise as Cultural Subversion: The Return of Postpunk (2012)
Goddard, M. 2012. Noise as Cultural Subversion: The Return of Postpunk. in: Cieslak, M. and Rasmus, A. (ed.) Against and Beyond: Subversion and Transgression in Mass Media, Popular Culture and Performance Newcastle upon Tyne Cambridge Scholars Press. pp. 20-34
The Impossible Polish New Wave and its Accursed Auteurs (2012)
Goddard, M. 2012. The Impossible Polish New Wave and its Accursed Auteurs. in: Imre, A. (ed.) Blackwell Companion to Eastern European Cinema New York; London Wiley. pp. 291-310

2017

Music/Video: Histories, Aesthetics, Media (2017)
Arnold, G., Cookney, D., Fairclough, K. and Goddard, M. (ed.) 2017. Music/Video: Histories, Aesthetics, Media. London Bloomsbury Academic.

2016

Guerrilla Networks: An Anarcheology of 1970s Radical Media Ecologies (2016)
Goddard, M. 2016. Guerrilla Networks: An Anarcheology of 1970s Radical Media Ecologies. Amsterdam Amsterdam University Press.

2015

Polish Cinema in a Transnational Context (2015)
Mazierska, E and Goddard, M. (ed.) 2015. Polish Cinema in a Transnational Context. Albany, New York State University of New York Press.

2013

The Cinema of Raul Ruiz: Impossible Cartographies (2013)
Goddard, M. 2013. The Cinema of Raul Ruiz: Impossible Cartographies. London Wallflower Press.
Resonances: Noise and Contemporary Music (2013)
Goddard, M., Halligan, B and Spelman, N (ed.) 2013. Resonances: Noise and Contemporary Music. London Bloomsbury Academic.

2012

Reverberations: The Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Politics of Noise (2012)
Goddard, M., Halligan, B and Hegarty, P (ed.) 2012. Reverberations: The Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Politics of Noise. London Bloomsbury Academic.

2010

Gombrowicz, Polish Modernism and the Subverison of Form (2010)
Goddard, M. 2010. Gombrowicz, Polish Modernism and the Subverison of Form. West Lafayette, Indiana Purdue University Press.
Mark E. Smith and The Fall: Art, Music and Politics (2010)
Goddard, M. and Halligan, B (ed.) 2010. Mark E. Smith and The Fall: Art, Music and Politics. Ashgate Publishing.

2016

Telephones, Voice Recorders, Microphones, Phonographs: A Media Archaeology of Sonic Technologies in Twin Peaks (2016)
Goddard, M. 2016. Telephones, Voice Recorders, Microphones, Phonographs: A Media Archaeology of Sonic Technologies in Twin Peaks. Senses of Cinema. 79.
Introduction: Twin Peaks’ persistent cultural resonance (2016)
Smith, A.N., Goddard, M. and Fairclough, K. 2016. Introduction: Twin Peaks’ persistent cultural resonance. Series: International Journal of Television Serial Narratives. 2 (2), pp. 5-8.
David Bowie, brinquedos adultos e outras dimensões estranhas do universo de Twin Peaks (2016)
Goddard, M. and Silveira, F 2016. David Bowie, brinquedos adultos e outras dimensões estranhas do universo de Twin Peaks. Questões Transversais - Revista de Epistemologias da Comunicação. 3 (6), pp. 120-126.

2015

Breaking Open the Black Boxes: media archaeology, anarchaeology and media materiality (2015)
Goddard, M. 2015. Breaking Open the Black Boxes: media archaeology, anarchaeology and media materiality. New Media and Society. 17 (11), pp. 1761-1766.

2013

Cinema, Insatiability and Impure Form: Witkacy on Film (2013)
Goddard, M. 2013. Cinema, Insatiability and Impure Form: Witkacy on Film. The Polish Journal of Aesthetics/Estetyka i Krytyka. 31 (4), pp. 99-108.
Impossible Cartographies: Approaching Raúl Ruiz's Cinema (2013)
Goddard, M. 2013. Impossible Cartographies: Approaching Raúl Ruiz's Cinema. Em Questão. 19 (1), pp. 22-41.

2012

"Snujecie sie jak Maszyny": Muzyka Cyberpunkowa zespolu The Gordons/Bailter Space jako krytyczny neofuturyzm (2012)
Goddard, M. 2012. "Snujecie sie jak Maszyny": Muzyka Cyberpunkowa zespolu The Gordons/Bailter Space jako krytyczny neofuturyzm. Litteraria Copernicana. 28 (8), pp. 162-171.
Filming the Post-Fordist Worker: From Industrial Hollywood to Digital Biopolitics (2012)
Goddard, M. and Halligan, B 2012. Filming the Post-Fordist Worker: From Industrial Hollywood to Digital Biopolitics. Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media. 53 (1), pp. 172-189.
Cinematic and Aesthetic Cartographies of Subjective Mutation (2012)
Goddard, M. 2012. Cinematic and Aesthetic Cartographies of Subjective Mutation. Subjectivity. 5 (1), pp. 75-94.

2011

Towards an Archaeology of Media Ecologies: The Case of Italian Free Radios (2011)
Goddard, M. 2011. Towards an Archaeology of Media Ecologies: The Case of Italian Free Radios. Fibreculture. 17.

2009

Interminable Autonomy: Bifo's Smptomatologies of the Present (2009)
Goddard, M. 2009. Interminable Autonomy: Bifo's Smptomatologies of the Present. Metamute. 2 (14).

2007

East-West European Superpositions as Transvergent Cinema: Greg Zglinski's 'Tout un hiver sans feu (2007)
Goddard, M. 2007. East-West European Superpositions as Transvergent Cinema: Greg Zglinski's 'Tout un hiver sans feu. Studies in French Cinema. 7 (2), pp. 107-117.

2006

We Are Time: Laibach/NSK, Retro-Avantgardism and Machinic Repetition (2006)
Goddard, M. 2006. We Are Time: Laibach/NSK, Retro-Avantgardism and Machinic Repetition. Angelaki. 11 (1), pp. 45-54.

2005

The Surface, the Fold and the Subversion of Form: Towards a Deleuzian Aesthetic of Sobriety (2005)
Goddard, M. 2005. The Surface, the Fold and the Subversion of Form: Towards a Deleuzian Aesthetic of Sobriety. Pli: Warwick Journal of Philosophy. 16.
68-77-99 and Beyond: Bifo's Futural Thought (2005)
Goddard, M. 2005. 68-77-99 and Beyond: Bifo's Futural Thought. Cultural Studies Review. 11 (2), pp. 49-56.
Diagram for a Transversal, Molecular Feminism? (2005)
Goddard, M. 2005. Diagram for a Transversal, Molecular Feminism? Women: A Cultural Review. 16 (3), pp. 271-283.

2004

Towards a Perverse Neo-Baroque Cinematic Aesthetic: Raúl Ruiz’s Poetics of Cinema (2004)
Goddard, M. 2004. Towards a Perverse Neo-Baroque Cinematic Aesthetic: Raúl Ruiz’s Poetics of Cinema. Senses of Cinema. 30 (4).
The Fold, Cinema and Neo-Baroque Modernity (2004)
Goddard, M. 2004. The Fold, Cinema and Neo-Baroque Modernity. Traces: A Multilingual Series of Cultural Theory and Translation. 3, pp. 209-228.

2002

Hypothesis of the Stolen Aesthetics (2002)
Goddard, M. 2002. Hypothesis of the Stolen Aesthetics. Contretemps: An Online Journal of Philosophy. 3, pp. 75-84.

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