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Tutors

Tutor: Sue Burge

Specialisms: British cinema, Japanese cinema, literary adaptations, the representation of women on screen, the films of David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock, German Expressionism, Science Fiction and Fantasy, the silent era, film music, film costume, road movies, film noir, French film, Gothic cinema, Ealing Studios, Britishness and film, and close readings of classic films.

Sue Burge has taught English, film studies, creative writing and cultural studies at the University of East Anglia for over twenty years in the Centre for English.

She is a fully-trained and experienced tutor and aims for an inclusive teaching style, eliciting ideas and opinions from all the particpants and encouraging discussion while also ensuring that participants receive relevant, in-depth and carefully researched input.

Tutor: Nigel Herwin

Specialisms: Science-Fiction on Film, British Film, Cult Film, Introduction to Film Studies, European Cinema, World Cinema, Hitchcock, Coen Brothers, Dr Who, Alfred Hitchcock, Classical Hollywood Cinema, Comedy, The Movie Musical.

Nigel Herwin has twenty years’ experience of teaching film studies courses. He has lectured at universities, film theatres and to societies like the Rotarians. Has been teaching evening courses and Day Schools at Cinema City and around Norfolk for 7 years.

Nigel is enthusiastic and passionate about film, with an informal and good-humoured teaching style that reflects his love and knowledge of the subject.

Tutor: Chris Lloyd

Specialisms: American South, American Literature, psychoanalysis, 9/11, race, sexuality.

Chris teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules at UEA and London South Bank University as well as adult-education film classes at Hackney. He is currently researching corporeality in literature and culture from the contemporary American South. His research seeks to ground recent theoretical insights in Southern texts such as Salvage the Bones, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Monster’s Ball and The Help.

His teaching style is open and adaptive to the needs of the group, using a variety of theories and cultural contexts to frame clips from the films. He requests attendees to watch the movies beforehand so that the close analyses are rich and productive.

Tutor: Peter Krämer

Specialisms: Stanley Kubrick, contemporary Hollywood, Disney, Early Cinema, Charlie Chaplin.

Peter’s teaching and research deals with American film history from the beginnings to the present, and with the global dimensions of Hollywood cinema. He has taught as a Senior Lecturer in the University of East Anglia’s School of Art, Media and American Studies. Author of two BFI Film Classics on 2001: A Space Odyssey and Dr. Strangelove, and a volume on A Clockwork Orange in Palgrave’s ‘Controversies’ series, as well as co-editor of Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives, Black Dog, 2015).

He has a very enthusiastic tutoring style and a broad academic approach which reflects his depth of knowledge and teaching experience. He also likes to inspire group discussion, as well as using visual aids and research to encourage observations.

Tutor: Carolyn Rickards

Specialisms: Genre theory (in particular fantasy in film, television and literature), British cinema, national identity and representation in film and television, adaptation studies, reception practices and film biopics.

Carolyn is a researcher and associate tutor at the University of East Anglia. Her PhD thesis explores the presence of fantasy in contemporary British cinema. This research examines the role of critical discourse in forming and maintaining dominant meanings around national cinema.

Her other research interests include genre theory (in particular fantasy in film, television and literature), British cinema, national identity and representation in film and television, adaptation studies, reception practices and film biopics.

Tutor: Alan Seaman

Specialisms: Coen Brothers, Scandinavian Crime, Crime & TV, British Cinema, WW1.

Has run courses at venues such as Nottingham’s Broadway, Derby’s Quad, Leicester’s Phoenix Square and Cinema City Norwich. Alan Seaman has a BA in English Lit and Media Studies from DeMontfort University and an MA in Film Studies from The University of Nottingham. He has been teaching film for around fifteen years. He works on a freelance basis and combines film education with scriptwriting, stand-up comedy workshops and work as a stand-up comedian and comedy club compere

Ian Nettleton

Ian Nettleton is a teacher of creative writing (prose, scriptwriting, journalism) both at the University of East Anglia and the Open University. Ian has a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing. He has also freelanced for the BBC as a writer/presenter.