Dr Luke White


Dr Luke White
NameDr Luke White
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Visual Culture - Fine Art
Research institute
Primary appointmentSchool of Arts
Email addressL.White@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7080-7243
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Luke White is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art / Visual Culture at Middlesex University. He is author of the books Legacies of the Drunken Master: Politics of the Body in Hong Kong Kung Fu Comedy Films (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2020) and Fighting without Fighting: Kung Fu Cinema’s Journey to the West (2022). He has published work in journals including Asian Cinema, The Journal of Visual Culture, Radical Philosophy and Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. With Claire Pajaczkowska, he edited the book The Sublime Now (2010). His PhD, awarded in 2009, was titled “Damien Hirst and the Legacy of the Sublime in Contemporary Art and Culture.”

Teaching

Luke teaches visual culture and critical and contextual studies modules on the BA Fine Art and BA Illustration courses, as well as the MA programmes in Visual Arts. He also takes PhD students.

Employment

Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture – Fine Art
Middlesex University
01 Sept 2013

Education and qualifications

BA (Hons) Fine Art
01 Jul 1994
Kent Institute of Art and Design
MA Printmaking
01 Jul 1996
Camberwell College of Arts
PG Cert HE
30 Jun 2015
Middlesex University
PhD

Thesis title: Damien Hirst and the Legacy of the Sublime in Contemporary Art and Culture

05 Mar 2009
Middlesex University

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

Way of the intercepting pun: language and the body in Stephen Chow's carnival of kung fu

White, L. 2024. Way of the intercepting pun: language and the body in Stephen Chow's carnival of kung fu. in: Bettinson, G. and Lee, V. (ed.) The Cinema of Stephen Chow London, UK Bloomsbury. pp. 163–179

Sammo Hung: the Kung Fu comic's sublime body

White, L. 2024. Sammo Hung: the Kung Fu comic's sublime body. in: Barrowman, K. (ed.) Fighting Stars: Stardom and Reception in Hong Kong Martial Arts Cinema London, UK Bloomsbury. pp. 109–125

Retribution Shaw-Style

White, L. 2023. Retribution Shaw-Style. USA

Jackie Chan: a winning formula

White, L. 2023. Jackie Chan: a winning formula. USA

Reappraising the Kung Fu comedy film: from the protestant ethnic to hysterical resistance

White, L. 2022. Reappraising the Kung Fu comedy film: from the protestant ethnic to hysterical resistance. 7th International Martial Arts Studies Conference: Martial Arts, Tradition and Globalisation. Universities of Lausanne and Geneva 29 Jun - 02 Jul 2022

Fighting without fighting: Kung Fu cinema's journey to the West

White, L. 2022. Fighting without fighting: Kung Fu cinema's journey to the West. London Reaktion Books.

Crippled warriors: masculinities and martial arts media in Asia

White, L. 2022. Crippled warriors: masculinities and martial arts media in Asia. in: Kim, Y. (ed.) Media in Asia: Global, Digital, Gendered and Mobile London and New York Routledge. pp. 239-252

Legacies of the drunken master: politics of the body in Hong Kong Kung Fu comedy films

White, L. 2020. Legacies of the drunken master: politics of the body in Hong Kong Kung Fu comedy films. Honolulu, USA University of Hawai'i Press.

Carnival of the drunken master: the politics of the Kung Fu comedic body

White, L. 2018. Carnival of the drunken master: the politics of the Kung Fu comedic body. in: Bowman, P. (ed.) The Martial Arts Studies Reader London Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 199-212

Conference report: Bruce Lee’s cultural legacies

White, L. 2018. Conference report: Bruce Lee’s cultural legacies.

Netflix ninjas and the legacy of the Kung Fu craze: asiaphilia and asiaphobia in Marvel’s Daredevil

White, L. 2018. Netflix ninjas and the legacy of the Kung Fu craze: asiaphilia and asiaphobia in Marvel’s Daredevil. 4th Annual Martial Arts Studies Conference: Bruce Lee’s Cultural Legacies. Cardiff University, UK 11 - 12 Jul 2018

Enter the Xiaozi: youth in the Hong Kong Kung Fu comedy film

White, L. 2017. Enter the Xiaozi: youth in the Hong Kong Kung Fu comedy film. World Youth Martial Arts Mastership International Academic Conference. Cheongju University, Korea 03 - 04 Nov 2017

How Jeff Koons sold out – and why his jumbo tulips don’t belong in Paris

White, L. 2018. How Jeff Koons sold out – and why his jumbo tulips don’t belong in Paris.

Toward an aesthetic of weightlessness: Qinggong and Wire-fu

White, L. 2017. Toward an aesthetic of weightlessness: Qinggong and Wire-fu. in: lok, s. (ed.) RoCH Fans and Legends Derby / Manchester QUAD / Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art.

