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New Article Coming Soon

I have submitted a number of articles to journals over the last few months (I am currently on sabbatical). I have just received confirmation that my paper ‘“Extreme” Porn?: The Implications of a Label’ has been accepted for publication in Porn Studies.. I’ll update here when the article is in print.


Offscreen Festival

On 12th March 2016, I delivered a paper entitled ‘Grindigital: The Ghost of Grindhouse Present’ at the 42nd Street Forever conference, which was held as part of the Offscreen Film Festival, Brussels. The other speakers included David Church, Elena Gorfinkel, Jamie Sexton, Ernest Mathijs, and Johnny Walker. The festival guests were Lucile Hadzihalilovic and Frank Henenlotter. For more details about the panel and the festival, click here.


Snuff Collection Update

The collection Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media (edited by Neil Jackson, Shaun Kimber, Johnny Walker, & Tom Watson) was published by Bloomsbury in January 2016. The book is based on a conference that was held at Bournemouth University in November 2012. It features a foreword from David Kerekes (co-author of Killing for Culture) and wide variety of essays on the subgenre. My chapter "A View to a Kill: Perspectives on Faux-Snuff and Self" is based around the Amateur Porn Star Killer movies. The book can be purchased from Bloomsbury, Amazon and other retailers. The Amazon link provides a preview of the content.


New Chapter

I have a chapter entitled "Torture Pornopticon: (In)security Cameras, Self-Governance and Autonomy" in the new collection Digital Horror: Haunted Technologies, Network Panic and the Found Footage Phenomenon, edited by Linnie Blake and Xavier Aldana Reyes, which has just been published by I.B. Tauris. More information about the book is available here.