University of Hertfordshire

Dr Ivan Phillips BA (Hons) MA PhD PGCE

Ivan Phillips

Dr Ivan Phillips BA (Hons) MA PhD PGCE

Postal address:
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom


Research interests

Romanticism and its contexts

Modernism into postmodernism

Poetry and poetics

Experimental fiction from Laurence Sterne to new media

Gothic culture

Traditions of spectacle

Mythology, fantasy, horror and science fiction

Theorising (new) media

Teaching specialisms

I have experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students on practice-based courses specialising in Animation, Games Art, VFX, SFX, Model Making, Character Creation, Interactive Media and Screen Cultures. I have also taught students of Photography, Fine Art, Film and Television, and Graphic Design and Illustration.

Specialisms include:

research and enquiry skills

academic writing

critical theory

traditions of representation (image, text, sound)

narrative theory and practice

mythology, fantasy, horror and the Gothic

science-fiction: utopias and dystopias

personal and social media

media history, theory and culture

PhD supervision