Professor Felicity Colman BA(Design) BA(Art History) MA(Visual Culture) PhD(Art/Screen)
Professor of Film and Media Arts
Prof. Felicity Colman does research into art and screen media forms, and creative philosophy. Her research focusses on the models and methodologies for art, media, and communications analysis, in particular looking at the ethics, events and philosophies of that inform creative speculation,codified informatics, patriarchal algorithms, innovation, forms of play, communication, and models of change.
Prof Colman is Media Department Research Group Leader for the Manchester School of Art http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/research/media/
Prof. Colman is Vice-Chair of the EU funded COST [European Cooperation in Science and Technology] Network Grant Action IS1307 on New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on 'How Matter Comes to Matter [2014-2018] http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/isch/Actions/IS1307
In the UK, the network ran a Training School at the TATE Modern, London in May 2016 on Research Genealogies and Material Practices
The network's 2016 Annual conference is in Warsaw in September, at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, on the theme of "Performing Situated Knowledges: Space, Time, Vulnerability ," held to consider the implications of Donna Haraway’s groundbreaking essay on “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective” (1988).
Sept 21-23, 2016
Prof. Colman holds the following research degrees:
BA (Design) Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney
BA (Art History) University of Queensland
MA (Visual Culture) Monash University
PhD (History of Art & Film) University of Melbourne, Australia
Prof. Colman is available to supervise students for MA and PhD research in both practice and theoretical research, in the areas of art, film, and media theory, philosophy, and practice.
European Research Council External Reviewer (for Horizon2020 projects 2015+)
AHRC (UK) Peer Review College (from 2009 +)
ATGENDER : The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation network
ASC: International Association for Cultural Studies
BAFTSS : British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (UK)
MeCCSA. Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (UK)
NECS : European Network for Cinema and Media Studies
SCMS : The Society for Cinema and Media Studies (USA)
Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic Grammar (2014 Columbia University Press)
Deleuze and Cinema (2011 Bloomsbury Academic)
Film, Theory and Philosophy: The Key Thinkers (ed.) (2009 Routledge & McGill-Queen's University Press)
Sensorium: Aesthetics, Art, Life (co-ed) (2007 Cambridge Scholars Press).
Current Research book in preparation for press:
The Algorithmic Human Condition
The Materialist Screen: Film practice and philosophy
Codified Ethics for a Philosophy of Communication
Feminist FIlm Theory
Encyclopedia of Film Philosophy
New Materialisms series
Co-Editor [with Dr David Deamer] of A/V Journal of Practical and Creative Philosophy http://www.actualvirtualjournal.com/p/editorial-board.html
Editorial Review Board Member for Media Philosophy
Editorial Board Member for Body Space & Society. ISSN 1470-9120 http://people.brunel.ac.uk/bst/non_ie.html
Editorial Board Member of Fibre Culture: internet: theory + criticism + research ISSN: 1449 - 1443 http://journal.fibreculture.org/about.html
Editorial Board Member of Transformations. Fully refereed theoretical humanities journal, ISSN 1444-3775 http://transformations.cqu.edu.au/journal/editorial_board.shtml
Editorial Board member for The Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media. Fully refereed ISSN: 1447-4905 , http://blogs.arts.unimelb.edu.au/refractory/
Reviewer for M/C Journal: A Journal of Media & Culture. http://journal.media-culture.org.au/
2010-2013 External Examiner for MA Film & Video Production, University of West London, London, UK.
