Dr Fleming joined the Communications, Media and Culture team in 2017. He was previously an Associate Professor in Film Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, serving on their China campus—which he joined as an Assistant Professor in 2010. Prior to this, he won a full scholarship at the University of St Andrews where he taught and worked towards his PhD (in Film-Philosophy), under the supervision of David Martin-Jones. In a previous strata of life he was an international water polo goalkeeper.
Dr Fleming is the Film and Media BA Programme Director, and co-ordinates modules that include ‘Reading Film & Television,’ ‘Global Film and/as Philosophy’ and ‘East and Southeast Asian Cinemas.’
He is currently completing a biophilosophical media project with William Brown (University of Roehampton, London) tentatively (or tentacularly) titled Kinoteuthis Infernalis: The Rise of Cthulhumedia.
He would welcome PhD applications in the areas of: Film-Philosophy (or film-as-philosophy); global cinemas and thought/ethics/event/time; science fiction cinema and (the limits of) thought; cinema and ecology; cinema and animal studies; film and the work of landmark thinkers. He would also consider novel projects engaging with digital cinema, experiential ‘4D’ (phenomenologies), materialist/physical philosophy, the anthropocene and beyond.
PhD Film Studies, University of St Andrews: 2005-2009 (Full Scholarship).
MLitt (with Distinction) Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen: 2004-2005 (Full AHRB Scholarship).
Master of Arts (with Honours) English and Film Studies, University of Aberdeen [& University of New Mexico]: 2000–2004.
Teaching Qualifications and Memberships
PGCHE Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Nottingham, UK: 2013-2016 (HEA Level 2).
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy: 2016 (previously Associate Fellow, since August 2013).
PGCHE University of Nottingham
Post graduate Certificate in Higher Education
PhD Film Studies (Film-Philosophy) University of St Andrews
Supervised by David Martin-Jones
MLitt Visual Culture
Dissertation supervised by Professor paul Coates
English and Film Studies (with Honours) University of Aberdeen
Dr Fleming's research interests surround the intersectionalities of global cinema, philosophy, media and technology. He is the author of Unbecoming Cinema (Intellect/Chicago University Press, 2017), and has published in interdisciplinary journals including Film-Philosophy, SubStance, Deleuze Studies, SocialSemiotics, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, International Journal of Performing Arts and Digital Media, and edited collections that include Posthumanisms Through Deleuze (Indiana University Press, forthcoming), Screening Scarlett Johansson (Indiana University Press, forthcoming), and Deleuze and Film (Edinburgh University Press, 2012).
He is an active member of the Posthumanism Research Institute, and is working on various on-going projects exploring the ‘chthulhucene’ in cinema and media with William Brown (University of Roehampton, London), the convergence of cinema and urbanity in contemporary China with Simon Harrison (City University Hong Kong). He is also currently working with Marilena Indelicato (Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University) co-editing a forthcoming issue of the Transnational Cinemas Journal themed around ‘Haullywood.’
Fleming D (2017) Book review of: 'Economy, Emotion, and Ethics in Chinese Cinema: Globalisation on Speed', Li, David Leiwei, New York: Routledge 2016, xv+229pp, ISBN 9781138120969, Comparative Literature Studies, 69 (3), pp. 351-353.
Fleming D (2017) Book review of: The Grace of Destruction: A Vital Ethology of Extreme Cinemas, by Elena Del Río, London: Bloomsbury, 2016, 267 pp. ISBN 9781501303029, Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, 21 (1).
Fleming D (2017) Book review of: 'Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory', Fan, Victor, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 2015, pp.296 ISBN 9780816693573, Film-Philosophy, 21 (1), pp. 146-151.
Fleming D & Harrison S (2016) Blog posts from Contemporary Chinese Studies at University of Nottingham Ningbo China , 09/12/2016. University of Nottingham. Available at: https://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/chinesestudies/2016/12/09/chinese-losing-gestures/
Fleming D (2015) Book review of: FLUSSER, VILÉM.On Doubt. Ed. Siegfried Zielinski. Trans. Rodrigo Maltez Novaes. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press (Flusser Archive Collection), 2014. 105 pp. ISBN 978–1–937561–24–6, Forum for Modern Language Studies, 51 (4), pp. 499-499.
Fleming D (2015) Book review of: Murray, Ros. Antonin Artaud: The Scum of the Soul. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 190 pp. ISBN 9781137310576, Forum for Modern Language Studies, 51 (4), pp. 503-503.
Fleming D (2013) Book review of: Cinema, Alain Badiou, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013, pp. 320, ISBN 9780745670027
Badiou and Cinema, Alex Ling, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010, pp. 224, ISBN 9780748644483, Film-Philosophy, 17 (1), pp. 467-479.