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.


Sep11Other Events at VictoriaCAD debates: On Higher Education
Date: 11 September 2014
Time: 3.00 pm
Venue: Alan MacDiarmid room 103
Dr Michael Daubs, Lecturer in Media Studies will take part in the first of Debates… Read more
Sep15SeminarsFHSS Learning and Teaching Seminar Series: Miriam Ross
Date: 15 September 2014
Time: 12.15 pm
Venue: Murphy LT220
How I use camera devices and editing software in teaching 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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2 September 2014 Article: War and literary journalism
Dr Nikki Hessell (English Literature) looks at NZ author Robin Hyde’s ground-breaking WWI book Passport to Hell. Read more
1 September 2014 Shakespeare's Timon of Athens: NZ's first production in 150 years
New Zealand's first production of Shakespeare's Timon of Athens in 150 years! Read more
1 September 2014 Summer Scholarships: applications now open
Applications are now invited from students for FHSS and Faculty of Education Summer Scholarships for 2014-15. 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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