Screen Studies Network
The Screen Studies Network researches and studies a range of screen-based disciplines, including film and television studies, other media studies and practice-based screenwriting.
The network aims to:
- provide a supportive community where ideas for research can be discussed and developed
- provoke debate and discussion through seminars, webinars, public lectures, screenings, reading groups and other activities
- develop community-facing projects with a range of potential partner organisations and public platforms
The Centre’s experts work in British, American and European cinema history, gender studies, LGBTQ+ screen culture, disability studies, adaptation studies, popular culture, comedy, postcolonial and transnational film studies, and the study and practice of screenwriting.
Members work with media producers, including in the School of Digital Arts.
Key research themes are:
Gothic and Horror Cinema The Centre has strong research interests in Gothic film, especially horror cinema, as well as Gothic themes in melodrama, science fiction and comedy. Members are also interested in the ideological and political nature of the Gothic, particularly from national points of view, and the connections between aesthetics, affect and film history.
British Cinema British cinema research interests include the GPO Film Unit, documentary in the 1930s, the history of film censorship, the archives of the British Board of Film Classification and British Film Institute, twentieth-century writers in the BBC Written Archives, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Burgess, Lew Grade and ITV. Cinema history is another main focus.
Disability Studies and Medical Ethics Members research literary and cultural disability studies, the critical medical humanities and modern and contemporary literature and film. They focus on cultural representations of cognitive difference, primarily dementia and learning disability, ageing and care.
FLAME (Film, Languages and Media in Education) FLAME is a pioneering research group dedicated to the development of research and knowledge-exchange activities in areas intersecting the pedagogies of language, culture, film, and other screen media.
No, this infrastructure does not provide funding.
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