Shane Denson is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University. His research and teaching interests span a variety of media and historical periods, including phenomenological and media-philosophical approaches to film, digital media, comics, games, and serialized popular forms. He is the author of three books: Post-Cinematic Bodies (2023), Discorrelated Images (2020) and Postnaturalism: Frankenstein, Film, and the Anthropotechnical Interface (2014). He is also co-editor of several collections: Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives (2013), Digital Seriality (special issue of Eludamos: Journal for Computer Game Culture, 2014), and the open-access book Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film (2016).

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Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Art & Art History
  • Associate Professor (By courtesy), German Studies
  • Associate Professor (By courtesy), Communication

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Program in Modern Thought & Literature (2022 - 2025)
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Art & Art History (2022 - 2024)

Program Affiliations

  • American Studies
  • Modern Thought and Literature
  • Philosophy and Literature

2023-24 Courses

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