Dr Guy Westwell, BA, MPhil, PhDReader in Film Studies and Head of DepartmentEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgRoom Number: Arts One 1.43Website: https://qmul.academia.edu/GuyWestwellOffice Hours: Posted on QM+ for current students; please email for an appointmentProfileTeachingResearchPublicationsSupervisionPublic EngagementProfileMy research focuses on the war film and antiwar film, 9/11 and film, iconic photographs and film, and peace and pacifism. I consider film in relation to cultural history, ideology and ethics. I welcome applications from students interested in pursuing doctoral research in any of these areas. At undergraduate level I teach the compulsory first year module FLM4204 US Cinema: Concepts and History, and two final year optional modules: FLM6214 Contemporary US Cinema, and FLM603 Mapping Contemporary Cinema. At postgraduate level I teach on the MA Film Studies and supervise dissertations. I was the recipient of Drapers' Award for excellence in teaching in 2009 and The QMUL Teaching Excellence Award in 2020. I am the editor of the Mapping Contemporary Cinema website, a student writing project which publishes in-depth accounts of contemporary US, German, French, and Russian films, as well as short guides on a range of different topics.Teaching Undergraduate TeachingFLM4204 US Cinema: Key Concepts FLM603 Mapping Contemporary Cinema FLM6214 Contemporary US Cinema FLM6202 UG dissertation module See the QMUL module directory for more information on specific modules or email me for a module outline.Postgraduate TeachingI teach on the MA Film Studies (Theory) core course and supervise dissertation projects. ResearchResearch Interests:My research focuses on the war film and antiwar film, 9/11 and film, iconic photographs and film, and peace and pacifism. I consider film in relation to ideology and ethics. I have written on the following topics: peace and pacifism, war and antiwar film, 9/11 and film, film and cultural memory, iconic photographs and film, film and ethics/politics, and ideological film criticism. I am also interested in pedagogy and the teaching of film and the use of film in teaching both in Film Studies as a discipline and further afield.PublicationsBooks Oxford Dictionary of Film Studies (2012, 2020) Parallel Lines: Post-9/11 American Cinema (2016) War Cinema: Hollywood on the Front Line (2006) Journal articles and book chapters with Annette Kuhn, 'What Film Studies Is: Mapping the Discipline', in Mark E. Breeze (ed.), Forms of the Cinematic (London: Bloomsbury, 2021). ‘Religious pacifism and the Hollywood war film: from Sergeant York (1941) to Hacksaw Ridge (2017)’, Negotiators of Identity: Figures of Transgression in War Representation (Edinburgh University Press, 2020). with Julian Ingle, ‘Mapping Contemporary Cinema: blending critical pedagogy and research-based learning in undergraduate curriculum design’, Teaching in Higher Education, vol.25, no.7 (2020), pp.842-857, 10.1080/13562517.2019.1612356 ‘Peace Cinema: Religious Pacifism and Anti-War Sensibility in Friendly Persuasion (1956),’ Open Screens, vol.2, no.1 (2019), DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/os.11 ‘Dossier: Rising Flags, Falling Soldiers: Film, Icons and Political Violence,’ Screen, vol.57, no.3 (2016), pp. 336-361. 'Acts of Redemption and ‘The Falling Man’ Photograph in Post-9/11 US Cinema', in American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11 (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2016), pp.67-88. 'In country: narrating the Iraq War in US cinema', in A Companion to the Historical Film (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). 'Regarding the pain of others: scenarios of obligation in post-9/11 US cinema', Journal of American Studies, vol.45, no.4 (2011), pp.815-834. 'Accidental Napalm Attack and hegemonic visions of America's war in Vietnam', Critical Studies in Media Communication, vol.28, no.5 (2011), pp.407-423. 'In country: mapping the Iraq war in recent Hollywood combat movies' in Screens of Terror: Representations of War and Terrorism in Film and Television Since 9/11 (Abramis Academic, 2011), pp.19-37. 'One image begets another: a comparative analysis of Flag-raising on Iwo Jima and Ground Zero Spirit', Journal of War and Culture Studies, vol.1, no.3 (2008), pp.325-40. ˜The domestic vision of Vietnam Home Movies" in Image as Witness: Trauma, Memory and Visual Culture (Wallflower Press, 2007), pp.143-159. See also my Queen Mary Research publications page: ReferencesSupervisionMy research focuses on the war film and antiwar film, 9/11 and film, iconic photographs and film, and peace and pacifism. I consider film in relation to cultural history, ideology and ethics. I welcome applications from students interested in pursuing doctoral research in any of these areas. Current Hannah Cliff: 'Globalisation, Supranational Markets and National Cultures: How French Film and Digital Television Distribution is Changing in the On-Demand Era (2015 – present)', co-supervised with Prof. Sue Harris Assiya Issemberdiyeva: 'British Attitudes to Non-Russian Identities in World War Two Campaigns for British Aid to the Soviet Union', co-supervised with Prof. Jeremy Hickjs Aditi Tara Verma: 'Making the Cut: A Study of Editing Practice in Contemporary Hindi Cinema', co-supervised with Dr. Ashvin Devasundaram Wanzhou Xiao, co-supervised with Dr Kiki Yu Completed Dr Tim Lindemann (2022) 'New Rural Cinema: The Landscape of Rural Poverty in Recent American Indie Film', co-supervised with Dr. Alasdair King Dr Calvin Fagan (2017) ‘An inquiry into the ways in which changing technologies of vision shape the contemporary war film’, co-supervised with Prof. Janet Harbord Dr Simon Pate (2016) ‘The shared myth of the American and Japanese gangster film’, co-supervised with Dr Pauline Small Dr Maren Thom (2015) ‘The representation of terrorism in contemporary cinema’, co-supervised with Dr Alasdair King Dr Nick Jones (2014) ‘An exploration of space, place and architecture in the contemporary action movie’, co-supervised with Dr Alasdair KingPublic EngagementAs an element of my current research project on peace cinema I volunteer for CND Peace Education. This work involves delivering workshops and assemblies in primary and secondary schools and working with trainee teachers on how to approach the teaching of controversial subjects. I have published articles on cinema in The Conversation, The European, The Independent and on the Oxford University Press researchers’ blog, and I occasionally write film reviews for the British Film Institute’s monthly journal of record, Sight and Sound. In collaboration with the BFI, I have contributed to National Film Week, the Future Film Festival and helped to facilitate the BFI Cinemateque programme (2010-2018).