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.


Mar31Māori Students' Event
Date: 31 March 2015
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Alan MacDiarmid (AM) 102, Kelburn Campus
FHSS and the Faculty of Education invite their Māori students to an opportunity to meet fellow students and staff and learn about services available. Read more
Apr2SeminarsSeminar - Miriam Ross: Cyclical and Non-Linear Histories of Stereoscopy: 3D Cinema, Television and Virtual Reality Systems
Date: 2 April 2015
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: om 103, 81 Fairlie Terrace, Kelburn
Miriam RossIn my recent book on 3D cinema I worked with a conceptual framework that… Read more

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26 March 2015 Exploring the literary impact of 1926 General Strike
Charles Ferrall and Dougal McNeill offer a new take on the 1926 UK General Strike. Read more
4 March 2015 Bringing a New Zealand perspective to Hawaiian theatre
Critical acclaim for NZ Samoan play in Hawai'i by Theatre academics, David O'Donnell, James Davenport. Read more
16 February 2015 Call for Provocateurs! - Rebooting Futurism
Deadline for proposals Sun 1 March 2015. Rebooting Futurism challenges scholars and scientists from all fields and disciplines to contribute to a one-day conference/symposium/performance event on Fri 15 May 2015 interrogating the legacies of Futurism. 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

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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