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 as/and 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 Emergence of Chthulhumedia.
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.’
Harrison S & Fleming D (2019) Metaphoricity in the real estate showroom: Affordance spaces for sensorimotor shopping. Metaphor and Symbol, 34 (1), pp. 45-60. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926488.2019.1591717
Fleming DH & Harrison S (2018) Selling (un)real estate with “Shi(势)-nema”: manipulation, not persuasion, in China’s contemporary cinematic-cities. Social Semiotics. https://doi.org/10.1080/10350330.2018.1526856
Fleming D & Gilardi F (2017) Hossein Khandan talks to IC Staff & Students at UNNC about being a "Filmmaker Without Borders" and making his new Chinese-Iranian film in Ningbo. Institute for Creative and Digital Cultures webpage, 2017.
Fleming D (2017) "We make Reality in the editing room!" Global Documentary Filmmaker Gives Workshops and Screenings at UNNC. Institute of Creative and Digital Cultures (ICDC) Website [Workshop and Screenings] 2017. http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/icdc/events.aspx
Fleming D (2017) Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory. 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. http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/film.2017.0038; https://doi.org/10.3366/film.2017.0038
Brown MS, Evers C, Fleming DH, Gilardi F & Reid J (2017) Transmedial Projects, Scholarly Habitus, and Critical Know-How in a British University in China. International Journal of Transmedia Literacy, 3, pp. 45-68. https://doi.org/10.7358/ijtl-2017-003-gila
Fleming D (2017) Li, David Leiwei, Economy, Emotion, and Ethics in Chinese Cinema: Globalisation on Speed.. 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. https://doi.org/10.1215/00104124-4164519
Fleming D (2017) The Grace of Destruction: A Vital Ethology of Extreme Cinemas. Review of: by Elena Del Río, London: Bloomsbury, 2016, 267 pp. ISBN 9781501303029. Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, 21 (1). http://www.c-scp.org/2017/07/16/elena-del-rio-the-grace-of-destruction.html
Fleming D & Harrison S (2016) Are the Chinese "Losing Their Gestures?". Blog posts from Contemporary Chinese Studies at University of Nottingham Ningbo China, 09.12.2016. https://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/chinesestudies/2016/12/09/chinese-losing-gestures/
Fleming D (2016) The Architectural Cinematicity of Wang Shu and the Architectonic Cinema of Jia Zhangke: Diagrammatically decomposing the 'main melody' in monu-mental assemblage art. Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, 3 (1), pp. 33-53. https://doi.org/10.1386/jucs.3.1.33_1
Brown W & Fleming D (2015) Voiding Cinema: Subjectivity beside itself, or unbecoming cinema in Enter the Void. Film-Philosophy, 19, pp. 124-145. http://www.film-philosophy.com/index.php/f-p/article/view/962
Fleming D (2015) Flusser, Vilém. On Doubt. 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. https://academic-oup-com.ezproxy.stir.ac.uk/fmls/article/51/4/499/2367564; https://doi.org/10.1093/fmls/cqv064
Fleming D (2015) Murray, Ros. Antonin Artaud. The Scum of the Soul. 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. https://academic-oup-com.ezproxy.stir.ac.uk/fmls/article/51/4/503/2367578; https://doi.org/10.1093/fmls/cqv074
Fleming D & Brown W (2015) A Skeuomorphic Cinema: Film Form, Content and Criticism in the "Post-Analogue" Era. Fibreculture Journal, 24, pp. 81-105, Art. No.: 176. http://twentyfour.fibreculturejournal.org/2015/06/04/fcj-176/
Martin-Jones D (Editor) & Fleming D (Editor) (2014) Journal of Chinese Cinemas Special Issue: Deleuze and Chinese Cinemas. Journal of Chinese Cinemas, 8 (2). http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjcc20/8/2?nav=tocList
Fleming D (2014) Affective Teaching for Effective Learning: A Deleuzian pedagogy for the (corporate era and) Chinese context. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 46 (10), pp. 1160-1173. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2013.803239
Fleming D (2014) The Creative Evolution and Crystallisation of the 'Bastard line': Drifting from the Rive Gauche into Suzhou River. Journal of Chinese Cinemas, 8 (2), pp. 135-147. https://doi.org/10.1080/17508061.2014.915563
Fleming D (2013) Badiou's Cinema and Badiou and Cinema. 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. http://www.film-philosophy.com/index.php/f-p/article/view/917/886
