1st Edition

Black Mirror An interdisciplinary analysis

By Greg Singh Copyright 2019
    by Routledge

    Greg Singh presents the first academic book to explore Charlie Brooker’s dystopian television series Black Mirror. It explores the primary themes of the series - memory, surveillance, and consumer culture - through varied philosophical and psychological lenses, including post-Jungian thought. Linking Black Mirror to classic science fiction including Blade Runner and the Terminator franchise and modern phenomena such as trolling, this unique interdisciplinary examination of the cult series will appeal to scholars, students and fans alike.

    Foreword. Introduction: Themes and concerns in Black Mirror. Chapter 1: Memory – the inner lives of "me". Chapter 2: Surveillance – the private lives of "us". Chapter 3: Consumerism – the aspiration of "it". Chapter 4: Black Mirror – an allegory for the atomised. Conclusion.


    Greg Singh is Lecturer in Media and Communications, and Programme Director for Digital Media, and for Art and Design, at the University of Stirling. He is author of Film After Jung: post-Jungian approaches to film theory (Routledge, 2009) and Feeling Film: Affect and Authenticity in Popular Cinema (Routledge, 2014). He is Reviews Editor at for the International Journal of Jungian Studies.