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Professor Ryan Bishop 

Professor of Global Arts and Politics and Co-Director of the Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media, Director of Research,Director of Doctoral Research

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Professor Ryan Bishop is Professor of Global Arts and Politics, Co-Director of the Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media, Director of Research and Doctoral Research within Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton.

Dr Ryan Bishop is Professor of Global Arts and Politics at the Winchester School of Art, the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. Previously, Ryan was Associate Professor and Senior Fullbright Fellow at the American Studies Centre at the National University of Singapore.

In addition to co-editing with John Armitage and Doug Kellner the journal ‘Cultural Politics’ (Duke University Press), he co-edits with John Phillips the ‘Annual Review of Theory, Culture & Society’ and is an editorial board member of that journal.

He also edits the book series Theory Now for Polity Press, the book series Technicities for Edinburgh University Press (with John Armitage and Joanne Roberts, and the book series "A Cultural Politics Book" for Duke University Press (with John Armitage and Doug Kellner).

Some of his most recent books include Cold War Legacies: Systems, Theory, Aesthetics (co-edited with John Beck Edinburgh University Press 2016), Barthes/Burgin (co-edited with Sunil Manghani Edinburgh University Press 2016), Virilio and Visual Culture (co-edited with John Armitage, Edinburgh University Press, 2013), Comedy and Critique in American Film (Edinburgh University Press 2013) and Otherwise Occupied (co-edited with Gordon Hon Al-Hoash/Third Text 2013).

His research areas include critical theory, critical cultural studies, literary studies, visual culture, urbanism, aesthetics, critical military studies, institutional studies, architecture, and sensory perception and knowledge formation.

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Research interests

Ryan Bishop’s research areas include critical theory, critical cultural studies, literary studies, visual and aural culture, urbanism, aesthetics, critical military studies, institutional studies, architecture, sensory perception and knowledge formation, and international sex tourism.

He is currently involved in several projects, including ones that examine the relationship between the militarization of all aspects of daily life; technology and the senses (the sensorium as modified by teletechnologies); cinematic comedy and its capacity to perform cultural critique, the interaction between art and other arts (music and literature); the global production, circulation and legitimization of knowledge; avant-garde aesthetics and contemporary military technology; the university as an institution within geopolitical trajectories and genealogies; megacities and their influence on urban studies; reexamination of critical theory and specific theorists; and Cold War Cultural Politics as manifested by objects, processes and concepts.

Research group

Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media

Affiliate research group

Media Transformations Group

Research project(s)

Cultural Politics Journal & Book Series

Edited by the Winchester School of Art's Ryan Bishop and John Armitage.

Technicities

Series edited by John Armitage, Ryan Bishop and Joanne Roberts for Edinburgh University Press.

transmediale

Since February 2013 the Winchester School of Art has worked in partnership with transmediale - the world-renowned media arts festival and year-round project based in Berlin.

Ryan is currently Director of Research and Director of Doctoral Research.

He is amenable to student supervision on any of his research interests, and is happy to speak with students who might wish to propose projects on related concerns. He is currently supervising numerous PhD students.

Articles

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Book Chapters

Creative Media and Artefacts

    Manghani, S. (Arranger), & Bishop, R. (Curator). (2016). Barthes/Burgin. Southampton: John Hansard Gallery.

Books

Virilio and Visual Culture (co-edited with John Armitage),  Edinburgh University Press, 2013.

The Cultural Politics Reader (co-edited with John Armitage and Doug Kellner), accepted for publication by Renmin Press (Beijing China), due out 2011

The City as Target (co-edited with Greg Clancey and John Phillips), London and NY: Routledge, 2011

Sites and Technics of Knowledge, currently being translated into Chinese for Guangxi Normal University Press, forthcoming

Beyond Description: Space Historicity Singapore, co-edited with John Phillips and Wei- Wei Yeo. London and New York: Routledge, for the Architext series, 2004

Postcolonial Urbanism: Southeast Asian Cities and Global Processes, co-edited with John Phillips and Wei-Wei Yeo. New York and London: Routledge 2003

Night Market: Sexual Cultures and the Thai Economic Miracle. New York and London: Routledge, 1998, with Lillian Robinson.

 

Professor Ryan Bishop
Winchester School of Art University of Southampton Park Avenue Winchester Hampshire SO23 8DL Email: R.Bishop@soton.ac.uk Phone: 02380597015

Room Number:63A/2031

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