2012 External Examiner for BA Film & Media Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
What is creativity? This project asks: How and what their systems of creativity are, and how creative methodologies are able to produce new forms and create new concepts. The project connects Art School philosophies of creation with philosophies of creativity to express the systems of creativity. Details…
Monograph on feminist philosophy as practiced in digital forms of cinema, television, media forms, and feminist film theory and philosophy. Feminicity marks out the activities of visual practices where difference is visualised and imagined, through active -points. Details…
Edited book on the feminist manifesto form. The artist’s statement or curatorial pronouncement often has the look of a manifesto proclamation. Details…
Screen theory monograph This project on Materialist FIlm focuses on the constitution of the film image, as a material thing that produces political affects which have material consequences. The research joins together diverse scholarship, from scientific, philosophical, and technological fields, to examine the theoretical tools and methodological approaches to the image, regarding it as matter that has an agential, material force, rather than being just a passive image of something. Details…
Monograph on Holt and Smithson's processual art practices as creative theory . Details…
This project asks a number of questions concerning the different modes of philosophy that are generated by the processes and methods of screen based forms. We begin with a seminar on new forms: New Forms for a Philosophy of Film: creative and political methodologies Manchester School of Art, in association with HOME, Manchester Metropolitan University, England. Details…
Monograph on the politics of screen affect. Details…
Felicity Colman is a member of:
A selection of recent research outputs.
Colman, F., 2014. Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic Grammar, New York: Columbia University Press | Wallflower.
Colman, F., 2011. Deleuze And Cinema, Oxford: Berg Publishers..
Colman, F., Frichot, H., Reynolds, J., 2016. 'Global Arts / Local Knowledge', New York: Lexington Books.
Colman, F., 2009. 'Film, Theory and Philosophy: The Key Thinkers', Routledge (London, UK) & McGill-Queens University Press (Canada).
Colman, F. Bolt, B. Jones, G., Woodward, A., 2007. 'Sensorium: Aesthetics, Art, Life', UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
James, David. Colman, Felicity, 2017. '‘Military Class: Hearts and Minds on the Domestic Screen’'. In Johnson, Beth; Forest, David (eds.) ‘Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain’, Palgrave Macmillan.
Colman, F., 2015. 'Digital Biopolitics: The Image of Life'. In S.E. Wilmer, Audronė Žukauskaitė (eds.) Resisting Biopolitics Philosophical, Political, and Performative Strategies, 11, Routledge.
Colman, F., 2013. '"Merleau-Ponty" & “Movement/Mobility”'. In John Armitage (eds.) The Virilio Dictionary, 120-123; 127-129, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Colman, F., 2013. 'The Matter of the Image: Notes on Practice-philosophy'. In Charlotte DeMille and John Mullarkey (eds.) Bergson and the Art of Immanence, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Colman, F., 2012. 'Affective animal: Bataille, Lascaux and the mediatization of the sacred'. In Charlie Blake, Claire Molloy, Steven Shakespeare (eds.) Beyond Human From Animality to Transhumanism, 7, Continuum: New York & London.
Colman, F., 2012. 'Sound Manifesto: Lee Renaldo’s Notes for Robert Smithson'. In M.Goddard, P. Hegarty, & B.Halligan (eds.) Reverberations: The Aesthetics, Affect and Politics of Noise, London & New York: Continuum.
Colman, F., 2012. 'The Death Index'. In Rosi Braidotti and Patricia Pisters (eds.) Revisiting Normativity with Deleuze [Down by Law], London & New York: Continuum Publishing.
Colman, F., 2011. 'Notes on the Feminist Manifesto: the strategic use of hope'. In R.Coleman and D. Fereday (eds.) Hope and Feminist Theory, 63-80, Routledge: London & New York.
Colman, F., 2009. '"Introduction: What is Film-philosophy?"'. In F.Colman (eds.) Film, Theory and Philosophy, 1-15, Acumen Publishing: Durham, UK..
Colman, F., 2009. '"Paul Virilio"'. In F.Colman (eds.) Film, Theory and Philosophy, 201-211, Acumen Publishing: Durham, UK..
Colman, F., 2009. ''Affective Imagery: Screen Militarism''. In E.W.Holland, D.W.Smith, C.S.Stivale (eds.) Gilles Deleuze: Image and Text, 8, 143-159, Continuum: London and New York..
Colman, F., 2009. ''The Western: Affective Sound Communities''. In G.Harper, R.Doughty. J.Eisentraut (eds.) Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media, 10, 194-207, Continuum: New York & London.
