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MMCCS Jan - Feb 2019 Newsletter

What’s Happening Report Jan-Feb 2019

Jeannine Baker

Jeannine Baker presented a seminar paper entitled ‘Working for Auntie Beeb’ to the Television & Screen Cultures in Transition group at Utrecht University, on 14 January.

Jeannine Baker co-convened (with Dr Victoria Jaynes) an interdisciplinary workshop on ‘Gendered labour, technology and media’ at the University of Sussex on 12 January, with participants from the UK, Switzerland, the Republic of Ireland, and the Netherlands.

Dennis Crowdy

Denis Crowdy gave a paper extending from recent fieldwork in Papua New Guinea on music and mobile phones in December at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris. He has also coded and released a beta version of an app documenting the Byak massacre in West Papua. The app contains tracks from a recently produced album as a Linkage grant output, video, spoken word, visual art, and the testimony text itself.

Bridget Griffen-Foley

Bridget Griffen-Foley was featured in the New York Times and the Sydney Morning Herald regarding the Atlassian founders buying the houses previously owned by the Fairfax family.

Usha Harris

Usha Harris was invited as a Plenary Session speaker to the Media and Communication in Sustainable Development conference held at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India on February 11-13, 2019. Visva-Bharati was founded by Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, and is India's first Institute of National Importance. Usha shared her research on the use of participatory media by Pacific Island communities for awareness raising about climate change.

Anthony Lambert

‘How Game of Thrones finale will be most-talked about TV event in history,’ Interview with Duncan Lay, The Sunday Telegraph, 10/02/19, Available: https://www.perthnow.com.au/entertainment/tv/how-game-of-thrones-finale-will-be-most-talked-about-tv-event-in-history-ng-72a400824ed7ff597844834304455122

‘Why is Ted Bundy so hot right now,’ (Radio Interview), The Daily, Radio 2SER, 12/02/19, Available: https://2ser.com/why-is-ted-bundy-so-hot-right-now/

Julie-Anne Long

New book chapter:

Julie-Anne Long (2019) ‘People Like Us: Revolutions in Australian Theatre,’ in  B. Sellers-Young & J. R. McCutcheon (Eds). Narrative in performance (pp. 187-204). London: Red Globe Press/Palgrave Macmillan. https://www.macmillanihe.com/page/detail/Narrative-in-Performance/?K=9781352004168

Catharine Lumby

The Age of Consent, a co-edited book with Kate Gleeson, is now in press with UWA Publishing.

Catharine Lumby did interviews over January with the Sydney Morning Herald, 2SER Radio and a half hour segment on Focus on ABC 702.


Broede Carmody 2019, ‘Gillette defends controversial short film 'The Best Men Can Be', The Sydney Morning Herald, January 16 https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/gillette-defends-controversial-short-film-the-best-men-can-be-20190116-p50rrl.html

Interview on 2SER The Daily regarding Barbie dolls’ influence on body image.

Focus on 702 on NRL Education. https://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/focus/focus/10768938

Kathryn Millard

Kathryn Millard gave an invited presentation ‘Colour Wars’ at the 4th ‘Colour in Film Conference’ held February 25-27, 2019, at the British Film Institute in late February. The Conference was organised by the Colour Group of Great Britain, HTW Berlin and the University of Zurich. http://colour-in-film.net/2019-conference

Alec Morgan

Alec’s MQRF project, the feature documentary ‘Ablaze’ has recently secured the services of the experienced distribution/exhibition agency, Umbrella Entertainment, for a national cinema release in 2020. This will coincide with an exhibition of the film works of the documentaries protagonist, the Aboriginal cultural leader Bill Onus, at ACMI (Australian Centre for the Motion Image), Federation Square, Melbourne. The film has also attracted the services of the highly reputable distributors Poor House International in the UK for international screenings and educational exhibitions. Baker McKenzie, the second largest law firm in the world, has generously offered to provide legal advice to the production on a pro bono basis.

Tai Neilson

Tai Neilson published a chapter titled ‘A Band of Northmen’ in Gerd Beyer’s edited volume Heavy Metal at the Movies. The chapter addresses intertextual relationships between metal music and filmic representations of Vikings. The book is published by Routledge and, also, includes a chapter by MMCCS alumnus, Catherine Hoad.

Neilson, T., & Neilson, G. (2019). ‘A Band of Northmen,’ in Gerd Beyer (ed.) Heavy Metal at the Movies. Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Heavy-Metal-at-the-Movies/Bayer/p/book/9781138571594

Intan Paramaditha


Intan Paramaditha’s essay, ‘Mother, Monster,’ was published in the online version of Oh Comely magazine, January 28, 2019: http://ohcomely.co.uk/stories/mothermonster

The print version was published in Oh Comely Midwinter Issue (no. 46).

Her upcoming novel, The Wandering, received the PEN Translates Award from the English PEN and PEN/ Heim Translation Fund Grant from PEN America. Here is the media coverage: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/01/30/intan-paramadithas-novel-wins-pens-two-prestigious-grants.html

Apple and Knife  was selected in Vintage Books Read Women program, where they pair a new book alongside a classic by women writers for Vintage Women Book Club.


Interview: ‘Elaine Chiew Converses with Indonesian Feminist Gothic Writer Intan Paramaditha.’ February 2, 2019. Asian Books Blog. http://www.asianbooksblog.com/2019/02/elaine-chiew-converses-with-indonesian.html

Upcoming events (March):

Intan has been invited as one of the Indonesian representatives for the 2019 London Book Fair, March 12-14, 2019. She will be speaking at several events including in the English PEN Literary Salon: https://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/en/Sessions/71325/Intan-Paramaditha-in-conversation-with-Sharlene-Teo

She will also speak at Essex Book Festival on March 15, 2019: ‘Apple and Knife: Intan Paramaditha in conversation with Syd Moore.’ https://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/apple-and-knife/

Karen Pearlman

Digital Afterlives, a short dancefilm by Karen Pearlman and Richard James Allen screened on the Radical Heritage, Videoskin Dancefilm Festival Touring in India:  Udaipur, January 6; Jodhpur, January 12. https://radicalheritageart.wordpress.com/2018/12/20/the-journey-begins/

Karen’s 2016 film Woman with an Editing Bench was programmed by the Bondi Cinema Club to screen before the (thematically related) film The Wife  on Thursday March 5th, 6:30 pm. Karen and the film’s producer, Richard James Allen, introduced the film. http://www.cinemaclubfilmprojects.com/program-2019.html

Woman with an Editing Bench’s 2018 screening at the Art Gallery of NSW was written up in the new publication Arts Features International. https://www.borderstreambooks.com.au/shop/arts-features-international-january-march-2019-under-the-radar-edited-by-ruth-skilbeck

Manhattan College, NYC, hosted Karen as an invited guest speaker in its Media Program on Feb 13, 2019.  Associate Professor Michael Grabowski writes (email of 15/01/2019) that he has structured a new unit in ‘Story and Post-Production’ around Karen's book Cutting Rhythms for the Manhattan College Communications Degree. http://catalog.manhattan.edu/undergraduate/arts/communication/#text

Karen was also invited guest speaker for film critic Andrew Urban's Sydney University CCE unit Movies Now on February 6.

John Potts

New journal article: John Potts (2018) ‘“The Radio Service”: Religion and ABC National Radio,’ in Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media, 16(2), 159-171.

Kate Rossmanith

In January, Kate Rossmanith had a journal article published: Rossmanith, K., Tudor S., & Proeve, M. ‘Courtroom Contrition: How do judges know?’, Griffith Law Review, 2019, DOI: 10.1080/10383441.2018.1557588

The Centre for Media History

Feb 28: 2pm: The Centre for Media History had its first event for the year, with a presentation by visiting scholar Dr Marie Cronqvist from Lund University, Sweden. Dr Cronqvist presented, 'The entangled television histories of Sweden and East Germany in the 1970s.' Cronqvist is an Associate Professor in Journalism and Media History at Lund University in Sweden.

Her most recent publications include War Remains: Mediations of Suffering and Death in the Era of the World Wars (2018), ‘Entangled Media Histories: The Value of Transnational and Transmedial Approaches in Media History,’ co-author Christoph Hilgert, in Media History (2017), and ‘Foreign correspondents in the Cold War: The Politics and Everyday Life of East German Journalists in the Nordic Countries in the mid 1970s,’ co-author Sune Bechmann Pedersen, forthcoming in Media History (2019). Cronqvist is the main co-ordinator of the Entangled Media Histories (EMHIS) network since 2013. She has been a guest researcher at the Hans Bredow Institute in Hamburg, Germany, and the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Currently, she holds a three-year visiting scholarship at the Centre for Media History in Bournemouth, UK. But most importantly, since 2016 she is a proud honorary associate of the CMH in Sydney.

MMCCS March - April 2019 Newsletter

Iqbal Barkat and Karen Pearlman

Karen Pearlman and Iqbal Barkat were cited at the Australian Awards for University Teaching for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for Macquarie’s unique Screen Production intensive program. The course is continually growing in popularity, with 125 students in this year’s undergraduate Screen Production cohort (up from 80 students in 2016). The programme acknowledges Tom Murray’s work initiating and writing the original grant that got the intensive mode in screen production started. For more on this story see Macquarie University's This Week news bulletin from March 12.

Jon Burtt

Jon Burtt’s book Contemporary Circus, co-authored with Katie Lavers (Edith Cowan University) and Louis Patrick Leroux (Concordia University, Montreal), is currently in press with Routledge, due for publication on July 30, 2019.

