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Located in the heart of London, research culture in the Department of Film Studies is vibrant and stimulating.  Faculty members’ research interests rangover various areas in the field, including Asian cinemaEuropean cinema, Experimental Cinema and Moving Image Culture, North American cinema, Film HistoryFilm Theory and Philosophy, and Urban Space. 

Our work further examines Exploitation Cinema, Film Music, Gender and Feminist Theory, Period Film and Adaptation, Queer Theory, Representations of Race & Culture, Film Technology, Stardom & Performance.  Bi-weekly research seminars provide a platform for both our staff members and research students, and guests from all around the world discuss and explore their latest research interests.  

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List of Department of Film studies staff by research interest

Asian Cinemas


Cinema and the City


European Cinemas


Experimental Cinema and Moving Image Culture


Film and Philosophy


North American Cinema

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