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Media and Communication MA: Who teaches this course

About the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

FASS FacultyThis course is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

As a student on this course, you will benefit from a lively study environment, thanks to the wide range of postgraduate courses on offer. The Faculty's combination of academics and practitioners makes it a unique environment in which to further your studies and your career.

The Faculty provides a vibrant and forward-thinking environment for study with:

  • courses designed in collaboration with industry professionals – keeping you up to date with the latest developments;
  • established connections with the London arts and media scene – with a range of guest speakers, professors and lecturers visiting the University; and
  • committed and enthusiastic staff – many of whom are expert practitioners as well as leading academics and researchers.

The Faculty's combination of academics and practitioners makes it a unique environment in which to further your studies and your career.

Where is the Faculty based? Most students are based at the University's Penrhyn Road campus, with our music courses taught at the Kingston Hill campus.

Staff teaching on this course

Dr Simon Brown

Simon Brown is Associate Professor in Film and Television. His main research interests are early and silent cinema, British cinema, contemporary American television, horror, science fiction and adaptation, and the works of Stephen King. He has published widely on a variety of subjects including the history of colour cinematography, film censorship in the UK, and 3D. His most recent books include Cecil Hepworth and the Rise of the British Film Industry 1899-1911 (University of Exeter Press, 2016) and Screening Stephen King: Adaptation and the Horror Genre in Film and Television (University of Texas Press, 2018).

He has published articles on numerous aspects of contemporary television including 3DTV and cult networks such as FX and Showtime, as well as TV series including Supernatural, Alias, Dexter, The X-Files and Under the Dome. His current work is focussed on adaptation and the horror genre alongside another project on early cinema and the gothic. Prior to joining Kingston in 2004 Simon worked for ten years for the BFI National Archive, and is particularly interested in issues around film preservation and restoration. He is on the editorial board of Pennywise Dreadful: The Journal of Stephen King Studies and also The International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen.

Dr Colette Balmain

Title: Senior lecturer in film, TV and media

Research interests

  • East Asian cinema and cultures, with particular emphasis on sexuality, gender and race in relation to national identity
  • Whiteness studies
  • Disability studies

Key publications

  • East Asian Gothic Cinema
  • South Korean Horror cinema
  • Introduction to Japanese Horror Film

Dr Eleni Ikoniadou

Dr Eleni Ikoniadou's work is situated at the intersection of media theory, contemporary philosophy and digital art, and has appeared in journals and book collections such as Culture Machine, Leonardo and An Unlikely Alliance: Thinking Environments with Deleuze/Guattari. Her writing opts for the construction of non-reductive, relational, transdisciplinary methods, after thinkers like Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, William James, Henri Bergson, Susanne Langer, AN Whitehead, Isabelle Stengers.

Dr Hager Weslati

Dr Hager Weslati is the course director for the MA in Media and Communication and her teaching is at the interface of philosophy/literature and media/culture. Her research interests are focused on interpretations of Hegelian philosophy and on the critical theories of space, with particular interest in nomadology, heterotopias and mobility. Her current book project concerns the thought of Alexandre Kojeve.

Professor Scott Wilson

Professor Scott Wilson is professor of psychoanalysis and media. His book The Order of Joy: Beyond the Cultural Politics of Enjoyment (2008) was published in the SUNY Press Series Psychoanalysis and Culture. His latest book is Stop Making Sense: Lacan, Music and the Perspective of the Real. He is on the Editorial Board of Cultre / Clinic Applied Lacanian Psychoanalysis, University of Minnesota Press. 

Dr Aybige Yilmaz

Dr Aybige Yilmaz's specialist subjects and research interests include gender and ethnic nationalism in media; Islam and Europeanness; and post-colonial discourses of nation and modernity.

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