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.


Oct7-11Theatre ProductionsProduction - The Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher
Date: 7–11 October 2014
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: Studio 77, 77 Fairlie Terrace, Victoria University of Wellington Bookings: $15 waged/$8 unwaged… Read more
Oct9SeminarsSeminar - Thierry Jutel: "Location, locality and place: Pacific Rim, The Hobbit and Global Hollywood"
Date: 9 October 2014
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Room 101, Alan MacDiarmid
Pacific Rim and The Hobbit contrasted to investigate narrative and location, the logic of global media flows. Read more
Jan23ConferencesConference - Women and Nineteenth-Century Literature
Date: 23 January 2015
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington
Plenary Speaker: Professor Diane Long Hoeveler (Marquette University)This one-day conference will explore the theme of… Read more

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30 September 2014 Flying Trapeze Fundraising for Wellington
Dr Miriam Ross, Film Lecturer and Wellington Flying Trapeze president teams up with Wellington Circus Trust. Read more
29 September 2014 Theatre PhD Student wins 3 Minute Thesis Competition
Museum inside pizza box by Michele Fontana wins Three Minute Thesis contest. Read more
12 September 2014 English student leads youth engagement publication
A group of Victoria University students are trying to reverse the trend of political disengagement by giving young people a voice. 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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