Screen Studies Group
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The Screen Studies Group was founded in 2001 to serve the varied interests of academic staff and postgraduate students who work on screen-related research across the University of London.
Staff from King’s College London, Queen Mary, UCL, Birkbeck, Royal Holloway, SOAS, the LSE and Goldsmiths formed the Group for two reasons. Firstly, we were aware that the field of study conventionally thought of as Cinema Studies was too narrow to deal with the expanding scope of the way screen media pervade everyday life given the digital turn.
As the subject continues to expand, covering topics from algorithms to archaeology, it is ever more pressing to have a place where researchers can come together to meet the shifting challenges of the field.
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Who we are
The Head of the Screen Studies Group is Dr Rachel Moore at Goldsmiths, University of London. Please direct any queries about the Screen Studies Group to Dr Rachel Moore: r.o.moore (@gold.ac.uk).
Each other participating institution has its own representative. Currently, these are:
- Professor Laura Mulvey, Birkbeck
- Dr Emma Sandon, Birkbeck
- Professor Chris Berry, King’s College
- Dr Virginia Crisp, King's College
- Dr Manishita Dass, Royal Holloway
- Dr Lindiwe Dovey, SOAS
- Dr Lucy Bolton, Queen Mary
- Professor Shakuntala Banaji, LSE
- Dr Keith Wagner, UCL
- Joe Jackson, SOAS
- Tashi Peter, QMUL
- Archie Wolfman, QMUL
- Alex Frohlick, Goldsmiths
- Meng Liang, UCL
University of London Screen Studies Group notes the implications for staff and student safety and for academic freedom of the 2020 National Security Law in Hong Kong, and we endorse the Association of Asian Studies statement.
What we do
We operate an MA/MSc option sharing scheme between SOAS, Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, King’s College London and UCL. Find out more on our MA options page.
Our postgraduate training sessions have ranged from practical methodological two-day sessions to shorter topical sessions. Previous titles have included:
- From Montage to Mash-ups
- Starting with the Senses
- Animal Locomotion
- The Body and The Machine
Annual Training Event - 2020
Past Events - 2018 to present
Screen Studies Research in a Pandemic
Held 23-24 October 2020
CHASE-funded Postgraduate Training Day
Held 19 October 2019 - Full programme.
Screen and Film Research Methods Today
Held Saturday, 17 November 2018
Venue: Safra Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Strand Campus, King’s College London
Screen and Film Research Methods Today relaunched the Screen Studies Group annual postgraduate training day. The day had two major goals. The first was to bring together all-new film and screen studies doctoral students in London and the environs. It enabled network-building around shared specialisms beyond students' home departments. Second, it provided foundational training in methods that are new to this field and which home institutions often cannot provide.
This one-day session presented research methods for all new and returning doctoral students. We addressed a variety of topics that now concern Screen and Film Studies such as online research, dating mining, social media; live television; installation work; music videos, gaming, AvPhDs, production cultures, media industries, creative practice, and live cinema. The day will include a panel on archives now available for under-researched or previously excluded cinemas and communities.
Annual Student Conference
On Saturday, 8 June 2019, we held the first annual Student Conference; there will be another one in June 2020.