Dr Maria Walsh

Fine Art Programme; Lecturer, MRes: Art Theory and Philosophy

I am a writer on art and film with theoretical interests in philosophy and psychoanalysis. My research is interdisciplinary, incorporating Deleuzian-inspired approaches to film and philosophy and feminist re-workings of affect and embodiment. I am also interested in performative modes of writing.

I am a co-convenor of the Subjectivity & Feminisms research group at Chelsea College of Arts and co-curate our ongoing project, the Subjectivity & Feminisms Performance Dinners, which involve staff, students, and invited artists in a collective research context.

I write features and reviews for Art Monthly which keeps my writing style surfing above the weight of more academic tomes, though I enjoy doing both.

My monograph Art and Psychoanalysis was published in Nov 2012. I am currently co-editing another book: The MAKE Anthology: Reviewing the Past and Looking to the Future of Women’s Art Practice.

Other recent publications include: 

  • Book chapter: ‘Oscillations Between Disciplinary and Productive Subjectivity in James Coupe’s Auto-Generative Online Film Project Today, too, I experienced something I hope to understand in a few days (2010)’, Rubinstein D. Golding J and Fisher A. (eds.) On the Verge of Photography: Imaging Beyond Representation, (Birmingham: Article Press, 2013), pp. 171-190.
  • Journal article: ‘Re-enacting Cinema at the Crossroads: Nicky Coutts’ Passing Place’, Moving Image Review and Art Journal, vol. 1, no. 1, Jan 2012, pp. 69-77.
  • Exhibition catalogue essay: ‘Image narration in a digital era: between the cut-up and the sequence’, Misdirect Movies, (Manchester: Cornerhouse, 2013), pp. 12-15.

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