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Jeff Scheible

Dr Jeff Scheible

Senior Lecturer in Film Studies

Research interests

  • Arts
  • Media


Jeff Scheible received a PhD and MA in Film and Media Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara and a BA in Film and Media Studies from Swarthmore College. 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 (2015), 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. In 2022, it received the Best Edited Collected Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

His writing has appeared in Feminist Media Histories, World Records, Film Quarterly, American Literature, Canadian Journal of Film Studies, and many other journals and books.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Contemporary cinema and visual culture
  • Media history and aesthetics
  • Documentary and experimental film
  • Race, sexuality, and US popular culture
  • Media materiality and the environment

Scheible’s research interests generally focus on intersections of aesthetics, politics, histories, and epistemologies of contemporary film and media.

Recent writing explores work by filmmakers and artists such as Agnès Varda, 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.

Selected publications 

  • “Expanded Cinema, Recycled Cinema: A Ping-Pong Volley between VALIE EXPORT and Agnès Varda,” Feminist Media Histories 8, no. 2 (2022): 180-207
  • Deep Mediations: Thinking Space in Cinema and Digital Cultures, ed. Karen Redrobe and Jeff Scheible (University of Minnesota Press, 2021), 101-122
  • “The Politics of Cinematic Disposability: jerry Maguire’s Plastic Afterlives,” Media Fields no. 16 (2021)
  • “Throwing Punches: The Athletic Aesthetics of Kevin Jerome Everson’s Filmmaking,” World Records vol 3 (2020): 20-31
  • Digital Shift: The Cultural Logic of Punctuation (University of Minnesota Press, 2015)


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 modules on 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 podcasts, and has been interviewed by venues 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.