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.


Aug21SeminarsSeminar - Memory, the uncanny and the canny heroine
Date: 21 August 2014
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: von Zedlitz Building, room 802, Kelburn
Dr Anna JacksonIn a scene from Vampire Diaries, teenager Jeremy asks his sister Elena to… 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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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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