Australian Film Theory and Criticism (Book)

Volume 3: Documents

The third part of a three-volume work devoted to mapping the transnational history of Australian film studies, Volume 3: Documents concludes the project by gathering together the documents that were produced during the rise of film studies in Australian academia from 1975–85. Through these sources we see the development of the particularities of Australian film theory and criticism, its relationship to its international counterparts and the establishment of key positions and the directions in which they develop. Editors Deane Williams and Constantine Verevis here collect key articles, including the works of Paul Willemen, Sam Rohdie, Ross Gibson and Meaghan Morris, among many others, in order to conclude this pioneering historiographic account of Australian film studies.

Category: Film Studies

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The third part of a three-volume work devoted to mapping the transnational history of Australian film studies, Volume 3: Documents concludes the project by gathering together the documents that were produced during the rise of film studies in Australian academia from 1975–85. Through these sources we see the development of the particularities of Australian film theory and criticism, its relationship to its international counterparts and the establishment of key positions and the directions in which they develop. Editors Deane Williams and Constantine Verevis here collect key articles, including the works of Paul Willemen, Sam Rohdie, Ross Gibson and Meaghan Morris, among many others, in order to conclude this pioneering historiographic account of Australian film studies.

Deane Williams is associate professor of film and screen studies at Monash University, Melbourne. 

Constantine Verevis is associate professor of film and screen studies at Monash University, Melbourne.

Acknowledgements

Introduction: ‘Notes for a History of Contexts’

Constantine Verevis and Deane Williams

1972

Experimentalists 1

Sylvia Lawson

1974

Francis Birtles: Cyclist, Explorer, Kodaker

Ina Bertrand

1975

Feminist Critique

Meaghan Morris

1976

Corsetway to Heaven: Looking Back at Picnic at Hanging Rock

Ian Hunter

Editorial Article

John Tulloch

1978

Gilda: Images of Women – Notes for Discussion

Lesley Stern

1979

Fetishism in Film ‘Theory’ and ‘Practice’

Ian Hunter

Towards Decolonization: Some Problems and Issues for Film History in Australia

Sylvia Lawson

The Australian Journal of Screen Theory

Adrian Martin

Independent Feminist Filmmaking in Australia

Lesley Stern

Oedipal Opera: The Restless Years

Lesley Stern

1980

Editorial

Robert Rothols [as R.R.]

1981

Stock Shock and Schlock

Stuart Cunningham

Film and History: Canberra Conference

Anna Grieve

Recent ‘Political’ Documentary: Notes on Union Maids and Harlan County USA

Noel King

The Second Australian Film Conference: Theory Weary

Adrian Martin

The Second Australian Film Conference, or A Long Way from Lana Turner

Brian McFarlane

Editorial

John Nicoll

On Screen

Tom O’Regan

1982

Feminist Film Theory: Reading the Text

Barbara Creed

‘The Public Wants Features!’: The (Creative?) Underdevelopment of Australian Independent Film Since the 1960s

Helen Grace

1983

Super 8: The Phenomenon Turned Eventful

Ted Colless

Independent Feminist Filmmaking and the Black Hole

Felicity Collins

Pornography and Pleasure: The Female Spectator

Barbara Creed

The Australian Film Industry and the Holy Roman Empire

Susan Dermody and Elizabeth Jacka

Camera Natura: Landscape in Australian Feature Films

Ross Gibson

Changing the Curriculum: The Place of Film in a Department of English

Noel King

Australian Documentary Cinema

Albert Moran

The Practice of Reviewing

Meaghan Morris

Australian Filmmaking: Its Public Circulation

Tom O’Regan

A National Cinema: The Role of the State

Sam Rohdie

‘Murder, Murder, Dangerous Crime’

Bill Routt [as Bill Gent]

Remarks on Screen: Introductory Notes for a History of Contexts

Paul Willemen

1984

‘National Identity’ / ‘National History’ / ‘National Film’: The Australian Experience

Ina Bertrand

The Australian Journal of Screen Theory

Felicity Collins

After FuturFall 

Ross Gibson

Second History and Film Conference Report

Sally Stockbridge

1985

Glimpses of the Present

Philip Brophy

Don Ranvaud: Of Framework and Festivals

Rolando Caputo

Yondering: A Reading of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Ross Gibson

1987

Charles Chauvel: The Last Decade

Stuart Cunningham

About the Editors

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