Sunday, 7 August 2011

Forty more film and moving image studies theses online

Frame grab from Diary of a Country Priest (Robert Bresson, 1951), a film discussed in Andrew Klevan's PhD thesis Disclosure of the Everyday

Film Studies For Free brings you its latest roundup of links to online and openly accessible film and moving image studies theses. These links (all of them to theses stored in European research repositories) will very shortly be added to FSFF's permanent listing of already more than 150 theses (the vast majority of them at PhD level, though one or two high quality MPhils are also included).

Particular highlights in this roundup, in FSFF's view, are the recent online publication of Andrew Klevan's 1996 thesis Disclosure of the everyday, Catherine Fowler's The films of Chantal Akerman (1995), Martin Stollery's 1994 Alternative empires on Soviet montage cinema, the British documentary movement and colonialism, Ximena Triquell's 2000 socio-semiotic approach to cinematic representations of the Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983),  and David Martin-Jones' 2002 Becoming-other in time: the Deleuzian subject in cinema.

If any of FSFF's esteemed readers know that their own thesis is available online but not yet added to these listings, please email this blog with a link.
    1. Aaltonen, Minna-Ella, Touch, taste and devour: phenomenology of film and the film experiencer in the cinema of sensations, MPhil Thesis, University of Glasgow, 2011
    2. Archibald, David, The Spanish Civil War in cinema, PhD Thesis, University of Glasgow, 2004
    3. Baker, Rosemari Elizabeth, Shklovsky in the Cinema, 1926-1932, PhD Thesis, Durham University, 2010
    4. Berridge, Susan, Serialised sexual violence in teen television drama series, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2010
    5. Bissell, Laura, The female body, technology and performance: performing a feminist praxis. PhD thesis University of Glasgow, 2011
    6. Bourkiba Larbi, Abdelrhaffar, Parody and ideology: The case of Othello, PhD Thesis, Universitat de València, 2005
    7. Carrasco, Rocio, Of men and cyborgs: the construction of masculinity in contemporary U.S. science fiction cinema, PhD Thesis, Universidad de Huelva, 2010
    8. Chalkou, Maria, Towards the creation of 'quality' Greek national cinema in the 1960s, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2008
    9. Copsey, Dickon, Race, gender and nation : the cultural construction of identity within 1990s German cinema, PhD Thesis, University of Glasgow, 2004 
    10. Dymek, Mikolaj, Industrial Phantasmagoria : Subcultural Interactive Cinema Meets Mass-Cultural Media of Simulation, PhD Thesis, KTH, Sweden, 2010
    11. Ferguson, Laura E., Kicking the Vietnam syndrome? Collective memory of the Vietnam War in fictional American cinema following the 1991 Gulf War, PhD Thesis, University of Glasgow, 2011 
    12. Fowler, Catherine, The films of Chantal Akerman: a cinema of displacements, PhD Thesis, University of Warwick, 1995
    13. Goode, Ian, Voices of inheritance: aspects of British film and television in the 1980s and 1990s, PhD Thesis, University of Warwick, 2000
    14. Heeren, Catherine Quirine van, Contemporary Indonesian film : spirits of reform and ghosts from the past, PhD Thesis, Leiden University, 2009
    15. Hibberd, Lynne A., Creative industries policy and practice. a study of BBC Scotland and Scottish Screen, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2009
    16. Hinchliffe, Alexander, Contamination and containment: representing the pathologised other in 1950s American cinema, PhD Thesis, University of Nottingham, 2010
    17. Johnston, Cristina, The use of the spoken word in contemporary French minority cinema, with specific reference to banlieue and gay cinema (1990-2000), PhD Thesis, University of Glasgow, 2005
    18. Joo, Chang-Yun, The interpretative positions of the audience and the invitations of television drama, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 1997 
    19. King, Martin S., "Running like big daft girls." A multi-method study of representations of and reflections on men and masculinities through "The Beatles", PhD thesis, University of Huddersfield 2009
    20. Kiss, Robert James, The Doppelganger in Wilhelmine cinema (1895-1914) : modernity, audiences and identity in turn-of-the-century Germany, PhD Thesis, University of Warwick, 2000 
    21. Klevan, Andrew, Disclosure of the everyday : the undramatic achievements in narrative film, PhD Thesis, University of Warwick, 1996
    22. Lehin, Barbara, Cinema and society: Thatcher's Britain and Mitterand's France, PhD Thesis, University of Warwick, 2003 
    23. Martin-Jones, David, Becoming-other in time: the Deleuzian subject in cinema, PhD Thesis,  University of Glasgow, 2002 
    24. Morris, Julia, An investigation into subtitling in French and Spanish heritage cinema, PhD Thesis,  University of Birmingham, 2010
    25. Natzén, Christopher, The Coming of Sound Film in Sweden 1928-1932 : New and Old Technologies, PhD Thesis, Stockholm University, 2010 
    26. Newsinger, Jack, From the grassroots: regional film policy and practice in England, PhD Thesis, University of Nottingham, 2010
    27. Pescetelli, M., The art of not forgetting: towards a practical hermeneutics of film restoration, PhD Thesis, University College London, 2011 
    28. Pigott, Michael, Time and film style, PhD Thesis, University of Warwick, 2009
    29. Ragazzi, Rossella, Walking on uneven paths : the transcultural experience of migrant children in France and Ireland, PhD Thesis, Dublin Institute of Technology, 2005
    30. Robinson, Rebecca Grace, Scottish television comedy audiences, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2002
    31. Shand, Ryan John, Amateur cinema: history, theory and genre (1930-80), PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2007  
    32. Shields, Ryan John, Amateur cinema: history, theory and genre (1930-80), PhD Thesis, University of Glasgow, 2007
    33. Smit, Alexia Jayne, Broadcasting the body: affect, embodiment and bodily excess on contemporary television, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2010
    34. Smith, Sarah, A complicitous critique: parodic transformations of cinema in moving image art,  PhD thesis, University of Glasgow 2007
    35. Sorrentino, Giuseppe, The Disappearance of the Real - Mass Media in Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo and Cormac McCarthy, PhD Thesis, Università degli studi Roma, 2008
    36. Stollery, Martin, Alternative empires : Soviet montage cinema, the British documentary movement and colonialism, PhD Thesis, University of Warwick 1994
    37. Thomas, Sarah, Face-maker : the negotiation between screen performance, extra-filmic persona and conditions of employment within the career of Peter Lorre, PhD Thesis, University of Warwick, 2008
    38. Triquell, Ximena, Projecting history: a socio-semiotic approach to the representations of the military dictatorship (1976-1983) in the cinematic discourses of Argentine democracy, PhD Thesis, University of Nottingham, 2000
    39. Walsh, John, A Space and Time Machine: Actuality Cinema in New York City, 1890s to c. 1905, PhD Thesis, University of Nottingham, 2005
    40. Yam, Chi-Keung, Study of popular Hong Kong cinema from 2001 to 2004 as resource for a contextual approach to expressions of christian faith in the public realm after the reversion to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, PhD Thesis, University of Edinburgh, 2008

    2 comments:

    Rosie Bainbridge said...

    Just a note. My thesis is listed above (Rosemari Elizabeth Baker: Shklovsky in the Cinema, 1926-32), but it was a Masters by Research, not a PhD, dissertation.
    Kind regards,
    Rosemari Baker
    (now, since getting married, Rosemari Bainbridge)

    Catherine Grant said...

    Thanks for the correction, Rosie! It was great work anyway!