Naren Chitty

Chitty, N. (2019) ‘The rise of blunt power in the strongman era’. Georgetown Journal of International Relations. 28 February 2019. https://www.georgetownjournalofinternationalaffairs.org/online-edition/2019/2/28/the-rise-of-blunt-power-in-the-strongman-era

Professor Naren Chitty will deliver the 15th Bruce Allen Memorial Oration on ‘Advancing Australian soft power: Civic virtue and virtuosity’ on the 4th April 2019. Professor Naren Chitty. "Advancing Australia through soft power: Civic visrtue and virtuosity".  

Joanne Faulker

Joanne’s article “Ghosts of Eugenics’ Past: ‘Childhood’ as a Target for Whitening Race in the United States and Canada” for Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Journal, will soon be available in “first glimpse” section of the website.

In April the joint academic and activist Decolonisation Discussion Circle Joanne has been organising, with the support of Walanga Muru, will get underway. The Circle involves participants from across NSW, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous academic and First Nations activists. https://sites.google.com/view/decolonisation-discussion-grou/home

Lauren Gorfinkel

The convenor of MMCCS Public Relations and Social Media courses, Lauren Gorfinkel completed a two-day course on Social Media Crisis Management run by the Social Media Marketing Institute, run by Mireille Ryan, CEO of the SMMI and crisis management trainer and adviser Steve Hather. She has shared her key insights from the week in the blogpost below. https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/4143531/posts/2242354653

Julie-Anne Long

Julie-Anne Long presented a performance/lecture as part of ‘Talking Bodies’ focussing on her solo practice at Surry Hills Library on Crown Street on the 7th March. What’s On Listing: https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/…/talking-bodies-ju… March Dance listing: https://www.marchdance.com/talking-bodies-julieannelong

Julie-Anne Long curated ‘Women’s Work’, bringing together a group of experienced women working in dance to share ideas, concerns and ways of working with other senior creatives and those interested in the artistic process, at Critical Path, Sydney on March 17th. ‘Women’s Work’ Participating Dance Artists: Kay Armstrong, Sue Healey, Tess de Quincey, Kathy Cogill, Anca Frankenhauser, Charemaine Seet, Rakini Devi, Anandavalli, Nikki Heywood and Lee Pemberton.

Willa McDonald

In March, Willa McDonald was granted funding under the FRTS to present at the Fourteenth International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS-14), ‘Literary Journalist as Naturalist: Science, Ecology and the Environment’, May 9-11, 2019, at Stony Brook University, New York.

Willa's co-authored article with Bunty Avieson was published online in Journalism Practice pending allocation to a print volume of the journal later in the year.

Willa McDonald & Bunty Avieson (2019) ‘Journalism in Disguise: Standpoint Theory and the Ethics of Günter Wallraff’s Undercover Immersion’, Journalism Practice, published online 26 March, DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2019.1596752

Kathryn Millard

Kathryn Millard presented on the ‘Bystander Documentary Project’ in a Symposium hosted by the ‘Centre for Workforce Futures’ on 28th March. Details below.

New ARC-funded Projects and the Value of Cross-Disciplinary Research Knowledge Creation and Exchange.
Speakers:  Professors Jean-Philip Deranty; Professor Fei Guo, Professor Lucy Taksa, A/Professor Zhiming Cheng, and Professor Max Tani; and Professor Kathryn Millard (Centre for Workforce Futures), Venue: Finance Decision Lab 110, Level 1, Building 4ER, Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW 2109, Thursday 28th March 2019, 2:00 - 3:30 pm. CWF Seminar: Exposing Our Members’ New ARC-funded Projects and the Value of Cross-Disciplinary Research Knowledge Creation and Exchange

Alec Morgan

Macquarie University research fellow Alec Morgan wrote and directed two episodes of the new documentary series ‘Australia In Colour’. It premiered nationwide on SBS television on Wednesday March 6th. The series looks at pivotal moments in Australia’s history from 1900-1970, using cutting-edge technology to colourise black and white archival footage. Narrated by Hugo Weaving, the series is a reflection on our nation’s character, its attitudes, its politics and its struggle to value its Indigenous and multicultural past. The Trailer can be viewed on: “Australia In Colour” Youtube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svwTWHVlOTY

Alec Morgan, Archive producer on John Pilger’s film ‘Utopia’ (2014) gave a talk along with Uncle Bruce Shillingsworth, followed by a special screening of the film at Amnesty International in Chippendale on 20th March. More info and the poster can be found at http://www.respectandlisten.org/miscellaneous/docos/utopia/screenings.html

Alec is currently working on a documentary ‘Ablaze’ with Tiriki Onus. You can watch ‘Ablaze Promo-2’ (4.5 minutes) on Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/304731547.

Chris Müller and Stefan Solomon

Chris Müller and Stefan Solomon were both accepted into the Faculty of Arts Emerging Scholars Scheme.

Tom Murray

Tom Murray’s film ‘Dhakiyarr Vs The King’ was screened on NITV on March 11th. https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/video/1010571843709/Dhakiyarr-Vs-The-King

Intan Paramaditha

Invited talks/ events: “Resistance: Literature as Activism,” English PEN at Free Word Centre, UK, March 11, 2019 https://www.englishpen.org/event/resistance-literature-as-activism/

“Feminist Fairy Tales,” London Book Fair, UK, March 13, 2019 https://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/en/Sessions/71313/Feminist-Fairy-Tales

“PEN Literary Salon: Intan Paramaditha in conversation with Sharlene Teo,” London Book Fair, UK, March 13, 2019. https://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/en/Sessions/71313/Feminist-Fairy-Tales

“Apple and Knife: Intan Paramaditha in conversation with Syd Moore,” Essex Book Festival UK, March 15, 2019. https://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/apple-and-knife/

Between the Covers, Emerging Writers Festival, State Library of NSW, March 21, 2019.http://www.emergingwritersfestival.org.au/event/between-the-covers/

Media article published:

“Five Indonesian Authors You Should Read: Or Intan Paramaditha on the Politics of Lists,” Literary Hub, March 8, 2019. https://lithub.com/five-indonesian-authors-you-should-read/


Interview with The Bookseller, March 13, 2019. https://www.thebookseller.com/insight/intan-paramaditha-972911

Women We Love: 10 by 10, Globetrotter, March 13, 2019. https://www.globetrottermag.com/news-features/10-x-10-women-history-month

Interview with BBC Radio 4 Open Book, March 17, 2019. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003cn2

Karen Pearlman

The Bondi Cinema Club, curated by Dr Georgia Wallace-Crabbe, screened ‘Woman with an Editing Bench’ (Pearlman, 2016) in a thematically related double bill with ‘The Wife’ on the 5th March. Karen Pearlman and Dr Richard James Allen spoke with the audience about the films. https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Bondi-Cinema-Club/events/jhcgrqyzfbhb/

The Australian Screen Editors Guild held a public panel session featuring winners of the 2018 awards for best editing, including Karen Pearlman, and frequent collaborator with MMCCS screen academic Karen Johnson, on 20th March at Camperdown Commons https://www.screeneditors.com.au/meet-the-winners-sydney/

Two chapters of ADFAS (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society) hosted Karen Pearlman’s public lectures on Australian film history and practice in April in Bowral on the 9th and Wentworth on the 26th.

Karen Pearlman and Richard James Allen’s short dancefilm ‘Digital Afterlives’ screened at the Midwest RAD fest in Michigan March 6-10th, and the Short Waves Festival Dances with Camera Competition in Poznań, Poland, March 19 - 24.

Kate Rossmanith

In March, Kate Rossmanith was invited to present her research on remorse to Australian judges, lawyers and academics at the annual National Judicial College conference (Judges: Angry? Biased? Burned Out?) at ANU, Canberra. In April, she has been invited to present her work on remorse to judges at the annual County Court of Victoria conference (The Brain: Time, trauma, memory) in Torquay, Victoria.

Stefan Solomon

Stefan Solomon co-edited (with Lúcia Nagib) a dossier for Screen Volume 60, Issue 1 (Spring 2019), titled ‘Intermediality in Brazilian cinema: the case of Tropicália’. Stefan also co-authored the dossier introduction, and contributed his own article: ‘“The cloak of technicolor”: intermedial colour in Antônio das Mortes’. Free-access link to the article: https://academic.oup.com/screen/article/60/1/137/5375812?guestAccessKey=d1119982-8b2f-4943-b336-fba00cadf6be

Stefan Solomon’s dossier ‘Of Mechanisms and Machines: Brazil’s New New Cinema’, Senses of Cinema 89 (December 2018) has been awarded an honourable mention in 2018 Senses of Cinema-Monash Essay Prize awards for best published work by an Australian contributor in 2018.

Yuji Sone

Sone, Y. (2019) ‘Android corporeality, transhuman performance and the Japanese “mind”’, Performance Research23(8), 67- 73. https://doi.org/10.1080/13528165.2018.1573088

Helen Wolfenden

Helen Wolfenden is on the judging advisory panel and also a category judge for the Australian Podcast Awards, https://australianpodcastawards.com/our-judges. Finalists were announced on March 28th. The winners will be announced at the Australian Podcast Awards which will be held at the Seymour Centre in Sydney on 18 May.

MMCCS May - June  2019 Newsletter (as of May 29)

Andrew Alter

Andrew Alter will be presenting a paper in a panel at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) at the ANU in June. The panel will be titled “Cameo Appearances: Challenging Normativity through the Symbolic Force of the Abnormal” and will include papers by Ian Collinson, Brent Keogh (UTS) and Henry Johnson (Otago).

