Dario Llinares researches and teaches on the Digital Media and Film & Screen Studies programmes within media, focussing on digital culture and its effect on mediated identity and social practice,
An academic, writer, cultural critic and podcaster, Dario has published on the astronaut in 20th century media and time travel cinema. He is the producer and co-host of the Cinematologists podcast.
He is based at the University of Brighton’s Hastings Campus.
Dr Llinares across Digital Film, Film and Screen Studies and Joint Honours media. He is the module leader on Popular Criticism for Film and Television, Philosophy on Screen, Media Geographies, and he contributes to Digital Methodologies, Screen Industries, and the final Dissertation projects. He is currently leading the Periodic Review for the Digital Film course designing a new structure and content for implementation for the 2018/19 academic year.
Dr Llinares’ research interests can be divided into three overarching strands. Firstly, spanning Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, Gender Studies and Film Studies his work interrogates how socio-historical context and media construction interrelate to shape and naturalise hegemonic forms of representation and meaning. His PhD research interrogated socio-historical constructions of gender using the figure of the Astronaut in 20th century culture as a case study which was the basis of his monograph The Astronaut: Cultural Mythology and Idealised Masculinity (2011) published in 2011. He has also recently published work on Time Travel Cinema, British Prison films and in 2014 he co-organised Cosmographies conference at Falmouth University, and presented a keynote speech at KOSMICA conference in Mexico City.
Secondly, Dr. Llinares’ focuses on conceptualising cinema and the cinematic in the context of the digital age. This includes interrogating the discipline of film studies, the effects of digital communication on spectatorship and concepts of the audience, cinema as a social phenomenon, aesthetics and film form, and the intersection of film and philosophy. He co-edited as special edition of Networked Knowledge Journal on New Spectatorship Practices, he has article forthcoming for Participations Journal a Second Screening Project entitled Interactive Spectatorships, and he is currently developing a new audience research project interrogating independent and community cinema-going in the digital age.
Finally, Dario’s latest research interest is in the medium of podcasting. I am the producer and co-host of The Cinematologists Podcast (see below) and am investigating potential research avenues that podcasting offers as a discursive forum spanning the logics of old and new media. He is currently co-editing a book entitled Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and Digital Media, to be published with Palgrave MacMillan, in which has a chapter entitled The Liminal Praxis of Podcasting: Aural Mediation, Sound Writing and Identity.
The Cinematologists is a twice monthly film podcast developed and hosted by Dr. Dario Llinares and Dr. Neil Fox. A student production team assists with the production of the podcast which is structured around the screening of two films each month. Screenings take place at a range of locations where Dario and Neil introduce the film and after the screening, there is a discussion/Q&A with the audience. Each screening relates to a loose theme for that podcast episode. Around the live sections, the podcast also features interviews with filmmakers, critics, and academics, all discussing topics and ideas related to the theme. The Cinematologists is not concerned with the latest releases or Top Tens but instead is a forum for film discourse that bridges academic analysis, journalistic criticism, popular fandom, and Cinephilila. The podcast has upward of 10000 subscribers at in regularly featured on the iTunes charts. The podcast can be download from a dedicated website: www.cineamtologists.com, iTunes and PlayerFM
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