School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

We offer a fascinating range of undergraduate and Honours courses in English Literature, Film, Theatre and Media Studies. Our teaching staff are also experienced and innovative researchers who publish their research as books and journal articles. We host a dynamic community of students at MA and PhD levels. Read more about News and Events at the School.


Jul24SeminarsSeminar - Writing in the leper colony: Greville Texidor and Frank Sargeson
Date: 24 July 2014
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: von Zedlitz Building, room 802, Kelburn
Margot SchwassEnglish-born Greville Texidor arrived in New Zealand with her German husband in 1941,… Read more
Jul31SeminarsSeminar - The construction of a myth: Bloody Mary, Aggie Grey and the optics of tourism
Date: 31 July 2014
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Room 103, 81 Fairlie Terrace, Kelburn Campus
Professor Kirsten Moana ThompsonThis paper considers the discursive circulation of stories in journalism and… Read more
Jul31Exhibitions and PerformancesScreening - "Stefano’s Team"
Date: 31 July 2014
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 104, Hugh Mackenzie Building
Dr Alfio Leotta and Michele FontanaYou are invited to attend the launch and screening… Read more

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22 July 2014 Documentary Film to Premiere at NZIFF
Dr Paul Wolffram's feature length documentary "Voices of the Land – Nga Reo o te Whenua" will premiere at Wellington’s New Zealand International Film Festival on 26 July.   Read more
17 June 2014 English Literature Student awarded the Victoria Medal
Congratulations to Emily Sutton Read more
3 April 2014 Best New Zealand Poems
Now online Read more

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Welcome from the
Head of School

Thierry Jutel Nau mai, haere mai. A very warm welcome to the School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies.

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Making Sense of
Mind-Game Films

Simin LittschwagerSimin Littschwager’s PhD thesis The Sensed and the Seen examines the phenomenon of mind-game films.

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Māori Television and Onscreen Indigeneity

Jo SmithDr Jo Smith has received a grant from the prestigious Marsden Fund to research Māori Television.

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The AUP Anthology of New Zealand Literature

Anthology of New Zealand LiteratureProfessor Mark Williams and Dr Jane Stafford have edited an impressive anthology of New Zealand literature.

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