Research in Film and Creative Writing

Staff research in the Department of Film and Creative Writing is diverse, innovative and dynamic. Our members produce leading work in the fields of critical and creative practice.

Research into the aesthetic, historical and theoretical contexts of literature and film is complemented by our strong traditions in creative practice as research. The department is home to award-winning writers and our academic work is regularly disseminated in short film, documentary and digital media formats.

The department enjoys a close collaborative relationship with B-Film, an international, interdisciplinary film research centre based at the University of Birmingham.


Dr Isabel Galleymore - Contemporary poetry, environmental writing and ecocriticism

Dr Ruth Gilligan - Transcultural fiction and contemporary Irish fiction

Dr Richard House - Long-form fiction and screenwriting

Dr Luke Kennard - Prose poetry and Absurdism in contemporary poetry

Dr Catherine Lester - Children's culture and the horror genre

Dr Anna Metcalfe - Short stories, interculturality, human rights narratives and fiction in translation

Dr Alaina Schemp - Temporal nature of the moving image

Professor Rob Stone - World Cinema with particular emphasis on European and American Independent Cinema

Dr Dan Vyleta - Ethics and aesthetics of the literature of perpetration

Dr James Walters - Film and television aesthetics

Major publications

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