6 July 2015
175th Anniversary Studentships for Home/EU students
To celebrate its 175th anniversary, the University of Winchester is offering new studentships for Home/EU students.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals wishing to undertake doctoral research. To find out more, go to www.winchester.ac.uk/175studentships.
Former Film student set for world premiere
A former University of Winchester student has directed and produced a feature documentary that is set for its premiere at the second biggest film festival in the world. William Westaway's (BA Screen Production 2003-2006) documentary The Writer With No Hands was shown at Canada's HotDocs Festival in Toronto in April 2015. The festival has a star-studded line-up including Simon Pegg's new zombie film and a documentary about Star Trek's George Takei.
A trailer for the film can be seen on www.writerwithnohands.com/trailer.html.
Academic staff contribute to Zombie mania
Staff in the School of Media and Film edited and contributed to a new edited collection on zombies in popular culture. The Zombie Renaissance in Popular Culture (published by Palgrave in Nov. 2014) was edited by Marcus Leaning (Head of the School of Media and Film), Laura Hubner (Senior Lecturer in Media and Film Studies) and Paul Manning (Reader in Media Sociology). It contains chapters by the editors and other staff in the School including Steven Allen, Jane Dipple and Fran Mason.
The book offers a highly innovative and original collection considers the significant cultural phenomenon of the'zombie renaissance' - the global explosion of zombie mania in popular culture. Its chapters examine zombie culture across a range of media and practices including films, video games, music, social media, literature and fandom. FiInd out more about the book.