Dr Neil Matheson

Senior Lecturer

DepartmentWestminster School of Arts
Research groupGroup for War and Cultural Studies

Research outputs

Surrealism and the Gothic: Castles of the Interior
Matheson, N. 2017. Surrealism and the Gothic: Castles of the Interior. London and New York Routledge.

Hiroshima-Nagasaki remembered through the body: haptic visuality and the skin of the photograph
Matheson, N. 2018. Hiroshima-Nagasaki remembered through the body: haptic visuality and the skin of the photograph. Photographies. 11 (1), pp. 73-93. doi:10.1080/17540763.2017.1399289

Desert Islands: Magic and Modernity in the work of Ithell Colquhoun
Matheson, N. 2016. Desert Islands: Magic and Modernity in the work of Ithell Colquhoun. in: Allmer, P. (ed.) Intersections: Women Artists / Surrealism / Modernism Manchester, UK Manchester University Press. pp. 255-278

Anatomical Fragments: Magritte, trauma and 'La Gâcheuse' [Fragments anatomiques : Magritte, le traumatisme et la gâcheuse]
Matheson, N. 2016. Anatomical Fragments: Magritte, trauma and 'La Gâcheuse' [Fragments anatomiques : Magritte, le traumatisme et la gâcheuse]. Mélusine. XXXVI, pp. 97-112.

The phantom of surrealism: photography, cultural identity and the reception of surrealism in England
Matheson, N. 2005. The phantom of surrealism: photography, cultural identity and the reception of surrealism in England. History of Photography. 29 (2), pp. 149-162.

The sources of surrealism
Matheson, N. (ed.) 2006. The sources of surrealism. Hastings Lund Humphries.

The sources of surrealism
Matheson, N. (ed.) 2006. The sources of surrealism. Hastings, UK Helm Information.

The ghost stamp, the detective and the hospital for boots: light and the postwar battle over spirit photography
Matheson, N. 2006. The ghost stamp, the detective and the hospital for boots: light and the postwar battle over spirit photography. Early Popular Visual Culture. 4 (1), pp. 35-51. doi:10.1080/17460650600590359

He who has never dreamt of Mae West: surrealist masculinity and the late collages of ELT Mesens
Matheson, N. 2007. He who has never dreamt of Mae West: surrealist masculinity and the late collages of ELT Mesens. in: Allmer, P. and van Gelder, H. (ed.) Collective inventions: surrealism in Belgium Leuven University Press.

Gursky, Ruff, Demand: allegories of the real and the return of history
Matheson, N. 2007. Gursky, Ruff, Demand: allegories of the real and the return of history. in: Sutton, D., Brind, S. and McKenzie, R. (ed.) The state of the real: aesthetics in the digital age London, UK I.B. Tauris. pp. 38-47

National identity and the 'melancholy of ruins': Cecil Beaton's photographs of the London Blitz
Matheson, N. 2008. National identity and the 'melancholy of ruins': Cecil Beaton's photographs of the London Blitz. Journal of War and Culture Studies. 1 (3), pp. 261-274. doi:10.1386/jwcs.1.3.261_1

Amazing stories from the future that never was: Neo Rauch and the haunted spaces of science fiction
Matheson, N. 2008. Amazing stories from the future that never was: Neo Rauch and the haunted spaces of science fiction. in: Holmgren Troy, M. and Wenno, E. (ed.) Space, haunting, discourse Newcastle Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Fear of reflections: the photoworks of Paul McCarthy
Matheson, N. 2012. Fear of reflections: the photoworks of Paul McCarthy. in: Bleyen, M. (ed.) Minor photography: connecting Deleuze and Guttari to photography theory University of Leuven Press.

"Miraculous constellations in real material”: spiritualist phenomena, dada photomontage and magic
Wilson, L.G. 2013. "Miraculous constellations in real material”: spiritualist phenomena, dada photomontage and magic. in: Mays, S. and Matheson, N. (ed.) The machine and the ghost: technology and spiritualism in 19th to 21st century art and culture Manchester Manchester University Press.

Technologies, spiritualisms, and modernities
Mays, S. and Matheson, N. 2013. Technologies, spiritualisms, and modernities. in: Mays, S. and Matheson, N. (ed.) The machine and the ghost: technology and spiritualism in 19th to 21st century art and culture Manchester Manchester University Press.

From the premodern to the postmodern: mnemotechnics and the ghost of "the folk"
Mays, S. 2013. From the premodern to the postmodern: mnemotechnics and the ghost of "the folk". in: Mays, S. and Matheson, N. (ed.) The machine and the ghost: technology and spiritualism in 19th to 21st century art and culture Manchester Manchester University Press.

The machine and the ghost: technology and spiritualism in 19th to 21st century art and culture
Mays, S. and Matheson, N. (ed.) 2013. The machine and the ghost: technology and spiritualism in 19th to 21st century art and culture. Manchester Manchester University Press.