Welcome to Cinema Studies
We are now part of the new Department of English, Cinema and Digital Humanities. Our programme, Cinema Studies, offers students a major and minor for the BA. Course information is available on our courses page. We also offer the full range of postgraduate degrees (B.A. Hons, M.A., PhD). Please contact us directly for information on postgraduate study. To find out more about our classes and to discuss your options for enrolment, contact Dr Mary Wiles or Dr Alan Wright.
New Course: FILM ON THE FAULTLINE
A 66 year old cicada “survives” the earthquake, tsunami
About the Cinema Studies ProgrammeFrom its inception, cinema has been a truly global phenomenon. It was the most popular art form of the 20th century and continues to play an important role in the development of digital media. Our courses reflect the global scope of film history by covering a wide range of films and directors from the era of silent film and the advent of sound (1896-1930s), the heyday of Hollywood and international art cinema (1939-1980s), and the globalization of film and contemporary world cinema (1990s to the present).
News and FeaturesThe Cinema Studies Programme in the School of Humanities will host a talk by Associate Professor Geoff Lealand, Screen and Media Studies, University of Waikato, New Zealand at 2pm on May 15th in Lecture Theatre A5 entitled, “In Love With Shirley Temple: Cultural Memory, Hollywood ... and Christchurch.”
“This presentation has its origins in the discovery of a large old scrapbook in a Christchurch antique shop, in a building now destroyed by the February 2011 earthquake, and thus part of the story. The scrapbook features news-clippings about Shirley Temple 'double' competitions in New Zealand in 1935, and this has led to further research and interviews with elderly ladies who were involved in the Christchurch and Auckland competitions.
Their stories are shaped by strong memories of childhood but my investigations have a wider agenda-to take account of considerations of cultural memory and fandom, Shirley Temple as child star and commodity, Hollywood and New Zealand. This will enable me to construct different discourses for different audiences, as well as exploring how best this story might be told."
Congratulations to Luke Towart who is the recipient of a Masters Scholarship.
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