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Media Studies, Cultural Studies and Possible Futures for Humanities Research

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Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner FAHA (University of Queensland) will bring together two of his more recent areas of published concern.

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In a talk aimed not only at those working in media and cultural studies, but those situated within the humanities more generally, Graeme Turner will outline some of the key challenges which face a humanities research sector, and in particular media and cultural studies, as they seek ways to maintain the power and distinctiveness of their disciplines.

Friday 17 February 2017
3pm – 4pm Presentation/Talk. 4pm - 5.30pm Networking and light refreshments
Tim Winton Lecture Theatre, Building 213

Graeme Turner

Graeme Turner, Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland, is a Federation Fellow, Past President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, and Convenor of the ARC Cultural Research Network.

Turner, who taught at the West Australian Institute of Technology in the 1970s and 80s, is one of the key figures in the development of cultural and media studies in Australia. His work is used in many disciplines: cultural and media studies, communications, history, literary studies, and film and television studies.

Turner’s research interests include Australian film and media; issues in Australian nationalism, popular culture, celebrity, and talkback radio; and the role of television in a post-broadcast era increasingly dominated by new media formats such as the Internet.

He is the author of The Media and Communications in Australia (with Stuart Cunningham), Film as Social Practice, Ending the Affair: The Decline of Television Current Affairs in Australia, Understanding Celebrity, Fame Games: The Production of Celebrity in Australia, National Fictions: Literature, Film, and the Construction of Australian Narrative, and many other books and articles.