Current Staff List

Director of Film Studies Program

David Kelly, Senior Lecturer, English
Literature and cinema; classical Hollywood and New Hollywood; European neo-realism; cinematic narrative and narration

Core Academic Staff

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences encourages a culture of collaboration in teaching and research and seeks to identify and develop areas of disciplinary strength across departments and programs. Staff listed as Core are those who teach core units of study in the Film Studies major.

Melissa Hardie, Senior Lecturer, English
Queer cinema; experimental and avant-garde film; documentary; television and cinema; modernism

Bruce Isaacs, Lecturer, Art History and Film Studies
Post-classical Hollywood; film genre and genre theory; film technology and style, including new digital cinemas; auteur cinema

Mats Karlsson, Senior Lecturer, Japanese
Japanese film history; film and nationalism; film style; Akira Kurosawa; Kenji Mizoguchi; Yasujiro Ozu

Judith Keene, Associate Professor, History
Classic and contemporary European cinema; war and cinema world-wide; and cinema as an enabling technology of history

Kate Lilley, Associate Professor, English
Cinema and sexuality; queer cinema; classic Hollywood; cinema and poetry; intermedia studies; cinema, feminism and psychoanalysis

Peter Marks, Associate Professor, English
Literature and cinema; modern British cinema; Terry Gilliam; surveillance in cinema

Susan Potter, Lecturer, Art History; Early and silent cinema; documentary film; cinema and the history of sexuality; Hollywood classical cinema; vernacular modernism; queer and feminist film theory.

Michelle Royer, Senior Lecturer, French
French narrative cinema; French socio-political cinema; the films of Marguerite Duras; star studies; world cinema

Richard Smith, Lecturer, Art History and Film Studies
American cinema; cinematic temporality; theories of realism; documentary and subjectivity; Billy Wilder

James Wierzbicki, Senior Lecturer, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Film music/sound; science-fiction films; Alfred Hitchcock