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Middlemost, Renee Dr (pronouns she/her)

Lecturer, Communication and Media

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

Overview


Renée Middlemost is Lecturer in Communication and Media. A graduate of the University of Wollongong, Renée 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, Renée joined the School of the Arts, English, and Media in 2017. Her research focuses on fan participation, celebrity, and popular culture, and has been featured in collections The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema; Crank It Up: Jason Statham - Star!; Aussie Fans: Uniquely Placed in Global Popular Culture; and Gender and Australian Celebrity Culture. Her recent work has been published in journals including Celebrity Studies, American Behavioural Scientist, M/C Journal, and the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture. Renée 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 including celebrity, fans, cult film and television, and popular culture. Much 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 2023.

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Presentations


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Celebrity studies; Fan studies; audience studies; Cult film; 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
    Doctor of Philosophy Bringing #MeToo to the Subcontinent: A Comparative Study of the Role and Impact of Mainstream Media Representations in India and Pakistan. Nasir, Amna

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 including celebrity, fans, cult film and television, and popular culture. Much 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 2023.

Selected Publications


Presentations


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Celebrity studies; Fan studies; audience studies; Cult film; 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
    Doctor of Philosophy Bringing #MeToo to the Subcontinent: A Comparative Study of the Role and Impact of Mainstream Media Representations in India and Pakistan. Nasir, Amna

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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