Eszter Simor

University of Edinburgh

Absurd Black Humour as Social Criticism in Contemporary European Cinema


Academic History:

2016 - present: PhD Film Studies, University of Edinburgh

2012 - 2016: MA Film Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

2005 - 2012: MA English Language and Literature - Media (double major), Budapest, Hungary

2008 - 2012: BA Film Theory and History, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

2009 - 2010: Erasmus Exchange Program, Department of English Language, Ludwig - Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Supervisors:

Dr David Sorfa, david.sorfa@ed.ac.uk

Dr Dan Yacavone, d.yacavone@ed.ac.uk

Research Interests:

  • Humour and film
  • Film and politics
  • European cinema
  • Irony in Film

Previous Research Projects:

  • Genre-bending in contemporary Korean cinema, article accepted by the peer-reviewed journal Asian Cinema
  • MA Film Studies Thesis: Texts and Sounds in Béla Tarr films
  • MA English Language and Literature Thesis: The 'Victims' of Stanley Kubrick's Adaptations: 20th Century English Utopias on Screen

Scholarships:

Erasmus Scholarship with Ludwig - Maximilians University: Erasmus Exchange Program, Department of English Language, Munich, Germany, 09/2009 - 09/2010

Awards:

AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship

Publications:

Journal Title: Studies in European Cinema

Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17411548.2017.1386368

Article Title: Irony, Sexism and Magic in Paolo Sorrentino's Films

Contact Details:

Address: 50 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JU

Work Tel No: 07858 914555

Email: eszter.simor@ed.ac.uk


First published: 25 September 2017