Thesis title: The Anti-Cinema of Yoshida Kijū: Form, Genre, and Politics
Sam is a third year PhD student in Film Studies. His research project focusses on the films of Japanese filmmaker Yoshida Kijū and Yoshida's theory of anti-cinema.
BA in Global Cinema | First | University of Stirling (2015-2019)
MRes in Humanities (Film Studies) | Distinction | University of Stirling (2019-2020)
Tutor in Film Studies: Introduction to European Cinema (2023-)
Sam's research project focusses on the films of Yoshida Kijū and will also explore the filmmaker's writings on the concept of anti-cinema. The project will develop Yoshida's writing into a methodological framework suitable for looking at his films, with a particular emphasis on subjectivity, gender, and politics.
Current research interestsPost-War Japanese Cinema, Japanese New Wave, Melodrama, Gender and Sexuality, Politics & Aesthetics, Avant-Garde Cinema
Past research interestsSlow Cinema, European Cinema, Boredom
Current project grants
Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Studentship
Returning the Gaze: Subjectivity and Autonomy in Yoshida Kijū's Woman of the Lake - European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS), August 2023
Dissolving History: Imagined Spaces in Yoshida Kijū's Political Trilogy - Borders, Boundaries, Fringes Symposium (SCRIF), University of Sheffield, June 2023