Christine Cornea

Christine Cornea

Dr

  • 3.62 Arts

Personal profile

Biography

My teaching and research has broadly been concerned with the cultural significance of popular cinema and television genres. Recent work has specifically revolved around questions of race, gender/sexuality, screen performance, industrial aesthetics and practices in film and television. While I have previously drawn upon both historical and theoretical traditions, current work has also focused upon interdisciplinary approaches to research. I have explored all of these areas in recent publications, as well as in my teaching at PhD, MA and BA levels. I am a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy and recent winner of a UEA Engagement Award (2020). Between 2019-2022, I was a named Investigator on a large-scale transdisciplinary project, called 'Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals', which was supported by a successful UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund award. I have recently been awarded a 10-month funded Research Fellowship with the Kate Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Postapocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) at Heidelberg University in Germany, which I will be undertaking from the 1st October 2022 to 31st July 2023.

PhD Supervision

I currently supervise 3 Ph.D. students and I have been the primary supervisor for 13 PhD students, who successfully completed between 2011 -2023, on the following topics: representations of AI in SF screen narratives and real-world discourses; representations of posthuman women in science fiction television; apocalyptic science fiction film; representations of mental disorder in the contemporary American Biopic; press discourse surrounding representations of rape in film; sound in the Gulf War film; American Independent Cinema; liminal identities in American science fiction television; gender and contemporary American science fiction television; white American masculinities in the apocalyptic science fiction road narrative; the films of Hal Hartley; the representation of women in the films of Woody Allen and their popular and critical reception; the science fiction novel and meta-narrative strategies.

Key Research Interests

Research interests are broadly concerned with the cultural significance of popular cinema and television genres. Recent work has specifically revolved around questions of gender/sexuality, screen performance, industrial aesthetics and practices in film and television, as well as the development of interdisciplinary approaches to research. My current research interests are focused upon the uses of the apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic narrative, environmental fiction and documentary in film and television.

Areas of Expertise

Science fiction in film and television; acting in film and television; the practitioner interview in film and television studies, documentary filmmaking, participatory filmmaking methods, transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research (particularly across arts and sciences).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action