Michelle Fletcher specializes in the apocalyptic, textual imitation, and visual media theory. Her particular expertise in Bible and Film. Her doctoral research at King's College London used film theory to examine the use of the Hebrew Bible in the book of Revelation, and was awarded the Elsevier Outstanding Thesis Prize. It is forthcoming in the monograph Reading Revelation as Pastiche: Imitating the Past (Bloomsbury T&T Clark). Prior to her PhD, Michelle studied for a BA in English at Cambridge, and an MA in Biblical studies at King's College London.
Michelle is currently working on a co-edited text book in NT reception history, and also undertaking a research project examining visual and theological reception of the New Jerusalem.
Michelle is Associate Lecturer at the University of Kent, where she teaches modules on Judaism, Christianity, and the Bible. She is Research Assistant on the VCS at King’s College London, where she is also a Research Fellow. She is an editor for Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception, co-chair of the BNTC Revelation seminar, and on the steering committee of SBL John's Apocalypse section.
Research interests and PhD supervision
- Apocalyptic, particularly the book of Revelation
- Bible and Film
- Imitative and combinatory textual practices
Books & Monographs
- Reading Revelation as Pastiche: Imitating the Past (LNTS; London: T&T Clark). Forthcoming 2017.
Articles and Chapters
- “‘Behold, I’ll Be Back’: Terminator, the Book of Revelation and the Power of Sequels,” in Now Showing: Film Theory in Biblical Studies, ed. Caroline Vander Stichele and Laura Copier, Semeia Studies (SBL Brill Academic Publishers, 2016).
- “Once Upon an Apocalypse: Exodus, Disaster, and a Long, Long Time ago?” in Biblical Reception Volume 4: A New Hollywood Moses: On the Spectacle and Reception of Exodus: Gods and Kings, ed. David Tollerton, Journal of Biblical Reception. (London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016).
- “Apocalypse Noir: How Revelation Defined and Defied a Genre,” in Currents in British Research on the Apocalypse, ed. Garrick Allen, Ian Paul, Simon P. Woodman, (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015), 115-134.
- “Flesh for Frankenwhore: Reading Babylon’s Body in Revelation 17,” in The Body in Biblical, Christian and Jewish Texts, ed. Joan E. Taylor, The Library of Second Temple Studies (London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2014), 144–64