A project with Dr Clodagh Brook will investigate the place of religion in European Cinema from the 1960s. The PhD research may focus on portrayals and constructions of Catholicism, Islam and Judaism or other faiths and beliefs in European cinema (Italian, French, German and Spanish, particularly). The politics of religious identity, religious dissent, satire, and hagiographies are all suitable areas of research under this theme, as is archival research on production and distribution of both religious and anti-religious cinema and TV.
To contact Dr Brook to discuss this research please email: [email protected]
PLEASE NOTE THAT DR BROOK IS MOVING TO TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN FROM 1ST SEPTEMBER. APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING will therefore go through Trinity College.
To find out more about studying for a PhD at the University of Birmingham, including full details of the research undertaken in the School, the funding opportunities available for your subject, and guidance on making your application, you can order a copy of our Doctoral Research Prospectus, at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/drp
The main source of funding for a PhD in this field is the AHRC Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Partnerships (410 PhD studentships over a five year period): http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/calgs/scholarships/ahrc-funding.aspx
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