Helen Hughes

Dr Helen Hughes

Senior Lecturer in German and Film Studies
BA (London) PhD (London)
+44 (0)1483 682837
09 AD 02
Fridays 1-3pm

Academic and research departments

School of Literature and Languages.


Areas of specialism

Documentary Studies; German-language Cinema; Film and the Environment

University roles and responsibilities

  • Deputy Chair of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Ethics Committee


    Research interests


    Postgraduate research supervision

    Courses I teach on


    Postgraduate research

    Film Studies PhD

    My publications


    Hughes H, Brady M (2000)Deutschland im Spiegel seiner Filme Association for Modern German Studies
    Brady M, Hughes H (2006)Downfall and Beyond: Hitler Films from Germany, In: GFL-Journal (German as a Foreign Language)3pp. 94-114
    Hughes HA (2009)Local Geography
    Hughes HA (2012)Framing Humans and Wild Animals in the Environmental Documentary Film., In: The Cultural Framing of Environmental Discourse (online)
    Hughes Helen (2017)Coming to Terms with the Present: Andreas Dresen's Wichmann Films (2003/2012), In: Preece J, Hodgin N (eds.), Andreas Dresen(7) Peter Lang
    Hughes HA (2010)Review 'Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War', In: Sight & Sound magazine20(4)pp. 93-93 British Film Institute
    Hughes HA (2011)Humans, sharks and the shared environment in the contemporary eco-doc, In: Environmental Education Research17(6)pp. 735-749 Taylor & Francis
    Hughes Helen (2017)On Andrew Kötting's Mapping Perception, In: Hughes Helen, Brylla C (eds.), Documentary and Disabilitypp. 275-289 Palgrave Macmillan UK
    Brady M, Hughes Helen (2008)'Import and Export: Ulrich Seidl's Indiscreet Anthropology of Migration', In: Journal German as a Foreign Language (GFL)(1)pp. 100-122 GFL
    Hughes HA (2012)The visual rhetoric of climate change documentary, In: Carvalho A, Peterson TR (eds.), Climate Change Politics: Communication and Public Engagementpp. 87-120 Cambria Press
    Hughes Helen (2013)The Visual Rhetoric of Climate Change Documentaries: Aerial Shots and Interviews, In: Proceedings of the Conference on Communication and the Environment IECA
    Hughes HA, Brady M (1994)Death in Berlin: Reflections on Celan's DU LIEGST, In: EONTA2(2)pp. 12-15
    Hughes HA (1998)German Cinema, In: Kolinsky E, Will WVD (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Modern German Culture(14)pp. 302-321 Cambridge University Press
    Brady M, Hughes H (1993)German Feature Films Glenbuck Films, BFI, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Goethe-Institut
    Hughes HA (2000)Films and Texts, In: Hughes HA, Brady M (eds.), Deutschland im Spiegel seiner Filmepp. 3-13 CILT, AMGS
    Hughes HA (2013)Arguments without words in Unser täglich Brot (Geyrhalter, 2005), In: Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies Taylor & Francis
    Hughes HA (2012)Humans, sharks and the shared environment in the contemporary eco-doc, In: Blewitt J (eds.), The Media, Animal Conservation and Environmental Education(3) Routledge
    Hughes HA (1997)The Hand as Text and Image: On Valie Export's 'Koerpersplitter', In: Morrison J, Krobb F (eds.), Text into image, image into text20 Rodopi
    Brady M, Hughes Helen (2010)Import and Export: Ulrich Seidl's Indiscreet Anthropology of Migration, In: von Dassanowsky R, Speck OC (eds.), New Austrian Film(15) Berghahn
    Hughes HA, Brady M (1995)German Film After the Wende, In: McKenzie JRP, Lewis D (eds.), The new Germany(13)pp. 276-296 Univ of Exeter Pr
    Hughes Helen (2019)History Comes Rolling in on the Clouds, In: Robins Laurie (eds.), Free Trade Or Else South London Gallery
    Hughes HA (2015)Documentary and the survival of the film auteur: Agnès Varda, Werner Herzog and Spike Lee, In: Marcus D, Kara S (eds.), Contemporary Documentarypp. 142-155 Routledge
    Brylla Catalin, Hughes Helen (2017)Introduction: The Bricolage of Documentary and Disability, In: Brylla Catalin, Hughes Helen (eds.), Documentary and Disabilitypp. 1-10 Palgrave Macmillan UK
    Hughes HA (1999)Documenting the Wende: The Films of Andreas Voigt, In: Allan S, Sandford J (eds.), Defa: East German Cinema 1946-1992(16)pp. 283-301 Berghahn
    Hughes HA (2016)'The essential is sufficient': the Kafka adaptations of Orson Welles, Straub-Huillet, and Michael Haneke, In: Biderman S, Lewit I (eds.), Mediametamorphosis: Kafka and the Moving Image Wallflower
    Hughes Helen (2018)Literally Documenting her Voice: Valie Export's Vocal-Visual Experiments with Screen Media, In: Pramaggiore Maria, Honess Roe Annabelle (eds.), Vocal Projections: Voices in Documentary Bloomsbury Academic
    Andrews S, Lawrence K, Hughes H Particles in Space
    Hughes Helen Book Review - German Ecocriticism in the Anthropocene, In: Green Letters Taylor & Francis
    Hughes Helen, Brady M (2005)"Diese Deutschen, Diese Briten: Documentary Filmmaking in Newcastle and Rostock", In: Berger S, Laporte N (eds.), The other Germany: Perceptions and Influences in British-East German Relations, 1945-199052 Wißner, Augsburg
    Hughes H (2001)The Material World: A Comparison between Adalbert Stifter's historical novel Witiko and Robert Bresson's film Lancelot du Lac, In: Preece ODAJ (eds.), Travellers in Time and Space/Reisende durch Zeit und Raum. The German Historical Novel/Der deutschsprachige historische Romanpp. 199-208 Rodopi
    (2017)Documentary and Disability Palgrave Macmillan UK
    Hughes HA (1996)"Dass er jetzt ein exempel statuieren werde": on Thomas Bernhard's exempel, In: German Life and LettersXLIX(3)pp. 373-386
    Hughes H, Brady M (2002)Kafka Adapted to Film, In: Preece J (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Kafkapp. 226-241 Cambridge University Press
    Hughes Helen (2019)The Story of Atoms at Work (Crown Film Unit, 1952), In: Screen60(1)pp. 172-180 Oxford University Press