Members

Co-Directors

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Professor Rob Stone

Professor of Film

Department of Film and Creative Writing

 

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Dr Clodagh Brook

Reader in Italian Cinema and Culture

Head of Department of Modern Languages

 

Steering Committee

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Dr Michele Aaron

Senior Lecturer in American and Canadian Studies

Department of Film and Creative Writing

 

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Dr Andrew Watts

Lecturer in French Studies

Department of Modern Languages

 

Members

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Dr. Silvio Carta

PhD alumnus

Department of Modern Languages

 

 

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Professor Lisa Downing

Professor of French Discourses of Sexuality

Department of Modern Languages

 

 

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Dr Stephen Forcer

Senior Lecturer in French Studies

Department of Modern Languages

 

 

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Dr Elystan Griffiths

Senior Lecturer in German

Department of Modern Languages 

 

 

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Dr Louise Hardwick

Lecturer in French Studies

Department of Modern Languages

 

 

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Dr Kate Ince

Reader in French Film and Gender Studies

Head of Department of Art History, Film and Visual Studies

 

 

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Professor Russell Jackson

Allardyce Nicoll Chair in Drama

Department of Drama and Theatre Arts

 

 

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Dr Richard Langley

Teaching Fellow in Film

Department of Film and Creative Writing

 

 

Jeremy Morris

Dr Jeremy Morris

Lecturer in Russian

Department of Modern Languages

 

 

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Dr Gideon Nisbet

Reader in Classics

Classics and Ancient History

 

 

Dr Natalia Rulyova

Lecturer in Russian

Department of Modern Languages

 

 

Dr Diana Spencer

Dr Diana Spencer

Reader in Roman Intellectual Culture

Classics and Ancient History

 

 

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Dr Elena Theodorakopoulos

Lecturer in Classics

Classics and Ancient History

 

 

Dr James Walters

Dr James Walters

Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies

Department of Film and Creative Writing

Postgraduate researchers

B-Film offers a dynamic research environment for postgraduates, with many opportunities to benefit from the college-wide research expertise of academics and to participate in the research events that B-Film holds on campus and throughout the city of Birmingham in such venues as The Electric Cinema, the Midlands Arts Centre and the Mockingbird Theatre. Research students on the MA by research, PhD or Audio-Visual PhD are automatically members of B-Film and encouraged and enabled to run events such as workshops and screenings related to their own research.

 

Maria Elena Alampi

Maria Elena Alampi

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: The economic crisis on the big screen: the Italian precariat in the new millennium
Supervisors: Dr Clodagh Brook and Dr Charlotte Ross
PhD Italian Studies by Distance Learning

I completed my BA in Modern Languages at the University of Messina in 2008 with a thesis on the postmodern cinema of Woody Allen. Subsequently, in 2012, I obtained my MA in Modern Languages: Literatures and ...

Katy Carter

Katy Carter

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: At The Coal Face of the Popcorn Wars: An Interrogation of the Effectiveness of Anti-piracy Education Campaigns by the Film Industry, Creative Industries and Government, in the United Kingdom and United States of America from 2006 to 2016
Supervisor: Professor Rob Stone
PhD Film Studies

Tom Cobb

Tom Cobb

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Hollywood Cinema's Allegorization of US Foreign Policy in Iraq: From Liberal Interventionism to Rejection of Neo-conservatism
Supervisors: Dr James Walters and Professor Scott Lucas
PhD Film Studies

 

Lora Markova

Lora Markova

Visiting researcher

PhD title: Imaginative Extension of the Self into Cultural Others via Transcultural Arts
Supervisors: Professor Pilar Rodríguez (Deusto University), Professor Rob Stone (Birmingham)