Nicole Anderson
Nicole Anderson announced the 7th Derrida Today Conference which will be held at Aix-Marseilles Uni from 9-13 June 2020.
Founder and Executive Director: Nicole Anderson; Keynotes: Jean-Luc Nancy, Helene Cixous, Samuel Weber, Gil Anidjar, Danielle Cohen-Levinas, Anne Emmanuelle Berger
She gave an Invited Public Lecture on Animal Ethics at Stockholm University June 5 2019; an Invited Public Lecture on Derrida and Animals at Athens University May 30; and an Invited Public Lecture on Derrida and Différance at Aix-Marseilles University on June 7.

Margie Borschke

Margie Borschke will participate in a panel discussion co-presented by Macquarie University and HASSELL, ‘Smart Cities: will they be smart for people?’ about the implications of Smart Cities asking the question: ‘Are we in danger of losing sight of what cities are all about: the experiences of people being people?’ The discussion will be led by Principal / Urban Design Sector Leader at HASSELL. Hassell Studio, Level 2, Pier 8/9,23 Hickson Road Millers Point, 6 June, 6-9pm. http://events.mq.edu.au/events/issues-in-society-smart-cities-will-they-be-smart-for-people-/event-summary-6a37ce7bbdae47b6b7b13beef639b102.aspx?dvce=0

Joanne Faulkner

Joanne will be presenting at a workshop, Ambivalent histories: education, childhood and the modernization of colonial governance (University of Melbourne, June 13-14), a paper titled “‘Born Modern’: how ‘childhood’ became an instrument of colonisation in Australia.”

Joanne Faulkner published a journal article: Faulkner, J. “Settler-colonialism’s ‘Miscarriage’: thinking cultural difference and the failure of relationality through Irigaray’s ‘Interval’”. Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities (June 2019).

On May 31 Joanne will be involved in a panel discussion on Chris Maye’s book, Unsettling Food Politics, at 5:00-6:30 pm, Medical Foundation Building Auditorium, University of Sydney https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/unsettling-food-politics-book-launch-discussion-tickets-61086421130

Lauren Gorfinkel

Lauren Gorfinkel launched her book Chinese Television and National Identity Construction: The Cultural Politics of Music-Entertainment Programming (Routledge, 2018) at 11am, June 29 at the State Library of NSW. It was launched during a symposium entitled ‘Pop culture of Sydney: The multilingual turn?’ which Lauren organised with Dr Alice Chik on behalf of the Macquarie Multilingualism Research Group. There was a panellist of academic speakers, including Sarah Keith and Alice Chik (Education) from Macquarie University along with notable speakers from the community and media. This expert talk invited the audience to join in a discussion on Sydney’s pop cultural scene and its multilingual turn.

Bridget Griffen-Foley

Bridget Griffen-Foley was interviewed as part of ‘A short history of political advertising’ on ABC RN’s The History Listen, broadcast on 30 April and now available to download. https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-history-listen/johnhenryaustrali/10984092

There is also a new article by Bridget Griffen-Foley published ‘online first’: ‘“Let’s Join in”: Children and ABC Radio’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, DOI: 10.1080/01439685.2019.1610267

Rachael Gunn

Rachael Gunn published a book chapter: Gunn, Rachael (2019) “Nocturnal Paradox: How Breakdancing Reveals the Potentials of the Night.” In Nocturnes: Popular Music and the Night, 147–62. Palgrave Macmillan.

Diane Hughes

Diane Hughes is presenting two papers “Technically deficient or expressively accomplished? Challenging a popular singing myth” and “Amorphous or structured: Songwriting, learning and industry engagement” at the Association for Popular Music Education’s 2019 Conference in June at New York University. While in the USA, she will be undertaking research at the NYPL and will be attending the Care of the Professional Voice Symposium in Philadelphia.

Diane Hughes and Sarah Keith recently published an article: Hughes, D., & Keith, S. (2019). ‘Aspirations, considerations and processes: Songwriting in and for music education’, Journal of Popular Music Education 3(1), 87-103.

Sarah Keith

Sarah Keith published ‘Absurdity and nostalgia: humor in K-pop’ in The Routledge Companion to Popular Music and Humor, eds. Kitts, T. M. & Baxter-Moore, N., Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group (out May 13).

Sarah also co-published: Hughes, D., & Keith, S. (2019). ‘Aspirations, considerations and processes: Songwriting in and for music education’, Journal of Popular Music Education 3(1), 87-103.

Julie-Anne Long

Julie-Anne Long talked to David Capra and Sabella D’Souza on Sunday 5 May, FBi Radio, Canvas: Arts & Ideas about her artistic practice and research.https://www.facebook.com/canvas945/

Catharine Lumby

Catharine Lumby has been successful in securing a Category 2/3 grant: Enterprise Partnership Scheme. She has partnered with the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance to lead the Cultural Diversity in Australian Media Project.

Catharine was interviewed for:

Mary Mainsbridge

On 24 May, Mary Mainsbridge performed at an immersive audio-visual show for Vivid Sydney 2019. The collaboration with Sydney-based video artist, J D Young combines panoramic, colour-saturated video projections with an improvised live electronic soundtrack featuring movement-controlled instrument, the Telechord, voice, drums and bass. 8pm, East Sydney Community and Arts Centre, 34 Burton St, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010. https://www.facebook.com/events/2278723522343989/

Willa McDonald

Willa McDonald signed a contract with Palgrave Macmillan to write a monograph A History of Literary Journalism in Colonial Australia, due at the end of 2020. She will have the opportunity to work on the text while on OSP in semester 2, 2019.

Discussions are underway with Palgrave Macmillan for a scholarly book series on international literary journalism, to be edited by Willa McDonald with colleagues Dr Sue Joseph (University of Technology Sydney) and Professor Matthew Ricketson (Deakin University). The book series has received the endorsement of the International Association of Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS) and an international advisory board is being established by Willa and her colleagues that draws on senior members of the association. Willa was recently appointed as co-chair of the IALJS awards committee.

Willa McDonald attended the 14th annual conference of the International Association of Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS) held on Long Island, New York. This year’s conference, which ran from 9-11 May, was hosted by Stony Brook University and carried the theme “Literary Journalist as Naturalist: Science, Ecology and the Environment”.Willa moderated two sessions at the conference. The first was on Australian crime writing, where she presented her paper “Literary Journalism as the ‘First Draft of History’: The Reporting of the Bushranger Ned Kelly’s Last Stand”. The other session was the first of two which she proposed with Associate Professor Rob Alexander (Brock University, Ontario), on literary journalism and social justice. The papers presented at the two social justice sessions will be considered for an edited collection on the subject. A CfP for the collection has gone out and the proposal has strong initial interest from Palgrave Macmillan.

Willa McDonald's essay ‘Portraying the Unspeakable’ was longlisted for the Calibre Essay Prize run by Australian Book Review. The prize is one of the world’s leading awards for a new non-fiction essay. Willa's essay was one of eighteen longlisted by the judges, from more than 450  that were submitted.

Kathryn Millard

Kathryn Millard published: ‘Indigenous Colour: The Quest to Make Australia’s First Natural Colour Feature Film’, Screening the Past, 44, 2019. http://www.screeningthepast.com/2019/03/indigenous-colour-the-quest-to-make-australias-first-natural-colour-feature-film/

Kathryn Millard presented an introduction to the film 'Merrily We Go To Hell', directed by Dorothy Arzner, on Sunday 30th June at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The screening was the first in a series featuring the work of women directors sponsored by Macquarie University. https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/calendar/merrily-we-go-hell/

Tai Neilson

On 16 April Tai Neilson was interviewed for a segment on 2ser titled “Assange - implications for press freedom?” discussing Julian Assange, founder of wikileaks, who was kicked out of the Ecuadorian embassy and subsequently arrested by British police. Neilson addressed talks circulating around Assange’s possible extradition to the United States to face unknown charges, a worrying fact for journalists around the world as it questions their traditional position as ‘watchdogs’. https://2ser.com/assange-implications-for-press-freedom/

Karen Pearlman

Karen Pearlman will be presenting papers at three Conferences in May-June 2019:

  • Women in Silent Screen Conference, Amsterdam, Eye filmmuseum
  • Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image, Hamburg, Hamburg University
  • Cognitive Futures (collaborative paper with John Sutton) Mainz, Mainz University

In between conferences she will present research seminars and screenings of her creative practice research films at the University of Groningen, and the Konrad Wolf Film University in Babelsburg.  Thanks for help from Virginia Madsen, Bridget Griffin-Foley and the Centre for Media History Karen has received a small grant from the University of Hamburg to support her archival research while there.

Joseph Pugliese
Book Chapter: Pugliese, Joseph, ‘Cérémonies de remise de passeport Aborigéne et demandeur ses d’asile et réfugié es,’ in Caroline Weill (ed.), (Dé)passer la frontière: Comprendre, resister et penser autrement ce monde qui s’emmure, Paris: Ritimo Passerelle Collection, 2019.

ABC Radio Panel: Invited by Dr Julie Gough to contribute to an ABC Radio panel, 'Entangled Histories from a Tense Past,'  discussing her first Australian solo exhibition, Tense Past, at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, 10 June 2019, https://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/programs/your-afternoon/entangled-histories-panel/11225608

Kate Rossmanith

In May, Kate Rossmanith presented a paper at the international Law and Society conference in Washington D.C.  She was interviewed by the Canadian Toronto Star newspaper about her research on remorse in the courts.

In June, inspired by Kate’s book Small Wrongs, SBS’s Insight program featured an episode on remorse in the justice system.

Jane Simon

Jane Simon was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Comparative Culture at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan from May 11th - June 8th.

Yuji Sone

Yuji Sone published a book chapter: Sone, Y. 2019. ‘Clarke and Dawe’s Mock Interviews and the Politics of Duration’ in Peter Eckersall and Helena Grehan (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics, New York: Routledge.

