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Paul Cooke, Centenary Chair in World Cinemas

+44 (0)113 34 37295

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, Professor of Brazilian Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3523

My main areas of research are Brazilian film culture and the broader context of World Cinema. I currently lead an AHRC-funded research network entitled Soft Power cinema and the BRICS.
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Irena Hayter, Lecturer in Japanese Studies

+ 44 (0) 113 343 3415

The literary and visual cultures of Japanese modernity and their politics, especially during the interwar years; Japanese film; gender and sexuality; the body and the senses; critical 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 Programme Manager, JH Film Studies

+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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Ruru Li, Professor of Chinese Theatre Studies. (Retired from teaching but continuing in research capacity).

Tradition and innovation: performance of Beijing Opera; comparative theatre: traditional and modern theatres in China and Western theatre; intercultural performance art
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Alan O'Leary, Professor of Film and Cultural Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3633

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

+44 (0)113 343 3521

Contemporary Latin American cultural production, especially online, and more broadly digital, works, as well as more traditional works of literature & film. Questions of race, ethnicity and gender.
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Duncan Wheeler, Chair of 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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