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Communications, Drama and Film

Film research

Our exciting and innovative research is at the cutting edge of Film and Screen Studies. Our collective expertise branches across media, periods, regions and genres in film, television and screen media. Our work covers early cinema to the contemporary, engaging with key global film industries and their histories, analysing genres and forms from documentary to film noir, and studying identity in relation to film production and representation. Our academics ask how key global challenges such as conflict, climate change and social justice intersect with screen media, and we deploy critical and creative thinking in forming original projects and pathbreaking methodologies for our field. The rich array of our research is underpinned by our unique resources for Film and Screen Studies in the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, and by our valuable partnerships, such as that with the London Film School.

Exeter Screen Studies Research Centre

The Exeter Screen Studies Research Centre provides a lively interdisciplinary research forum for research staff, academics, postgraduates and film practitioners. It encourages intellectual exchange between film theory, history and practice as well as exchanges between Film Studies and other disciplines. It regularly hosts external speakers from both academia and the creative industries to give papers, presentations and workshops. Recent speakers have included filmmakers Don Boyd, Mike Figgis, Mike Leigh and Nicolas Roeg, screenwriter Andrew Davies, and sound designer Tom Sayers.

More about the Exeter Screen Studies Research Centre can be found by looking at the centre website.