Yuji Sone will be presenting a paper ‘Hiroshi Ishiguro’s android science: The fabulation of “upstream engagement” and entertainment,’ at Beyond Anthropomorphism: Rethinking human-machine relations in robotics and A.I. Symposium presented by the Sydney Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems SIRIS (previously Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems), Faculty of Engineering, University of Sydney, June 11-12.

Helen Wolfenden

On 18 May Helen Wolfenden presented two awards at the Australian Podcast Awards held at the Everest Theatre at the Seymour Centre in Sydney. These were ‘Best Branded Podcast’ and the main award of the night ‘Podcast of the Year.’ Nine Macquarie University Radio students were sponsored by Zoom to be part of the event. The students will now turn the audio into short packages that capture the drama of the night and showcase their production skills. You can watch the whole event here: https://youtu.be/Xsd2ZDfVwBI

Centre for Media History News and Events (for full details see the CMH site at https://www.mq.edu.au/research/research-centres-groups-and-facilities/resilient-societies/centres/centre-for-media-history)

Seminar: Australia in Colour: On 30 April at the Macquarie University City Campus, the Centre for Media History presented a seminar on the ground-breaking 2019 SBS TV documentary series Australia in Colour, currently the best rating show on SBS this year. This event featured presentations by CMH member and co-director and co-writer of the series Dr Alec Morgan and series producer Jo-anne McGowan, followed by conversation with CMH member and media producer Dr Tom Murray. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cmh-event-australia-in-colour-in-conversation-tickets-60294842497#

Workshop with Michael Socolow: “How radio set the stage: Thinking about national and global issues in media history.” On 13 May, the Centre for Media History hosted a media history discussion and workshop for staff and HDR students with Associate Professor Michael Socolow, PhD (Fulbright Research Scholar, News & Media Research Centre, University of Canberra, and University of Maine, USA).

Seminar: Myths, Mistakes, and #FakeNews: A Historical Perspective: On 14 May, the Centre for Media History co-presented with the Department of Media and Communication, University of Sydney Associate Professor Michael J. Socolow (University of Maine) and discussant Dr Margaret Van Heekeren speaking about typologies of Fake News by focusing on a singular, illuminating case study: the mythic panic in response to Orson Welles’s ‘War of the Worlds’ broadcast in 1938. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/myths-mistakes-and-fakenews-a-historical-perspective-tickets-60734243758#

2019 Brian Johns Lecture: The 2019 Brian Johns Lecture and reception will take place on Tuesday 11 June 5.30pm (for 6pm start) - 8.30pm at the State Library of NSW, Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Street, Sydney. This event is presented by the Centre for Media History in association with the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. The speaker for this year’s lecture is Katrina Sedgwick, Director & CEO of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, ACMI in Melbourne, who will give a paper entitled ‘Breaking down the silos – creativity in the digital age.’

MMCCS July - Aug 2019 Newsletter (as of Aug 7)

Andrew Alter

Andrew joined colleagues, organized a panel, and delivered a paper at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music held at the ANU in Canberra. He also delivered a paper at the International Council for Traditional Music biennial conference held in Bangkok. His papers were on different aspects of popular and folk music traditions in India.

Nicole Anderson

Nicole Anderson, with Elizabeth Eyre, Kate Hargraves, Leonard Janiszewski and Andrew Simpson, co-curated the Zoographia exhibition at the Macquarie University Art Gallery in collaboration with the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies and Department of Biology. The exhibition runs from 10 July – 30 September. There was an Official Opening on Wednesday 24 July at 6pm by Emeritus Professor John Simons, animal historian.

Jeannine Baker

Journal article: Jeannine Baker, 'Australian women working in British broadcasting in the 1930s and 1940s', Feminist Media Histories 5, no.3 (2019): 140-167

Edited works: Jeannine Baker, Kate Murphy and Kristin Skoog, eds. 'Transnational broadcasting', themed issue of Feminist Media Histories 5, no. 3 (2019).

Conference Paper: Jeannine Baker co-presented a paper (with Dr Nick Hall, Royal Holloway) titled 'Under the spotlight: women camera operators in UK and Australian television', at the International Association of Media History annual conference, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 15-18 July 2019.

Margie Borschke

Margie Borschke delivered a keynote address "An internet pastoral: rethinking network metaphors" at the 2019 Association of Cultural Studies' Summer Institute: Future of Publics, Friedrichschafen Germany, July 22, 2019. She also delivered a seminar/workshop Desire Lines: Imagining Data in Everyday Life, July 24, 2019.  http://www.zu.de/acssi2019

Jon Burtt

Jon Burtt’s new book, Contemporary Circus,co-authored with Circus Scholars Katie Lavers (Edith Cowan University) and Louis Patrick Leroux (Concordia University), was published by Routledge on July 24th. The book uses the lens of ‘contestation’ to provide a portal into ways of seeing today’s circus performance, focusing on four key themes: Apparatus, Politics, Performers, and New Work. 24 key creators from around the world were also interviewed to provide contextual practice-based research for the book. Jon Burtt and Louis Patrick Leroux will undertake a series of public lectures about the book in September in Canada and the UK. https://www.routledge.com/Contemporary-Circus-1st-Edition/Lavers-Leroux-Burtt/p/book/9781138680722

Joanne Faulkner

Journal Article: Joanne Faulkner. "'Suffer Little Children': the representation of Aboriginal disadvantage through images of suffering children, and the wages of spectacular humanitarianism." Theory & Event 22[3] (July 2019).

Anthony Lambert

Radio Interview, aired May/June 2019: 'Audience Engagement and Participation in TV', Drive Program, Radio 2SER, May 28, 2019. Available: https://2ser.com/audience-engagement-and-participation-in-tv/

Book Chapter, published July 2019: Lambert, A. (2019) 'Schapellevision: Screen Aesthetics and Asian Drug Stories', in Collins, F., Landman J. and S Bye (Eds), A Companion to Australian Cinema, Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 442-460.

Virginia Madsen

Virginia Madsen presented the following paper at the Australian Historical Association Annual Conference: "Local Communities, Global Networks", University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Qld. (8-12 July, 2019) - Title: A world of ideas: an encounter with ABC Radio National’s international history and the legacy of the cosmopolitan impulse in public service broadcasting.

Willa McDonald

Book Chapter: McDonald, W (2019) " Giving Voice: A Different Approach to Life Writing" in  New and Experimental Approaches to Writing Lives, Parnell, J (ed), MacMillan International Higher Education: London and New York.

Book Chapter: McDonald, Willa (2019) "A call to action: Behrouz Boochani's Manus Island prison narratives" in Still here: memoirs of trauma, illness and loss. Avieson, B., Giles, F. & Joseph, S. (eds). Routledge: New York and London.

Tom Murray

Tom Murray’s 2-part Series ’The Monstrous Worm' published on ABC Radio National’s ‘The History Listen’ last year (https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-history-listen/monstrous-worm-part-1/9914656) won a Bronze trophy at the New York Festivals Radio Awards. This is one of the most prestigious international awards in Radio.

Karen Pearlman

Karen Pearlman presented papers at the Literature and Cinema Stylo conference (MQ July 12-13) and at the 'Visible Evidence' conference in Los Angeles (USC), July 24-28. She will be a guest lecturer at Columbia University in New York, leading a 2 day workshop in creative practice scholarship and feminist film histories on August 28th and 29th.

Karen is very pleased to be the recipient of the Jewish International Film Festival short film production fund, and her new film, I want to make a film about women, will premiere on the festival in Sydney and Melbourne later this year.

Andrew Robson

Andrew’s new book Austral Jazz: The Localization of a Global Music Form in Sydney, was published by Routledge on 17 July. This book extends the arguments first set out in Andrew’s doctoral thesis. It also draws on new research and interviews to highlight a particularly creative and under-researched period of Sydney’s jazz history from the early 1970s.

On Tuesday 2 July, Andrew performed with his trio in Canberra as part of the long-running jazz series presented by poet and writer Geoff Page. This concert also featured acclaimed saxophonist and composer Sandy Evans as a special guest. The repertoire featured premiere performances of two of Andrew’s recent compositions. On Saturday 7 July, Andrew took part in the performance of John Coltrane’s masterwork ‘Ascension’ as part of Paul Cutlan’s Coltrane Project. This concert took place in front of a capacity audience at the Foundry 616 in Ultimo. The Coltrane Project first performed ‘Ascension’ in 2004, a concert that was recorded for Radio National’s (much missed) program ‘Live on Stage’. The ABC has just announced that they will release this recording as part of ABC Jazz Radio’s 10th birthday celebrations.

Kate Rossmanith

In July, Kate Rossmanith has been invited to speak at the Network of Women Students Australia National Conference. Her monograph Small Wrongs has been longlisted for a 2019 Davitt Award.

MMCCS Sept-Oct 2019 Newsletter (as of 10 Oct)

Jeannine Baker

Jeannine Baker, ‘Under the spotlight: women camera operators in Australian television’, Professional Women: the public, the private, and the political: Women’s History Network annual conference, London School of Economics, 6-7 September 2019.

Jeannine Baker, ‘Stirrers and galley slaves: the mobilisation of women working in Australian and New Zealand broadcasting in the 1970s’, Activism, Struggle and Labour History: 16th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Perth, 3-5 October 2019.

