Media - Research informed
One of the key features of the diverse research culture in Media
& Film Studies is the fact that academic research activities
directly supports the positive dynamics of teaching
and learning in a number of ways. New and emergent ideas and
practices inform debate, discussion and practical working
Dr Keith McDonald
Dr Keith McDonald’s research has impact on a
number of modules across the programme. For instance, his recent
publication on the film Pan’s Labyrinth has resulted in
the film being incorporated into a Film Studies module which
examines narrative and genre. In addition, his work into the ethics
of digital mapping technology is included in the module Media
Futures & CyberCultures where students are encouraged to
engage with debates about digital culture and power relations.
Keith also publishes in the field of pedagogy and has recently
published on the subject of multimodality and essayist literacy.
This strand of research comes directly from Keith’s work with York
St John students.
Dr Maria Rovisco
Rovisco’s research interests cut across the humanities and the
social sciences bringing together fields as diverse as cultural
geography, social theory, postcolonialism, cultural sociology, and
film. She was a member of the interdisciplinary Research Programme
‘Changing Media - Changing Europe’ (2000-2004), and of the
NORFACE-funded seminar series/network ‘Globalization and the
Transformation of Europe’s Borders’ (2007-2009). She is currently
co-editing a book on cosmopolitanism and religion and preparing a
manuscript on cosmopolitan cinema.
This has resulted in the recent addition of
the Film Studies module Transnational Cinema. On this
module students explore cinema as a transnational cultural form
that involves cross-cultural logics of contact and connection and
challenges to the category of national cinema.