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Italian cinema and oppositional politics

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

A project with Dr Clodagh Brook will focus on the place of politics in Italian cinema since the 1960s. A PhD on this theme may tackle such issues as Italian political opposition, terrorism, mafia and camorra, and Berlusconi as they are constructed with Italian cinema, although this list is by no means exhaustive. The research may also centre on particular directors known for their politics stances (Bellocchio, Pasolini, Sorrentino, Moretti, for example).

To contact Dr Brook to discuss this research, please email: or . Please note that CLODAGH BROOK IS MOVING TO TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN on 1st September 2017, where funding will also be available for this project.

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: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/drp


• Brook, Clodagh, Marco Bellocchio: The Cinematic I in the Political Sphere (University of Toronto Press, 2010)
• Brook, Clodagh, Albertazzi, Daniele, Ross, Charlotte, Rothenberg, Nina (eds), Cultures of Opposition under Berlusconi (2001-2006) (Continuum 2009).

How good is research at University of Birmingham in Modern Languages and Linguistics?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 33.10

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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