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.


Apr30SeminarsSeminar - Sy Taffel: We Have Never Been Open: Activism and Cryptography in Surveillance Societies
Date: 30 April 2015
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Room 103, 81 Fairlie Terrace, Kelburn
Sy TaffelWhilst there exist a range of contemporaneous discourses surrounding the end of the open… Read more
May14SeminarsSeminar - Leon Gurevitch: Coding the Interface and Tracking Migration in the Global VFX Industries: The Digital Workshops of the World
Date: 14 May 2015
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Room 103, 81 Fairlie Terrace, Kelburn
Leon GurevitchOver the last few decades a large and globally distributed digital VFX industry has… Read more
May28SeminarsSeminar - Peter Thompson: Fearful Asymmetry: financial market information flows after the Libor and FX fixing scandals
Date: 28 May 2015
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Room 103, 81 Fairlie Terrace
Peter ThompsonNo sooner had the global financial crisis subsided than the banking sector found itself… Read more

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16 April 2015 Peter Thompson talks about prime-time current affairs Campbell Live
Peter Thompson, Media Studies Senior Lecturer was interviewed by Radio NZ and quoted by NZ Herald about prime-time current affairs. Read more
15 April 2015 English student wins Best Visual Presentation in Summer Gold Poster Competition
English Honours graduate Sylvie Thomson won Best Visual Presentation Prize at the 2015 University Gold Poster Competition. Read more
13 April 2015 Kathleen Kuehn on Radio NZ about surveillance
Kathleen Kuehn, Media Studies Lecturer on Radio NZ about surveillance. 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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The Hobbit research project

hobbitresearchprojectposterHave you seen the latest Hobbit movie? Tell us what you thought of it. You'll be part of a worldwide audience survey. The NZ representatives are Dr Lauren Anderson and Dr Joost de Bruin.

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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