175th Anniversary Studentships for Home/EU students
To celebrate 175 years of providing world-leading values-driven higher education, the University of Winchester is offering new studentships for Home/EU students.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals wishing to undertake doctoral research. Click here to find out more: 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 will be 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 here:
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)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. It draws together a range of internationally acclaimed authors to produce new and critical perspectives on what is now a developing global phenomenon: the emergence of zombie culture and fan practices into the cultural mainstream.
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Film, Fairytale and Gothic Horror
Laura Hubner has begun working on a new book,
Film, Fairytale and Gothic Horror, which will be published by Palgrave Macmillan. Fuelled by fresh archival and cultural research the book features a wide range of British, American and European horror movies, providing detailed insight into the pleasures and fears triggered by specific films and case studies. The book was originally inspired by the Masters module Laura has taught since 2007 called ‘Fairytale and Gothic Horror’, which explores fairytales’ darker undercurrents and the close links with gothic romance, gothic horror and fantasy.
Cinema, Pain and Pleasure: Consent and the Controlled Body
Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
Framing Film: Cinema and the Visual Arts
Steven Allen and Laura Hubner, eds