Australian cinema 1970-1985 / by Brian McFarlane
London: Secker & Warburg, 1987.
Gender and Australian celebrity culture / edited by Anthea Taylor and Joanna McIntyre
Oxon: Routledge, 2021.
Call No: 465(94) GEN Author: Taylor, Anthea; McIntyre, Joanna Edition: 2021 Place: Oxon Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2021 PhysDes: 236 pages ; 24 cm Subject: GENDER AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HARRIS, ROLF; CROWE, RUSSELL; GADSBY, HANNAH; SPICER, TRACEY; CARLOTTA; SZUBANSKI, MAGDA; KEDDIE, ASHER; OFFSPRING [TV] (AT, 2010); ME TOO Summary: This intellectually vibrant volume is the first collection to deal with Australian celebrity in ways that account for both cultural and gendered specificities, demonstrating how gendered ways of imagining Australia are reinforced and contested in celebrity representations and self-presentations.
Gender and Australian Celebrity Culture engages with celebrities across a diverse range of fields – actors, journalists, athletes, comedians, writers, and television personalities – and in doing so critically reflects upon different forms of Australian fame and the media platforms and practices that sustain them. Authors in this volume engage directly with pertinent issues relating to gender and sexuality, including celebrity feminism and the generative capacity of feminist rage; normative femininity and its instability; hegemonic masculinities; and queerness and its (in)visibility. Contributors also intervene in a number of ongoing debates in media and cultural studies more broadly, including those around the politics and affordances of digital media; whiteness and Australia’s colonial histories; celebrity labour; and methodologies for celebrity studies. This timely collection urges scholars of celebrity to attend further both to the gendered nature of celebrity culture and to local conditions of production and consumption.
This book will be of key interest to researchers and graduate students in cultural studies, television and film studies, digital media studies, critical race and whiteness studies, gender and sexuality studies, and literary studies. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9781138366220 Contents: Introduction: ‘Gendering Australian celebrity’, Anthea Taylor and Joanna McIntyre
Part I - Celebrity masculinities and settler colonialism -- Chapter One: ‘From mild colonial boy to Jake the Paed: Rolf Harris and Australian celebrity masculinity in the UK’, Tanya Serisier -- Chapter Two: ‘The manly whiteness of Russell Crowe’, Sean Redmond -- Chapter Three: ‘Johnathan Thurston, Indigeneity, and technologies of masculinity in Australian sporting celebrity culture’, Holly Randell-Moon
Part II - Feminist politics and celebrity feminisms -- Chapter Four: ‘Celebritised anger: Theorising feminist rage, voice, and affective injustice through Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette’, Jilly Kay Boyce -- Chapter Five: ‘Clementine Ford, online misogyny, and the labour of celebrity feminism’, Anita Brady -- Chapter Six: "Good" girl turned "bad": Tracey Spicer’s memoir, celebrity feminist journalism, and #MeToo activism in Australia’, Anthea Taylor
Part III - Queer celebrity and marginalised subjectivities -- Chapter Seven: ‘Interviewing a queer national celebrity: Carlotta as an "outsider within" Australian celebrity culture’, Joanna McIntyre -- Chapter Eight: ‘"It was nice for me watching that, because [Magda Szubanski] was very calming": LGBTIQ+ Australians respond to marriage equality activism’, Lucy Watson
Part IV - Self-presentation and celebrity femininities -- Chapter Nine: ‘"I can call myself Australian if I want to": Natalie Tran and Asian Australian femininity on YouTube’, Sara Tomkins -- Chapter Ten: ‘Disarming femininity: Annabel Crabb, celebrity, politics and culture’, Frances Bonner -- Chapter Eleven: ‘"Australian TV’s golden girl": Asher Keddie, Offspring, and the celebrity motherhood narrative’, Renee Middlemost More info
Gods in our own world : Representations of troubled and troubling masculinities in some Australian films, 1991-2001 / Shane Crilly
[Adelaide]: University of Adelaide, 2004.
Call No: 451-01(94) CRI Author: Crilly, Shane Source: AT Place: [Adelaide] Publisher: University of Adelaide PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: v, 245 leaves ; 30 cm Subject: MASCULINITY IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; GENDER AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA Summary: "The dominance of male characters in Australian films makes our national cinema a rich resource for the examination of the construction of masculinities. This thesis argues that the codes of the hegemonic masculinities in capital patriarchal societies like Australia insist on an absolute masculine position. However, according to Oedipal logic, this position always belongs to another man. Masculine yet 'feminised,' identity is fraught with anxiety but sustained by the 'dominant fiction' that equates the penis with the phallus and locates the feminine as its polar opposite. This binary relationship is inaugurated in childhood when a boy must distinguish his identity from his mother, who, significantly, is a different gender. Being masculine means not being feminine." -Thesis abstract. Notes: Includes filmography (leaves 209-10) and bibliography (leaves 211-245) Contents: Abstract -- Declaration -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: A man's world: Boys, their fathers and the reproduction of the patriarchy -- Chapter 2: Mummy's boy: Men, their mothers and absent fathers -- Chapter 3: Bad boys: Representations of men's violence in The Boys -- Chapter 4: The performance of masculinity: Larrikinism and Australian masculinities -- Chapter 5: Love, sex marriage and sentimental blokes -- Conclusion -- Filmography -- Bibliography More info
A 'nation so ill-begotten' : racialized childhood and conceptions of national belonging in Xavier Herbert's Poor fellow my country and Baz Luhrmann's Australia
Studies in Australasian cinema (2010) vol.4 iss.2 p.97-113 More info
Period feature, heritage cinema : region, gender and race in The Irishman
Studies in Australasian cinema (2011) vol.5 iss.1 p.31-42 Author: Craven, Allison PhysDes: Article Subject: GENDER AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES IN FILMS; IRISHMAN, THE (AT, Don Crombie, 1978) Summary: The Irishman (Crombie 1978) has long been regarded as typical of the Australian period film genre of the late 1970s, which is said to collectively exhibit the Australian Film Commission's influences on national culture. In this article, The Irishman is seen as a ‘heritage’ film for the way locations and authentic sets and decor are featured, and for the nostalgic performances of gender and race. Regional influences on the genesis and production of The Irishman in North Queensland are also considered, and its adaptation from the novel, The Irishman: A Novel of Northern Australia (Elizabeth O'Conner 1960). Heritage, it is argued, can be seen as a cinematic mode in which regional and national elements of production are synthesized. Heritage also offers a framework through which to view other Australian period films, including Australia (Luhrmann 2008), which was also shot partly in North Queensland locations. -- Abstract More info
WOMENVISION : WOMEN and the MOVING IMAGE in AUSTRALIA / Lisa French (ed.)
Melbourne, Australia: Damned Publishing, 2003.