Colman, F., 2008. '“Affective Vectors: icons, Guattari, and art”'. In O’Sullivan, S. & Zepke, S. (eds.) Producing the New: Deleuze, Guattari and Contemporary Art, 122-131, London: Continuum.
Colman, F., 2007. '“Affective Intensity: Art as Sensorial Form”'. In Bolt, B., Colman, F. , Jones,G., Woodward, A. (eds.) Sensorium: Aesthetics, Art, Life, 64-83., UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Colman, F., 2007. '“Affective Terrorism”'. In Hickey-Moody, A. & Malins, P. (eds.) Deleuzian Encounters: Studies in Contemporary Social Issues, 122-131, London: Palgrave.
Colman, F. Bolt, B. Jones, G., Woodward, A., 2007. '“Introduction”'. In Bolt, B., Colman, F. , Jones,G., Woodward, A. (eds.) Sensorium: Aesthetics, Art, Life, xii-xix., UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Colman, F., 2005. '“Affect”, “Art”, “Henri Bergson”, “Crystal”, “Feminism”, "Rhizome"'. In Parr, A. (eds.) The Deleuze Dictionary, 11-13; 15-16; 26-28; 59-61; 100-102; 231-233., Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Colman, F., 2005. '“Cinema: movement-image-recognition-time”'. In Stivale, C.J. (eds.) Gilles Deleuze: Key Concepts, 141-156., Acumen, UK..
Colman, F., 2012. ''A History of Experimental Film & Video - Review'', ViewFinder, http://bufvc.ac.uk/reviews/a-history-of-experimental-film-video.
Colman, F., 2012. 'Review of Laura Guillaume and Joe Hughes (eds.) Deleuze and the Body', Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews NDPR, http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/32407-deleuze-and-the-body/.
Colman, F., 2008. '“Any-space-whatevers: affective game topologies”', Refractory: Journal of Entertainment Media, http://blogs.arts.unimelb.edu.au/refractory/2008/05/21/affective-game-topologies-any-space-whatevers-felicity-j-colman/.
Colman, F., 2007. '“In search of anxious time: Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity: Narrative Time in National Contexts by David Martin-Jones”', Senses of Cinema, http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/books/07/44/deleuze-cinema-identity.html.
Colman, F., 2006. '“Painting Film with Velvet Sounds: David Lynch’s Lost Highway”', Senses of Cinema, http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/cteq/06/40/lost-highway.html.
Colman, F., 2006. '“Thinking in Images: Film Theory, Feminist Philosophy', Senses of Cinema, http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/books/06/40/thinking-in-images.html.
Colman, F., 2004. '“Hope: An e-modulating motion of deterritorialization”', Drain: Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, http://www.drainmag.com/index_dete.htm.
Colman, F., 2003. '“The Sight of Your God Disturbs Me: questioning the post-Christian bodies of Buffy, Lain, and George”', The Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media, http://blogs.arts.unimelb.edu.au/refractory/2003/06/26/the-sight-of-your-god-disturbs-me-questioning-the-post-christian-bodies-of-buffy-lain-and-george-felicity-colman/.
Colman, F., 2015. 'Dromospheric Generation: The Things That We Have Learned Are No Longer Enough.', Cultural Politics, 11(2), 246-259.
Colman, F., 2014. 'Digital Feminicity: Predication and Measurement, Materialist Informatics and Images', Artnodes: Art, Science, Technology, no. 14, 1 - 11.
Colman, F., 2012. 'Notes on Guattari’s “machinic unconscious”: play as an affective field for activating subjectivity', Deleuze Studies, Vol 6 No. 2 (May).
Colman, F., 2010. 'Affective Self: Feminist Thinking and Feminist actions', Contemporary French and Francophone Studies: Sites, Volume 14, Issue 5 December 2010, pages 543 - 552.
Colman, F., 2010. 'Notes on the Feminist Manifesto: the strategic use of hope', Journal for Cultural Research, Volume 14, Issue 4 October 2010, pages 375 - 392.
Colman, F., 2008. 'Review of Annette Kuhn and Kirsten Emiko McAllister (eds.), Locating Memory: Photographic Acts', Cultural Studies Review, March.
