Areas of Expertise: Film, media and communication studies
Patricia is a researcher who has published in the areas of continental philosophy (especially Deleuze, Guattari, Serres, Irigaray, Lyotard, Kristeva, Blanchot, Ranciere), feminism, queer theory, posthuman theory, horror film, body modification, animal rights/abolitionism, cinesexuality and ethics.
Patricia has published extensively in the areas of Continental philosophy, feminism, queer theory, posthuman ethics, animal studies and horror films. The REF test rated all her work at 4*. Her work has been cited and reviewed internationally resulting in many invites to HEIs to speak both to Faculty and public lectures. Her monographs Cinesexuality, Posthuman Ethics and The Animal Catalyst collection have been key reading on curricula internationally, including Monash University, Brock University, UCSB and universities in Europe, North and South America and Australia. She has had successful large single researcher grant applications and continues to apply for large grants.
The reach of her academic work has extended further into what the REF now require as a compulsory non-HEI field of impact: one of her works was one of the three impact case studies submitted for the REF in her Department in 2014 in the area of film and public awareness of difference. She has lectured publicly at the October Gallery, The Barbican, The Tate Britain, The Manchester ‘AND’ Arts Festival, Neuhaus Rotterdam, The Museums of Modern Art in Malmo and Stockholm, Kunsthalle Zurich among others.
She has appeared being interviewed, and has interviewed a number of directors, on a variety of DVDs including the 13 DVDs of the films of Jean Rollin, the 2009 edition of Suspiria, many DVDs released by Redemption Films such as Burke and Hare (2010) and Daughter of Darkness (2010), the complete video nasty phenomenon documentary Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide (2009). Recently she was interviewed on the BFI release of Maitresse and wrote the booklet notes for the 2012 BFI Maitresse and the 2012 BFI Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan.
Currently she is working on a new impact case study on inclusivity in mental health and criminal justice especially in relation with issues of sexual difference and Trans rights. Partners include the College of Policing, St Andrew’s Healthcare and CRC London Probation Services. She is lecturing extensively in these fields for non-academic practitioners and clients.
Patricia publishes in the following areas of aesthetics, identity, ethics, gender and cultural studies:
See research interests.
Courses that Patricia has developed and taught include:
Monograph Vitalistic Death invited proposal under preparation commissioned by Sarah Campbell, philosophy editor for Rowman and Littlefield
Monograph Cinema Alchemy: Occultism and Magic on Film manuscript. Palgrave Macmillan and Bloomsbury have both offered contracts
The Ahuman Manifesto forthcoming Bloomsbury, 2019.
Ecosophical Aesthetics co-edited with Colin Gardner and including the Introduction and chapter ‘Schizo-Semiotic Apprenticeship: Guattari’s Gift to Contemporary Clinical Practice’. Bloomsbury 2018.
Deleuze and the Animal co-edited with Colin Gardner and including the Introduction and chapter ‘Ahuman Abolition’. Edinburgh University Press 2017.
The Animal Catalyst, sole edited anthology, and including the Introduction and chapter ‘After Life’. Bloomsbury 2014.
Post-Human Ethics. Routledge 2012.
Cinesexuality. Routledge 2008.
The Schizoanalysis of Cinema edited with Ian Buchanan and including the chapter ‘The Ecosophy of Film’. Continuum. 2008.
‘Djuriskheter: Etik ok Absolut Abolitionism’ Fronesis: Djuret 56-57, Stockholm, 2017.
‘Art: Inhuman Ecstasy’ Art Against Art: Art Journal from within Post-Market Culture Issue 3 Winter 2016/17.
‘Rebuilding the Fabulated Bodies of the Hoard-Warriors’ co-authored with Aas Mittman, Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies Vol 7: Issue 3 Fall 2016.
‘Queer Posthumanizm: Sayborglar, Hayvanlar, Ucubeler, Sapkinlar’ KaosQueer+ Sayi (Issue) 2, Istanbul, Ilkbahar (Spring) 2015.
