Dr Michael Goddard

Reader in Film and Media

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I have been teaching and researching at the University of Salford since 2007. During this time I have organized several international conferences on The Fall, Subcultures and Lifestyles in Eastern Europe, Polish Cinema, and Noise as well as numerous invited seminars. I was involved with the foundation of the journal Studies in Eastern European Cinema and worked as both Reviews editor and Co-Editor and am now serving on the editorial board. I was also a founding member of the Network for European Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) and served for three years on the publications committee working towards the successful establishment of the NECSUS journal amongst other activities. As well as actively developing an international research and teaching profile, I have been active in numerous conferences and other events in the UK and Europe, North America, Latin America and the Antipodes and has delivered invited presentations in many of these locations. Currently I hold the CAPES/Science without Borders Special Visiting Researcher Fellowship for a three project with researchers from UNISINOS, Brazil on Cites, Creative Industries and Popular Music Scenes. I am the PGR Co-ordinator of the School of Arts and Media. Prior to this I was a Visiting Professor at the University of Lódz, Poland (2004-2007) and before that held numerous positions including Lecturer in Television at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and Lecteur d’anglais at the Charles V Institute, of the University of Paris.


My teaching ranges across undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is focused on film and media studies. I have taught a range of modules on the TV and Radio programme including the core module Media Texts and Audiences, Alternative Media, Critical Approaches to Radio and Sonic Cultures, and has also taught film studies modules such as Critical Approaches to Film, Research Methods and Film and Theory. I have also taught subjects such as Digital Culture and Film Form on several MA programmes, and I am supervising MA and PHD research in Electronic Dance Music, Film Adaptations, Serious Games, the use of social media in political movements and film practice-led research.

Research Interests

My current research centres on European cinema and media culture, particularly in Poland from the 1960's to the present as well as on radical media in the spheres of film and video, radio, post-punk music and digital culture. This research has resulted in multiple book chapters and journal articles. Recently I published the monograph Impossible Cartographies with Wallflower/Columbia University Press on the cinema of the Chilean-born filmmaker Raúl Ruiz. My research into radical media is connected to my contribution to the paradigms of media archaeology and especially media ecologies and this approach underlies my current research project on radical media ecologies of the 1970s, Guerrilla Networks, as well as the Unnatural Ecologies issue of Fibreculture, I co-edited with Jussi Parikka. I have also done substantial research into Gilles Deleuze's aesthetic and film theories, which has also resulted in a number of publications. Another strand of my research concerns Italian post-autonomist political thought and media theory, particularly the work of Antonio Negri and Franco Berardi (Bifo), which has resulted in several journal publications. More recently I have co-edited two volumes on noise, Reverberations and Resonances for Continuum/Bloomsbury and I am currently co-editing a collection on music videos for the same publisher.

Qualifications and Memberships

I was awarded a PHD in Art History and Theory from the University of Sydney (2004) and an MA with high distinction from the University of Otago in Film Studies (1998). I also completed a BA Honours in Communications at UTS, Sydney with first class honours (1995).

I am a founding member of the NECS network as well of the Network for Eastern European Film Scholars in the UK (NEEFSUK), for which I have organised research events.


Authored Books

2013, Impossible Cartographies: The Cinema of Raul Ruiz, Wallflower Press, London, UK. 

2010, Gombrowicz, Polish Modernism and the Subverison of Form, Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, USA. 

Refereed Journal Articles

2014, Goddard, M, 'Breaking Open the Black Boxes: media archaeology, anarchaeology and media materiality', New Media and Society.

2012, Goddard, M & Halligan, B, 'Filming the Post-Fordist Worker: From Industrial Hollywood to Digital Biopolitics', Framework

2012, Goddard, M 'Cinematic and Aesthetic Cartographies of Subjective Mutation', Subjectivity.

2010, 'Towards a Genealogy of Media Ecologies: The Case of Italian Free Radios',FibreCulture.

2007, 'East-West European Superpositions as Transvergent Cinema: Greg Zglinski's 'Tout un hiver sans feu (2005).'', Studies in French Cinema, Vol 7, No. 2, pp.107-117.

2006, 'We Are Time: Laibach/NSK, Retro-Avantgardism and Machinic Repetition', Angelaki: A Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 11(1), pp.45-54.

2005, 'Diagram for a Transversal, Molecular Feminism?', Women: A Cultural Review: Special Issue on Guattari and Feminism, 16 (3), pp.271-283. 

2005, '68-77-99 and Beyond: Bifo's Futural Thought', Cultural Studies Review, 11(2), pp.49-56.

