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Ruth Griffin

Ruth Griffin

Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
English, Culture and Media


Dr Griffin teaches in the School of Arts and Humanities within the subject area of Philosophy, and is the Philosophy Subject Advisor. She teaches many aspects of philosophy, both at undergraduate and Masters levels, and is particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches. She is the Module Leader for Philosophy and Everyday Life; Philosophy and Media; Philosophy Dissertation; Philosophy and Film, and the Professional Research Practice Course module, Thinking Through the Thesis.

Research areas

Dr Griffin's research interests relate mainly to, philosophy of film / media / culture and existentialism. She is currently researching in psycho-geography, stemming from her conference paper, 'Nottingham, A Psycho-Geographical Tour of Nottingham', presented at the NTU conference, 'What's Nott to Like? Arts and Humanities research on Nottingham' (2013).

Research areas:

  • Existentialism
  • Philosophy and film / media / culture
  • Psycho-Geography and cultures of the everyday.

Dr Griffin is happy to supervise students within the following broad categories:

  • Philosophy of film/media/culture
  • Existentialism
  • Feminist philosophy
  • Foucault.

For further information regarding postgraduate study towards an MPhil/PhD please contact the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Sponsors and collaborators

Collaboration with Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies, 2012-13: 'The Philosophy and Pedagogy Channel video, An archive of best practice', Griffin R, O' Connor P, Clughen L (2013).


The Philosophy and Pedagogy Channel: Report on a PRS-funded Legacy Project. Clughen L, O'Connor P and Griffin R, Discourse: Learning and Teaching in Philosophical and Religious Studies, 2012, 11 (2) (available online here).

Alain Badiou (2009) 'Pocket Pantheon'. Griffin R, 2010, Culture Machine, Open Humanities Press

The Eternal Outsider: the Western Hero as Existential Archetype. Griffin R, 2008, Saarbrücken, VDM Verlag Dr Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co.

Writing the West: Critical Approaches to Shane. Griffin R, Literature Compass, 2007, 4 (1), 24-47 (available online here).

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