'Feminist Becomings: Hybrid Feminism and Haecceitic (Re)production.' Australian Feminist Studies. Special Edition 30@30 30: November 2015.
‘Art, Nature, Ethics: Nonhuman Queerings’ Somatechnics Vol 5: Issue 2, 2015.
‘Creative aproduction: Mucous and the Blank’ co-authored with Ruth McPhee. Inter/Alia Journal of Queer Studies 9: 2014.
‘Alchemical Cinema’ Abraxas Journal Autumn 2014.
‘Gracious Pedagogy’ Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy International Refereed Journal, Vol 10 Issue 1, 2013.
‘Cosmogenic Acceleration: Futurity and Ethics’ e-Flux International Refereed Journal, Vol 6 Issue 46, 2013.
‘Lovecraft Through Deleuzio-Guattarian Gates.’ Postmodern Culture. Vol 20: Number 2. January 2010.
‘Mucous, Monsters and Angels’ Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image. Inaugural Issue. December 2010.
‘Inhuman Ecstasy’. Angelaki Journal of Theoretical Humanities. Volume 15: Number 1. April 2010.
‘Becoming-Vulva.’ New Formations: Special Issue on Deleuze and Politics. 68: Winter 2010.
‘Inhuman Evanescence’ borderlands. Vol 8 Number 2, November 2009.
'Feminist Becomings: Hybrid Feminism and Haecceitic (Re)production.' Australian Feminist Studies. 24: 59 March 2009.
‘The Great Ephemeral Tattooed Skin.’ Body and Society 12:2, 57-82. May 2006.
‘Necrosexuality.’ Rhizomes: Special Issue on Deleuze and Queer Theory. 11: 12 Spring 2006.
‘A Cinema of Desire: Cinesexuality and Guattari’s Asignifying Cinema.’ Women: Special Issue on Guattari and Feminism 16 (3), Winter 2005/6.
'Parabolic Philosophies: Analogue and Affect'. Theory, Culture and Society 21(5) October: 179-187. 2004.
‘Facial Futures and Probe Heads: From Australia Post to Pluto’ Journal of Australian Studies, 81: 135-143. 2004.
‘Perversion: Transgressive Sexuality and Becoming-monster’ Thirdspace Vol 3 Issue 2. 2004.
‘Becoming Hu-Man: Deleuze and Guattari, Gender and 3rd Rock from the Sun’ Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media. 1, Autumn 2001.
‘The Grace of Extinction’, in Dolphijn, Rick, ed. Michel Serres and the Crisis of the Contemporary. London: Bloomsbury, 2018.
‘The Ahuman’, ‘Posthuman Ethics’ and ‘Posthuman Sexuality’, in Braidotti, Rosi, ed. The Posthuman Glossary London: Bloomsbury, 2018.
‘Thanaterotics: Transgression as Freedom’ in Perks, Sarah and O’Callahan, Bren, eds. Dark Habits Manchester: HOME Publications, 2017.
‘Tortured Spectators: Massacred and Mucosal’, in De Valk, Mark, Screening the Tortured Body: The Cinema as Scaffold, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
‘Lovecraft’s Cosmic Ethics’, in Sederholm, Carl and Weinstock, Jeffrey, The Age of Lovecraft Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016.
‘Posthuman’, in Hoogland, Renee, ed. Gender: Sources, Perspectives and Methodologies. Farmington Hills MI: Macmillan Reference USA. 2016.
‘The Ecstatic Olfactory Face’ in Van Brakel, Eikelbloo and Duerinck, eds, Sense of Smell, Amsterdam: IdeaBooks, 2014.
‘Venusian Ecosophy’, in Goth, Sebastian, Venus as Muse, University of Cologne UP, 2014.
‘Pro-Proteus: The Transpositional Teratology of Rosi Braidotti’ in Bolette Blasgaard and Iris Van Der Tuin, eds. The Subject of Rosi Braidotti: Politics and Concepts. London: Bloomsbury. 2014.
‘A Cinema of Flaming Gracious Thought’, in Mayer, Steinbrugge and Blickle, eds. But We Have Loved Her, Nuremberg: Verlag Fur Moderne Kunst, 2013.
