About


Nathan Blake is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Media and Screen Studies Program at Northeastern University. He received a PhD in Visual Studies from the University of California, Irvine, and an MA in Media Studies from The New School.

His research interests include Critical Theory, Disability, Masculinity and Gender, Videogames and Online Communities, Phenomenology, Cybernetics, Interwar Avant-Garde Art, Early Cinema, Classical Hollywood (Film Noir, Postwar Film, Boxing Films), History of War and Surveillance Technology, and Apocalyptic Film and Narrative.

His book manuscript Camera Consciousness: The Aesthetic and Prosthetic Legacy of World War I (currently under revision for publication) addresses the radical revisions to medical and social institutions, military training, and labor practices in Europe and the United States from 1914 to 1933—many of which were shaped through photography and cinema, and continue to inform today’s digital technologies and culture.  See more on the Projects and Publications page.

You can reach him directly at n.blake (at) neu (dot) edu.

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