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.

Events

May5SeminarsSeminar - Dr Christiane Salote: Beyond War and Displacement: Contemporary Anglophone Arab Writing
Date: 5 May – 5 June 2016
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: von Zedlitz Building, room 802, Kelburn campus
All welcome!Western representations of the Middle East continue to construct the Arab world in terms… Read more
May12SeminarsSeminar - Nikki Hessell: ‘The most backward season that has ever been noticed’: Keats Outdoors in the Spring of 1816
Date: 12 May 2016
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: von Zedlitz Building, room 802, Kelburn campus
All welcome!The precision of the medical botanical knowledge on display in John Keats’s poetry has… Read more
May18SeminarsSeminar - Veronica Rose Alfano: The Lyric in Victorian Memory: Poetic Remembering and Forgetting from Tennyson to Housman
Date: 18 May 2016
Time: 5.10 pm
Venue: von Zedlitz Building, room 802, Kelburn campus
Dr Veronica Rose Alfano, Delft University of TechnologyAll welcome!Lyric poems, unlike the novels that dominate… Read more

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News

3 May 2016 English Literature graduate has been awarded a $10,000 Wiliiam Georgetti Scholarship
Emily Sutton, who receives $10,000 over one year, will also travel to the United States to complete her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. Read more
29 April 2016 English Literature student wins in the Summer Gold Competition
Congratulations to Alistair Murray, English Literature Honours student and winner of "best overall poster" in the Summer Gold Competition from the university's Summer Scholarships this year. Alistair's research used Franco Moretti's "distant reading" techniques to explore the world of proletarian literary politics in the early years of New Zealand socialism. Read more
29 April 2016 English MA Student secures fully funded place in the University of California, Berkeley
Congratulations to Emily Sutton, who has been offered a fully funded place in the University of California Berkeley's English Department PhD programme. Emily completed an MA at Victoria on AIDS fiction and the gay male tradition, and will continue her research into gay writing in California. 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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