Laura Staab

Laura Staab


Personal profile

Research interests (short)

  • feminist film theory and film-philosophy
  • art cinema and experimental film
  • the place of women in twentieth century avant-gardes
  • intermediality (especially of film, poetry and writing)
  • alternative approaches to critical writing

Biographical details

Laura's AHRC-funded doctoral research focuses on women’s art cinema and experimental film, with reference to the poetic philosophies of Hélène Cixous from the 1970s to the 1990s, and a particular attention to Cixous as a reader of Clarice Lispector. Laura has presented at international conferences including After Chantal, Film-Philosophy, Screen and SCMS and has co-organised the Film Theory and Philosophy reading group at King's. She has in addition written pieces on the films of Laida Lertxundi, Kelly Reichardt, Angela Schanelec and Helena Wittmann for the feminist film journal Another Gaze, on Larisa Shepitko's The Ascent for the Institute of Contemporary Arts' film club The Machine That Kills Bad People, and on Philippe Parreno's installation and moving image art for Sight & Sound.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

Film Studies (Philosophy pathway), Master of Arts, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2017

French and Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts, Queen Mary University of London

Award Date: 1 Jul 2015