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Black and white close-up of Mark Player, PhD student in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television

Mark Player

Embarking on a PhD is unlike any form of education you have previously done.

Mark Player, PhD student

Professor Teresa Murjas, Professor of Theatre Performance

Professor Teresa Murjas

Through curating audio-recorded material, video, photography and textual narrative, I focused on exploring the boundaries of the Evacuee Archive at the Museum of English Rural Life, and on extending its reach.

Professor Teresa Murjas, Professor in Theatre & Performance and researcher

John Whitney, PhD student in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television

John Whitney

I’m a practitioner first, so one of the things I enjoy most is that I get to work on performance as part of my PhD.

John Whitney, PhD student

Sarah Byrne, PhD student in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television

Sarah Byrne

I’m really interested in how different media interact, and what impact this has on the storytelling process and the experience of watching a performance.
Sarah Byrne, PhD student
A screenshot from a Brazilian film as part of the IntermIdia project

Professor Lúcia Nagib

We came up with the idea of an intermedial history of Brazilian cinema. It is a way of reconstructing the history of a national cinema through the ways in which it has conversed with other arts and media.

Professor Lúcia Nagib, Professor in Film and researcher 

Screenshot from Dominic Lees film of altarboy praying

Dominic Lees

The context of film scholarship has allowed me to risk making a film of a sort that was completely new to me (a historical drama), which might not have been possible in the commercial environment that I came from.

Dominic Lees, PhD student

Shadowplay images against a white sheet of a knight on a horse battling a dragon

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