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Tom Hemingway


Teaching Fellow in Film and Television Studies 

Room 1.19, Faculty of Arts Building

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Tom Hemingway is a Teaching Fellow in Film and Television Studies. He holds a BA in Film and Literature (2016) and an MA (2017) and PhD (2021) in Film and Television Studies, all completed at the University of Warwick. His PhD thesis, ‘The Aesthetics of Post-Broadcast Comedy Television’ explores questions regarding style, authorship, and temporality in the original comedy programming for two of the largest subscription-based streaming services - Netflix and Amazon Video.



In the 23/24 academic year, I am the convenor for the first-year core module, Film and Television Studies: Essential Skills. I am co-leading the first-year core modules, Film and Television Analysis (Autumn Term) and Film and Television Criticism (Spring Term). I am also teaching on the MA core module, Screen Cultures and Methods. I have previously taught on the following modules:

  • Film Criticism (first-year core module)
  • The Business of Film (first-year core module)
  • Theories of the Moving Image/Theories for Film (first-year core module)
  • Film Theory (first-year core module)
  • Hollywood Cinema (second-year core module)
  • Classical Hollywood (second-year core module)
  • Film Aesthetics (third-year core module)
  • Art of Animation (second and third year option)
  • Television History and Aesthetics (second and third year option)
  • Screen Cultures and Methods (MA core module)

  • 'Autofictional Authenticity: Bo Burnham's Inside, Netflix Comedy, and YouTube Aesthetics' (co-authored with James MacDowell), The Lesser Feat (YouTube), March 2023.
  • ‘“Next Episode in 5…” Binge-Watching and Narrative in Streaming Television Comedy’ in Mareike Jenner (ed.) Binge-Watching and Contemporary Television Studies (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2021) pp. 224 – 235.
  • 'On the Beach: The 400 Blows', South Atlantic Review, 85:4 (Winter 2020), pp. 51 - 67.

I have had work published in The Conversation: the Offscreen film journal:

...and in Alternate Takes: 

  • And the Nominees Are: The 2019 Oscars Best Picture Category (February 2019) 

    Conference Papers: 
  • 'The Stand-Up Documentary on Streaming Platforms', The Cultural Economy of Comedy Symposium, Leicester Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, February 2023.
  • ‘Soprano, Draper, Underwood … Horseman: Post-Broadcast Adult Animated Comedy' (Guest Lecture), UWE Bristol, October 2021.
  • 'Binge-Watching and Narrative in Post-Broadcast Comedy Television', Screen Studies Conference, Glasgow, June 2019.
  • 'The Auteur in Post-Broadcast Comedy Television', Department Research Day, University of Warwick, May 2018.