Paulina Żurawska

Paulina Żurawska is currently engaged in freelance film production and maintains her academic pursuits through two film blogs and She is a distinguished graduate of the University of St Andrews (MLitt in Film Studies with Distinction) and the University of Stirling (BA Hons in Film & Media graduating with best dissertation prize and top academic performance) who aspires to pursue a PhD exploring magical feminism in global cinema. Her research interest lies in post-2008 global film, particularly those by women directors featuring female leads, employing magical realism to challenge neoliberal capitalism. Her proposed PhD project aims to scrutinize feminist fantasies, ecosophical communities, and their resistance to bio-politics in the US, Russia, and European democracies, using textual analysis of various audio-visual mediums.


Applying philosophical analysis to Arrival (2016), the authors show it as a unique and groundbreaking female driven sci-fi narrative.


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