Kierran Horner

Kierran Horner is currently researching ethical representations of female suicide in post-war European film. Their recent monograph, Haunting the Left Bank (Peter Lang, 2022), takes a feminist-philosophical approach to themes of mortality and intersubjectivity in the films of Varda, Chris Marker, and Alain Resnais. They held the post of Honorary Postdoctoral Visiting Research Fellow in Film Studies at King’s College London whilst preparing this book for publication. Engaging with topics such as Pop Art, phenomenology, pregnancy, and gendered roles, Kierran has published articles in journals such as L’Esprit createur, Film Philosophy, Studies in French Cinema, Studies in European Cinema, and Mise au Point.


Horner shows how Varda’s complex images of fragmentation and reconstruction interrogate the feminist implications of female corporeality.


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