Dr Wyatt Moss-Wellington

Associate Professor in Media and Culture, School of International Communications

International Communications / Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Contact

Office

Room 330, IEB

Campus

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Address

199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

Telephone

(+86) 574-8818-0000 ext. 8219

Qualifications

PhD (The University of Sydney)

MA (The University of Sydney)

BA (The University of Queensland)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Biography

Wyatt Moss-Wellington is Associate Professor in Media and Culture at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. He is the author of Cognitive Film and Media Ethics (Oxford UP, 2021), Narrative Humanism: Kindness and Complexity in Fiction and Film (Edinburgh UP, 2019) and co-editor with Kim Wilkins of ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze (Edinburgh UP, 2019). Moss-Wellington is also a progressive folk multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, and has released four studio albums: The Kinder We (2017), Sanitary Apocalypse (2014), Gen Y Irony Stole My Heart (2011) and The Supermarket and the Turncoat (2009).


Teaching

2020                     Convenor, lecturer, and module designer, Hollywood and Chinese Cinema (INCM3088), The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Spring 201920.

2019-2020           Convenor and lecturer, Public Relations and Propaganda (INCM2029), The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Spring 201920 and Spring 201819.

2018-2019          Convenor and lecturer, Humour and Culture (INCM3042), The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Autumn 201920 and Autumn 201819.

2019                      Lecturer, Documentary and Reality (INCM3047), The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Autumn 201920.

2019                      Lecturer and tutor, Psychology, Communications and the Self  (INCM3039), The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Autumn 201920.

2019                      Tutor, Cultures of Everyday Life (INCM1033), The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Spring 201819.

2018                      Tutor, Media and Society (INCM1031), The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Autumn 201819.

2018                      Tutor, Professional Editing (WRIT6001), The University of Sydney, semester 1, 2018.

2018                      Lecturer in Charge, Introduction to Communication  (COMM102), Australian Catholic University, semester 1, 2018.

2017                      Tutor and lecturer, Contemporary Rhetoric (WRIT2000), The University of Sydney, semester 2, 2017.

2017                      Tutor, Writing and Rhetoric (WRIT1001), The University of Sydney, semester 2, 2017.

2015-2017           Tutor, Literature and Cinema (ENGL2638), The University of Sydney, semester 1, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

2015                      Tutor, Shakespeare (ENGL2640), The University of Sydney, semester 2, 2015.


Research interests

Expertise Summary

Wyatt Moss-Wellington has expertise in film studies, cognitive media studies, ethics, humanism and narrative theory.

Orcid Account:https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6799-4439


Publications

BOOKS

  • Cognitive Film and Media Ethics. New York: Oxford UP, 2021 [link].
  • Narrative Humanism: Kindness and Complexity in Fiction and Film. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2019 [link].
  • ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze. Co-edited with Kim Wilkins. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2019 [link].

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Picturing the Autobiographical Imagination: Emotion, Memory and Metacognition in Inside Out.” Film-Philosophy 25.2 (2021): 187-206.
  • “Benign Violations in the Suburban Ensemble Dramedy.” Comedy Studies 12.1 (2021): 2-14.
  • “Criminals at Play: Oedipus, Rope, and Telltale’s The Walking Dead.” Culture, Theory and Critique 62 (2021).
  • “Individual and Collaborative Labour in the Space Crisis Movie: From Apollo 13 to The Martian.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 37.7 (2020).
  • “The Emotional Politics of Limerence in Romantic Comedy Films.” NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies 8.1 “Emotions” Special Ed. (2019), 191-209.
  • “Emotional Contagion and Co-Authored Family Narratives in Parenthood.” Style 52.3 (2018), 302-320.“Abject Humanism in Tom Perrotta Adaptations: Election and Little Children.” Sydney Studies in English 43 (2018): 88-107.
  • “Affecting Profundity: Cognitive and Moral Dissonance in Lynch, Loach, Linklater and Sayles.” Projections 11.1 (2017): 38-62.
  • “Humanist Ethics in John Sayles’s Casa de los Babys.” Film International 13.1 (2015): 105-121.
  • “Sentimentality in the Suburban Ensemble Dramedy: A Response to Berlant’s Optimism-Realism Binary.” Forum 20 (2015).

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • “Adaptation in Adaptation in Adaptation in Adaptation,” in ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze, ed. Kim Wilkins and Wyatt Moss-Wellington. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2019, 15-32.
  • “Spike Jonze’s Screenwriting: The Screenplay,” in ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze, ed. Kim Wilkins and Wyatt Moss-Wellington. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2019, 105-136.