Associate Lecturer - Art Theory
|Contact Campus||Hobart CBD Campuses|
|Building||Centre for the Arts|
|Telephone||+61 3 6226 4339|
Dr Pamela Turton-Turner is an academic, feminist writer, speaker, and artist. She teaches Art and Design Theory at the University of Tasmania. She has also taught general philosophy, and has lectured in various philosophies of feminism, philosophy and the body, art and design theory, and representation of gender.
Pamela Turton-Turner graduated with a BFA from the University of Tasmania in 1999, with a major in printmaking. In 2002 she completed an Honours degree (1st class) in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of New England. In 2008 she graduated with a cross-disciplinary PhD in Art Theory and Philosophy from the University of Tasmania. Her doctoral thesis, The Code and Message of Naked Charity Calendars, is a semiotic interrogation of logic that reiterates gender stereotypes in popular, contemporary nude fund-raisers. In 2009 Pamela Turton-Turner graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Graduate Certificate in Education, with a focus on online tertiary teaching. She is the author of several academic journal articles and conference papers. She is also a print artist with an interest in digital art. Pamela’s artwork is influenced by a theoretical engagement with feminist dada and surrealism in women’s art.
Pamela Turton-Turner’s research involves an interdisciplinary analysis of neo-liberal discourses evident in popularised postfeminist visual culture. Her primary concern is to explore how the interrelationship between fetishised glamour and violence in popular media, impacts on cultural encoding of female identity. Pamela’s methodology draws on Foucauldian feminism, visual semiotics, neo-psychoanalytic theories.
For further information visit the University of Tasmania Research Listing
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
24 April, 2013