Jon Burtt

Jon Burtt travelled to Canada and the UK on an FRTS to undertake a number of panel talks and research interviews for upcoming book projects. Jon presented on the panel for the Montreal launch of his new book Contemporary Circus, co-authored with Katie Lavers (Edith Cowan) and Louis Patrick Leroux (Concordia), at Concordia University, Montreal on 17 September. Panel members: Louis Patrick Leroux, artistic director of the Canadian contemporary circus company the 7 Fingers Shana Carroll, French circus academic and legendary circus artist Philippe Goudard, and renowned trapeze artist Sandy Sun. He presented on the panel for the Bristol, UK book launch at Circomedia Centre for Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre on 20 September. Panel members: Louis Patrick Leroux, artistic director of the UK contemporary circus company Ockham’s Razor Charlotte Mooney, and renowned circus director Firenza Guidi. Jon also presented on the panel for the London book launch at the National Centre for Circus Arts on 24 September. Panel members: Louis Patrick Leroux, with Charlotte Mooney and Firenza Guidi.

The book had its MMCCS launch on Wednesday 9 October, and there will be further launches in New York at CUNY in late October, and in Melbourne at the National Institute of Circus Arts in early December 2019.

Denis Crowdy

Denis Crowdy’s Linkage project has released an app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.m3dev.byak), two albums (https://mailchi.mp/1f110086b1cb/wantok-musik-october-newsletter?e=c2515d71ca), and a booklet titled “We have come to testify” including written, spoken and sung testimonies from survivors of the Biak Massacre in West Papua.

The project is also featured in two pieces in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/how-telling-stories-through-art-and-music-helps-west-papuans-heal-from-decades-of-abuse-124098 ... And in Indonesian: https://theconversation.com/bagaimana-karya-seni-membantu-orang-papua-menyembuhkan-diri-dari-penindasan-puluhan-tahun-124511

Bridget Griffen-Foley

Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley presented a paper, ‘Sydney: A Media City’, at the Transnational Media History: Harbor Cities and Communication Workshop at Fudan University, Shanghai, on 26-27 September.

Joanne Faulkner

Joanne Faulkner presented a paper to the Department of Philosophy at Deakin University, Melbourne, titled “Collective Trauma, Storytelling, and the ‘Wounded Aboriginal Child’: Reading Alexis Wright’s The Swan Book Through the Lens of Judy Atkinson’s Trauma Work,” on 24 September 2019.

She will be visiting the Department of Philosophy at Monash University on 18 October to run a postgraduate seminar and present a paper titled “Settler-Colonial Violence and the ‘Wounded Aboriginal Child’: Reading Alexis Wright with Irene Watson (and Georgio Agamben)”.

Rachael Gunn

A special issue of Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture (Volume 4, Number 1) that Rachael Gunn co-edited with Dr Catherine Hoad from Massey University was published. This issue included an editorial essay and an article:

Hoad, Catherine, and Rachael Gunn. “Queer Contexts in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand.” Queer Studies in Media & Pop Culture 4, no. 1 (March 1, 2019): 3–12. https://doi.org/info:doi/10.1386/qsmpc_00001_2.

Gunn, Rachael. “Dancing Away Distinction: Queering Hip Hop Culture through All Style Battles.” Queer Studies in Media & Pop Culture 4, no. 1 (March 1, 2019): 13–26. https://doi.org/info:doi/10.1386/qsmpc_00002_1.

Rachael’s ‘practice as research’ breakdancing was also profiled in an ABC feature article: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-15/the-australian-women-taking-on-the-world-of-breakdancing/11507938?fbclid=IwAR1TQWfBG9wVcO_fLYr0mwiCgraLftieUW6Rd4vCK9OJ27wzTV8jNhNj7Pk Rachael was runner-up in Destructive Steps (Australia’s largest street dance festival) 1v1 b-girl category. The winner B-girl Yuna is from Japan so Rachael effectively gained her Australian national champion status.

Diane Hughes

Diane Hughes and John Potts been awarded an APRA AMCOS Music Grant of $4,000. This is the seventh music grant awarded to the department. The grant funds the Songwriter in Residence program.

Sarah Keith

In August, Sarah Keith was interviewed on ABC RN’s ‘The Music Show’ alongside SBS Popasia host Andy Trieu about the rise and internationalisation of K-pop.

Julie-Anne Long

Julie-Anne has been awarded an Australia Council for the Arts grant for first stage development of a new solo series ‘Retrospectacle’: $16,455.

‘Wonder Woman’ 28-31 August, Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA.

Act One: ‘To Be Honest: a girl’s own collection of unconfirmed tales’. Choreographed by Julie-Anne Long, performed by Laura Boynes. The work introduces the heroine of a series of talking dancing fables. She is a character without a plot, dancing with direction. Incorporating an idiosyncratic gestural repertoire and found movement, ‘To Be Honest’ is a performance of assembled realities.

‘She did it HER WAY’ is a series of performance interventions for public spaces, devised by Julie-Anne Long in collaboration with Somebody’s Aunt, an ensemble of improvising older women, based in Canberra. The notion of aging in the popular media suggests one should quieten down, stay at home and be less visible. The women of Somebody’s Aunt claim sovereignty through their performance of ‘She did it HER WAY’ expanding their public personas in various playful performance guises, as women on the move!  Moving in unconventional ways they incongruously unleash private women’s worlds to the public domain. ‘HER Way’ will premiere on Saturday 26 October, in Verity Lane, Civic, ACT as part of You Are Here 2019, a festival that showcases the best of Canberra's experimental and independent arts scene.

Catharine Lumby


Professor Catharine Lumby spoke on a panel at the 2019 conference of the Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at UNSW on the topic of Arguing in Good Faith in an Age of Mendacity on 26 September 2019. Her co-panellists were Professor Tim Southphommasane and Dr Anne Aly MP.

Professor Catharine Lumby spoke on a panel at GOMA in Brisbane on the topic of Toxic Masculinity on 23 September 2019. Her co-panellists were Associate Professor Michael Flood, Indigenous footballer and mental health advocate Joe Williams, and domestic violence prevention advocate Tarang Chawla.

Catharine spoke on a panel concerning sexism in surgery for the Annual Surgeon’s Conference at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital on 20 September 2019.


She also provided comment to ABC Mid North Coast on 20 September 2019 about a NSW rugby league team who has been ordered to destroy offensive t-shirts. She was interviewed about the topic on ABC Coffs Coast Breakfast on 29 September 2019.

Catharine was interviewed on MamaMia The Quicky Podcast about football’s controversial ‘mad Monday’ celebration on 20September 2019.

She was also featured on Radio National Big Ideas regarding how to change ‘toxic masculinity’ on 1 October 2019.

Virginia Madsen

Virginia Madsen was interviewed by 2SER for the 40th anniversary of 2SER Archives project. Interviewer: Dr Liz Guiffre, UTS. 11 September 2019.

Paper: “Port city soundings Hamburg, Shanghai, Sydney: we begin their story ‘on ground level, with footsteps’” (Virginia Madsen, Macquarie U): “Transnational Media History: Harbor Cities and Communication Workshop”, 25-27September 2019, held at Fudan University, Shanghai.

Virginia co-organized the Australian team for “Transnational Media History: Harbor Cities and Communication Workshop”, 25-27September 2019, held at Fudan University, Shanghai.

Mary Mainsbridge

Performances of her piece, #MeToo, co-written with Donna Hewitt, occurred at:

Convergence: International Conference/Festival of Music, Technology & Ideas, MTI Institute for Sonic Creativity, De Montfort University, Leicester, 12-15 September 2019; and at SOUND::GENDER::FEMINISM::ACTIVISM – TOKYO, 4 October, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan.

Intan Paramaditha

Intan Paramaditha has been invited to be a keynote speaker at the 5th International Conference on Urban Studies, 25-26 October 2019, University of Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia.

Karen Pearlman

Karen Pearlman’s new speculative documentary ‘I want to Make a Film about Women’ has its world premiere at the Jewish International Film Festival in Melbourne on 27 October, and in Sydney on 3 November at 6pm at the Randwick Ritz.

The Australian Consulate in Mumbai has included Karen’s short documentary ‘After The Facts’ in its Australian package of films at the world’s largest children’s film festival, The International Kids Film Festival, that will be held between 1 November- 31 December 2019. The film will be screened at approximately 10,000 schools in India.

Karen will be an invited guest lecturer at the Australian Film Television and Radio School on 14 October.

John Potts

John Potts and Di Hughes have been awarded an APRA AMCOS Music Grant of $4,000. This is the seventh music grant awarded to the department. The grant funds the Songwriter in Residence program.

John Potts has had a new monograph published: Ideas in Time: the Longue Durée in Intellectual History, published by Provence University Press.

Joseph Pugliese

Pugliese, J, 2019, ‘Expletive Tactics of Unmasking the Infrastructural Limits of Settler Law,’ Journal of Global Indigeneity, 4. 1 (2019): 1-4.

Joseph Pugliese and Suvendrini Perera, the two CIs on an international team, have been notified that the ARC-funded Deathscapes: Mapping Race and Violence in Settler States, has been shortlisted by the Council for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) for the Distinctive Work Prize 2019. The Deathscapes project analyses and documents the deaths of racialised groups in prisons, police cells, civilian spaces and in on-shore and offshore detention camps. The project examines the various modalities of the usurpation of Indigenous sovereignty deployed by settler states, the nexus between racialised statehood, settler practices of elimination and the prison-industrial-militarised-border complex.

Kate Rossmanith

Kate Rossmanith was awarded a grant from the Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics to host a workshop with judicial officers in 2020.

