Dr Felicity Gee

Research interests

Felicity's main research interests are in critical theory, film-philosophy, and the modernist avant-garde. Her current research focuses on the intersections between Surrealism and magic realism in the twentieth century, with particular focus on collaoborative and intermedial work that sets film very much within the fields of art history and literature. 

Felicity also works on the writings of cultural historian Fredric Jameson; on cinematic affect; and also maintains her interest in Japanese cinema, especially pertaining to the 1960s and 1970s. 

She is currently preparing her monograph Magic Realism: The Avant-Garde in Exile (Routledge 2018); a substantial chapter of which will be based on research connecting Alejo Carpentier and the Cuban Film Industry, and made possible by a 2016-2017 British Academy grant. 

She has published on Luis Buñuel and Hiroshi Teshigahara (Wiley-Blackwell 2013), on photodynamism and affect in the Japanese avant-garde (The Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, 2014), as well as chapters on World Cinema. She is currently writing commissioned articles on Claude Cahun; Leonora Carrington; and Vera Chytilova.