Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick are delighted to be partnering with the Pod on a new collaborative research project: ‘Using Film to Affect Change: Mental Health, Social Advocacy and the Moving Image’.
Highly Commended Award for former BA Student
In a remarkable achievement, Emily Swallow has been honored with a 'Highly Commended' recognition in the Literature category at the prestigious Global Undergraduate Awards 2023. Emily's outstanding essay, titled “Holy Capitalism Batman! Exploring the Relationship Between Urban Capitalism and the Hard-Boiled Genre,” garnered well-deserved acclaim. The essay was originally crafted for the module 'Twentieth-Century American Literature'
Film and Television Studies at Warwick has been ranked top of The Guardian league table for Media and Film Studies with a score of score of 100 out of 100. We are delighted to see our success recognised and more details can be found on The Guardian website.
Undergraduate 2024 Open Days
If you, or someone you know, are interested in studying one of our undergraduate courses the registration for our October open days is now open.
Our Campus Open Days are the best opportunity for you to know if Warwick feels right for you. Meet our staff and students to find out more about our courses, attend talks and tours of the department throughout the day. There will also be the chance to take tours of the University campus, find out about student societies and sports club as well as view our state-of-the-art campus facilities.
100% of our research is "world-leading" or "internationally excellent"
"Dirty Queers", New Book by Dr. Bryony White, Acquired for 2026 Publication
"Dirty Queers", Dr. Bryony White's new book and her first non-fiction title, has been acquired by Serpent's Tail Press. A queer cultural history, the book has been described as "fabulously erudite", and is set to be published in Spring 2026.
The SMLC will be taking part in The Big Read on Sunday 2 April, an event designed for young people aged 3 to 11 to celebrate reading, writing and storytelling.
Colleagues will be running an interactive multi-lingual Harry Potter session for children aged 8+, and for younger children there will be story readings in French, German and Spanish. Everyone is also welcome to taste different languages and cultures through fun quizzes on the day or the simple online story title reading activitiesLink opens in a new window.
On 19th-23rd June, as part of a strategic project funded by the Warwick Innovation Fund and the Warwick International Partnership Fund, GSD organised a 5-day academic field trip to Brussels, focused on past, present and future global sustainable development challenges and responses in the city.
Nine undergraduates were selected to participate in the trip (and received a bursary for this): five students from our GSD degrees and four students from our partner degree Global Studies at UPF, in Barcelona.
We are extremely proud of Dr Bryan Brazeau (Liberal Arts) and Dr Gioia Panzarella (Global Sustainable Development) for winning the 2022 Warwick Awards for Personal Tutoring Excellence (WAPTE)! The WAPTE Team received more nominations than ever before this year from both students and staff, so it is a real testament to their commitments to personal tutoring to be acknowledged at this level.
This conference proposes “divine disasters” as a new lens for examining the interrelationship between theology, ecology, and literature. We invite papers that consider how ideas of faith, religion, the divine or the sacred are challenged during ecological crises. Focusing on the Spaces/Places of such disasters, we invite enquries into these distressed landscapes containing multitudinous emotions, including fear, sadness, anxiety, hope and anger, foregrounding theological queries of evil, doubt and suffering. “Divine disasters” becomes a framework to question human vulnerability and theology’s big questions within narratives of distressed landscapes.
This conference welcomes explorations of “divine disasters” in various forms, from imagined apocalyptic landscapes in literature to the religious implications of real-life post-disaster recovery. Potential topics for papers include, but are not limited to:
- Disasters as sites of divine retribution/reward
- Disasters as sites of emotional crisis
- Disasters as sites of changing/questioning theologies
- Divine disasters in world literature and theologies
- Divine disasters as oppressive/resistive landscapes
- Divine disasters, ethical questions and social dimensions
- Divine disasters in popular fiction/film/media/art/graphic narratives
- Future of religious and non-religious worldviews in distressed landscapes
Our conference commits to promoting inclusion and diversity within eco-critical discussions by revising and expanding the existing Anglocentric critical responses to include nuanced perspectives on divinity and disasters from numerous religious and non-religious worldviews. We invite submissions from scholars working on any related discipline and are open to any interpretation of the conference theme. We hope to collate papers presented at the event into an edited collection via the Warwick Series in the Humanities with Routledge.
We invite abstracts of 250-300 words, with a short biographical note of 50 words, to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 27th October 2023.
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We are delighted to see Warwick's Communication and Media Studies subjects ranked 3rd in the UK for 2024, up 19 places from last year.
Publication of the third and final volume of the ‘Renaissance Conflict and Rivalries’ project
The publication of the third and final volume of the ‘Renaissance Conflict and Rivalries’ project (Leverhulme International Network) hosted by the Centre. The volume (eds. Jill Kraye, Marc Laureys, and David Lines) is entitled Management and Resolution of Conflict and Rivalries in Renaissance Europe (V&R / Bonn University Press, 2023).
Visiting Professor Dena Goodman, University of Michigan
EMECC is happy to host Visiting Professor Dena Goodman (University of Michigan) in June 2023.
Professor Dena Goodman is Lila Miller Collegiate Professor of History and Women’s Studies (emerita) at the University of Michigan and co-director of ‘The Encyclopedia of Diderot and d’Alembert Collaborative Translation Project’. She is a cultural historian of eighteenth-century France, with particular interests in women and gender, material culture, writing and sociability. Her current project involves a family history during the French Revolution. It explores Enlightenment legacies in the domains of science and technology, intellectual sociability and state service. During her visit, she will work with cultural historians and literary scholars interested in conceptualising the links between sociability and political change
Events surrounding her visit include
A lecture, ‘Peace Dividends: Why French Scientists Travelled to Britain during the Peace of Amiens (1802-1803) and What They Brought Home’ (tba)
A keynote address for a conference on sociability: ‘Exploring the Political Implications of the Family/Friendship Binary for the History of Sociability, 1750-1850’ (June 9)
A meeting with PGRs and Postgraduates - open to all Humanities departments (tba)
A meeting with IAS Fellows (tba)
If you would like to meet with Professor Goodman to discuss research, please feel free to contact Charles.Walton@warwick.ac.uk.
Questionable Allies: British Collaboration with Apartheid South Africa, 1960–90
In 2022, Sam Matthews Boehmer won the inaugural Global History dissertation prize, awarded to the best Warwick UG dissertation in the field of global history. His winning dissertation has now been published in the International History Review,Link opens in a new window and can be found hereLink opens in a new window.
Cycling benefits are well known in the context of public health, sustainable transportation, and climate change. Even more benefits come from commuting by bike. However, commuting by bike is primarily only popular in areas where cycling is popular in general. My research focuses on cycling in London.
London is one of the most diverse cities in the world, with an impressive public transport network, expanding cycling infrastructure, a popular image of cycle highways, bike sharing city and foldable bikes. Although London has the highest level of cycling across the UK, it has very low rates of bike commuting – and low equity level.
This study examines ethnic inequity in cycling. Do ethnic minorities in London have equal chances of cycling to work? What affects propensity to cycle to work across London? Does a higher percentage of ethnic minorities in a region reduce the proportion of bike commuters?
This research reveals the ethnic inequity in cycling to work in London regions: ethnic minorities are less likely to cycle due to spatially dependent inequalities.
Overall, my study focused on London, but cycling inequity is true for a lot of cities.
The recognition of ethnic inequity in cycling to work (and proving it with a spatial model) is the first step towards making policy changes.
My research reconfirms a need to address the cycling inequity in transportation policies with consideration to mobilities justice. This means that policy should address the needs of distinct groups of cyclists of various ethnic backgrounds.