Fleming D (2013) The Method Meets Animation: on performative affect and digital bodies in Aronofsky's performance diptych. International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 9 (2), pp. 275-293. https://doi.org/10.1386/padm.9.2.275_1
Fleming D (2013) Charcoal Matter with Memory: Images of Movement, Time and Memory in William Kentridge's "Charcoal Drawings for Projection". Film-Philosophy, 17 (1), pp. 402-423. http://www.film-philosophy.com/index.php/f-p/article/view/355
Fleming D, Hernandez L, Tillotson J, Evers C, White A, Martin P, Mooney M & Willcocks K (2013) A Rubbish Idea: The material dump, and casting trash talk in a new light. Trash Culture Journal, 1 (1), pp. 4-14. https://trashculturejournal.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/a-rubbish-idea.pdf
Fleming D (2012) Lost in Translation: Orientalism, Cinema, and the Enigmatic Signifier. Review of: Lost in Translation: Orientalism, Cinema and the Enigmatic Signifier, Homay King, Durham: Duke University Press 2010, pp. 205, ISBN 9780822392927. Film-Philosophy, 16 (1), pp. 251-255. http://www.film-philosophy.com/index.php/f-p/article/view/887/839
Fleming D (2012) The Bicycle Thieves of Rome and Beijing: Deleuze and (Si)neo-Realist Time-images?. In: Jihai G & Patton P (eds.) Deleuze in China: Proceedings of the 2012 Kaifeng International Deleuze Conference. Kaifeng International Deleuze Conference, Henan University. Henan: Henan University Press, pp. 136-149.
Fleming D (2012) Digitalising Deleuze: The Curious Case of the Digital Human Assemblage, or "What can a digital body do?". In: Martin-Jones D & Brown W (eds.) Deleuze and Film. Deleuze Connections. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 192-209. https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-deleuze-and-film.html
Fleming D (2010) Damian Sutton's 'Photography, Cinema, Memory: the Crystal Image of Time'. Review of: Photography, Cinema, Memory: The Crystal Image of Time, Damian Sutton, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009, 296pp. ISBN 978-0-8166-4738-5. Screen, 51 (4), pp. 447-450. https://doi.org/10.1093/screen/hjq036
Fleming D (2010) Elena del Rio, Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection. Review of: Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection, Elena del Rio, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008, vi + 240 pp. ISBN 978–0–7486–3525–2. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 46 (1), pp. 111-112. https://doi.org/10.1093/fmls/cqp147
Fleming D (2009) The 'Pill-Films' of Alejandro Jodorowsky: Expanding the Head-Film into the cinematic body. In: Cheung R & Fleming D (eds.) Cinema, Identities and Beyond. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 183-199.
Fleming D (2009) Review: Patricia Pisters (2003) The Matrix of Visual Culture: Working with Deleuze in Film Theory. Review of: The Matrix of Visual Culture: Working with Deleuze in Film Theory, Patricia Pisters, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003, 303 pp. ISBN 0 8047 4028 3.. Film-Philosophy, 13 (1), pp. 145-155. http://www.film-philosophy.com/index.php/f-p/issue/view/9
Fleming D (2007) Powell & Pressburger: A Cinema of Magic Spaces. Review of: Andrew Moore, London, I.B Tauris & Co Ltd, 2005, 272pp. ISBN 978-1780763774. Journal of Popular Film and Television, 34 (4), pp. 189-190. https://doi.org/10.3200/JPFT.34.4.188-191
Fleming D (2007) Filmosophy. Review of: Daniel Frampton, London: Wallflower Press, 2006. 254 pp. ISBN 1–904–76485–1/76484–3. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 43 (4), pp. 473-473. https://doi.org/10.1093/fmls/cqm083
Fleming D (2007) Shohini Chaudhuri, Contemporary World Cinema: Europe, the Middle East, East Asia and South Asia. Review of: Contemporary World Cinema: Europe, the Middle East, East Asia and South Asia, Shohini Chaudhuri, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005. vii + 199 pp. ISBN 0–748–61798–1/61799–X. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 43 (1), pp. 95-95. https://doi.org/10.1093/fmls/cql126
Fleming D (2018) Becoming-Squid, Becoming-Insect and the Refrain of/from Becoming-Imperceptible in contemporary science fiction: Or ScarJo the sexed ‘post human’ starlet, and her all too human male counterparts. In: Diagle C C & McDonald T (eds.) Posthumanisms Through Deleuze. Indiana University Press.
Dr Fleming is the Film and Media BA Programme Director.
He currently co-ordinates modules that include ‘Reading Film & Television,’ ‘Global Film and/as Philosophy’ and ‘East and Southeast Asian Cinemas.’