Toby Neilson

University of Glasgow

That's Relativity, Folks: Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema's Management of Time in The Anthropocene

Academic History:

2016 - present PhD Film Studies, University of Glasgow

2011 - 2012 MA Film & Cinema Studies, University of Exeter

2008 - 2011 BA Film & Cinema Studies, University of Exeter


Professor David Martin-Jones

Dr Tim Barker

Research Interests:

I am currently researching & interested in contemporary Science Fiction cinema in the context of The Anthropocene, focusing particularly on the genre's representation & management of time in the midst of our current ecological crisis.

My broader research interests include genre cinema, temporality, post-feminism, ecocinema & extreme cinema.

Previous Research Projects:

My MA thesis focused on a temporal analysis of the screens & cyborgs of science fiction, positing that the ways in which these future technologies frame time is both reflective & transcendent of cinema’s own temporality


AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership 2016 - PhD Studentship

AHRC MA Scholarship 2011

Contact Details:


First published: 14 November 2016