Research in Film Studies
The stellar quality of the research carried out within the Film Studies department was recognized in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). 85% of our research activity was rated as world-leading and internationally excellent (4*/3*), 40% of which was rated world-leading (4*). These outstanding results highlight the department’s standing as one of the top two in King’s College London for its research and as one of the top five in its field in the UK.
Our MA and PhD students contribute crucially to the wider research culture of the department. Our doctoral students work on a diverse range of thesis topics. Former research students have gone on to secure book contracts for revised theses with some leading presses (Edinburgh University Press, I B Tauris, Manchester University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, and University of Minnesota Press), and some have been appointed to academic posts in institutions across the globe: America (Markos Hadjioannou, Duke University), Italy (Tijana Mamula, John Cabot University), and Malaysia (Jonathan Driskell, Monash University (Malaysia)).
Our regular Wednesday night seminars in term time bring together current MA and PhD students, along with post-doctoral students and faculty, to listen to presentations by distinguished speakers on their current research.
Programme of Research Seminars 2012-13