Film Studies at QMUL is a leading centre of research in the fields of film history, cultures and national cinemas. Areas of expertise include the cultures and industries of British, US, French, Russian, and Spanish cinemas. Members of the Film Cultures research group have published on stars (including Sophia Loren and Catherine Deneuve), directors (including Sally Potter, Lynne Ramsay, Bertrand Blier, Pedro Almodovar, Carol Reed and Luis Bunuel) and producers (including Carlo Ponti and Alexander Korda). Other areas of research specialism include the history film, the war film, the Holocaust, trauma and cultural memory.
Members of Film Cultures regularly give talks at organisations such as the Institut Français, the British Film Institute, the Barbican and the National Portrait Gallery. Recent events include Dr Mark Glancy’s talk on Hitchcock’s London at the Barts Pathology Museum and Dr Sue Harris’s series of podcasts for French Cultural Studies (listen here).
Current projects include the transatlantic stardom of Cary Grant, the cinema of the Russian revolution, and British stage and screen stardom.
Our research partners include the British Library, the Film Finances Archive, and the Lindsay Anderson Memorial Foundation.
Please see the research profiles of the different members of the group for more information: Lucy Bolton, Charles Drazin, Peter Evans, Adrian Garvey, Mark Glancy, Sue Harris, Jeremy Hicks, Annette Kuhn, Katherine McElvanney, Hollie Price, Pauline Small, Jo Stephenson, Guy Westwell