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Research Graduate Profile

Recent Thesis Topics include:

Post-dictatorship Argentinian cinema; French critical reflections on British cinema; Exiled and diasporic Iranian cinema; Representations of the 19th Century on British television; Jules Dassin; The Representation of Money; Digital television; The veil; Spectacle in Classical French and American cinema; Alternative worlds in film; Point of view and distance in Hitchcock, Preminger and Ophuls; Genre and identity in contemporary non-Hollywood cinema; The problematic status of Peter Lorre in Film Studies; Structures of memory in contemporary British television; New Scottish cinema; Influence of pop music on teen film and television; Representation of Kyoto in postwar Japanese cinema; The digital, cinephilia and Richard Linklater; Time and Film Style; The New Argentine cinema; Cross Dressing and Spectatorship; Dressing the Part; Documentary films in post-dictatorial Chile: politics of memory and national identity (1990-2010); The American President in Hollywood Film and Television; Mind to Screen: Disordered Mental States in Film; The male makeover in film and television; Historical Reassessment in Contemporary American Cinema: Myth, Iconography and the Digital; Thrillers of State on British Television; Strategies of Narrative and Spectacle in the New 3D Cinema; Aesthetics of Negativity: The Cinema of Suzuki Seijun; The Strategies in Translating Culture-Specific References in American and Thai Films: An Analysis of Subtitles

    Current Thesis Topics:


    • Henri Langlois (Celia Nicholls)
    • Fanvids and Television: Archives, Appropriation and Argument (Charlotte Stevens)
    • The Lubitsch Touch (Barbara Ottmann)
    • Remediation: Influence Process between Film and Video Game Audiovisual Language (Ivan Girina)
    • Aesthetics of Prohibition in American Prestige Television (Dan Callaghan)
    • The Postmodern Auteur: A Contradiction in Terms? (Matt Denny)
    • Siyakhumbula Ngabafazi Bethu: Memorying The Everyday Through Race And Gender In South African Post-Apartheid Cinema And Visual Culture (Derilene Marco)
    • Sexual Repression and the Romantic Ideal in the Dream Ballets of Hollywood Musicals (Helen Palmer)
    • Documentary Evidence and Fiction Film: Political Torture in contemporary US and Chilean Cinema (Nike Jung)
    • Tracing the Home Movie Imagination (Marta Wasik)
    • The Courtroom Trial Sequence in Hollywood Cinema, 1934-1966 (Patrick Pilkington)
    • The Development of the Superhero Blockbuster (James Taylor)
    • Performing Lives: Our Emotional Encounter with Documentary Performance and Story (Stuart Mitchell)
    • Screening the 70s: Representation of 1970s in Brit Film & TV (Isabel Rhodes)
    • The representation of the cinema projectionist in film (Claire Jesson)
    • Cinephilia and Citationality in the Cinema of Jacques Demy (Georgia Mulligan)
    • The Kinaesthetics of Serial Television (Zoë Shacklock)
    • Contingency in the Multi-Protagonist Film vis-à-vis Contemporary Continental Philosophy (Teet Teinemaa)
    • The Children's Horror Film (Catherine Lester)
    • Costume and Fashion in Television Drama (Josette Wolthuis)
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