Dr Kyle Barrett

Qualifications: Doctorate of Philosophy, BA (Hons.) First Class Filmmaking and Screenwriting, PgCert Research Methods

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Film; Gender; Screen and Media

Creative Documentary Practice, Transmedia, Transnationalism, Screenwriting, National Cinemas, Film Production, LGBTQ+ Representation

Research Interests

Transnational cinemas, film production, creative documentary practice, gender and class representation, LGBTQ+ studies, psychogeography, essay film, DIY cultures, small nation cinemas, punk cultures, transmedia, embodied research, multimedia arts practices, interactivity, auteur studies, Hollywood cinema, screen production research, television studies, experimental film practices.

Recent Publications

  • Barrett, K. (2022). Slow Slippy: Still shite being Scottish? T2: Trainspotting and the ‘Scottish European’. In G. Gergely, & S. Hayward (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to European Cinema. Abingdon: Routledge.

  • Barrett, K. (2021). ReFocus: the Films of Mary Harron. EUP.

  • Barrett, K. (2021). Between Two Worlds: Is it Film or is it Television? Twin Peaks: The Return and the Undefinable Assemblage. In It is in Our House Now: Twin Peaks: The Return Online Conference. Online.

  • Barrett, K. (2021). Drifting with Cousins: Mark Cousins and the Psychogeographical Essay Film. Ekphrasis: Images, Cinema, Theory, Media, 26(2), 27-42. doi:10.24193/ekphrasis.26.3

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Papers Taught


Chief Supervisor: June 2019-present

PhD Candidate: Wairehu Grant

Thesis Title: “Three Chord Rebellion and the White Cloud – Examining Indigenous Punk Identities in Aotearoa”

Co-Supervisor: June 2021-present

PhD Candidate: Liwei Fang

Thesis Title: “Experimental Animation in Aotearoa”

Co-Supervisor: October 2018-present

PhD Candidate: Sai Krishna Srinivasan

Thesis Title: “Formless, Incorporeal and Floating Audiences: Examination of the Application and Assimilation of Virtual Reality in Theatre Performances”

Associations and Memberships