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.


Sep22Free public screening of 'Rome, Open City'
Date: 22 September 2015
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: City Gallery Wellington
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Roberto Rossellini's neorealist masterpiece as part of Victoria's '1945-2015: Legacies of Loss and Liberation Seminar Series'. Read more

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4 September 2015 English PhD student Hamish Clayton's Pale North on Stuff
A review of Hamish Clayton's new book The Pale North featured on Stuff recently. Read more
1 September 2015 Summer Scholarships 2015: applications now open
Applications are now invited from students for FHSS and Faculty of Education Summer Scholarships for 2015-16. Read more
26 August 2015 Fortune Magazine quoted Kathleen Kuehn's Hope Labor
Dr Kathleen Kuehn, Media Studies Lecturer was quoted in Fortune Magazine about 'Hope Labor'. 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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