Colman, F. & Stivale, C.J., 2006. '“A Creative Life”', Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 11.1.
Colman, F., 2006. '“Affective entropy: Art as Differential Form”', Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 11: 1 April, 169 – 178..
Colman, F., 2005. '“Deleuze’s Kiss: the sensory pause of screen affect”', Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, Vol 16, 101-113..
Colman, F., 2005. '“Hit me harder: the tranversality of becoming-adolescent”', Women and Culture, vol. 16, no. 3, winter 2005, 356-371..
Colman, F. and McCrea, C., 2005. '“The Digital Maypole”', Fibreculture Journal, Issue 6, 1-5.
Colman, F., 2003. '“The Maggot and the Velfaerdsdanskere: Jack Stevenson’s Lar’s Von Trier”', Metro: Screen Magazine, 138.
Colman, F., 2002. '"Passaic Boys are Hell: Robert Smithson's Tag as Temporal and Spatial Marker of the Geographical Self", in "Autobiogeography" considering space and identity"', Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Summer 2002: Volume 2, Number 3.
Colman, F., 2015. 'A Feminist Egg: #BWOselfie', Daughters of Chaos: Discipline, Practice, a Life , 8th Deleuze Studies International Conference, School of Architecture KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) Stockholm, Sweden, 29 June- 1 July.
Colman, F., 2015. 'Agency and Attention: The Political Image in French Theory', INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM IN 20TH AND 21ST CENTURY FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE STUDIES, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 26 28 February.
Colman, F. and Revelles-Benavente, B., 2015. 'Capital’s sex-gender factor: the matter of rape with/in the digital', Sex & Capital. ATGENDER - The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation Annual Conference, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, 3-6 June..
Colman, F., 2015. 'Digital Gestell: Feminist materialist approaches to durational matters', Material Environments: Sensing Time and Matter in Digital and Visual Culture, University of Greenwich, London, England, 24 July.
Colman, F., 2015. 'Genealogy as Methodology (in Materialist Film theory)', MECCSA2015 [Media, Communications, Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference], Northumbria University (Newcastle upon Tyne), UK, 7-9 January.
Colman, F., 2015. 'Speculative Data: Creativity, and Robert Smithson', Headstone to Hard Drive, Monument to Folly 2, Central Saint Martins, London, 7 February.
Colman, F., 2015. 'The Dirty Digital: the matter of obsolescence', DRECK ein Apparat, Uferstudios, Berlin, Germany, 2 July.
Colman, F., 2015. 'The Materialist Ethics of the Filmic Space', Space and Place in European Cinema 2015 : 7th European Cinema Research Forum Annual Conference, Huston School of Film & Digital Media | National University of Ireland, Galway, 7 July.
Colman, F., 2014. '"Digital Feminicity, and materialist mindfulness"', Critical Theory, Film and Media: Where is “Frankfurt” now?, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany, August 20-24, 2014.
Colman, F., 2014. '"Materialist Film Theory"', The Edinburgh Film Seminar. http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/literatures-languages-cultures/film-studies/edinburgh-film-seminar, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, November 13, 2014.
Colman, F., 2014. '"Negentropic world images"', NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies) Annual Conference, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, 17-21 June 2014.
Colman, F., 2014. '"Organized matter: writing the metaphysics of film worlds"', Film-Philosophy Annual Conference 2014: A World of Cinemas, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 2-4 July 2014.
Colman, F., 2014. '"The Practice-As Research Manifesto for Anna: Part 1, Senses and Surfaces, Mediations and Objects, Youth and Activism."', Practice as Research: Imprints and Futures, Tate Modern, London, December 1, 2014, in Tate Papers..
Colman, F., 2014. '#BWOfeministselfie', IN3 Research Institute Seminar, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona, 16 December.
Colman, F., 2014. ''The digi-child and dromospheric sensibility'', The Squared Horizon: The Frames and Trajectories of Paul Virilio, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, 6 June 2014, in Cultural Politics, forthcoming 2015.
