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Dominic Lennard

Dominic Lennard

Dr Dominic Lennard

Associate Lecturer, Pre-degree Programs

Contact Details

Building Social Sciences
Room Reference 208
Telephone +61 3 6226 1045

Teaching Responsibilities

Dominic is an Associate Lecturer in the Pre-degree Programs at the University of Tasmania. In 2009 he completed his PhD in the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania, and from 2009 until 2012 he worked as a lecturer in the English program, where he coordinated a variety of units, including Popular Fiction, 19th Century British Literature, and several film studies units; he also coordinated the first-year English program from mid-2010 until 2012. He currently teaches academic writing, research, and study skills in the Bachelor of General Studies course and the University Preparation Program (UPP). He writes regularly on a variety of subjects related to film, television, and popular culture.

Current units include:

  • UPP045 Information Skills
  • UPP025 Introduction to Academic Writing
  • XAB021/2 Academic Writing
  • XAB001/2/3 Supported Studies

Research Interests

Popular film and television, representations of children in media, horror film, gender studies, animal ethics



Lennard, Dominic. Bad Seeds and Holy Terrors: The Child Villains of Horror Film. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2014.

Lennard, Dominic. Life of Pi [text guide]. Cheltenham, Victoria: Insight Publications, 2014.

Lennard, Dominic. Wag the Dog [text guide]. Cheltenham, Victoria: Insight Publications, 2013.

Book chapters:

Lennard, Dominic. "'I have the stuff that you want': Michael Jackson and the Crotch Shot." