Scott Wilson lectures in screen arts. He worked extensively in the music industry, both locally and internationally, before moving towards an academic career.
Scott first taught at the University of Auckland and at Victoria University of Wellington, combining his continuing interests in popular culture with his love of cinema theory, critical and cultural studies.
His 2008 Doctor of Philosophy in Film, Television and Media Studies from the University of Auckland explores the work of the Canadian director David Cronenberg, utilizing the hermeneutic tools provided by the philosopher Slavoj Žižek to develop a new method for exploring the relationship of a filmmaker to the industry that supports and profits from his work.
His Master of Arts investigated the routes towards subjectivity formation and dissolution within both the book Crash by J.G Ballard and David Cronenberg’s 1996 cinematic adaptation.
Scott’s areas of interest include psychoanalysis, screen aesthetics, axiology, outsider art and music, epistemology and hermeneutics. He was voted Lecturer of the Year in 2009 by Unitec students.