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Dr Paul Atkinson


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Phone: +61 3 990 26385 or +61 3 512 26385
Fax: +61 3 990 26359 or +61 3 512 26359
Office: 2W 280, Gippsland Campus


Dr Paul Atkinson joined HUMCASS in 2005 and teaches in the Communications and Writing program.  He has lectured and researched in a wide range of areas including critical theory, media studies, cinema studies, visual aesthetics, gender studies, French philosophy and comic book culture.

Classes taught by Paul include:

Research interests

Paul's research follows two main lines:


Published articles explore a range of topics including Bergson’s vitalism, cinema and foreseeability, time and recognition, the durational limits of affect, futurism, 9/11 comics and the implied movement in still images.  The latter involves the analysis of the structural properties of comic books and graphic novels.  He is currently working on a series of articles that explore the relationship between processual theories of time, aesthetics and narrative.  This involves the examination of the importance of rates of change in understanding how the visual surface is conceived in different media.

Book Chapters

Refereed journal articles

Conference and seminar presentations


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