Portrait of Dr Frances Kamm

Dr Frances Kamm

Lecturer in Film

About

Frances completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Kent, at Canterbury, where she graduated with a BA (Hons) in English and American Literature and Film Studies.  The following year she completed her MA in Film Studies at the same institution, with her dissertation performing a reading of David Lynch’s Lost Highway with Freud’s ‘The Uncanny’.  

Frances returned to Kent in 2010 to begin her PhD which she completed in 2015 with a thesis entitled ‘The Technological Uncanny and the Representation of the Body in Early and Digital Cinema’. 

Her research interests include: film history and early cinema; technological developments in the film medium; digital cinema and animation; theories of the uncanny; and the experience of cinema.

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