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PhD Students

Centre for Film and Screen


Emilija Talijan


Emilija Talijan is an AHRC-funded PhD candidate exploring the presence of noise in contemporary European art cinema.  Her project brings to the fore shifts in sensory connections, from viewing to listening, evident in contemporary film practice, and demonstrates how noise has been used by filmmakers to reflect on the political and social meanings that attach to different bodies.


‘What utopia would feel like’: Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark’, Screen, Volume 58, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages 332–348,

'Les Petits Bruits': Little Noises and Lower Volumes in Catherine Breillat's Romance (1999) and Anatomie de l'enfer (2004)', Studies in French Cinema, First View,

Screenings and Events

Peggy Ahwesh: Filmmaker in Residence

5 May 2021

Peggy Ahwesh Filmmaker in Residence Easter Term 2021 To register please sign up via the relevant google form (there is a separate form for each event as shown below). Confirmation and zoom sign-in information will be sent to registered participants at the start of the week of 17 May. Any queries may be directed to...