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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Mr Archie Wolfman


Research - Film Studies PhD



My research explores how immersive sound design in contemporary Holocaust cinema offers a way of engaging with traumatic memory distinct from previous ethical frameworks based in the senses of touch or vision. I am interested in the relationship of sound to empathy and identification in recent cinematic representations of the Holocaust. My project is multidisciplinary and engages with work in film-ethics and philosophy (phenomenology in particular), memory studies, trauma studies, and sound studies. I received my BA (Hons) in Film Studies and MA (Hons) Film Studies (film-philosophy pathway) from King’s College London.


Research Interests:

  • Film and philosophy
  • Film and the body
  • Memory studies
  • Trauma studies
  • Holocaust studies
  • Sound studies and sound in film
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