Dr Theresa Cronin joined the Media Department at Middlesex University in 2007, and has since taught across a broad range of subjects in Media and Cultural Studies. Theresa completed her PhD, 'Disciplining the Spectator: Subjectivity, the Body and Contemporary Spectatorship' in 2011. This explored the spectator's corporeal engagement with film. It examined the socially and historically constructed nature of spectatorship, the specific practices that work to create contemporary cinema's corporeal address, and the regulatory implications of this address. Focusing on films such as Funny Games, Irréversible, Wolf Creek, and the genre of 'torture porn' more generally, it examines how the regulation of cinema in the contemporary era has become less a question of the institutionalised censorship of texts, and more a question of regulating the 'self' and establishing appropriate spectatorial relations. She also acts as Link Tutor for Media Programmes at Hong Kong University SPACE
BA (Hons) in Sociology and Social Research (Lancaster University)
MA in Visual Culture (Lancaster University)
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Middlesex University)
PhD in Cultural Studies (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Learning & Teaching Interests
Teaching across all levels of undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes in the Media Department, Dr Theresa Cronin currently acts as module leader for:
Media Discourses: a core level 4 course for all students on BA Advertising, PR and Media, BA Journalism and Media, BA Publishing and Media, and BA Media and Cultural Studies
Media Practices: a compulsory course for level 6 student on BA Media and Cultural Studies
Dissertation: supervising a broad range of undergraduate dissertations in BA Media and Cultural Studies
Working in Media and the Cultural Industries: a core module on the MA Media and Communications Management
She also looks forward to teaching Transgressive Cultures for level 6 students on BA Media and Cultural Studies from 2014
Research Outputs & Interests
Expertise: film regulation, extreme cinema, the representation of sexual violence, media effects, film and gender, film cultures, audience and reception studies
Doctoral students are welcome in these and substantially related areas.
Cronin, Theresa (2015) Film as rape culture: the ethics of aversion in Srdan Spasojevic’s A Serbian Film (2010). In: International Association of Media and Communication Research annual Conference, IAMCR 2015, 12-16 Jul 2015, Montreal, Canada.