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Dr Owen Weetch

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Senior Teaching Fellow in Film and Television Studies

Tel: 024765 22703
Email: o dot b dot weetch at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room A0.15
Millburn House
University of Warwick
Coventry, CV4 7HS

About

I hold an undergraduate honours degree in Film and Literature, an MA by Research and a PhD in Film and Television Studies from the University of Warwick. The majority of my research is concerned with meaning construction and narrative through space, paying particular attention to digital cinema. I am also an editor for the film criticism website Alternate Takes.

Research interests

I am particularly interested in the ways in which digital spaces construct meaning, with my recent research focusing on contemporary digital 3D cinema. My research interests also include film, television and video game criticism, Hollywood cinema, genre studies and narratology. Following the recent completion of Expressive Spaces in Digital 3D Cinema (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2016), which will be released in October, I am now investgiating spatial expressivity and the role of critical aesthetics in video games.

Selected publications

  • Expressive Spaces in Digital 3D Cinema (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
  • ‘Stepping Out: Victory and Utopia in the 3D Instalments of the Step Up Franchise’, Markus Spöhrer, ed., The Aesthetical and Narrative Dimensions of 3D-Film (Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2016).
  • ‘Reading Parallax: 3D Meaning Construction in The Hole’ in CineAction, 2012; 89: pp. 14-21.

Teaching and supervision

In 2016-2017 I am convening an external option module introducing students to film studies entitled Discovering Cinema. This term I will also be teaching on both Theories of the Moving Image and Visual Cultures modules for first year undergraduates, as well as on the MA core module Screen Cultures and Methods. In the Spring Term I am teaching the second year core undergraduate module Hollywood Cinema. In prevous years I have taught on the core undergraduate modules, Film Criticism and Film Aesthetics.