Dr Pansy Duncan staff profile picture

Contact details +64 (09) 414 0800  ext. 43344

Dr Pansy Duncan

Lecturer in Media Studies

School of English and Media Studies

I work at the intersection of media aesthetics, media history and eco-materialist media studies, with an emphasis on early cinema. My articles on media affect and aesthetics have been published in a number of venues, including Screen, PMLA, Film Quarterly, Textual Practice and Cultural Critique, and my book, The Emotional Life of Postmodern Film, appeared with Routledge in 2016. 

My current book project, Cinematic Matters: Film Aesthetics through Animal, Vegetable and Mineral Matter, advances a counter-history of cinematic form, showing how the raw materials of film stock—cellulose, silver and gelatin—informed the emergence and evolution of Hollywood film aesthetics.

More about me...View less...

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Film theory

Affect theory


Aesthetic theory

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Art Theory (190103): Art Theory and Criticism (190100): Cinema Studies (190201): Electronic Media Art (190203): Film, Television and Digital Media (190200): Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000): Visual Cultures (190104)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 1

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

Massey Contact Centre Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm 0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701) TXT 5222 contact@massey.ac.nz Web chat Staff Alumni News Māori @ Massey