‘Inhuman Evanescent Cinema’, in Bowman, Paul, ed. Ranciere and Film. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2013.
‘The Theatre of Thought’, in Walsh, Fintan. Performance, Identity and the Neo-Political Subject. London: Routledge 2013.
‘Mucosal Monsters’, in Papenberg, Bettina, ed. Carnal Aesthetics. London: IB Tauris 2013.
‘The Queer Ethics of Monstrosity’, in Picart, Caroline. Speaking of Monsters: A Teratological Anthology. London: Palgrave. 2012.
‘Cinesexualitat, Zuschauerschaft, Sciz-Flux’ (trans. Marcus Stiglegger), in Marcus Stiglegger and Ivo Ritzer Global Bodies: Mediale Reprasentationen des Korpers. Berlin: Bertz-Fischer. 2012.
‘Mucosal Coseying’, in Maria Fusco and Richard Birkett Cosey Complex. London: Koenig. 2012.
‘Posthuman Teratologies’, in Mittman, Asa The Ashgate Guide to Monsters and the Monstrous. Basingstoke: Ashgate. 2011.
‘Multi-Dimensional Modifications’, in Hughes, Joe. Deleuze and the Body, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 2011.
‘Encounters of Ecstasy’, in Beckman, Frida Deleuze and Sex, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2011.
‘Mucosal Monsters in Polish Cinema and Beyond’ 77 Posters/77Plakatow London: BFI 2010.
‘Kristeva and Cinema’ In Felicity Coleman, ed. Film Theory and Philosophy: The Key Thinkers London: Acumen 2009.
‘Cinemasochism: Time, Space and Submission.’ In D.N. Rodowick, ed. The Afterimage of Gilles Deleuze’s Film Philosophy. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 2009.
‘Vitalistic FeminEthics’ In Colebrook, Claire and Braidotti, Rosi, eds. Deleuze and Law. London: Polity. 2009.
‘Unnatural Alliances’ In Chrysanthi Niggiani, ed. Deleuze and Queer Theory. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP. 2009.
‘Necrosexuality’ In Noreen Giffney, ed. Queering the Non/Human. Aldershot: Ashgate. 2008.
‘Zombies without Organs: Gender, Flesh and Fissure’, in Sean McIntosh and Marc Leverette, eds. Zombie Culture: Autopsies of the Living Dead. Plymouth: Scarecrow. 2008.
‘Castle of Terror’, ‘Grapes of Death’ and ‘Beyond the Darkness’, in Steven Jay Schneider, ed. 100 European Horror Films. London: BFI, 2007.
‘Necrosexuality, Perversion and Jouissance: The Experimental Desires of Buttgereit’s NekRomantik Films.’ In Steffen Hantke, ed. Caligari’s Heirs: Modern German Horror Cinema, Plymouth: Scarecrow 2007.
‘Masochistic Cinesexuality’. In Mathijs, E. and Mendik, X. Alternative Europe: Eurotrash and Exploitation Cinema Since 1945, London: Wallflower and New York: Columbia UP. 2004.
‘Gendered Authors, Gendered Learning.’ In Williams, Mary Rose and Backlund, Phil. Readings in Gendered Context. Belmont, Ca: Thomson Wadsworth. 2003: 247-256.
‘Ancient Classical World.’ In Eleanor B. Amico, ed. The Reader’s Guide To Women’s Studies. Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn. 1998: 23-24.
‘Great Directors: Antonio Margheriti’ Senses of Cinema Great Directors. September 2004.
Looking Away to See: Frazer Lee’s Duty of Care Films. Senses of Cinema Issue 32, July 2004.
‘Great Directors: Lucio Fulci’ Senses of Cinema Great Directors. May 2004.
Editor, Senses of Cinema Special Issue: Perversion Issue 30, Jan-Mar 2004.
Patricia Pisters The Matrix of Visual Culture Book Review Senses of Cinema Issue 29. December 2003.
‘Phantasmatic Fissures: Spider’ Senses of Cinema Issue 27. Aug 2003.
