Dr Matthew Melia

Position: Senior Lecturer
School: Perf and Screen Studies
Email: M.Melia@kingston.ac.uk
Extension: 67436
Location: Room PR MB 3043, Main Building, Penrhyn Road

Educational and professional qualifications

2001-2007 PhD , Kingston University
1997-2001 Joint MA (Hons) English Lit-History of Art , University of Aberdeen

Professional experience (post-1990)

2007 - Lecturer in Film and TV, Kingston University
2004-2007 Part Time Lecturer, Kingston University
2001-2004 Teaching Assistant, Kingston University


I currently teach on a number of film and television modules within the School of Performance and Screen Studies.

These include two core first year TV Modules - TV Times & Watch Carefully: Close Readings of Television; I teach the core second year TV module 'The Light Programme' of which I am the module leader. As well as these I teach on two third year modules: Watch The Skies & Days OF Hope: Broasdcast Television Drama.

At MA Level I teach East Asian Cinema in the 'World Cinema' Module

Research outputs

Number of items: 5.


Melia, Matthew (2017) Reading the scream in Peter Strickland's 'Berberian Sound Studio'. Frames Cinema Journal, 11, ISSN (online) 2053-8812

Melia, Matt (2016) Just how heroic is Star Trek's "I don't like to lose" James T. Kirk? Popmatters.com,

Book Section

Melia, Matthew (2014) The scream in visual culture: the scream as fearful response. In: Smith, Shilinka and Hill, Shona, (eds.) Transforming fear, horror and terror; multidisciplinary reflections. Oxford, U.K. : Inter-disciplinary Press. ISBN 9781848881969

Conference or Workshop Item

Melia, Matthew (2009) "Oh what's the bloody point?": a deconstruction of Kenneth William's life, screen and written performances and their reflection in the biopic Fantabulosa (BBC 2006). In: Performing lives; 06 - 08 Jul 2009, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)


Melia, Matthew (2007) Architecture and cruelty in the writings of Antonin Artaud, Jean Genet and Samuel Beckett. (PhD thesis), Kingston University.

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