KRIS BEAGHTON


I am currently working on my PhD thesis 'The Films and Media Work of Barbara Hammer', Centre for Film and Screen, University of Cambridge [AHRC funded]

MPhil, Criticism and Culture, thesis: 'David Cronenberg's Consumed', Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

BA, English Literature, Queen Mary University of London


Papers, Lectures + Publications


'A process of self-creation: parthenogenesis and queer creative production', World Picture Conference, University of Cambridge, 2018.

The Ideas Spectrum: Cambridge Festival of Ideas, gave a talk alonside LGBT+ researchers about our work and experiences of being out in academia, 2018.

'Teledildonics and the Future of Touch: Sex in the Coming Century,' panel discussion with Stephanie Alys and Wan Ting Tseng, Radical Technology series, University of Cambridge, 2017.

'Feminism, Queer Theory + BDSM' lecture at Night Lessons: BDSM Theory + Practice, Performing Arts Forum, St. Erme, France, 2017.

'Unconscious Digitality in Bob Flanagan's The Pain Journal', Embodying Media: From Print to the Digital, University of Cambridge, 2017.

'Unprecedented Access: The Problem of Consent in Fixed-Rig Factual', Graduate Conference for Screen Media and Cultures, Centre for Film and Screen, University of Cambridge, 2016.

'Fan-fiction is Being Written: Fetish, Fantasy, and Queer Literary Production', Eluding Categorisation Graduate Symposium, Queer Cultures Research Seminar, University of Cambridge, 2016.

'Policing Pornography, Policing Fantasy: A Response', published in Politactics: Political Conversations from Everyday Analysis, Zero Books, 2016.


Conference + Seminar Organisation

Convenor of Queer Cultures Research Seminar, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, 2016-present.

Co-organised Queering the End Times, a one day conference to address queer engagements with and resistances to the 'end times' as part of the Queer Cultures Research Seminar, University of Cambridge, 2018.

Co-organised Graduate Conference for Screen Media and Cultures, Centre for Film and Screen, University of Cambridge, 2016.

Co-organised Flaws, a conference exploring ideas of error, disruption, and contamination in English literature after 1750, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge.