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.


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26 August 2015 Fortune Magazine quoted Kathleen Kuehn's Hope Labor
Dr Kathleen Kuehn, Media Studies Lecturer was quoted in Fortune Magazine about 'Hope Labor'. Read more
26 August 2015 Interview: Gay Rights Beyond Marriage
Dr Anita Brady, Media Studies Senior Lecturer was featured in Radio New Zealand Insight. Read more
24 July 2015 Photos and films to celebrate Wellington's 150 years as capital city
Dr Geoff Stahl, Media Studies Senior Lecturer and Bernard Blackburn, Film Senior Technician contributes photos and films to celebrate Wellington's 150th year as NZ's capital city. Read more

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Welcome from the
Head of School

David O'DonnellNau 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 research project

Jo SmithDr Jo Smith, together with Dr Sue Abel from the University of Auckland, 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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