Anna KumachevaPhD student
After 18 years of work in Russian Creative Industries (Education, Film, TV, Theatre, Festivals) in different positions from Assistant to Executive, I moved to the UK in 2015. I have finished MA Screenwriting with Distinction at Edinburgh Napier University (Screen Academy Scotland) and have started a PhD in Film at Lancaster University.
Film Studies, Russian Studies, Adaptation Studies, Feminist Film Studies, Sociology.
Crime and Punishment: Representing the Woman in English-language Screen Adaptations of Dostoevsky’s Novel.
My doctoral research explores film adaptation in the process of crossing historical, national and gender borders. Sociocultural, feminist and philosophical examination of the English-language screen adaptations of Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky will lead to a practical project: writing a screenplay and producing a short film, as the result of the theoretical findings.
My supervisors are Richard Rushton and Gary Bettinson.
Santander Scholarship (2015, Masters course)
FASS Research Scholarship (2018, PhD course)
I am a screenwriter with a number of credits in film and TV both in Russia and in the UK and a tutor in online Russian screenwriting school.