Film and Television Studies Research at UQ

The University of Queensland’s School of Communication and Arts boasts one of the strongest research profiles in Film and Television Studies in all of Australasia, as demonstrated by our record of success in the Australian Research Council’s 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (4), publishing in the field’s top Film and Television Studies journals and lists, attracting major external funding, and graduating HDR students.

Our team comprises four continuing teaching and research academics, a post-doctoral research fellow, an honorary research associate, and 15 enrolled HDR candidates.

Please have a look at our recent successes, listed below, and click through to see the profiles of individual researchers.

Journal Articles Published Since 2010

Cinema Journal, Screen, Television and New Media, Cultural Studies, Adaptation, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Film Criticism, New Review of Film and Television Studies, Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image Media International Australia, Studies in European Cinema, Journal of British Cinema and Television, Critical Studies in Television, Continuum, Convergence, Celebrity Studies, Refractory, Screening the Past, Senses of Cinema, Lola, International Journal of Cultural Studies, International Journal of Cultural Policy, Studies in Australasian Cinema, Journal of Australasian Studies, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Architectural Theory Review, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, British Journal of Aesthetics, Journal of Literary Theory, Journal of Screenwriting, International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, The Brecht Yearbook, Monatshefte für deutschsprachige Literatur und Kultur

Books Published Since 2010

  • David Milch (Manchester University Press, Forthcoming)
  • Screen Performance and Special Effects in Popular Cinema (Rutgers University Press, 2017)
  • Appreciating the Art of Television: A Philosophical Perspective (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
  • Breaking Bad and Dignity: Unity and Fragmentation in the Serial Television Drama (Palgrave, 2015)
  • Cognitive Media Theory (Routledge, 2014)
  • Television Aesthetics and Style (Bloomsbury, 2013)
  • A Philosophy of the Screenplay (Routledge, 2013)
  • Politics as Form in Lars von Trier: A Post-Brechtian Reading (Bloomsbury, 2013)
  • Deadwood (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
  • Personality Presenters: Television’s Intermediaries with Viewers (Ashgate, 2011)
  • Pockets of Change: Adaptation and Cultural Transition (Lexington, 2011)
  • Rating the Audience: The Business of Media (Bloomsbury, 2011)
  • Local Hollywood: Global Film Production and the Gold Coast (UQ Press, 2010)

Major External Grants Completed or Ongoing Since 2010

  • The Persistence of Television: How the Medium Adapts to Survive in the Digital World (2013-2016)
  • Media Transformation in its Australian and International Contexts (ARC Discovery Project, 2012-2015)
  • A Cultural Atlas of Australia: Mediated Spaces in Theatre, Film, and Literature (ARC Discovery Project, 2010-2013)
  • Worldwide: The History of the Commercial Arm of the BBC (ARC Discovery Project, 2009-2012)