Hi - I'm Jessica, the founding editor-in-chief of Wasteland Arts, writer, critic, and MSt candidate at the University of Oxford

In 2020 I completed a BA in English and graduated with the Humanities Rotary Prize, a prize awarded to the top student within the degree cohort. I am currently completing an MSt in Film Aesthetics. My literary background has eminently informed my research; my areas of interest include but are not limited to the philosophy of film, aesthetics, style, narratology, modes of play, states of presence, and narrative editing - all of which shape and spill into my editorial writing


MSt Film Aesthetics, University of Oxford (Pending)

2021 - 2022


BA Hons English and American Literature, University of Kent (First)

2016 - 2020

Erasmus+, English, Freie Universität Berlin (Pass)

2018 - 2019




editor-in-chief of Wasteland Arts

September 2018 - Present

newsletter editor of Wasteland Arts

March 2020 - Present

designer for Wasteland Arts

December 2021 - Present

freelance writer (MUBI, Obscur, etc)

August 2020 - Present

staff critic at Cineccentric

August 2020 - Present

section editor of Cherwell

June 2021 - December 2021

press delegate for BFI's 64th and 65th London Film Festival, BFI Flare, and Long Distance Film Festival

October 2020 - October 2021

pre-selector for Cornwall Film Festival

May 2021 - August 2021

staff writer at Unpublished Magazine

August 2020 - June 2021


selected writing

essays / articles


Stella Dallas - Wasteland ArtsMarch 2022


Duel - Wasteland ArtsDecember 2021

Let's Scare Jessica to Death - Wasteland Arts, October 2021

Zola Cherwell, September 2021

The Age of Innocence - Wasteland Arts, September 2021

The Woman with Two Heads - Wasteland ArtsSeptember 2021

Clotheslines Wasteland ArtsJuly 2021

Robert Altman's '3 Women' and the Allure of Imitation - Obscur Magazine, June 2021

Fake Fruit Factory Wasteland ArtsJune 2021

1968 Wasteland ArtsMay 2021

Close-Up - Wasteland Arts, March 2021

Wanda - Wasteland Arts, March 2021

Slouching Towards Nowhere: The Graduate - Cineccentric, February 2021

Betty Blue Wasteland Arts, February 2021

Synthetically Eroded: the Femme Fatale in Double Indemnity and Chinatown - Wasteland Arts, January 2021

Visualizing Liberation in "But I'm a Cheerleader" - MUBI Notebook, December 2020

Eyes Wide Shut - Wasteland Arts, October 2020

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - Wasteland Arts, June 2020


The Films of Abbas Kiarostami - Cineccentric, June 2021


Discussing Vagabond - Cineccentric, March 2021

Short Films from the BFI London Film Festival - Cineccentric, November 2020


contact info:

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