Mr Joseph Brennan

BA (MECO)(Hons 1 and the University Medal) Sydney, BMedia Macq, Dip (Book Editing and Publishing) Macleay
Postgraduate Teaching Fellow
PhD Candidate


Website Joseph @ Australian Art Review

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Biographical details

Joseph Brennan is a Postgraduate Teaching Fellow and PhD Candidate in the department. He is a university medallist and APA recipient. His doctoral research is on slash, a fannish queering practice. He has lectured and co-ordinated units at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Departments of MECO and English and has been interviewed on national television, radio and in print. In 2013 he chaired a panel on fan fiction at the Sydney Writers' Festival. He was an art critic with Australian Art Review, 2008–13, and prior to that worked as a public relations consultant for a boutique Sydney firm.

Research interests

  • Slash
  • Fan Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Internet Studies
  • Television Studies
  • Participatory Cultures
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Queer Theory
  • Art Criticism
  • Remix

Teaching and supervision

  • MECO3609 Critical Practice (Semester 2, 2013)
  • MECO3672 Internship Project (Semester 2, 2013)

Current projects

PhD research into slash (Supervised by Dr Fiona Giles and Professor Gerard Goggin).

Awards and honours

  • Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship (2012–3)

In the media

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Brennan, J. (2014). Not 'From My Hot Little Ovaries': How Slash Manips Pierce Reductive Assumptions. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 28(2), 247-264. [More Information]

2014

  • Brennan, J. (2014). Not 'From My Hot Little Ovaries': How Slash Manips Pierce Reductive Assumptions. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 28(2), 247-264. [More Information]

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