What is Anthropocene Cinema?

This is an academic blog designed to explore the various means by which cinema relates to the Anthropocene epoch.

My name is Toby Neilson and I am a PhD Researcher at the University of Glasgow. My research concerns contemporary science fiction cinema and its use as a tool, or framework, through which to investigate the ecocritical concerns of a warming climate. I am interested in the intersection between the human and the non-human, or more-than-human, world. I am also interested in time, and how science fiction cinema provides a unique staging post for investigating our changed relationship with time at this point of ecological crises; as heralded by the Anthropocene.

In upcoming posts I will share thoughts on my current project and ideas on films I have recently seen. I also welcome contributions from other writers exploring cinema and the ecocritical debates of the Anthropocene from other angles.

Please feel free to get in touch with me here.