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Miss Eve Bennett

Job: PhD candidate

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Media and Communication

Research group(s): CATH Research Centre

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

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Personal profile

Eve is an AHRC-funded PhD student at the Cinema and Television History Research Centre. Her PhD research focuses on the representation of gender in post-9/11 American apocalyptic television. Previously, while studying for her MA in Cult Film and Television, she worked as the administrator and research assistant at the Brunel University Cult Film Archive. 

Research group affiliations

Publications and outputs

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Key research outputs

Bennett, E. (2012) Techno-Butterfly: Orientalism Old and New in Battlestar Galactica. Science Fiction Film and Television, 5 (1) pp. 23-46 

Bennett, E. (2011) Deconstructing the Dream Factory: Personal Fantasy and Corporate Manipulation in Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse. Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association, 9 (1) [online]

Research interests/expertise

  • The apocalypse in popular culture
  • Gender in film and television
  • British and American science fiction film and television
  • The Gothic
  • Cult studies and fan activity


  • BA (Hons) Film and Literature (2005), University of Warwick
  • MA Cult Film and Television (2008), Brunel University 

Honours and awards

Mr. Pointy Award for the best short work in Whedon Studies in 2011 for the article ‘Deconstructing the Dream Factory: Personal Fantasy and Corporate Manipulation in Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse’ (conferred July 2012)


Conference attendance

Bennett, E. (2012) Deus ex Machina: AI Apocalypticism in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [paper]. Don’t Panic: The Apocalypse in Theory and Culture, University of Kent, May 25-26

Bennett, E. (2008) When Starbuck Became Stardoe: Reimagining Cult TV [paper]. Cine-Excess II, ICA (Brunel University), May 1-3 
Eve Bennett