Colman, F., 2014. ''The matter of the screen environment : notes for new materialist film theory’', SCREEN, Annual Conference, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 27-29 June 2014.
Colman, F., 2014. 'Natural's not in it: materialist informatics', The Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy Joint Annual Conference: Philosophy After Nature, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 3-5 September 2014.
Colman, F., 2014. '“Digital Feminicity”', V New Materialist conference: Gender, Politics, The Digital., Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Barcelona, 25 - 26th September 2014, in Artnodes: Journal on Art, Science and Technology., no. 14. 2014, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7238/issn.1695-5951.
Colman, F., 2014. '“The Materialist-Image”', Models, Machines and Memories, 7th International Deleuze Studies Conference, Istanbul Technical University [ITU] - School of Architecture, 14-16th July, 2014.
Colman, F., 2014. '“Transmission: Materialist Informatics and Regimes of Entropy”', Within the Domain of the Sun’s Inverse. Or: Where are we when thinking computationally?, Cabaret Voltaire. Zürich Switzerland, 26-27 November, 2014.
Colman, F., 2013. 'Digital Child', Provocations, Improvisations: Encounters Between Art and Qualitative Research Conference, Summer Institute in Qualitative Research, Manchester Metropolitan University, 22 – 26 July.
Colman, F., 2012. 'Affective Feminicity', The Politics of Location Revisited: Gender@2012: 8th European Feminist Research Conference, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, May 17-20.
Colman, F., 2012. 'Media Evolution', Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, 12 January.
Colman, F., 2012. 'Screen Memory (of life)', NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies), Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal, 21-23 June.
Colman, F., 2012. 'The Image of Thought: Affective Politics', Deleuze Workshop, MMU at Anthony Burgess Foundation, 24-25th March.
Colman, F., 2012. 'The Technology Image', Invited Speaker for "TImeCode", Bradford Media School, National Media Museum, Bradford, United Kingdom, 14 November.
Colman, F., 2011. 'Affective animal', Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), University of Salford, Manchester, January 12-15.
Colman, F., 2011. 'Affective animal: becoming-sacred in reverse labour forms', Human- Animal / Humain-Animal, 20th/21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, University of San Francisco USA, March 30-April 2, 2011, in Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhuman.
Colman, F., 2011. 'Affective Cinematographic Evolution (Bergson & CInema)', The Perception of Change: Space, Time, and Mobility after Henri Bergson, Mansfield College, The University of Oxford., 27 May, 2011.
Colman, F., 2011. 'Bergson and Cinema: The Physics of Perception', Human Sciences Seminar, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK., 10 November.
Colman, F., 2011. 'Cinematographic Evolution: Smithson & Holt test Bergson & Deleuze', Bergson and his postmodern and immanent legacies, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 11-12 February.
Colman, F., 2011. 'Machinic mediatization and diagrammatic aesthetics', Creation, Crisis, Critique: 4th International Deleuze Studies Conference, Copenhagen Business School, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts, Denmark, 27 - 29 June.
Colman, F., 2011. 'Notes on Cinematographic Evolution', Film-Philosophy Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, 6-8 July.
Colman, F., 2011. 'Notes on post-industrial gaming : the new machinic aesthetic', Rewire: The Fourth International Conference in Media Art Histories, FACT, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 28-30 September.
Colman, F., 2011. 'Sound affect: the political economy of women on screen', Sonic Futures: Soundscapes and the Language of Screen Media, NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies), University of London, 23-26 June.
Colman, F., 2010. 'Affective Race', Impure Cinema: Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Approaches to World Cinema, University of Leeds, 1 - 4 December.
Colman, F. and MacCormack, P., 2010. 'Felicity Colman in conversation with Patricia MacCormack', Radical Aesthetics - Radical Art, University of Loughborough, UK, 17 November, 2010.
Colman, F., 2010. 'Plenary : ‘The Labour of the Refrain: What is Media Philosophy?’', ‘Connect, Continue, Create'. 3rd International Deleuze Studies Conference, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 12-14 July, 2010.
