Focusing on the transnational and the peripheral elements of film, we develop and expand the entire realm of film scholarship. Working on areas from Deleuze to Korean cinema, from digital cinema to Eastern Europe, from transnational auteurs to documentary and activist films, and many areas in between, we promise a vibrant and engaging research environment for students and scholars.

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Recent Submissions

  • Mnemonic communities : politics of World War II memory in Thai screen culture 

    Prasannam, Natthanai (University of St Andrews, 2018-06-28) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the politics of World War II memory in Thai screen culture with special reference to films and television series produced between the 1970s and the 2010s. Framed by memory studies and film studies ...
  • A long way home : cinema and the cultural map of America, 2001-2011 

    Cicchetti, Pasquale (University of St Andrews, 2014-12) - Thesis
    This thesis addresses a set of transformations in the symbolic construction of America, as reflected by a number of films released during what is commonly referred to as the post 9/11 period. Following a rich debate in the ...
  • In search of images : Uruguayan cinema, 1960-2010 

    Tadeo Fuica, Beatriz (University of St Andrews, 2014) - Thesis
    This thesis investigates fifty years of Uruguayan cinema in order to revisit the relationship between cinema and nation, at a time in which transnational flows are putting into question the concept of nation and, more ...
  • Projecting peripheries : allegories of marginality in post-communist Romanian cinema 

    Iacob, Raluca (University of St Andrews, 2015-06-25) - Thesis
    This thesis addresses aspects of Romanian society and cinema, by analyzing post-communist films through the perspective of marginality. The central hypothesis of this study refers to the ways in which films illustrate ...
  • Once upon a time outside the West : rethinking the western in global contexts 

    Wessels, Chelsea (University of St Andrews, 2014-05-13) - Thesis
    This project argues for rethinking the western as a global genre, rather than one rooted in a particular construction of the American West. First, by considering the western's global origins through an examination of early ...

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