Staff

Dr James Walters

Dr James Walters

Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies
Head of Department of Film and Creative Writing

Film aesthetics, television studies, Hollywood cinema, authorship, fantasy and fictional worlds, performance, production communities, critical practice.

Dr Michele Aaron

Dr Michele Aaron

Senior Lecturer in Film Studies

Film studies, American film, queer cinema, spectatorship, ethnicity and identity, sexuality and representation, representations of death.

Dr Elsa Braekkan Payne

Dr Elsa Braekkan Payne

Lecturer in Creative Writing

The short story, editing theory and practice, cross-disciplinary models of authorship, writing as translation and adaption, autobiogriphical and biographical poetry.

Dr Richard House

Dr Richard House

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Award-winning writer of fiction and short film.

Dr Luke Kennard

Dr Luke Kennard

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Award-winning contemporary poet, literary critic and prose writer. A focus on the serious application of Surrealist technique.

Dr Richard Langley

Dr Richard Langley

Teaching Fellow in Film

Professor Rob Stone

Professor Rob Stone

Chair of European Film
Director of B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies

Spanish, Basque, Cuban, European and independent American cinema; further research interests in film theory and the politics of aesthetics, Modernism, Cubism, Surrealism and Spanish and Basque cultural and visual studies.