Dieter Declercq joined The Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Film and the Moving Image in 2013, as a PhD student and Graduate Teaching Assistant. After finishing his undergraduate studies in Literature and Linguistics, he graduated summa cum laude as master in Western Literature and continued his studies with a BA in philosophy, all at KU Leuven in Belgium. He studied Film as an MA by Research at De Montfort University, Leicester and obtained an MA in Interpreting from Erasmus University College Brussels, just before coming to Kent.
His research focuses on satirical comic cartooning as moral criticism and ethical truth-telling. He has published on The Simpsons as ethical truth-telling in the philosophical journal Ethical Perspectives (2013) and on the moral responsibilities of film and television history in the edited collection Cinema, Television and History: New Approaches (CSP, 2014). This article, focussing on the violence of neoliberal capitalism, has also appeared as a reworked Dutch translation in the edited collection Geweld Herdacht. Voorbij Oorlog en Vrede (Acco, 2014).
Dieter is one of the co-organisers of the “Politics and Humour: Theory and Practice” conference, organised in January 2015 at the School of Arts. He also runs seminars on the course Intro to Film TheoryFI565(I)/FI617(H), in the Spring Term of 2015.back to top