University of Hertfordshire

Dr Sylvie Magerstädt FHEA

Sylvie Magerstädt

Dr Sylvie Magerstädt FHEA

Postal address:
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom


Research interests

My principal research interests are at the intersection of media, religion and philosophy. Recent projects include an investigation on Hollywood epics and the way in which their recent revival reflects a longing for grand narratives as well as a monograph exploring the spiritual and ethical dimensions of contemporary Science Fiction.



Teaching specialisms

As a Principal Lecturer in Media Cultures I have developed a range of modules in Corporate Communications, Advertising, Digital Media, Publishing, Screen Philosophy and Media & Religion.

I also have been actively involved in the development, validation and teaching of 3 new MA programmes (Journalism & Media Communications, MA Film & TV Aesthetics and the online MA Global Film and Television) as well as managed the successful periodic review of our MA in Journalism and Media Communications. More recently I have contributed to the development of a new Minor in Religious Studies, on which I teach a module on ‘Media and Religion’ as well as an online course in Global Film and Television, on which I teach a module in ‘Screen Philosophy’ as well as research methods. Previously, I have also been teaching on (as well as contributed to the development of) a final year Philosophy Module on Virtues, Vices and Ethics’