Research Clusters

The Screen Cultures cluster explores cultural representations of gender and sexuality in screen-based media ranging from film and television to computer games, animation and the Internet.

Recent research in the Screen Cultures cluster has addressed the following topics:

  • Sexual representation and the pornography debate
  • Sexuality and affect (particularly in relation to cult cinema)
  • Gay representation and gay culture
  • Film and television melodrama
  • (Neo)burlesque and popular TV

Cluster lead: Professor John Mercer

We are just one of several research teams within the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research at Birmingham School of Media. For more information please visit the BCMCR website.

Media and Cultural Studies PhD Research Degree

We have a strong community of doctoral students contributing a wide range of research on our Media and Cultural Studies PhD research degree course. Students can work on traditional dissertations or through practice-based research. We place a strong emphasis on ensuring that our research engages with the music and radio industries and with a range of social media activists.

Interested in our Media and Cultural Studies PhD?

If you have any questions or queries regarding our Media and Cultural Studies PhD, or if you have a research idea you would like to discuss, please send us an initial PhD enquiry. This gives us an opportunity to answer your questions and/or talk through and focus your PhD research proposal before you make your final online application.

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