Staff in Film and Creative Writing

Dr Richard House

Dr Richard House

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
Co-Head of Department of Film and Creative Writing

Long-form fiction and screenwriting, and I have an interest in writing for new forms (performance, live art, and for digital platforms).

Professor Rob Stone

Professor Rob Stone

Professor of Film Studies
Chair of European Film, Co-Head of Department of Film and Creative Writing
Co-director of B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies

World Cinema, European Cinema, American Independent Cinema, Spanish, Basque, Cuban and Latin American Cinema, Film Theory. Film and Philosophy, The Politics of Film Aesthetics.

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 Isabel Galleymore

Dr Isabel Galleymore

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Ecopoetics, environmental writing, and interdisciplinary practice.

Dr Ruth Gilligan

Dr Ruth Gilligan

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Contemporary literature, transnational fiction, form and narratology, Irish Studies.

Dr Richard House

Dr Richard House

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
Co-Head of Department of Film and Creative Writing

Long-form fiction and screenwriting, and I have an interest in writing for new forms (performance, live art, and for digital platforms).

Nina Jones

Nina Jones

Film Technician

As the department's Film Technician my work focuses on making sure all the students have access to the best film equipment we have on offer as well as managing these resources by keeping them up to date with the ever evolving digital film landscape .  I also have a lead role in teaching the students how to use anything from cameras, microphones and lenses all the way to the end of the film ...

Dr Luke Kennard

Dr Luke Kennard

Reader in Creative Writing

Prose poem, Absurdist and Surrealist technique in contemporary poetry, Transatlantic influence and publishing trends in contemporary British poetry

Dr Richard Langley

Dr Richard Langley

Teaching Fellow in Film

Film production; documentary; digital media; audio-visual academia; social action filmmaking.

Dr Catherine Lester

Dr Catherine Lester

Lecturer in Film and Television

My current research focuses on the intersections between children’s culture and the horror genre. My other teaching and research interests include children’s cinema, animation, and representation in film and television.

Dr Alex Marlow-Mann

Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Alex Marlow-Mann is a specialist on European (and particularly Italian) cinema with strong interests in regional cinemas, the politics of popular genre cinema, cognitive theory, film and emotion, and film preservation. He is the author of The New Neapolitan Cinema (EUP, 2011), the editor of Archival Film Festivals(StAFS, 2013) and has written numerous articles on cinema from the silent era to ...

Dr Anna Metcalfe

Dr Anna Metcalfe

Lecturer in Contemporary Writing

Short stories, interculturality, human rights narratives and fiction in translation (especially from French and Mandarin).

Dr Chris Rose

Dr Chris Rose

Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing

My work focuses on time, memory, short fiction, writing which falls between the boundaries of genre, historical fiction, and histories of recording and photographic technologies. 

Professor Rob Stone

Professor Rob Stone

Professor of Film Studies
Chair of European Film, Co-Head of Department of Film and Creative Writing
Co-director of B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies

World Cinema, European Cinema, American Independent Cinema, Spanish, Basque, Cuban and Latin American Cinema, Film Theory. Film and Philosophy, The Politics of Film Aesthetics.

Dr Dan Vyleta

Dr Dan Vyleta

Reader in Creative Writing and Literary Studies

Ethics and aesthetics of the literature of perpetration; ethical and epistemological implications of aesthetic choices made in fiction more generally; theories outlining the role of narrative for our lives in a wide variety of contexts.

Dr James Walters

Dr James Walters

Reader in Film and Television Studies

Fantasy film and television, film aesthetics and close analysis, television studies, political satire, performance, Hollywood, film and television criticism.