Miss Victoria Walden

Post:Teaching Fellow in Media (Foundation Year) (Media and Film)
Location:ARTS C C110
Email:V.Walden@sussex.ac.uk
Personal homepage:Study Skills Blog

Telephone numbers
Internal:7646
UK:01273 877646
International:+44 1273 877646
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Biography

I completed my PhD at Queen Mary, University of London in 2017. I also completed my BA in Media Arts at Royal Holloway, followed by my PGCE in post-compulsory education at the Institute of Education and MA in Film Studies (by independent research) at De Montfort University. 

My research interests include the relationship between sites of contested memories, conflict and media, particularly in relation to the Holocaust and the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. My work is best described as media philosophy exploring the relationships between the writing of thinkers such as Georges Didi-Huberman, Giorgio Agamben, Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze, and media and film theory.

My first book Studying Hammer Horror emphasises how the studio's cult films can be worthy of serious academic study, applying a range of film theories to the studio's oeuvre. I have just finished writing my second book Cinematic Intermedialities and Contemporary Holocaust MemoryI have published several articles about Holocaust animation and fiction film, as well as work about vocational film pedagogy. I am currently developing an edited collection called Memorial Museums in the Digital Age and am researching for my next monograph about screen memory, media archaeologies and the vicitims of Nazi Persecution from, and in, the Channel Islands. 

Before working in education and academia, I produced short films and music videos. I also develop screenwriting projects. I am actively engaged with Holocaust education and created the online academic network: 'the Holocaust, contemporary genocide, popular culture and the digital'. In my spare time I am a volunteer programmer at Deptford Cinema - a co-operative community cinema project bringing global films to local people. I recently won a small award from the Film Bank Innovation fund to create a travelling cinema in Deptford for older people, which also trains older people to programme their own film season. 

Role

Teaching Fellow (Foundation Media)

Community and Business

I have been a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts since 2015. 

I am a volunteer programmer at Deptford Cinema - a co-operative community cinema project bringing global films to local people.