Media and Communication MA: Who teaches this course
About the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
This 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 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.
Staff teaching on this course
Simon Brown is Principal Lecturer in Film, TV and Media. His main research interests are early and silent cinema, British cinema, censorship and contemporary American television. Simon's research focuses upon the areas of early cinema, British cinema, colour cinematography and contemporary American quality television. He has published on a variety of topics including the development of the British Film Industry from 1894 to 1914, the cinematic depiction of the Titanic disaster, and the representation of Britain in colour films of the 1920s and 1930s. His most recent research has focussed upon key American television series including Alias, The X-Files, Dexter and Californication. His current research is on the representation of the 1970s horror film in the series Supernatural.
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 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's 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.
Dr Aybige Yilmaz is the course director for the MA in Media and Communication. Her specialist subjects and research interests include gender and ethnic nationalism in media; Islam and Europeanness; and post-colonial discourses of nation and modernity.