Wyatt Moss-Wellington, “Warwick Thornton’s Emotional Landscapes: Indigenous Cinema and Cultural Autonomy in Australia,” Film Criticism 48, no 1 (2024): https://doi.org/10.3998/fc.5692 Ming-Yeh Rawnsley, Wyatt Moss-Wellington, and Yat Ming Loo, “Representation of Intersectional and Cultural Identities in Taiwanese-Language Port City Cinema,” East Asian Journal of Popular Culture 10, no. 1(2024): https://doi.org/10.1386/eapc_00117_1

I have a chapter in Carl Plantinga’s edited collection on Screen Stories and Moral Understanding titled “On Reflecting on Reflections: The Moral Afterlife and Screen Studies.” The chapter makes a case for extended periods of reflection as the quality that sets screen studies scholarship apart from other communities engaged with film and screen media, like… Read more

My newest monograph, Cognitive Film and Media Ethics, is out now with Oxford University Press. More information here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/cognitive-film-and-media-ethics-9780197552896 Cognitive Film and Media Ethics provides a grounding in the use of cognitive science to address key questions in film, television and screen media ethics. This book extends past works in cognitive media studies to answer normative… Read more

For those of you who enjoy the movie “Inside Out,” here’s an article I just published in Film-Philosophy about its unique animation of memory, emotion and imagination. The film requests an effortful thinking through of their relations, and recognises a similar effortfulness in growing up, thinking through our own thoughts and a developing metacognition as… Read more

My two latest articles are now online. “Criminals at Play: Oedipus, Rope, and Telltale’s The Walking Dead,” is published in Culture, Theory and Critique and contrasts different acts of storytelling – theatre, film and games – as spaces of narrative play. The article is included in Celia Lam and Melissa Brown’s upcoming “Playful Encounters” special issue of… Read more

My latest article in Quarterly Review of Film and Video considers space crisis films, in particular Apollo 13 and The Martian, and depictions of collaborative intellectual labour. A good one for the sci-fi fans, and includes research from the John Sayles Archive around Apollo 13‘s production history. Find it here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10509208.2020.1731274

An interview with Edinburgh University Press about my two books Narrative Humanism and ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze is now on their website. You can find it here: https://euppublishingblog.com/2019/11/27/an-interview-with-wyatt-moss-wellington-author-of-narrative-humanism-and-co-editor-of-refocus-the-films-of-spike-jonze

My first monograph, Narrative Humanism: Kindness and Complexity in Fiction and Film, has just been released by Edinburgh University Press. Narrative Humanism outlines an approach for reading fictive texts focussed upon the politics of human kindness. The book asks how we can use stories to complicate our understanding of others, and questions the ethics and efficacy of attempts to represent… Read more