The ethics of violence in the Kung Fu comedy

White, L. 2017. The ethics of violence in the Kung Fu comedy. Martial Arts Studies Conference, 2017. Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom 11 - 13 Jul 2017

Jackie Chan vs. Walter Benjamin: postcolonial “Utopias of the Body” in Kung Fu comedy

White, L. 2017. Jackie Chan vs. Walter Benjamin: postcolonial “Utopias of the Body” in Kung Fu comedy. Research Seminar Series, Department of English Literature, Linguistics and Cultural Studies. University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom 08 Mar 2017

Marvel’s Daredevil: Ninjas, Blind Swordsmen and the Oriental Obscene

White, L. 2017. Marvel’s Daredevil: Ninjas, Blind Swordsmen and the Oriental Obscene. Them! The Visual Cultures of 'Othering' in Post-Referendum UK and Post-General-Election USA. Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom 13 Jan 2017

Through the window: Wing Chun as woman warrior

lok, s. and White, L. 2015. Through the window: Wing Chun as woman warrior. Martial Arts Studies. Cardiff University 10 - 12 Jun 2015

A ‘narrow world, strewn with prohibitions’: Chang Cheh’s The Assassin and the 1967 Hong Kong riots

White, L. 2015. A ‘narrow world, strewn with prohibitions’: Chang Cheh’s The Assassin and the 1967 Hong Kong riots. Asian Cinema. 26 (1), pp. 79-98. https://doi.org/10.1386/ac.26.1.79_1

Lau Kar-leung with Walter Benjamin: storytelling, authenticity, film performance and martial arts pedagogy

White, L. 2014. Lau Kar-leung with Walter Benjamin: storytelling, authenticity, film performance and martial arts pedagogy. Journalism Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC). 5, pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.18573/j.2014.10277

Damien Hirst: the capitalism sublime?

White, L. 2012. Damien Hirst: the capitalism sublime? Marxism in Culture. Institute of Historical Research, University College London 01 Jun 2012

Kung-fu cinema's Shaolin heroes in the Longue Durée of Chinese revolt

White, L. 2012. Kung-fu cinema's Shaolin heroes in the Longue Durée of Chinese revolt. Riot, Revolt, Revolution. University of Brighton 05 - 07 Sep 2012

Vicissitudes of violence: Hong Kong martial arts cinema and the 1966/7 unrest

White, L. 2012. Vicissitudes of violence: Hong Kong martial arts cinema and the 1966/7 unrest. Genre Beyond Hollywood. University of Southampton 08 Jul 2012

Nature, the metropolis and the apocalyptic sublime

White, L. 2012. Nature, the metropolis and the apocalyptic sublime. Landscape & Eschatology. Tate Britain

Towards a radical aesthetics of kung fu cinema: authenticity and the pedagogy of performing bodies in Lau Kar-leung’s Shaolin Cycle

White, L. 2011. Towards a radical aesthetics of kung fu cinema: authenticity and the pedagogy of performing bodies in Lau Kar-leung’s Shaolin Cycle. Radical Aesthetics and Politics: Intersections in Music, Art and Critical Social Theory. Roosevelt House, Hunter College, CUNY 09 Dec 2011

Radical, like in the 80s

White, L. 2011. Radical, like in the 80s. Radical Philosophy. 168, pp. 56-58.

Damien Hirst, Colley Cibber and the bathos of the commercialised sublime.

White, L. 2007. Damien Hirst, Colley Cibber and the bathos of the commercialised sublime. Taste, vision, transcendence: sublimity 1700-1900.. University of Sussex 05 Jan 2007

Damien Hirst and the legacy of the sublime in contemporary art and culture

White, L. 2009. Damien Hirst and the legacy of the sublime in contemporary art and culture. PhD thesis Middlesex University Visual Culture / History of Art and Design

Damien Hirst’s shark: nature, capitalism and the sublime.

White, L. 2010. Damien Hirst’s shark: nature, capitalism and the sublime. Tate Papers (Tate's Online Research Journal). 14.

Damien Hirst's diamond skull and the capitalist sublime

White, L. 2009. Damien Hirst's diamond skull and the capitalist sublime. in: White, L. and Pajaczkowska, C. (ed.) The Sublime Now Newcastle Upon Tyne Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 155-171

The sublime in the work of Cornelia Parker

White, L. and Pajaczkowska, C. 2009. The sublime in the work of Cornelia Parker. in: White, L. and Pajaczkowska, C. (ed.) The Sublime Now. Newcastle Upon Tyne Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 181-196

The sublime now

White, L. and Pajaczkowska, C. White, L. and Pajaczkowska, C. (ed.) 2009. The sublime now. Newcastle Upon Tyne Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Sublimity, beauty and decorum

White, L. 2007. Sublimity, beauty and decorum. in: Petry, M. (ed.) Richmond Burton and Maisie Kendall: decorum Hornsey MOCA in conjunction with the Royal Academy Schools. pp. 5-10

Ideal homes/artificial horizons

White, L. and Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture 2007. Ideal homes/artificial horizons. Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture.
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