Colman, F., 2010. 'Plenary: 'The Family Manifesto'', Schizoanalysis & Visual Culture, University of Cardiff, 1 - 2 June 2010.
Colman, F., 2010. 'Robert Smithson, Future Art : creating a new ecology', Landscape in Ruins., Urbis, Manchester, UK, 18 February 2010, in Urbis Research Forum Review, Vol. 1, Issue 3, “Landscapes”.
Colman, F., 2010. 'Shameless Mothers', What happened next? Feminist Television Studies in post-feminist times, University of Sunderland, UK, 16 September, 2010.
Colman, F., 2010. '‘Sound Manifesto: Lee Renaldo’s Notes for Robert Smithson’', Bigger than Words, Wider than Pictures: Noise, Affect, Politics, University of Salford, Manchester, 1-3 July, 2010.
Colman, F., 2009. 'Affective Subjectivity: the post-media socius of time making gender', Séismes/Seismic Shifts. 20th & 21st-Century French & Francophone Studies International Colloquium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, U.S.A., 26-29 March 2009.
Colman, F., 2009. '‘After Guattari: Engels' Manchester Manifesto’', Connect Deleuze: The Second International Deleuze Studies Conference, Universität zu Köln, Germany, 10-12 August 2009.
Colman, F., 2009. '‘Notes on the Feminist Manifesto: the strategic use of hope’', “Hope: A Workshop on Feminist Theory”, Institute for Advanced Studies, the Institute for Cultural Research and the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, Lancaster University, UK, 8-9 January.
Colman, F., 2009. '‘What is Film-Philosophy?’', Second Annual Conference of Film and Philosophy, University of Dundee, Scotland, 16-18 July, 2009.
Colman, F., 2007. ''Affective Communities and Ritual Communications'', Gilles Deleuze: Texts and Images An International Conference, 9th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 5-7 April.
Colman, F., 2007. ''Deleuze's cinema system and Godard's Notre Musique: the skeletons of war and the spiders from Mars.'', The Modern French Research Seminar, The University of Cambridge, UK, May.
Colman, F., 2007. ''From the Skeleton to Life: Deleuze's Cinema Vectors'', IAPL 2007, 'Layering' (International Association of Philosophy and Literature), The University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus., 4-9 June.
Colman, F., 2007. '‘To make war: Deleuze’s metaphysical principles of the cinematographic event’', The Deleuze Event, The English Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University. Manchester, U.K., 8-9 September, in Deleuze A/V Journal, 6, video lecture.
Colman, F., 2006. '‘The Spinoza-Maypole’', ‘Wandering with Spinoza’, The Centre for Ideas, Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Melbourne, 13-15 September.
Colman, F., 2006. '“The eternal sounds of the Stupid White Man: the resonating body politic in Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man’', SCMS (Society for Media and Screen Studies), Vancouver, Canada, March.
Colman, F., 2005. '“Nihilist gest: they play without playing (elles jouent sans jeu)”', 21st Century French Colloque: Verbal, Visual, Virtual., The University of Florida, Florida, United States., April 1..
Colman, F., 2004. '“Affect in/of everyday life: sonic punctuation and gesture: vernacular communication”', Everyday Transformations: The Twenty-First Century Quotidian : Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, Perth, Australia, December 8.
Colman, F., 2004. '“Deleuze’s Opsigns and Sonsigns- Affect on screen”,', Experimenting with Intensities: Art, Science, Philosophy, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, May 12.
Colman, F., 2003. '“Iwakra Lain, Buffy Summers, and the Birth of the Storm Troopers: symbolic images of bodies"', The Flesh Made Text: Bodies, Theories, Cultures in the Post-Millennial Era, The University of Aristotle, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 18.
Colman, F., 2002. ''The Confessional: The Sound of the Female “I” in Contemporary Film'', The Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand, 11th Biennial Conference, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, 28 November.
Colman, F., 2006. '‘Affective Women-Sense’', Feminist Actions Exhibition Catalogue Essay.