Postgraduate research in Film and Television

All postgraduate students working on film at the University of Birmingham will automatically become members of B-Film.

B-Film staff have expertise and offer supervision in a range of fields, including the following:

  • Film Theory; Contemporary Hollywood; Queer Film and Television; Race and Gender in Mainstream Western Culture. The representation of Death in Cinema; Ethical Film Theory; Questions of Spectatorship; Queer Postcolonial Theory; The Representation of Jewishness. (Michele Aaron)
  • Film, ideology and politics; Italian Film; Film Theory; interdisciplinary practice and cinema; film and religion. Contemporary Italian cinema; the relationship between cinema, poetry, music and art; opposition, power and terrorism; Silvio Berlusconi; Catholicism and European Film. (Clodagh Brook)
  • European cinema; film theory; aesthetics. Women’s cinema and visual art; auteur cinema; feminist thought; French visual culture. (Kate Ince)
  • European cinema; Hispanic cinemas; American cinema; World cinema; American television drama; European film theory, aesthetics and politics; Modernism; Film and Painting. Surrealism; Spanish, Basque and Cuban cinema; Independent american cinema; National cinemas. (Rob Stone)
  • Film Aesthetics and Close Analysis, Television Studies, Hollywood Cinema, Film Authorship, Genre, Fantasy and Fictional Worlds, Film Performance, Production (James Walters)

For a full list of all areas of supervision, please see the individual profiles on the Members page.

For further information or to enquire about applying, please contact:

Professor Rob Stone

Professor of European Film 
Director of B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies
Department of Film and Creative Writing
University of Birmingham
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