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.


Mar23Pasifika Students' Event
Date: 23 March 2015
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Alan MacDiarmid (AM) 102, Kelburn Campus
FHSS and the Faculty of Education invite their Pasifika students to an opportunity to meet fellow students and staff and learn about services available. Read more
Mar26FHSS Postgraduate Information Evening
Date: 26 March 2015
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: AM 102/104 (opposite Wishbone)
A chance for students to mix and mingle with fellow postgraduates and FHSS staff. Read more
Mar27Information EventsLaunch of Writing the 1926 General Strike: Literature, Culture, Politics
Date: 27 March 2015
Time: 4.30 pm
Venue: Trades Hall, Vivian St, Wellington
Do you remember 1926?You are invited to the launch of Writing the 1926 General Strike:… Read more

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16 February 2015 Call for Provocateurs! - Rebooting Futurism
Deadline for proposals Sun 1 March 2015. Rebooting Futurism challenges scholars and scientists from all fields and disciplines to contribute to a one-day conference/symposium/performance event on Fri 15 May 2015 interrogating the legacies of Futurism. Read more
2 February 2015 Conference demonstrates 19th century academic strength
A Women and Nineteenth-Century Literature conference has highlighted the huge untapped opportunities for research on female journalists and letter writers 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

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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