Spotlight on Research

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PhD Update: Lucy Szemetová

The PhD students in the Department of Film Studies are an active group, and continue to be, even under a global pandemic. Lucy Szemetová, a 1st year PhD student, for instance, has conducted a two-month fellowship at the Blinken Open Society Archives (Budapest, Hungary) where she has also secured a post. And she has hosted a free screening of The Free University (2019).  

Dr. Kirsty Sinclair Dootson on Researching Technicolor

  Dr. Kirsty Sinclair Dootson talks to Michael Cowan about her research on the global history of Technicolor.   https://soundcloud.com/user-857770473/podcast-dootson-final
Dina Iordanova

The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Sketch for Serious Postgraduates

As my PhD project involves a study of Hong Kong New Wave cinema, I longed for a trip to Hong Kong where I oculd have access to many established scholars and rich material. During November and December 2018, I was invited, thanks to Professor…
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Interdisciplinary Retreat Film and Beyond: Engaging Film in Research, Academia and the Professional Job Market

by Maria Fernanda Miño PGR Representative – Department of Film Studies Film & Beyond Interdisciplinary Retreat Facilitator Any research related to the study of film is by nature an interdisciplinary task.  Even the most…
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NATIONALIST AND RACIST TENDENCIES ACROSS EASTERN EUROPE EXPOSED IN RECENT DOCUMENTARIES

Dina IORDANOVA @ Astra Film Festival, Sibiu, 2018   Widely shared perceptions of the region formerly referred to as ‘Eastern Europe’ (and nowadays consisting of variously positioned entities, variably known as the Visegrad Group,…
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Walking into Film History: Exploring the Cineteca di Bologna

by Andrea Gelardi @ Cineteca di Bologna   In 2018, the Fife based Russell Trust awarded a research grant to my doctoral project entitled “Locally Rooted, Internationally Involved: the Case of Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna”,…