John Mullarkey is Professor of Film and Television Studies at Kingston University, London. He has also taught philosophy and film theory at the University of Sunderland, England and the University of Dundee, Scotland. He is interested in supervising research in the fields of Film and Philosophy; Film and Animal Studies; Continental Philosophy (Bergson, Deleuze, Laruelle, Badiou, Henry); Non-Standard Philosophies and Art Practice. John has published ten books, including (as author) Bergson and Philosophy (2000), Post-Continental Philosophy: An Outline (2006), Philosophy and the Moving Image: Refractions of Reality (2010), and (as editor) Bergson and the Art of Immanence (2013) and The Bloomsbury Companion to Continental Philosophy (2013). His last book was All Thoughts Are Equal: Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy (University of Minnesota Press, 2015), which used the film The Five Obstructions (2003) as its structure. He also publishes under the Irish form of his name, ‘Ó Maoilearca’, which ultimately translates as ‘follower of the animal’.