History of Art and Film

Art Theory

Professor David Ekserdjian

  • Italian Renaissance paintings and drawings, especially of the 16th century
  • Correggio
  • Parmigianino
  • The Renaissance altarpiece
  • Imitation in Renaissance art

British and American Cinema History

Dr Guy Barefoot

  • Seriality in film and other media
  • The B-film
  • The Gothic in film and television
  • Film melodrama

Professor James Chapman

  • British popular culture, especially cinema and television in their historical contexts.
  • The role of the media as propaganda
  • Representation of war and history
  • Cultural politics of popular fictions
  • The cultural history of British comics
  • Science-fiction cinema

Dr Claire Jenkins

  • The family and film
  • Contemporary Hollywood
  • Gender on screen
  • Costume/fashion in film and television

Contemporary American Film and Television, the Family on-Screen, Gender and Costume/Fashion

Dr Guy Barefoot

  • Seriality in film and other media
  • The B-film
  • The Gothic in film and television
  • Film melodrama

Dr Claire Jenkins

  • The family and film
  • Contemporary Hollywood
  • Gender on screen
  • Costume/fashion in film and television

East Asian Cinema

Dr Lin Feng

  • Chinese cinemas (Hong Kong, Mainland Chinese, and Taiwan)
  • Chinese diaspora cinema
  • Transnational film culture
  • Cinematic cities
  • International filmmaking and coproduction
  • Representation and reception of East Asian in Hollywood and British cinemas.

Italian Art from the Early Renaissance through to the Baroque

Professor David Ekserdjian

  • Italian Renaissance Paintings and Drawings, especially of the 16th century
  • Correggio
  • Parmigianino
  • The Renaissance altarpiece
  • Imitation in Renaissance art

Popular Culture, Videogames, Comics and the Serial Across Media

Dr Guy Barefoot

  • Seriality in film and other media
  • The B-film
  • The Gothic in film and television
  • Film melodrama

Professor James Chapman

  • British popular culture, especially cinema and television in their historical contexts.
  • The role of the media as propaganda
  • Representation of war and history
  • Cultural politics of popular fictions
  • The cultural history of British comics
  • Science-fiction cinema