Jenny Gunn

Adjunct Instructor

Film and Media

Phone: 404-727-6123

Email: jenny.gunn@emory.edu

Education

  • PhD, Georgia State University, 2019

Biography

Jenny Gunn’s research considers the intersection of film and digital media technologies. Her current book project analyzes the forward-facing camera and the emergence of self-mediation as a dominant form of online engagement across digital media platforms that impacts theoretical histories of the cinema and spectatorship as well as understandings of the self that are significant to contemporary politics and philosophy.

Jenny completed her doctorate in Moving Image Studies at Georgia State University in 2019. Her writing is published in JCMS, Black Camera, Frames Cinema Journal, Cinephile, Mediascape and her article, “Deleuze, Zizek, Spring Breakers and the Question of Ethics in Late Capitalism,” was shortlisted for the 2019 Film-Philosophy Annual Article Award. Before teaching at Emory, Jenny was a lecturer at Georgia State University where she continues to teach part-time. She holds certifications in writing and communications pedagogies and a certification in Excellence in Online Teaching.

Jenny is an ongoing contributor to the liquid blackness research group affiliated with the liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies recently acquired by Duke University Press. Her essay, “The New Transactional Face: Rethinking Post-Cinematic Aesthetics through The Neon Demon,” is forthcoming in the edited collection, Face Forward: New Approaches to the Face on Screen with Edinburgh University Press.