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Hi - I'm Jessica, the founding editor-in-chief of Wasteland Arts, writer, critic, and Oxford postgraduate

In 2020 I completed a BA in English with first-class honours and graduated with a Humanities Rotary Prize, an award conferred to the two highest-ranking students in the cohort. In 2022 I completed an MSt in Film Aesthetics at Oxford, finishing with distinction. My literature background has eminently shaped my current research interests, which include the philosophy of film, narratology, narrative editing, and film presence, all of which subtend my editorial writing


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staff writer at Unpublished Magazine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


Looking Beyond Borders with Arms Outstretched - The IsisMay 2022

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:

I am available to hire for editorial work and freelance writing, get in touch at

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