From Helen Wolfenden

Macquarie University Radio, Digital Audio and Broadcast Production Major, Alex James hosted a reunion broadcast to celebrate radio station 2SER’s 40th anniversary. The broadcast brought together famous names who started their careers at 2SER. Amongst others, Alex interviewed: Tanya Plibersek (Shadow Minister for Education and Training), Keith Jackson (Founding Manager of 2SER), Robbie Buck (ABC Sydney/Triple J) and Mike Williams (ABC podcaster) – another former Macquarie student. https://www.radioinfo.com.au/news/2ser-celebrates-40-years-family-reunion-broadcast

Centre for Media History

Centre for Media History Events/international engagement:

A Centre for Media History research team participated in the “Transnational Media History: Harbor Cities and Communication Workshop”, 25-27 September, 2019, held at Fudan University, Shanghai. This event was hosted by The Center for Information and Communication Studies, Fudan University, in association with The Research Center for Media History, Hamburg University, and the Centre for Media History, Macquarie University. This is the second event in the Transnational Media History Trilateral project between our three centres and universities. Prof. Huang Dan, Director, CICS, Fudan U, Assoc. Prof. Hans-Ulrich Wagner, Director, Center for Media History, Hamburg U and Dr Virginia Madsen, Director, Centre for Media History, Macquarie University gave addresses at the opening ceremony with the Vice Chancellor of Fudan University. The CMH team gave individual papers during the workshop held over the next two days. These included MMCCS researchers.

The papers were: “Port city soundings Hamburg, Shanghai, Sydney: we begin their story ‘on ground level, with footsteps’” (Virginia Madsen, Macquarie U); “Sydney: a media city” (Bridget Griffen-Foley, Macquarie U); “Excavating representations of Sydney as a Port city” (Justine Lloyd, Macquarie U), and “Hollywood, Exile and New Types of Pictures: Günther Anders’s Transnational Media Theory” (Christopher John Müller, Macquarie U).

Former MMCCS PhD student and graduate James Yi Guo also attended presenting, “‘Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears a Crown’: The Campaign of China’s Movie Queen, 1933-34”. Guo is now a lecturer at Chongqing University, China, as well as Honorary member of CMH, Macquarie.

Further presentations were given during the session, “We are the city: Dialogue with Artists” at Green Hill, Shanghai, a new arts precinct development.Harbor Cities and Communication”  was presented by Hans-Ulrich Wagner, Hamburg U; and Virginia Madsen, Macquarie U. This event featured local artists and others in conversation on “Public art and public participation”, and was introduced by Wang Yun, Chief editor of City Column, The Paper and Shi Hantao, an Independent Curator. Other guests included the Journalist Shen Jianwen, and the Economist, Liang Jie. Yin Yi, a Sound Artist and Huang Song, a prominent Art Critic also spoke. The partnership between the three universities and groups continues into 2020 as we collaborate on a research project. A meeting was held on the final day chaired by co-lead of the project Dr Hans Ulrich Wagner.

CMH Event: September 4, 2019: 12-1pm.

Title: “Geo locative audio storytelling: a report on practice and recent research from the UK.” Held at 4 Western Road - 320 Tutorial Room. This presentation on geo locative and immersive audio digital storytelling developments by Hamish Sewell, Director and Founder of Soundtrails, was well attended by staff and students of MMCCS. It was of interest also to media practitioners interested in using digital storytelling and new immersive sound technologies and geo-locative applications in their projects, as well as for historians using oral history in their work, or creating public histories, or working with diverse communities in situ to create 'storied' projects. Hamish Sewell is an independent audio storyteller, podcaster and founder of the geo locative project, Soundtrails (http://soundtrails.com.au/) who discussed his latest research trip to the UK and the project Soundtrails. Sewell has also worked on a number of national oral history projects and his work was shortlisted for the Premiers Literary Awards in 2009.

MMCCS Nov-Dec 2019 Newsletter (as of 6 Dec)

Nicole Anderson

Major Exhibition: 2019: Making the Temporary Permanent: Digitising the Kaldor Public Art Projects Archive, AGNSW, Curators: John Potts, John Kaldor, Nicole Anderson, Ross Harley, Scott East.


Anderson, N. J. (2019) (Accepted/In press) ‘Edna's Tale: The Persistence of Animals’, Cultural Studies review 25 (2).

Anderson, N. J., (2019) (Accepted/In press) ‘Who Cares?’ in Wolfreys, J. (Ed.) The Hillis Miller Reader, 2nd ed. UK: Edinburgh University Press.

Competitive Fellowship Grant:

2020: Chris Muller and Nicole Anderson - Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences Visiting Research Fellowship Program (with Powerhouse Museum)

Competitively won Fellowship. Title: ‘Empathy Machines: Fabricated Feelings and Shifting Perceptions’ (Feb-April 2020).

Jon Burtt

Jon Burtt presented a paper ‘Integrated Training: An approach to elite performance in the circus arts’ on how a mix of cognitive and direct training approaches can work to develop elite circus artists in today’s diverse circus industry for CEPET, the Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise & Training, Annual Conference in the Faculty of Human Sciences at Macquarie University, 8 Nov.

Jon presented a public talk ‘Jon Burtt and Yaron Lifschitz in Conversation’ to a capacity audience to celebrate the Melbourne launch of his co-authored book Contemporary Circus(Routledge 2019) at the National Institute of Circus Arts, 29 Nov.

In November Jon also signed off on a new book project with Routledge. Jon’s second book will focus on the impact of key Social Circus projects around the world.

Peter Doyle

Peter Doyle appeared at ‘Late Night Library: Read To Me’ at Darling Square Library, 19 November. ‘Read To Me’ events feature graphic storytellers giving short oral-visual presentations. Also on the bill was MMCCS alumna Dr Vanessa Berry. It was a full house.

Peter was on a panel with Kate Rossmanith and Nicole Matthews entitled ‘Places, times, things, photographs: narrating the forensic artefact’ at the Australasian Association of Writing Programmes conference at the University of Technology Sydney on November 26.

Joanne Faulkner

Joanne Faulkner is presenting at the annual conference of the Cultural Studies Association of Australia in Brisbane, 4-6 December, a paper titled ‘Racist? Moi?: Whiteness and Racial Consciousness. “The Child” as Mediator of Historical Ambivalence in Australia.’

On 13 December she will be presenting a paper at a one-day symposium on ‘The Nightingale: Gender, Race, and Troubled Histories on Screen.’ The paper is titled ‘ “I can’t stand the noise of it”: The Figure of the Child and the Critique of Colonialism in Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale.’

Lauren Gorfinkel

Lauren Gorfinkel has been elected to the board of the Faculty of Human Sciences Multilingualism Research Centre (MRC). She has also taken on the role as Communications Officer for the Centre and is part of the organising committee for the MRC 2020 Symposium. The MRC has also committed $580 funding for RA support in December 2019 for her ‘Schools-community engagement’ project with Tanya Muscat. Details of the MRC's activities can be accessed at https://www.multilingualsydney.org/.

Bridget Griffen-Foley

Bridget Griffen-Foley presented ‘The Fan Mail Trail’, 11th Australian Media Traditions Conference: Media Convergence: Continuities and Change, University of Melbourne, 27–29 November 2019.

Sarah Keith

Sarah Keith successfully applied for 2020 New Colombo Plan funding for $33,000. This funding will enable 10 Macquarie students to travel to Seoul, South Korea in July 2020 to undertake the three-week summer school course ‘Global Korean Popular Culture’, which Sarah teaches at Kyung Hee University.

Sarah Keith published the following 2 outputs:

Keith, S. (2019), ‘K-pop Fandom in Australia’. In Lam, C. & Raphael, J. (eds.), Aussie Fans: Uniquely Placed in Global Popular Culture, Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, pp. 49–60.

Keith, S. (2019), ‘"Becoming-a-fan" stories: Hallyu in Australia’. In Park, G-S., Otmazgin, N. & Howard, K. (eds.), Transcultural fandom and the globalization of Hallyu. Seoul, Korea: Global Research Institute, Korea University, pp. 127–154.

Sarah was interviewed by Broede Carmody for The Age (16 October) regarding Korean popular television formats and their international proliferation. https://www.smh.com.au/culture/tv-and-radio/the-most-ridiculous-show-on-tv-what-is-the-masked-singer-and-why-is-it-so-popular-20191002-p52wyy.html

She was also interviewed (26 November 2019) by Samantha Dick for The New Daily for a feature on suicide and mental health in K-pop. https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/world/2019/11/28/goo-hara-k-pop-stars-suicide/

Sarah Keith successfully applied for promotion to Senior Lecturer (effective 1 January 2020).

Julian Knowles

Announced in November: Julian Knowles will be touring the UK and Germany with his band Even As We Speak in March 2020. Following a sold out tour of the UK in 2018, the band is returning for festival shows and an in-store signing and performance at Rough Trade, London. The interest in this successful band project from the 1990s was re-ignited in recent years following a documentary project ‘My Secret World’, a book project ‘Popkiss: The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records’ (Bloomsbury) and the nomination by New Musical Express (NME) of the band’s former label Sarah Records as one of the top 5 most important independent record labels of all time. After signing to Sarah Records in the 1990s, the band relocated to the UK following strong support from BBC Radio 1 DJ, John Peel, for whom they recorded 4 BBC Sessions (released on CD in 2018). During this period the band achieved multiple top 10 placements in the UK independent music charts.

Following the renewed interest and the success of the 2018 UK tour, Julian has recently completed recording a new album with the band that is scheduled for release mid 2020 on US and UK labels. This follows last year’s 25 year reissue of the experimental pop classic ‘Feral Pop Frenzy’ on coloured vinyl through Rough Trade UK and Emotional Response USA, and a previous EP of new material ‘The Black Forest’ in 2017. The new material continues the band’s experimentation with genre mashup in popular music and explores the challenges around older musicians ‘re-booting’ historical popular music projects with established audiences within entirely new musical and industry contexts.

