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.


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
Aug1ConferencesConference - Loops and Splices: Changing Media Technologies
Date: 1 August 2014
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: Victoria University of Wellington Kelburn Campus
Keynote Speaker: Prof Ian Christie (Birkbeck College, University of London) The Film and Media Studies… Read more

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25 July 2014 Book: historical guide to world media freedom
Dr Douglas A. Van Belle, Media Studies Senior Lecturer co-wrote a new book with Jenifer Whitten-Woodring. Read more
25 July 2014 Book: reflecting on the Berlin scene
Dr Geoff Stahl, Media Studies Senior Lecturer edited new book 'Poor, But Sexy: Reflections on Berlin Scenes'. Read more
25 July 2014 Interview: media students found alarming lack of privacy in digital age
Dr Kathleen Kuehn, Media Studies Lecturer on Radio NZ Morning Report, talks about digital privacy and surveillance. 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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