Dr Eugenie Shinkle

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Originally trained as a civil engineer, I went on to study photography, art history, and critical theory, obtaining my doctorate from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2003. My academic research is interdisciplinary in nature: it includes both visual and scholarly practice, and reflects interests which have developed over a 20-year period. As such, it encompasses a number of different fields that are bound together by a common theoretical and methodological focus. The legacy of my early training as a civil engineer, and of my own practice as a photographer, is a longstanding interest in the haptic and embodied dimensions of our relations with images and image-making technologies. More recently this interest has grown to incorporate ideas drawn from affect theory and cognitive neuroscience, and to explore ways that such approaches can broaden our understanding of our relationships with photographic images. Fashion photography, in particular, is an excellent platform for this line of inquiry, offering exceptional opportunities for examining the complex ways in which the body and the socius are bound together in the perception of images. My research into landscape photography - while drawing from disciplines such as architectural theory, human geography and political theory - also focuses on ways that the perception of landscape images is shaped and informed by embodied experience. In addition to my more theory-driven work, for the past three years I have also been working on a large-scale research project examining the recent (post-1970) history of landscape photography in the UK.

Current research interests

Fashion photography and fashion media Contemporary Landscape Photography History of Landscape Photography (post-1970) Visual Technologies and Embodiment.

Titles (since 2008) Emerging Landscapes: Between Production and Representation. (editor, with Davide Deriu and Krystallia Kamvasinou) London: Ashgate (forthcoming 2012).

'Fashion's Digital Body: Clothing, Embodiment and Interactivity in New Fashion Media', in Fashion Media: Interrogating Words and Images. London: Berg Press (forthcoming 2013).

'Uneasy bodies: affect, embodied perception, and contemporary fashion photography' in Carnal Aesthetics: Transgressive Imagery and Feminist Politics. Bettina Papenburg & Marta Zarzycka (eds), London: I.B. Tauris (2012).

'Video Games and the Digital Sublime', in Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion: Feelings, Affect and Technological Change. Athina Karatzogianni and Adi Kuntsman, eds. London: Palgrave-MacMillan (2012) [originally published in Tate Papers Issue 14, 2010].

'Playing for the camera: Huizinga's Homo Ludens, technology, and the playful body in fashion photography' in Images in Time. Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir and Michael A. Langkjær (eds). Wunderkammer Press (2011).

'Something in the Air: the Landscape Photography of John Myers', in John Myers (exhibition catalogue). Birmingham: Ikon Gallery, 2011.

Fashion as Photograph: Viewing and Reviewing Images of Fashion. London: I.B. Tauris, 2008.

'Video Games, Emotion, and the Six Senses', in Media, Culture and Society, Volume 30, No. 6 (November 2008).

2017

The Feminine Awkward: Graceless Bodies and the Performance of Femininity in Fashion Photographs (2017)
Shinkle, E. 2017. The Feminine Awkward: Graceless Bodies and the Performance of Femininity in Fashion Photographs. Fashion Theory. 1362-704X

2004

Boredom, repetition, inertia: contemporary photography and the aesthetics of the banal (2004)
Shinkle, E. 2004. Boredom, repetition, inertia: contemporary photography and the aesthetics of the banal. Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature. 37 (4) 165-184 0027-1276

2014

Prelude to a future: global risk and environmental apocalypse in contemporary landscape photography (2014)
Shinkle, E. 2014. Prelude to a future: global risk and environmental apocalypse in contemporary landscape photography. in: Deriu, D., Kamvasinou, K. and Shinkle, E. (ed.) Emerging landscapes: between production and representation Farnham Ashgate. pp. 29-38

2013

Fashion's digital body: seeing and feeling in fashion interactives (2013)
Shinkle, E. 2013. Fashion's digital body: seeing and feeling in fashion interactives. in: Bartlett, D., Cole, S. and Rocamora, A. (ed.) Fashion media: past and present London Bloomsbury Publishing.

2012

Videogames and the digital sublime (2012)
Shinkle, E. 2012. Videogames and the digital sublime. in: Karatzogianni, A. and Kuntsman, A. (ed.) Digital cultures and the politics of emotion: feelings, affect and technological change London Palgrave Macmillan.
Uneasy bodies: affect, embodies perception, and contemporary fashion photography (2012)
Shinkle, E. 2012. Uneasy bodies: affect, embodies perception, and contemporary fashion photography. in: Pappenburg, B. and Zarzycka, M. (ed.) Carnal aesthetics: transgressive imagery and feminist politics I. B. Tauris.

2011

Playing for the camera: Huizinga's Homo Ludens: technology, and the playful body in fashion photography (2011)
Shinkle, E. 2011. Playing for the camera: Huizinga's Homo Ludens: technology, and the playful body in fashion photography. in: Sigurjónsdóttir, Æ., Turney, J. and Langkjær, M.A. (ed.) Images in time: flashing forward, backward, in front and behind photography in fashion, advertising and the press Bath Wunderkammer Press. pp. 165-182

2005

Corporealis ergo sum: affective response in digital games (2005)
Shinkle, E. 2005. Corporealis ergo sum: affective response in digital games. in: Garrelts, N. (ed.) Digital gameplay: essays on the nexus of game and gamer North Carolina, USA McFarland & Co. pp. 21-35

2014

Emerging landscapes: between production and representation (2014)
Deriu, D., Kamvasinou, K. and Shinkle, E. (ed.) 2014. Emerging landscapes: between production and representation. Farnham Ashgate.

2008

Fashion as photograph: viewing and reviewing images of fashion (2008)
Shinkle, E. (ed.) 2008. Fashion as photograph: viewing and reviewing images of fashion. London I.B. Taurus.

2005

Feel it, don't think: the significance of affect in the study of digital games (2005)
Shinkle, E. 2005. Feel it, don't think: the significance of affect in the study of digital games. DiGRA 2005: Changing Views: Worlds in Play, 2005 International Conference. Vancouver 16-20 Jun 2005

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