Anthony Lambert

Anthony edited the Studies in Australasian Cinema Vol 13:2-3, 2019 whichwill come out in December.

Julie-Anne Long

Julie-Anne Long was Arts Consultant for Infrastructure NSW re Blackwattle Bay Arts and Cultural Strategy meetings November/December.

Julie-Anne was National Mentor for the inaugural BREC Artist Residency 15-17 November, Donnelly River Village, WA. Produced by Performing Lines and Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre for South West and Great Southern region artists in Western Australia.

She was also Mentor for National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) directing student Forever Tupou for her Project FLORA in November-December.

In addition Julie-Anne is a member of the Independent Dance Community Working Group AVID, and a Steering Member of the Lobby Group (ongoing).

Julie-Anne Long has been awarded a MAAS Visiting Research Fellowship with the Powerhouse Museum for 2020 to further explore her research project: Dance in the City: animating the archive, performing histories.

Virginia Madsen 


Australian Media Traditions Conference, University of Melbourne Nov 28-30,

Virginia was aninvited speakerto the conference this year.She presented on the‘ABC and digital disruption: losses and opportunities’, and presented her ideas in the Opening Plenary on Media Convergenceof the conference, November 29, 2019 with Assoc Prof.Simone Murray (Monash), Assoc Prof. and journalist Margaret Simons (Monash), Assoc Prof. Mark Davis (Uni of Melb). Chair: Prof. Robert Hassan (University of Melbourne).

She also presented her paper: ‘Hearing loss at ABC Radio National in the age of the digital and the podcast’.  In this paper she focussed on the last decade of digital disruption and the impact of the rise of podcasting on Radio National and wider ABC radio. She argued cuts to the broadcaster have contributed to the remodelling of ABC RN and the loss of some of its most distinctive programs. But there are other aspects of the changes to explore: management strategies have favoured transformations in forms and vision for the network which, quite unexpectedly in the digital age, mean that a much more formulaic and even naturalised radio model and idea (local flow talk radio) is being adopted for the station. Part cost cutting measure, this trajectory may also be to tame, contain and purify a once unique cultural institution, broadcaster and podcaster, of its sounding difference, and sounding excess. Australian Media Traditions Conference, University of Melbourne Nov 29, (Nov 28-30).


Virginia Madsen is a CI on a new collaborative Linkage Project application with the University of NSW and Partner Organization, The Art Gallery of NSW. Title: More than meets the eye: Audio Portraiture and the Archibald Prize.The project will undertake the first comprehensive formal analysis of the varieties of audio portraiture based upon a survey of historical precedent and contemporary practice, with special attention to works contained in the archives of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, which is a Cooperating Organisation (CO) in the project. The project seeks to initiate research into the viability of audio portraiture operating at the highest level, that is, as a companion competition for the annual Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), the Partner Organisation (PO).

Mary Mainsbridge

Mary Mainsbridge presented Yoube.me, an interactive audio-visual ensemble performance and live album recording at the ElectroSocial Art Exhibition at the New Blood Theatre, Fringe HQ. 24 Bayswater Rd Potts Point on 23/11/19. For further information about this work:http://www.deprogram.net/?p=322

Nicole Matthews 

Nicole Matthews presented a paper, ‘Objects and Death’ in a panel with Peter Doyle and Kate Rossmanith entitled ‘Places, times, things, photographs: narrating the forensic artefact’ at the Australasian Association of Writing Programmes conference at the University of Technology Sydney on November 26.  Fifteen of Nicole’s photographs of Deerubbin/the Hawkesbury River were also on display in the Aerial Conference Centre at UTS during the conference, from 25-27th of November, under the title ‘Interval’.

Willa McDonald 

Willa McDonald has arranged to co-edit a scholarly journal issue with Dr Sue Joseph (UTS) and Prof Matthew Ricketson (Deakin) on "Australian Literary Journalism of Literary Journalism Studies for the International Association of Literary Journalism Studies, accepted 29 June, 2019 for publication in 2022.

Willa signed a contract with Palgrave in November 2019 to co-edit a scholarly volume on Social Justice and Literary Journalism with Associate Professor Robert Alexander (Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario). Submission date: July 2021.

Willa attended the annual conference of the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) at the University of Sydney in December, 2019 to present two papers:

McDonald, W, ‘Social Justice and Literary Journalism, Behrouz Boochani’s No Friend But the Mountains’

Davies, K & McDonald, W, ‘Female “Vagabond” or Stunt Reporter? The undercover work of colonial journalist Catherine Hay Thomson’

Intan Paramaditha

Invited Talks

Invited to speak at Jaipur in Adelaide Festival (part of Oz Asia Festival), Adelaide, 1-3 November, 2019 http://jlflitfest.org/adelaide

Invited to speak at Broadside Feminist Festival of Ideas, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne, 9-10 November, 2019 https://broadside.wheelercentre.com/a-world-of-difference-decolonising-feminism


Conference presentation at the 18th Biennial Symposium on Literature and Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region, Macquarie University, 28-19 November, 2019.


‘Five Questions with Intan Paramaditha,’ Liminal Magazine, 4 November, 2019. https://www.liminalmag.com/5-questions/intan

ABC Radio National, Blue Print for Living, ‘Sense of Place: Intan Paramaditha,’ 9 November , 2019 https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/features/sense-of-place/sense-of-place-intan-paramaditha/11678374

Jaipur Bytes, podcast: ‘Writing about Indonesian Women, Adventures, and Choices: A Conversation with Intan Paramaditha,’ 14 November, 2019. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3G7BA13VGbXLh7vYDLdrfB

Karen Pearlman 

On 2 November, a research communication video Karen Pearlman worked on with the ‘This Guy Edits’ YouTube Channel was released.  As at 27 November it has garnered 116,000+ views. The video is based on Karen’s 2017 article ‘Editing and Cognition Beyond Continuity’ published in  Projections, the Journal for Movies and Mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7fHwLEtx3U&fbclid=IwAR0TfXLtO8VJcuhwsVHqrIR9ZirVegijUTBm44oNVFZ5VzsHVOwqqSzBtAs

Karen published:

Pearlman, K. (2019) ‘On Rhythm in Film Editing’, in Noël Carroll, Laura Teresa Di Summa-Knoop, and Shawn Loht(Eds) The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures, London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030196004

Karen has been nominated for a 2019 Australian Screen Editors Guild Award for Best Editing in a Music Video for her work on Plastic.  This work has also been featured in some of her recent conference papers and was used in an empirical experiment on editing that she is currently writing up with help from a CEPET seed grant.

Karen was also awarded a Faculty Research Travel Grant in November for an April 2020 conference in the USA.

John Potts

John Potts and Nigel Helyer (senior research fellow) are co-authors of the book Culturescape: An Ecology of Bundanon, published by Bundanon Trust in December.

John Potts launched with John Kaldor the Kaldor Public Art Projects Digital Archive (ARC Linkage Grant project) at Art Gallery of NSW, 20 November.

John Potts delivered the paper ‘Making the Temporary Permanent: the Digital Archive’ at the symposium ‘Archives in the Digital Age’, Art Gallery of NSW, 20 November.

John Potts delivered the paper ‘Digital Disruption at ABC Radio’ at the Australian Media Traditions conference, University of Melbourne, 28 November.

Joseph Pugliese 

Pugliese, Joseph and Suvendrini Perera’s ARC Discovery Grant project, Deathscapes: Mapping Race and Violence in Settler States, has received the following celebratory reviews in November:

Maria Giannacopoulos, ‘ “Your Laws Are Killing Us”: The Death of Kumanjayi Walker and the Crisis of Colonial Law,’ ABC Religion and Ethics, 20 November 2019,


Gretchen Coombs, ‘An Online Project Documents Settler Violence Around the World,’ Hyperallergic, 14 November 2019, https://hyperallergic.com/528400/deathscapes-australian-online-project/

Conference Presentation:

Invited, with Professor Suvendrini Perera, to present ‘Deathscapes: Mapping Race and Violence in Settler States’ Black-Palestinian Solidarity: Contesting Settler Nationalisms Conference, University of Melbourne, 6-8 November 2109.

Maya Ranganathan

Maya published an article online as pre-print:

Ranganathan, M. (2019) ‘Re-scripting the nation in post-truth era: The Indian story,’ Asian Ethnicity.  https://doi.org/10.1080/14631369.2019.1698942.

Kate Rossmanith 

Kate Rossmanith was on a panel with Peter Doyle and Nicole Matthews entitled ‘Places, times, things, photographs: narrating the forensic artefact’ at the Australasian Association of Writing Programmes conference at the University of Technology Sydney on November 26.

Yuji Sone

Yuji Sone gave an invited presentation ‘Ludic techno-spiritualism in Japan’ in the lecture series ‘Phenomenal beings: spirits in Japanese art and culture’ (Saturdays 2 to 30 November) in association with Japan Supernatural, the major exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (2 Nov 2019 – 8 Mar 2020).

Helen Wolfenden

Helen published a journal article:

Wolfenden, H., H. Sercombe and P. Tucker (2019) ‘Making Practice Publishable: What Practice Academics Need to Do to Get Their Work Published, and What that Tells Us about the Theory-practice Gap’, Social Epistemology 33(6): 555-573.

The Centre for Media History

On behalf of the Centre, Dr Madsen, Director, submitted a report and Strategic Vision for the Future to 2022 of CMH,to the Faculty of Arts. This is part of the Faculty’s 3 Year Review of Research Centres.

