Dr Megen de Bruin-Molé (@MegenJM, she/her) is a Lecturer in Digital Media Practice with the University of Southampton. Her book Gothic Remixed (Bloomsbury, 2020) examines contemporary remix culture through the lens of monster studies, and her co-edited collection Embodying Contagion (UWP / NWO Gold Open Access, 2021) explores how fantastical metaphors of contagion have infiltrated the way news media, policymakers and the general public view the real world and the people within it. Megen is also an editor of the Genealogy of the Posthuman, an Open Access initiative curated by the Critical Posthumanism Network. Read more about Megen’s work on her blog: frankenfiction.com. She was previously a freelance content creator, and the central editor and social media manager for the literary organisation Poetry International.
- contemporary remix culture
- monster studies
- the Gothic
- critical posthumanism and creative practice
I am currently working on various projects related to histories and theories of remix, the digital afterlives and appropriations of historical archives and ephemera, Gothic monsters, and critical posthumanism in creative practice.
From 2015-2017 I taught at Cardiff University, with the School of English, Communication and Philosophy.
Since November 2017 I have been a part of Winchester School of Art, where I teach across the 'Art and Media Technology' department, and where I am currently the co-programme leader for the MA in Global Media Management. In 2018 I was awarded a Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award for my work on this programme, where I teach primarily on critical media practice, digital cultures, media theory and industries, and transmedia storytelling, games, and fandom. I am also engaged in MA and PhD supervision across the university.
The MA in Global Media Management explores critical understandings of the technological, social, cultural and political implications of changes associated with the global development of the Internet, social networks and mobile media. There is strong focus on media practice and applying academic debates and industry perspectives to the investigation of media organisations, consumers and audiences, and digital innovation. Case studies and research explored with students examine strategies and management techniques employed by commercial, non government (NGO) and community based (CBO) organisations, how creative ideas are developed, and how audiences and users respond to them, or generate their own media material.
Distinctive parts of the programme include study visits, guest speaker lectures, and research-informed learning and teaching linked to the Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art, Design and Media. Each year there is an annual symposium in which students on the programme join with invited academic researchers and industry practitioners to explore a specific theme.
For more information please visit the MA Global Media Management course page.
For latest news and updates about student and staff work around the programme, please visit the MA Global Media Management blog.
I am always interested in guest lecturing opportunities in media studies, contemporary literature, digital practice, and other areas related to my work.
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).