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.


Jan23ConferencesConference - Women and Nineteenth-Century Literature
Date: 23 January 2015
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington
This one-day conference will explore the theme of women and nineteenth-century literature from a range… Read more

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11 December 2014 Hobbit trilogy audience survey: 'Most ambitious ever'
Dr Joost de Bruin, Dr Lauren Anderson invite Kiwis to world-wide Hobbit trilogy audience survey. Read more
2 December 2014 Goodbye Middle Earth
What will happen to the association between Middle-Earth, New Zealand, and global Hollywood after the last Hobbit film comes out? Read more
2 December 2014 FILM 210 students create portraits of everyday Kiwis
FILM 210 students have produced striking short film portraits of everyday New Zealanders.  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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