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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Abtin Esfandabadi


Research - PhD



My name is Abtin Eslahpazir Esfandabadi, and I am a Ph.D. Student in the field of Film Studies. Before I entered the field of cinema, I finished my bachelor's in Archaeology. After that, I graduated with a master's degree from Tehran University of Art. My thesis was under the title of Point of View & Narration in Plan-Séquence Cinema. Later on, I decided to further my studies at the Queen Mary University of London as a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Dr. Mario Slugan and Dr Rosa Vidal Doval. The thesis that I am working on right now is about Iranian cinema and its relation to ancient Iranian literature.  


Research Interests:

  • Film Studies 
  • Literature 
  • Narration 
  • Semiotics 
  • Iranian Cinema 
  • Experimental Films 

Examples of research funding:

One-year grant for researching and writing screenplays based on The Sonnets of Shamsedin Mohammad Hafez Shirazi from Hafez Studies A Research Center 


Adaptation of The Sonnets of Shamsedin Mohammad Hafez Shirazi for Writing Animation Screenplay, Journal of Hafez Pajouhi, Hafez Studies A Research Center, authors: Abtin Eslahpazir Esfandabadi, Kayvan Eslahpazir Esfandabadi 

Narratology of Sequence Shot in Digital Era with Emphasis on the Concepts of the Time Order and Duration. Case Study: Russian Ark, Journal of Dramatic Arts and Music, Tehran University of Art, authors: Abtin Eslahpazir, Ali Rouhani, extracted from my thesis. 

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