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Middlemost, Renee Dr

Lecturer, Communication and Media

  • Lecturer - School of the Arts, English and Media 2017 -

Overview


Renee Middlemost is Lecturer in Global Communication and Media. A graduate of the University of Wollongong, Renee conducted her PhD research on the audience participation practices of cult film fans in Australia. After several years as a sessional academic in both Communication and Media, and Cultural Studies, Renee joined the School of the Arts, English, and Media in 2017. She is Honours/Dean's Scholar co-ordinator for the Bachelor of Communication and Media and teaches across the Global Media major. Renee is on the editorial board of Participations: International Journal of Audience Research; and a founding member of the Fan Studies Network Australasia.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I have a broad range of research interests across cult film, fans, celebrity, film and television, and popular culture. All of my research centres around audiences, and how they engage with, and create media products. I am involved with the Australasian branch of the Fan Studies Network, as academic research in fan studies undergoes rapid expansion internationally.  My most recent publications have appeared in Celebrity Studies, M/C Journal, and the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture. I am currently preparing my first monograph for the Queer Film Classics series (McGill-Queens University Press) to be published in 2022.

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Presentations


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Fan studies; cult film; audience studies; celebrity studies; film and television; popular culture; media studies; feminism

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Master of Philosophy -LHA Feminist Surrealist Pornography: Constructing the Relationship Between the Female Body and the Gaze in Contemporary Film. Balabay, Deniz

Education And Training


  • B.A. in Communication and Media (Honours), University of Wollongong, School of the Arts, English and Media 2002
  • D.Phil. in Communication and Media, University of Wollongong, School of the Arts, English and Media, Amongst Friends: The Australian cult film experience 2014

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I have a broad range of research interests across cult film, fans, celebrity, film and television, and popular culture. All of my research centres around audiences, and how they engage with, and create media products. I am involved with the Australasian branch of the Fan Studies Network, as academic research in fan studies undergoes rapid expansion internationally.  My most recent publications have appeared in Celebrity Studies, M/C Journal, and the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture. I am currently preparing my first monograph for the Queer Film Classics series (McGill-Queens University Press) to be published in 2022.

Selected Publications


Presentations


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Fan studies; cult film; audience studies; celebrity studies; film and television; popular culture; media studies; feminism

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Master of Philosophy -LHA Feminist Surrealist Pornography: Constructing the Relationship Between the Female Body and the Gaze in Contemporary Film. Balabay, Deniz

Education And Training


  • B.A. in Communication and Media (Honours), University of Wollongong, School of the Arts, English and Media 2002
  • D.Phil. in Communication and Media, University of Wollongong, School of the Arts, English and Media, Amongst Friends: The Australian cult film experience 2014
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