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PhD Studentship

As part of Northumbria University’s PhD Scholarship scheme, I am offering to supervise a project entitled New Theoretical Approaches to “Extreme” Media (ADSS/DRFMED7P/61878)

The full-time studentship provides full support for tuition fees, and an annual tax-free stipend at RCUK rates (for 2015/16 this is £14,057 p.a.)

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2015

Details on the project and how to apply are available here

For enquiries about the project, email me at steve.jones@unn.ac.uk

New article

An article I wrote on abortion themes in survival horror has been published by Sexuality & Culture Journal (print version to follow). The article draws on case studies including Dark Corners (dir. Ray Gower, 2006), Frontier(s) (dir. Xavier Gens, 2007), The Hills Run Red (dir. Dave Parker, 2009), Inside (a L’interieur, dirs. Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, 2007), Madness (dirs. Sonny Laguna, David Liljeblad and Tommy Wiklund, 2010), Resurrection County (dir. Matt Zettell, 2008), Timber Falls (dir. Tony Giglio, 2007), and The Wreck (dir. James K. Jones, 2008).

I presented a paper based on the article at the University of Sunderland on 9th February 2015.

Zombies and Sexuality collection

The Zombies and Sexuality collection I co-edited with Shaka McGlotten is now available. The collection contains some really interesting and diverse essays, I am excited to see how it is received. The book is also available to preview on Google Books here.