William Brown is a film and media scholar who has given numerous talks around the world, including in Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the UAE, the UK and the USA.
He has been a guest speaker at numerous universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Leeds, St Andrews, Chapman, Oakland, Oregon State, and UCLA – while also giving keynote presentations at various conferences, including Film-Philosophy (Glasgow, 2014), Marx at the Movies (UCLan, 2015), SOCINE XX (Curitiba, Brazil, 2016) and the Posthumanism Research Institute Symposium (Brock University, Canada, 2018).
William has been a visiting scholar at UCLA, the University of Nottingham Ningbo China and at New York University Abu Dhabi, having also given numerous talks at institutions as diverse as the British Film Institute, the Whitechapel Gallery, the Wilkinson Gallery and various film festivals around the world.
He has published over 100 essays and five books, including most recently The Squid Cinema from Hell: Kinoteuthis Infernalis and the Emergence of Chthulumedia (with David H. Fleming, Edinburgh University Press, 2020). His previous book, Non-Cinema: Global Digital Filmmaking and the Multitude (Bloomsbury, 2018), was shortlisted for Monograph of the Year by British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies in 2019.
William is a board member for Film-Philosophy, where he is reviews editor, a role that he also fulfils for Studies in European Cinema. He is the conference reports editor for Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image.
Digital Cinema Essay-Film-Lecture (for Film History and Criticism, University of Roehampton, 29 March 2012) from begstealborrowfilms on Vimeo.