Film Studies Research option of joint PhD with HKU

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MPhil/PhD

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Part Time, Full Time

Staff interests associated with the research programme and its research groups

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Period drama and the historical film; film aesthetics and adaptation; contemporary European cinema, especially Spanish; cinephilia, film theory and cultural history; women and film.
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+44 (0)20 7848 2018
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Film and Religion, especially Christianity; Film and Philosophy; Critical theory, especially theories of spectatorship; Animal studies; European cinema

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020 7848 1385
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Chinese and East Asian cinema and screen cultures; Screens and Public Space; Gender, Sexuality and Cinema; Documentary Film; Theorizing Screen Studies; Theories of National and Transnational Cinema

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Erika Balsom’s research is broadly concerned with the intersection of moving image art and the transformations of cinema after digitization. She welcomes PhD theses on any topics related to her research, including avant-garde film, artists’ cinema, film theory, new media, experimental documentary, and film distribution/ circulation.
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Film history, European cinema (especially French); film stardom; crime cinema and film noir; women's cinema; feminist film theory.
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+44 (0)20 7848 1038
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  • Postfeminism in popular film (and television)
  • The cultural politics of contemporary Hollywood cinema
  • Hollywood stardom and contemporary celebrity culture
  • Fatherhood in film
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East Asian Cinema; the Global Film Industry; Classical and Contemporary Film Theories and Philosophy of Film

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020 7848 1373
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British cinema and popular culture before 1970, silent cinema, film adaptation and cross media connections, musicals, film archiving and representations of the 1914-18 war.
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Post-war European cinema (especially art cinema); Third and World cinemas; nationalism and national cinemas; exploitation cinema; film theory and historiography; the history of film studies; the archive.
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020 7848 1490
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  • history and geography of film and visual culture in the United States
  • cinema and the city (especially Los Angeles)
  • Italian neorealism
  • the road moviecinema and radical politics (especially circa 1968)
  • critical theory
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+44 (0)20 7848 2024
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Avant-garde and experimental film; special effects; aesthetic theory and philosophy; film cultures.
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+44 (0)20 7848 1681
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Entertainment & representation; film music; African-American music; serial killers in film.
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020 7848 1158
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Rosalind Galt’s research is situated at the intersection of film theories and histories, locating European and world cinemas within debates on visuality and aesthetics, modernity and globality, sexuality and the politics of the image.
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Film theory and philosophy; ethics and film, especially documentary; European cinema (especially French); modern critical theory, especially feminist theory, queer theory, and psychoanalysis.
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+44 (0)20 7848 2441
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The ‘classical’ cinemas of Hollywood and France; The history of film spectacle (especially of the musical); The representation of history on film; The relationship between practices of close interpretative analysis, film history and classic film theory; Performance

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  • Comparative Studies in World Cinemas
  • Chinese Cinema and Media (Theories, Studio Histories and Reception Studies between the 1930s and 1940s; Cantonese Theater and Early Cantonese Sound Film; Relationships with Hollywood; Theorizing the Hong Kong Classical Cantonese Cinema; The Hong Kong New Wave and the Golden Age of Entertainment; Contemporary Sino-Hollywood Co-productions; Social Media)
  • Contemporary Hollywood (Studio and Reception Studies; Theoretical Methodologies)
  • Comparative Studies in World Film Theories (Histories and Philosophical Dialogues)
  • Queer Readings, Theories and Film Histories
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