On December 2,  CMH held its final Advisory Board meeting for 2019, with Dr Jeannine Baker (MQ), Dr Jane Connors (ABC), Deputy Director Dr Justine Lloyd (Sociology), Jan Muller (CEO National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra), Assoc Prof Fay Anderson (Monash), Dr Saartje Tack (MQ, Minutes) and Director Dr Madsen in attendance. After the meeting, an end of year gathering with refreshments and drinks was attended also by other members of the CMH.

HDR News:

Emma Watkins (aka The Yellow Wiggle) is working on a PhD on the challenges of integrating sign language, dance and film supervised by Karen Pearlman with associate supervisors Julie-Anne Long and Nicole Matthews.  In addition to her work to integrate Auslan in to all Wiggles songs and shows, Emma was invited to do a two day private creative workshop this year with DJ Kurs, artistic director of Deaf West in California, and is currently collaborating with Justene Williams on a show called 'She Conjured the Clouds' for the Sydney Festival 2019.  Emma is often in the news, but this story of her donation to support research into Indigenous sign languages was a particularly important one:  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-28/yellow-wiggle-donates-to-protect-indigenous-language/11154490

With five rich veins of enquiry, two research centres and strong industry connections, research is a core strength of the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies. A focus on exploring ideas ensures the department’s content and teaching remains current, consistent and in line with our values.

Macquarie University was recognised as ‘above world standard’ for Communication and Media Studies in the 2015-16 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ratings, Australia’s national research evaluation framework.

Departmental staff are practitioners, as well as academics, and are renowned in their fields. Research is informed by robust industry links, including Professor Catharine Lumby’s strong role in supporting culture change within the National Rugby League.

Supported by world-class production facilities, research projects are often embedded in creative practice, merging creation with documentation, analysis and dissemination to deliver insights that improve our collective understanding.

International affiliations

The Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies also fosters deep, continuing relationships through cotutelles that enable Macquarie University research students to concurrently enrol at international research universities in China, United Kingdom, Europe and the USA.


Staff from Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies are on the Editorial Boards as Managing Editors of the following journals:

HDR research projects

Current HDR research projects - for further information please contact arts.hdr@mq.edu.au

AboukazemiVahidehPhDThey are Dead and We are Not: remembering the Revolution in Iran.
Angert-QuilterJosephMResFine art graffiti and anarchism.
BurgessNoelPhDThe sound of memory: A compositional framework to interpret digital memories.
CapogrecoStefaniaPhDEnfleshing Protest Media: "Post-Racial" White Sovereignties and De-Colonial Resurgence in Italy's South.
CawardClintonPhDAutofiction and the absent self.
ChanQueenieMResRe-interpreting a Female Chinese Emperor: A Post-Structural Feminist Analysis of Wu Zetian's Historiography.
ChenAdrianPhDThe Possibilities of Play in Work Societies.
DattaBhavnaMResPutting ‘Australians’ First: Australian News Media Construction of Temporary Migration and Migrants.
DavisRhondaPhDCentral Street Gallery 1966-1970.
DunnRebeccaPhDTwitter democracy and the new media landscape: Interaction of social media and traditional media with narratives about political and legal issues.
DwyerMichaelMResDispatches from a Forgotten War: Australian Journalists and China’s Boxer Rebellion.
EinfeldDanielMRes"In Loco Parentis" - A Screen Documentary and Exegesis Examining the Prevalence and Impact of Parental Child Maltreatment.
FanShaPhDDisnarration, Unnarration and Circumnarration: A Neonarrative Study of Jane Austen’s Novels.
GreenKatePhDHatshepsut’s Reign: An analysis of self-reflexivity, pluralism and intertextuality in historiographic metafiction.
GroomDean RobertPhDConceptions and motivations of parents towards networked video games for early years children.
HanRongPhDChinese soft power and the United Nations: intended and received frames about peace keeping messaging from 2001 to 2018.
HarknessNyssaPhDImagining Difference.
HeidariAminPhDAugmenting Subjectivity: Reconstructing the Identity of Body through Emojis Performative Functions.
HineAnnPhDVisualising Religion into the 21st Century.
HopperBelindaPhDThe Minister's Wife: An exploration of how fiction as a literary form, may be used to examine theological issues, with particular focus on Marilynne Robinson's Gilead trilogy.
HuTingtingPhDRepresentation and Spectatorship of Females in Chinese Crime Films (1990s to the Present).
JavedMehreenMResCross-Cultural Musical Practices in Popular Music: First-Generation Migrant Singer - Song Writers in Western Society.
Jensen-KohlJesseMResRunning away to the circus: a pilot study for a national survey of Australian contemporary circus exploring the lived experience and motivations of professional practitioners.
KadenUlrikePhDSpatial References and transnationalisation in Border Regions.
KanLiPhDThe impact of economic, cultural, and social capitals on the individual development of migrant students in China.
KaufmanAlexandraPhDKlezmer for Five-string Banjo.
KeensHeatherMResVoice Looping: Exploring the Mediated Voice in Classical Singing, Styled Performance, 'Looping' technology.
KellowayLarissaPhDInvestigating the role of Pilates in the posture and/or vocal production of singers.
KennyKathrynPhDWhat does the central role of storytelling in feminism mean for the practices and politics of feminism?
KhooCatherineMResDon't Call Me Chinese!
KirknessJessicaPhDWriting difference/writing deafness:  The disability memoir and negotiating the deaf subject.
Lemon-McMahonBelindaPhDThe singing voice: investigating the perceptions of singers and teachers.
LeventhalPaulPhDSong Cycle as Life Cycle: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's "The Divan Of Moses Ibn Ezra" And The Persistence Of Memory.
LewisMarkPhDPolytonality and Jazz.
LiZhengPhDThe Internal and External Soft Power Dimensions of the Chinese Government’s New Governance Approach in the Age of Noöpolitik.
LiZhiMResA Study of the Correlation between Accent Discrimination and Stereotypes.
LucasKevinPhDStory about Feeling: affective cadences of an ancient Knowledge system.
LuftAlexanderPhDWe Regret the Error.
MarinGabiannPhDDealing with difficult women: the appropriation and reinterpretation of the female antagonist from classic literature into modern fiction.
Mason-CoxDavidMResThe Big Smoke: A song cycle for the twenty-first century.
MeadMichelleMResCan a superhero fight patriarchy?: challenging the ancient masculinisation of mythic heroism in modern superhero action cinema.
MeehanMargaretMResThe Art of Mentoring: Examining some practices of media mentorship in culturally diverse Australia.
MontagueKatePhDPersonal Narrative in Radio documentary.
MooreDavid RaymondPhDSelf, Song, Other: Identity at Play in Song
NetteAndrewPhDPulp Jungle Down Under: Horwitz Publications and the rise of the Australian paperback, 1945-1972.
NewallPatrickMResFilm on the March! Visual Documents of War and the Cinematic War Genre.
O'Connor-TrevisanEvangelineMResThe effects of gendered symbolic violence in video game communities on journalist.
OngYun YuMResInteractivity and the next evolution of pop.
OpitzDavidMResThe Appropriation of Digital Imagery by the Historic Photographic Process.
PapadimitriouDavidPhDAbandoned Meanings: The Unexpected Themes and Intensities of North American Suburbia.
PecinaKellyPhDSinging 2.0: Teaching Singing Online.
PelarekFereydounPhDMIAS, Gesture-controlled Virtual Analogue Synthesis in Contemporary Dance.
PraditsilpWasinPhDCrafting Soft Power in Thailand.
Riley KobackerSophiaPhDThe Hero’s Journey in Narrative Media: The Female Model
RobertsGemmaPhDSubjectivity in Gaming Practices: The role of identity in play.
RothKatherinePhDIntercultural capabilities in the virtual world.
SaverimuttuMeenaatchiPhDGender, Genre and Excess in Tamil Cinema.
SelwynViviennePhDThe Men's Shed Movement: Diversity Amongst Ageing Men.
SmithKatherinePhDExploring LGBTQ Women’s Lived Experiences of (Sexual) Health in Australia.
SoegitoAnthonyPhDDoing The League Justice: The fan defence of Auteurism and Zack Snyder.
StewartVeronicaPhDStory, Song, Voice: Investigating the musical creativities of Australian singer-songwriters.
StrachanCarolynPhDMulti-disciplined critical analysis of the history of capitalism via a history of football.
SwalehZainulMResCivilian (In)visibilities: Biopolitics, Lethal Drones, and the Telewarrior
ThornKatelynMResThe 'How' of dance education approaches to dance pedagogy.
ThurlowMichaelPhDSwitched On: A History of Regional Commercial Television in Australia.
TianYingjiePhDNarrative as Rhetorical Artifact: Persuasion in Henry James's Novels.
Van HoutVickiPhDTo Be Advised.
VanderkwastClementinePhDObject: An Interrogation of Authenticity and Inauthenticity in Macro Economic Landscapes.
VasefiSabaPhDAccented Cinema: The Works of Expatriate Iranian Female Filmmakers.
WalkerAlisonPhD(Un)Sound Bodies: Navigating Illness, Narrative and Sonic Embodiment.
WardRebeccaMResNo man's land - tribute & resistance in Femslash Fan fiction.
Watkins-GillespieEmmaPhDCreative Integration of Sign Language, Dance and Film Editing.
WelchRichardMResHow is national identity shaped, reinforced and expressed through football?
WilsonJosephinePhDNarrative Ethics and the Cultural Use of Criminal Evidence: Representations of Gender in Australian True Crime Narratives.
WolffSharnePhDThe Walk of Life: Walking in Australian Contemporary Art.
YeeTimothyPhDStudying the impact of the creative arts on internal innovation cultures in Australian Corporations.
ZorbasDaniellePhDDostoyevsky's The Double: an improvised film.

Annual Newsletter 2018

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