Felicity ColmanResearch Affiliate

    Professor Felicity Colman is a Creative Media Arts theorist. She is Professor of Film and Media Arts at the Kingston School of Art. She is the Head of The Graduate Research School at Kingston University, London, United Kingdom. She first trained as a Fashion &Textile Designer, and later as an Art Historian. She worked for 15 years in the creative industries as a designer and curator. She then undertook an MA and PhD as she began researching in screen cultures and teaching in HE.

    Prof. Colman currently does research into art, culture, and screen media forms, and creative philosophy. Her research focuses on the models, modalities, and methodologies for art, cultural, and screen based media analysis, in particular looking at technologically instigated moments of disruption, innovation, and change, which are central to understanding how creativity works, where new knowledge forms emerge, and how they manifest, in terms of cultural values, artistic practices, communication models, and ethical modalities. Her current research is on the implications of the Algorithmic Condition; Digital Feminicity; the Materialist Screen, and Genealogies of Screen Philosophy. Prof. Colman has most recently received funding for her research from the European Commission, from the Industrial Leadership in ICT, Horizon 2020 programme Ethics of Coding: A Report on the Algorithmic Condition [2017-2018], and COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology): Network Grant Action IS1307 on New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on ‘How Matter Comes to Matter’ [2014-2018].



    PhD.     The University of Melbourne, Australia, 2002. [Art History and Film]

    M.A.    Monash University, Australia. 1996. [History of Art, Contemporary]

    B.A.     The University of Queensland, Australia, 1991. [Art History & Literary Theory].

    B.Des.(Hons) Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, Australia, 1988


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    • Colman, F., Bühlmann, V., O’Donnell, A. and van der Tuin, I. (2018). Ethics of Coding: A Report on the Algorithmic Condition [EoC]. H2020-EU.2.1.1. – INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP – Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Information and Communication Technologies. Brussels: European Commission. 732407, https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/207025_en.html pp.1–54.
    • Bühlmann, V, Colman, F., Van der Tuin, I. 2017. Editorial “Introduction to New Materialist Genealogies: New Materialisms, Novel Mentalities, Quantum Literacy” The Minnesota Review. [Duke Journal] January, pp. 47-58.
    • Colman, F.J. 2017. “Preface [Affectology: On Desiring an Affect of One’s Own]” in Angerer, Marie-Luise. Ecology of affect: intensive milieus and contingent encounters.  Lüneburg: Meson Press: 7-13. http://meson.press/books/ecology-of-affect/
    • Colman, F.J. 2017. “The Earth as material film: Benning’s light glance making the material-image,” in James Benning’s Environments: Politics, Ecology, Duration, Nikolaj Lubecker and Daniele Rugo (eds.) Edinburgh & Oxford University Presses: 114-126.
    • Colman, F. J. 2016. “Deleuzian Spectatorship” in The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Gender (E. Ann Kaplan, Patrice Petro, Dijana Jelača, and Kristin Hole, eds.) New York: Routledge: Chapter 30. pp. 322-331.
    • Colman, F.J. and James, D. 2016 “Military Class: Hearts and Minds on the Domestic Screen,” in Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain, David Forrest, and Beth Johnson (eds.) Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Colman, F.J. and Stapleton, E. 2016 “Screening Feminisms: Teaching Sex and Gender,” in Teaching with Feminist Politics of Responsibility in Times of Crisis, Beatriz Revelles-Benavente and Ana M. González Ramos (eds.), London & New York: Routledge ,pp. 99-116.
    • Colman, F.J. 2015. ‘Digital Biopolitics: the Image of Life’ In Resisting Biopolitics: Philosophical, Political and Performative Strategies. S. Wilmer and A. Žukauskaitė  (eds.). London & New York: Routledge, pp. 189-201.
    • Colman, F.J. 2015. “Dromospheric Generation: The Things That We Have Learned Are No Longer Enough,” in a special issues of the Duke University Press Journal, Cultural Politics, on The Squared Horizon: Frames and Trajectories of Paul Virilio (11: 2): 246-259; doi: 10.1215/17432197-2895807 http://culturalpolitics.dukejournals.org/content/11/2
    • Colman, F.J. 2014. “Digital Feminicity: Predication and Measurement, Informatics and Images” in Artnodes: e-Journal on Art, Science, and Technology. (14) Special issue on New Feminist Materialism. ISSN 1695-5951 [Spanish and English ] http://journals.uoc.edu/index.php/artnodes/article/view/n14-colman DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7238/a.v0i14.2408
    • Colman, F.J. 2014. Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic Grammar. New York: Columbia University Press [Wallflower]. ISBN: 978-0-231-16973-8.
    • Colman, F.J. 2012. ‘The Death Index’. In Revisiting Normativity with Deleuze. Rosi Braidotti and Patricia Pisters (eds.) Continuum: pp. 189- 202. 9781441128751
    • Colman, F.J. 2012. ‘Affective Animal: Bataille, Lascaux and the mediatization of the sacred’ in Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhumanism. C. Blake, C. Molloy, S. Shakespeare (eds.)  Continuum Press: 145-166. ISBN: 9781441107428
    • Colman, F.J. 2012. “Notes on Guattari’s ‘machinic unconscious’: play as an affective field for activating subjectivity”. Deleuze Studies (Edinburgh University Press), special issue on Guattari (Gary Genosko ed.) Vol 6 No. 2 (May).
    • Colman, F.J. 2011. Deleuze And Cinema: The film concepts. Oxford & New York: Berg Publishers and Oxford International / Bloomsbury Press. ISBN 1847880371.
    • Colman, Felicity J. 2010. “Affective Self: Feminist Thinking and Feminist actions”. Contemporary French and Francophone Studies: Sites (Volume 14: 5, December): 543-552. Routledge ISSN: 1740-9292.

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