Visiting Associate Professor of Film
Education: PhD, University of Oxford
Research Areas: filmmaking, short films, film critic
William Brown is an academic and filmmaker who has since 2007 published over 70 essays in a host of journals and edited collections. He has written on numerous topics related to cinema, with an especial focus on the effects that digital technology has had on film aesthetics.
He is the author of Moving People, Moving Images: Cinema and Trafficking in the New Europe (with Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin, St Andrews Film Studies, 2010), Supercinema: Film-Philosophy for the Digital Age (Berghahn, 2013) and Non-Cinema: Global Digital Filmmaking and the Multitude (Bloomsbury, forthcoming). He is also the co-editor of Deleuze and Film (with David Martin-Jones, Edinburgh University Press, 2012), as well as special issues of animation: an interdisciplinary journal (on Avatar) and Frames Cinema Journal (on new media culture). He is reviews editor for both Film-Philosophy and Studies in European Cinema, while also being conference reviews editor for Cinema: Journal for Philosophy and the Moving Image.
Since 2009, William has also directed ten zero-budget feature films, straddling fiction, documentary and the essay-film. These include En Attendant Godard (2009), Afterimages (2010), Common Ground (2012), China: A User's Manual (Films) (2012), Selfie (2014), Ur: The End of Civilization in 90 Tableaux (2015), The New Hope (2015), Circle/Line (2016), Letters to Ariadne (2016) and The Benefit of Doubt (in post-production). He is currently working on three more features and a short.