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Martin–Jones, David

Martin-Jones, David




Office—Film Studies, University of St. Andrews, 99 North St., St. Andrews, Fife KY19 9AD, Scotland. E-mail—[email protected]


Educator, writer, and editor. University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, lecturer in film studies.


Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity: Narrative Time in National Contexts, Edinburgh University Press (Edinburgh, Scotland), 2006.

Deleuze Reframed, I.B. Taurus (London, England), 2008.

Contributor to books, including Made in Newcastle, edited by Hilary Fawcett, Northumbria University Press (Newcastle, England), 2007; and The Sociological Review, Monograph: Against Automobility, edited by Stephen Bohm and others, 2006; contributor to periodicals, including Film-Philosophy, Asian Cinema, Cinema Journal, Journal of South Asian Popular Culture, Screen, CineAction, Cinema and Television, Journal of Popular British Cinema, and International Journal of Critical Aesthetics. Serves on editorial boards of Film-Philosophy and Journal of Deleuzian Studies.


David Martin-Jones is a scholar of cinema whose research focuses on issues of national and transnational identity in film. With an emphasis on popular genres, the author particularly focuses on the application of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze to the field of film studies. Deleuze was a late-twentieth-century French philosopher who was a prominent figure in the "postmodern" thought movement and who wrote extensively about the arts and cinema. Martin-Jones has applied the philosophy of Deleuze to explore identity construction in films from Hollywood blockbusters to India's films of Bollywood and the Italian "spaghetti westerns."

In his book Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity: Narrative Time in National Contexts, the author reassesses Deleuze's concepts of style and history in modern cinema concerning such areas as the ideas of movement and time in contemporary film. The author furthers Deleuze's philosophy concerning film to look at hybrid global cinemas and questions of national identities being expanded across borders and cultures. In broadening the studies focusing on Deleuze and cinema, the author explores mainstream American genre films and independent films, as well as European art films. The author also has a special interest in the representation of certain cultures in films, such as Asian culture, and examines the Asian thrillers, gangster, and art films in light of Deleuze's work. Among the topics discussed is how narrative time is used to construct national identity across a range of different cinemas.



Edinburgh University Press, (February 6, 2008), description of Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity: Narrative Time in National Contexts.

University of St. Andrews Department of Film Studies Web site, (February 6, 2008), faculty profile of author.

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