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Queen's University

Deborah Knight

Associate Professor
B.A., M.A. (Carleton), Ph.D. (Toronto)

Specialization: Philosophy of Art and Philosophical Aesthetics Photo of Deborah Knight

Office: Watson Hall 

Office Hours: N/A

Phone: (613) 533.6000 ext. 77032 


My research is primarily in the philosophy of art and aesthetics.  I am particularly interested in the philosophies of literature, film, and the visual arts, as well as the intersection of (so-called) "high" art and (so-called) "popular" art.  Recent research has dealt with the ethical criticism of art and literature, sentimentality, the question of memorial art, and the analysis of film genres and genre films.  I have published on topics including: philosophy and literature, philosophy and cultural studies, The Matrix, The Simpsons, the horror film, Hitchcock,Blade Runner and Dark City, Scorsese's The Age of Innocence, and the Western, with a focus on Robert Altman's McCabe and Mrs. Miller.  Forthcoming publications deal with the films of Clint Eastwood and Tim Burton’s films starring Johnny Depp.


Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000