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Research Interests and PhD Supervision

Seb Franklin’s fields of research and teaching include: contemporary literature and visual media; media theory and history; history of science (especially histories of digital technology and cybernetics); critical theory; economic theory and practice. He is the author of Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic (MIT Press, 2015) and the co-convenor (with Jane Elliott) of the MA in Contemporary Literature, Culture and Theory.

Seb welcomes PhD proposals on: literature, film, and computational media; digital culture (especially relationships between digitality and the socioeconomic formations of the late 20th and early 21st centuries); media archaeology; games and play.

For more details, please see his full research profile.


Seb currently teaches on the following modules:


  • 4AAEA001 - Introducing Literary Theories (level 4)
  • 5AAEB076 – Special Topic/Theory, Culture and Politics after the 1960s
  • 6AAEC081 – Literature, Media and Theory (Level 6)


  • 7AAEM706– Post-1945: Literature, Culture, Theory
  • 7AAEM727 – Literature, Play and Games