Russell J. A. Kilbourn
Towards an Apotropaic Cinema: Feminist Posthumanism and Representation in Tár, She Said, and Women Talking

Russell J. A. Kilbourn is Professor and Chair of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Dr. Kilbourn publishes on memory, film, comparative studies, critical posthumanism, and postsecular cinema. His books include The Cinema of Paolo Sorrentino: Commitment to Style (Wallflower/Columbia UP, 2020), W.G. Sebald’s Postsecular Redemption: Catastrophe with Spectator (NWU Press, 2018), The Memory Effect: The Remediation of Memory in Literature and Film (co-edited with Eleanor Ty; WLU Press, 2013), and Cinema, Memory, Modernity: The Representation of Memory from the Art Film to Transnational Cinema (Routledge 2010).

Dr. Kilbourn is also one of the founders of the Posthumanism Research Network (based at Brock University and Wilfrid Laurier), an associate editor at Interconnections: Journal of Posthumanism, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies.

His forthcoming book (co-edited with Julia Empey) is Feminist Posthumanism in Contemporary Science Fiction Film and Media: From Annihilation to High Life and Beyond (Bloomsbury).