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Biography

Jeff Scheible received a PhD and MA in Film and Media Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara. He previously taught at SUNY Purchase (New York) and before that was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at Concordia University (Montreal). Much of his research is located on cinema’s boundaries, considering its relationship to other media, forms of textuality, and cultural practices. His first book, Digital Shift: The Cultural Logic of Punctuation, examines how punctuation and typographical marks have been redefined and have become increasingly ubiquitous across visual culture and everyday life since the emergence of networked computing. It received the Media Ecology Association’s Susanne K. Langer Award. His co-edited collection with Karen Redrobe, Deep Mediations, explores legacies, operations, and valuations of concepts of “depth” and deepness in cinema and media studies. His writing has appeared in Film Quarterly, American Literature, Canadian Journal of Film Studies, and many other journals and books.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Contemporary American cinema and culture
  • Media history and aesthetics
  • Media materiality and the environment
  • Race and popular culture
  • Documentary and experimental film

Scheible’s research interests generally focus on media aesthetics; race in American cinema and television; contemporary documentary; and the intersection of film and media’s materiality with space and the environment.

Recent and current writing explores work by filmmakers and artists such as VALIE EXPORT, Laura Poitras, Kevin Jerome Everson, Spike Lee, Miranda July, and Ryan Trecartin.

He is open to supervising PhDs on various topics related to his research interests and engaged with current debates in the arts and humanities.

For more details, please see his full research profile.

Teaching

Dr. Scheible covers a wide range of topics, media forms, genres, and critical perspectives across his teaching. At King’s he convenes or has convened: Contemporary American Cinema and Media; Film and New Media; Race, Cinema, and American Culture; Television Studies; Film History 1990 to the Present; and Media Aesthetics.

Expertise and public engagement

Scheible has given talks around the world, has been a featured guest on academic podcasts, and has been interviewed by more popular outlets including The Guardian and Wired. He is a founding editor of Media Fields Journal, an online, open-access journal featuring medium-length essays, audiovisual interviews, and creative work that explore intersections of media and space in each themed issue.