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Dr Alexia Smit

Lecturer in Television Studies


Alexia Smit was one of the first undergraduate students to undertake her degree in the, then, newly-formed CFMS department. She undertook both her Honours and Masters degrees at UCT before going abroad for her PhD. Alexia has just completed a PhD in Television Studies at the University of Glasgow.

Her current research is concerned with affect and visceral displays of the body on contemporary British and American television. She is primarily interested in television aesthetics across a range of television genres and formats.

She has also done research on affect and realism in American Independant Cinema focussing specifically on the work of Harmony Korine.


Contact details

alexia.smit@uct.ac.za

(021) 650 5333

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