GQC Contributors

  • Rosalind Galt is Reader in Film Studies in the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of The New European Cinema: Redrawing the Map (Columbia UP, 2006) and Pretty: Film and the Decorative Image (Columbia, 2011), as well as coeditor of Global Art Cinema: New Theories and Histories (Oxford UP, 2010). She has published articles on topics such as cinematic masochism, European avant-garde cinemas, and synaesthesia and her current work includes a project on world cinema and economic default. She is leading the Global Queer Cinema research project with Karl Schoonover, and is a member of the GQC website editorial team.


  •  Karl Schoonover teaches in the Department of Film and TV Studies at the University of Warwick.  His recent work explores the idea of ‘world cinema’ as a political structure that emerges from specific institutions, including arthouses, film festivals, tax incentives, censorship, and NGOs.  His book, Brutal Vision: The Neorealist Body in Postwar Italian Cinema (U of Minnesota P 2012), argues that Neorealist films used images of suffering to recalibrate the scale of the human community.  Schoonover also co-edited the anthology Global Art Cinema (Oxford UP 2011).  In addition to these books, he has published articles on topics such as stardom in the 1970s, recent “slow cinema” debates, the aestheticization of waste, and spirit photography.   He is leading the Global Queer Cinema research project with Rosalind Galt, and is a member of the GQC website editorial team.



  • Laura Ellen Joyce is a DPhil candidate in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of Sussex. Her research interests include masculinity and spatiality, criminal geography, psychogeography and the queer uncanny, 21st century radical crime writing and gendered reception of Ovid. She teaches critical theory within the school of English and also in Media, Film and Music. She is a member of the editorial board for Excursions, an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal.  She is co-organiser of the NGender seminar series at Sussex University. Her first novel, The Museum of Atheism, will be published by Salt in November 2012. She is project co-ordinator for the GQC project.

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