Next we have Dr Tina Kendall. Tina is Course Leader for Film Studies at ARU so I guess she takes over where Tom finishes. She teaches across a range of modules in Film Studies, and leads several modules, including: ‘Film, Modernity and Postmodernity’, ‘Theorizing Spectatorship’, and ‘Introduction to Film Studies’.
Her current research interests include contemporary European and American cinema, and film-philosophy. Her work explores the materiality, ethics, and affects of extreme cinema, with a view to theorizing marginal, in-between, or unpleasurable aspects of cinematic spectatorship. Her most recent project, ‘An Aesthetics of Boredom in Contemporary Cinema’ addresses boredom as a key affect of the contemporary ‘attention economy’. So, its fingers crossed that she finds nothing that we have to offer that she can use in her work.