‘Italian perversions: Antonio Margheriti and Paul Morrissey's Il mostro é in Tavola, Barone Frankenstein (Flesh for Frankenstein, 1974) and Dracula cerca sangue di vergine... e morì di sete! (Blood for Dracula, 1974). Kinoeye Vol. 3 Issue 8. July 2003.
‘Christopher Lee: His Italian Journeys into Perversion’ Senses of Cinema. Issue 24. January 2003.
‘Barbara Steele’s Ephemeral Skin: Feminism, Fetishism and Film.’ Senses of Cinema. Issue 22. October 2002.
‘Sighs’ Read By Dawn III London: Beautiful Books. 2008.
‘The Bloom of Decay’ Read By Dawn I London: Beautiful Books. 2006.
‘We All Live the Apocalypse’ Imaging/Imagining Drawing Room (Sponsored by Stockholm University) Public lecture, Stockholm, November 2019.
‘Vitalistic Death’ First International Queer Death Studies Conference keynote, Karlstad University Sweden, November 2019.
‘The delimits of sex and gender in Mental Health’ St Andrew’s Symposium on Trans Mental Health, June 2019.
‘The Future in the Age of the Apocalypse’ Neuhaus Symposium Keynote, Het Niewe Instituut Rotterdam, May 2019.
‘Wither Identity’ Keynote, Posthuman Research Institute Annual Workshop, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo Canada, March 2019.
‘Queering Pedagogy’ University of Exeter Public Lecture, March 2019.
‘Posthuman Natural Ethics’ Public lecture University of Szeged, Hungary, February 2019.
‘Trans Inclusivity in Mental Health Care’ St Andrew’s CPD Day, October 2018.
Jury member, Lausanne Underground Film Festival, Lausanne Switzerland, September 2018.
‘Anthropophagic Ethics’ Queer Ecologies of Death: Queer Death Studies Network panel. SLSEAU Annual conference, University of Copenhagen, June 2018.
‘All Activism is Art’ Public Lecture and panelist on 3 debates, How the Light Gets In Festival of Philosophy, Wales, May 2018.
‘Towards an Ahuman Manifesto’ International Gender Studies Annual Commemorative Lecture, Oxford University, May 2018.
‘The Age of the Anthropophagous’ Keynote Raw: Cannibalism, Feminism, Psychoanalysis Birkbeck, London, May 2018.
‘Lovecraft and Mucosal Ethics’ Keynote, The American Weird: Ecologies and Cartographies, University of Gottingen, April 2018.
‘Mystic Posthumanism’ Keynote, Instinct and Desire: The Monster and Machine, University of Ghent, November 2017.
‘The Daemonic Fold: Feminism and Occulture’ Keynote, Performing the Occult Symposium, Queen Mary University, October 2017.
‘Cinesexuality and Ethics’ Keynote, Horrific Subjectivities, Northumbria University, October 2017.
‘Inhuman Art Ethics’ Keynote, Speculative Aesthetics Symposium, KunstAkademie, Berlin, July 2017.
‘ “Who is this We that is not Me?” Ecosophical Ethics’ Keynote Lecture NousSommes Cambridge French Graduate Conference, Penbroke College Cambridge University, April 2017.
‘The Natural Posthuman: Ahuman Becoming’ Keynote lecture Grand Narratives: Posthuman Aesthetics. Aarhus Museum of Modern Art and Aarhus University, Denmark, March 2017.
‘Why Desire Matters’ Public lecture Bloomsbury Why Philosophy Matters series, Bloomsbury Publishing London, November 2016.
‘Art and Queer Asemiosis’ Public Lecture at the New Human Ursula Mayer Exhibition, Stockholm Museum of Modern Art, November 2016.
‘Mucosal Occulture: Feminism, Lovecraftian Chaos and Queer Ethics’ Keynote at Trans-States: The Art of Crossing Over Northampton University, August 2016.
‘After Life: New Perspectives on Extinctionism’ Keynote The New Human Symposium Malmo Museum of Modern Art, August 2016.
