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Professor Sally Faulkner

Research supervision


I am passionate about training the next generation of researchers in both Hispanic Studies and Film Studies - two areas of recent growth here at Exeter - and offer supervision in the following areas. I am delighted to receive enquires about postgraduate supervision for MPhil and PhD work, as well as enquiries about Exeter's MAs in Global Literatures and Cultures, International Film Business, Translation Studies and the MA by Research. I am also pleased to receive enquiries from international doctoral students who wish to spend a period at Exeter under my supervision, and from specialists who already hold PhDs and wish to undertake post-doctoral work at Exeter. 

  • Spanish and Portuguese cinemas and television.
  • Transnational cinemas, especially those involving networks incorporating Spanish- and Portuguese-language work, such as Latin America and Lusophone Africa.
  • Middlebrow cultures and questions of canonicity (when and why does a text become 'mainstream', or considered a 'classic' and how are these assumptions challenged?).
  • Literary adaptations on screen (film, television, on-line).
  • Feminist and postcolonial approaches to audiovisual cultures.

Research students

Delphi May. Arts and Humanities Research Council PhD student (South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership). First supervision: Exeter (Professor Sally Faulkner); second supervision: Reading (Dr Simone Knox). Thesis title: ‘“Chineseness” in Spanish Cinema and Audiovisual Culture’. September 2016-