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Lee Broughton, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow in World Cinemas

European Westerns (particularly Italian, German and British variants); international Westerns; popular cinema worldwide; cult cinema worldwide; genre studies; cult TV; fan cultures
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Paul Cooke, Centenary Chair in World Cinemas

+44 (0)113 343 3507

Contemporary German cinema in its political, aesthetic and industrial context; the role of Hollywood in World Cinema; European Heritage Cinema
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Stephanie Dennison, Reader in Brazilian Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3523

Brazilian cinema post-1960, especially popular/exploitation films; Race and sexuality in Brazil; World Cinema, especially new definitions, popular cinema, Third Cinema theory and national cinema
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Irena Hayter, Sasakawa Lecturer in Japanese Studies

Modern Japanese literature, film and cultural studies; relations between historical and cultural form (e.g. visuality, cinema and modernity; modernism and advanced capitalism); cultural theory
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Diana Holmes, Professor of French

+44 (0)113 343 3496

Women writers in France, late nineteenth century to the present; popular and middlebrow fiction; French cinema
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Chris Homewood, Lecturer in German and World Cinemas

+44 (0)113 343 3512

Cinematic representations of left-wing terrorism and '1968' in Germany; the cultural memory of the Rote Armee Fraktion; Weimar Cinema; Post-Wall and New German Cinema; the 'Berlin School'; genre
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Mariana Liz, Lecturer in Film Studies

+44 (0)113 343 0255

European cinema; cultural and film policy; heritage cinema; European cinematic cities; tourism and film
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Alan O'Leary, Associate Professor in Italian

+44 (0)113 343 3633

Cinema and history; Italian cultural studies; Popular cinema; Terrorism in Italian cinema
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Thea Pitman, Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3521

Contemporary Latin American cultural production, especially Mexican and Chicana/o materials; online cultural production; travel writing
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Ming-Yeh Rawnsley, Research Fellow in Communication Studies

Media and democratisation in Greater China; identity issues in Taiwan; films and media representation of history, culture and politics in East Asia
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Vlad Strukov, Senior Lecturer in Russian Cultural Studies and World Cinemas

+44 (0)113 343 3294

Contemporary Russian film; animation; digital media; popular culture; twentieth-century Russian literature
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Duncan Wheeler, Associate Professor in Spanish Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3514

Golden Age Drama and Prose Fiction; Hispanic and European cinema(s); Translation; Popular Music; Contemporary Spanish Culture and Politics; Twentieth-Century Spanish Theatre; Gender and Sexuality
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