‘Hannibal: Flesh, Desire, Will’ Keynote at Crime Television in Context, DEKRA Akademie Berlin, July 2016.
‘Mucous’ Guest speaker, Birkbeck Series on Fluid Physicalities, June 2016.
‘Cinesexuality as Ethical Desire’ public paid lecture, SALT Gallery, Istanbul Turkey, May 2016.
‘Teratology and Corporeal Alterity’ Keynote paper at KAOS 11th Annual Anti-Homophobia Conference, Ankara Turkey, May 2016.
‘Mystic Queer’ Leverhulme Queer Seminar Series, University of Cambridge, May 2016.
‘Encounters with Inhuman Ecstasy’ Finding the Body: The Last Transgression. Central St Martin’s London, April 2016.
‘Fabulated Monsters Beyond the Gates of the Anthropocene’. King’s Fantastic Talks Series, King’s College London, April 2016.
‘Queer Becomings: Art, Nature, Ethics’ University of Basel public paid lecture, November 2015.
‘Abolitionism and the Poshuman’ Inaugural seminar of Posthumanities International Network (PIN) Goldsmiths University, October 2014.
‘Lovecraft through the Deleuzio-Guattarian Gates’. Keynote speaker. SFF NOW: Annual Science Fiction Fantasy Conference Warwick University, August 2014.
‘Introducing the Animal Catalyst’ Animal Catalyst Network Book Launch Panel Anglia Ruskin University, April 2014.
‘Necrocinesexuality: Death and Desire’ Public paid lecture at the Kunsthalle, Zurich, March 2014.
‘Evanescent Spectatorship’ Stephen Dwoskin Symposium ICA March 2014. Paid keynote speaker.
‘Mucous, Monsters and Mysticism’ Public lecture, LaVerne University, Los Angeles, November 2013.
‘Posthuman Aesthetics’ Public Lecture, University of Santa Barbara, sponsored by the IHC and Leverhulme Trust, November 2013.
‘Ethics, Animality and Ahuman Theory’ Public Lecture, University of Santa Barbara, sponsored by the IHC and Leverhulme Trust, November 2013.
‘Alchemical Cinema’ Public lecture, Monash University, Melbourne Australia, June 2013.
‘Mucosal Monsters and Fishy Fabulations’ Traces, Fragments, Remains: MLA Annual French and Francophone Studies Conference. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia, USA, March 2013.
‘Posthuman Cinesexuality’, Magis 12th Spring School, University of Udine, Gorizia celebrating the 20th anniversary of Filmforum. Gorizia, Italy, March 2013. Keynote opening lecture.
‘The Nephilim and the Necronomic’. Gothic: Culture, Subculture, Counterculture St Mary’s University, Strawberry Hill London, March 2013.
‘Image, Ethics, Deleuze’ Deleuze and the Humanities. University of Belfast, November 2012. Keynote speaker.
‘Rebuilding Fabulated Bodies of the Hoarders’. 2nd Biennial Meeting of the Babel Working Group. Northeastern University, Boston USA. September 2012. Invited speaker sponsored by Tufts University Boston.
‘Spectator Philosophers’ Deleuze and Cinema. Lancaster University. May 2012. Keynote speaker.
‘Deleuze’s Ethics of Inhuman Art’ Gilles Deleuze: Philosophy and Aesthetics Manchester Metropolitan University. March 2012. Keynote speaker.
‘Ecosophical Venus.’ Venus as Muse. University of Cologne. January 2012. Keynote speaker.
‘Monstrous Art’. Goldsmith’s University. January 2012. Paid lecture.
‘A-Human Art’. The Association of the Study of Arts of the Present (ASAP) 3. Panel with Steven Shaviro and Renee Hoogland, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. October 2011.
‘Art and Queer Monsters’. Public lecture sponsored and funded by Cranbrook Institute of Art, Detroit, Michigan. October 2011.
‘Angelic Monsters: Movement in Mucus.’ Public lecture sponsored and funded by Wayne State University Detroit. October 2011.
‘Movement without time’ Bodies in Movement. University of Edinburgh. May 2011. Keynote speaker.
