News in the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies
Dr Ian Henderson is new Director of the Menzies Centre
From September 2014, Dr Ian Henderson
became the new Director of the Menzies Centre. His tenure will run for three years, to August 2017 and he already has many ambitious plans for the centre, including an MCAS Live symposium in October to relaunch the centre and celebrate the centre's 15 years at King's.
You can read Ian's new Director's Blog here.
Or follow him on twitter @OzOnStrand
Dr Peter Kilroy wins British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship
Dr Peter Kilroy has been awarded a prestigious British Academy Postgraduate Fellowship for his project Screening the Torres Strait: Remediation and Documentary Film (1989-) and will be joining the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies and the Department of Film Studies from September 2014. The project will explore the proliferation of documentary films by or about Australia's 'other' Indigenous minority, Torres Strait Islanders, after the Australian bicentenary of 1988. It will focus on these films' politically charged re-use or 'remediation' of archive film and media within the wider context of Indigenous cultural politics and national refashioning. Aimed at readers across Australian Cultural Studies, Australian Indigenous Studies and Postcolonial Film and Media Theory, it will trace the relationship between the rhetorical style of these films and their broader cultural, political and legal contexts, and between their use of archive film and media and the incorporation of both within new media.