Dr Ros Murray
Senior Lecturer in French
I am a graduate of King's College London, where I completed a PhD on the work of Antonin Artaud. I held research posts in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at The University of Manchester, and in the department of Film at Queen Mary University of London, where I taught on film and French modules. I came back to King's as a lecturer in 2016.
Research Interests and PhD Supervision
- Documentary, avant-garde and experimental film cultures in France and Spain
- Feminism and queer theory
- Antonin Artaud
My first book, Antonin Artaud: The Scum of the Soul, was published with Palgrave McMilllan in 2014. My current book, on the work of the video activist Carole Roussopoulos, is under contract with Punctum books. I have published on the work of Chantal Akerman, queer French and Spanish film, as well as on the work of Artaud. I am on the editorial board at MAI journal.
I welcome PhD applications in film and visual culture, in particular related to avant-garde, experimental, queer and feminist work.
For more details, please see her full research profile.
I teach on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including modules on French Cinema, literature and translation.
- Antonin Artaud: The Scum of the Soul 01 January 2014
- Revisiting Jeanne Dielman: Autour de Jeanne Dielman (2004), Woman Sitting After Killing (2001), and Akerman's 'cinéma de ressassement' 01 September 2019
- The Radical Politics of Possibility: Towards a Queer Existential Phenomenology Through Chantal Akerman's Je tu il elle (1975) 14 June 2016
- Activism, Affect, Identification: Trans Documentary in France and Spain and its Reception 01 January 2014
Expertise and public engagement
I am co-founder, with Azadeh Fatehrad of the research network Herstoriographies. I have introduced films and spoken at public events on film at BFI Southbank, Ciné Lumière at Institut Français, the ICA and Open City Documentary film festival. I would be happy to speak to the media about any aspect of my work.