Spill Festival. Barbican. London. April 2011. Paid interview panel guest speaker.
‘Toward a Philosophy of Demonology: Continental Philosophy and the Occult’. Treadwell’s public lecture. London. April 2011. Sold out.
‘Art as Inhuman Ecstasy’ Public lecture sponsored and funded by the University of California Santa Barbara. April 2011.
‘Gracious Parasites.’ Human-Animal/Humain-Animal. University of San Francisco. April 2011.
‘Mucosal Monsters’ Annual inaugural ‘Doing Gender’ lecture, as part of Carnal Aesthetics conference. University of Utrecht Netherlands. March 2011. Keynote speaker.
‘Cinesexuality Now’. Body, Theory, Media. University of Mainz Germany. November 2010. Keynote speaker.
RaRa New Feminist Radicalisations. Loughborough. November 2010. Paid interviewed speaker.
Gonda Film Project. Whitechapel Gallery and Film London funded workshop. October 2010. Paid speaker/consultant.
Abandon Normal Devices Festival of Cinema and Digital Culture. Manchester. October 2010. Paid interviewed speaker.
‘FutureSex: Queer Future Film Theory’ BFI. July 2010. Keynote Speaker.
‘Encounters of Ecstasy’. 3nd International Deleuze Conference. University of Amsterdam, July 2010. Plenary speaker.
‘Schizoanalysis and Visual Culture’. University of Cardiff, June 2010. Keynote Speaker.
Occult Cinesexuality, series of 4 public lectures sponsored and held by Treadwell’s London. January-February 2010. (All lectures sold out).
‘Uncanny Matrixiality’ Symposium on Bracha Ettinger University College Dublin, April 2009. Invited speaker.
‘Masochism and Aesthetic Encounters.’ Visual Culture Reconsidered University of Limerick, October 2009. Keynote speaker.
‘Ecosophical Ethics’ Close Encounters of the Animal Kind Tate Britain London November 2008. Keynote Speaker.
‘Barely Human: Transpositional Teratology’ Panel with Felicity Colman, Claire Colebrook and Rosi Braidotti, Annual IAPL conference, Melbourne Australia, July 2008.
‘The Ethical Imperative of Spectator Incommensurability’. Rancière Symposium A day conference with Professor Jacques Rancière. Roehampton University. May 2008. Invited speaker.
‘The Woe of Poe’ Cine-Excess Annual Cult Film Conference. May 2008 ICA. Invited Speaker.
‘Post-Human Feminist Manifesto’ NOISE conference on feminist manifestation. University of Bologna: Bologna. August 2007. Keynote Speaker.
‘Cinemasochism’. Conference panel with Laura Mulvey and Mary Ann Doane. I piaceri del testo. Identità di genere, storia e teoria del cinema`` - Convegno internazionale di studi. Università degli Studi di Torino – DAMS. University of Turin. December 2006. Invited speaker.
‘Necrophilosophy and Feminethics of the Post-Human’. Forensic Futures. Birkbeck, Invited speaker. March 2006.
‘Horrorality’. Guest Speaker at Seminar Series. Women’s Studies Department. University College Dublin. This one day conference was dedicated to and includes papers and panels based on my published work. March 2006.
‘Flesh, Fold, Infinity’, Queer Lines: Deleuzian Queer Theory. UEL. October 2005.
‘Peeping Tom and the Ecstatic Gaze’. Michael Powell Centenary Conference. University of Bangor, Wales. September, 2005.
‘Cinesexuality.’ Flesh made Text. Thessaloniki University, Thessaloniki Greece. May 2003.
‘Corporeal Gothic: Film, Flesh, Fulci.’ The Persistence of Gothic. Greenwich University, Greenwich England. October 2002.
‘The Many Deaths of Giovanni Lombardo Radice.’ Exploiting Fear: The Art and Appeal of Horror. Hull University, Hull England. October 2002.
‘Cinesexuality: Home Cinema and Becoming-Masochist’ Technotopias. Strathclyde University, Glasgow Scotland. July 2002.