The Film Studies’ research culture at Exeter is varied and rich. All members of academic staff are active researchers
Main areas of research focus
- History and theory of American cinema
- British and European cinemas
- Transnational and world cinemas (African, East Asian, Latin American and diasporic cinemas and filmmakers)
- Early and silent cinema
- US TV
- Film technologies and special effects
- Gender and sexuality
- Stars, acting and performance
- Adaptation studies
- Genre studies
Interdisciplinary Film Research
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Film Research (CIFR) provides a lively interdisciplinary research forum for research staff, academics, postgraduates and film practitioners. It encourages intellectual exchange between film theory, history and practice and 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.
We are committed to ensuring you receive high quality research supervision to maximise your potential and prepare you for a rewarding career.
Postgraduate students have access to the wide range of support offered by our Career Zone. In addition, postgraduate research students can access our Postgraduate Researchers' Programme, which covers a range of topics to help you to succeed during your research degree and to act as a springboard for your research career.