2005, 'The Surface, the Fold and the Subversion of Form: Towards a Deleuzian Aesthetic of Sobriety', PLI: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, Vol 16

Book Chapters

2014, Goddard, M, 'Félix and Alice in Wonderland: The Encounter Between Guattari and Berardi and the Post-Media Era', in: Apprich, C & Slater, J B & Iles, A & Schultz, O L (eds.), Provocative Alloys: A Post-Media Anthology, Mute Books; PML Books, London; Luneburg, UK; Germany, pp.44-61.

2014, Goddard, M, 'Beyond Moral Realism: The Subversive Cinema of Andrzej Zulawski', in: Goddard, M & Mazierska, E (eds.), Polish Cinema in a Transnational Context, Rochester University Press, Rochester, NY, USA.

2013, 'Noise from Nowhere: Exploring 'Noisyland's' Darker, Experimenatal and Industrial Music', in: Goddard, M & Halligan, B & Spelman, N (eds.), Resonances: Noise and Contemporary Music, Continuum, New York, London, UK, USA. 

2013 'No Wave Film and the Music Documentary: From "Documents" to Retrospective Documentaries', in: Halligan, B & Fairclough, K & Edgar, R (eds.),The Music Documentary, Routledge, New York, USA.

2013 'Beyond Moral Realism: The Subversive Cinema of Andrzej Zulawski', in:Beyond the Border: Polish Cinema in a Transnational Context, Rochester University Press, Rochester, NY, USA.

2011 'The Impossible Polish New Wave and its Accursed Auteurs', in: Imre, A (ed.), Blackwell Companion to Eastern European Cinema, Blackwell, New York, USA.

2010 'Eastern Europe as Site of Monstorsity in Import-Export and La Vie Nouvelle', in: Kendall, T & Horeck, T (eds.), The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2010 'Escaping Socialist Realism: The 'Chaste' Ruiz of the 1970s', in: Critical Perspectives on the Cinema of Raul Ruiz, Cinamateque of Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile.

2010 'The Ontology and Ethics of the Multitude: The Place of Spinoza in the Political Philosophy of Toni Negri', in: Reading Negri, Open Court, Chicago, USA, p.0.

2010 Goddard, M and Halligan, B  'Introduction: 'Messing up the Paintwork'', in:Mark E Smith and The Fall: Art, Music and Politics, Ashgate, London, UK.

2009 'Raymond Bellour', in: Film, Theory and Philosophy: The Key Thinkers, Acumen, Durham, UK, pp.256-265.

2009, 'Unravelling HollyLodz: The Industrial and Cinematic Imaginary of Lodz', in:Images of the City, edited Agnieszka Rasmus et al, Cambridge Scholars Press.

2008 'Sonic and Cultural Noise as Production of the New: The Industrial Music Media Ecology of Throbbing Gristle', in: Deleuze, Guattari and the Production of the New, Ed. Simon O'Sullivan and Stephen Zebke, Continuum, Continuum, London, UK, pp.162-172.

2008, 'Eurotrash Between Trash Culture and the Avant-Garde: The Strange Case of Walerian Borowczyk', in: Rubbish, Waste and Litter: Culture and its Refus(e)als. Tadeusz Rachwal ed. Warsaw: Academica..

2008, 'Figure of Post-Communist Desire?: The Performance of Katarzyna Figura or, how Polish Cinema Became Popular', in: KINO POLSKIE: REINTERPRETACJE, Eds. Konrad Klejsa and Ewelina Nurczynska-Fidelska, Wydawnictwo Rabid, Krakow. 2008, 'Deterritorialised Spaces and Anomalous Bodies: New Corporeal Cartographies in Hungarian Cinema', in: Shifting Landscapes: Film and Media in European Context, Eds. Miyase Christensen and Nezih Erdogan, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Edited Books

2014, Goddard, M & Mazierska, E Beyond the Border: Polish Cinema in a Transnational Context, Rochester University Press, Rochester, USA. 

2013, Goddard, M, Halligan, B & Spelman, N 2013, Resonances: Noise and Contemproary Music

2012, Goddard, M, Halligan, B & Hegarty, P 2012, Reverberations: The Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Politics of Noise, Continuum, London, United

2010, Goddard, M & Halligan, B, Mark E. Smith and The Fall: Art, Music and Politics, Ashgate, London, UK.

2009, McKay, G, Williams, C, Goddard, M, Foxlee, N & Ramanauskaite, ESubcultures and New Religious Movements in Russia and East-Central Europe, Peter Lang, Oxford, UK.

Encyclopedia Entries

Goddard, M 2014, 'Media Ecology', in: Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media and Textuality, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA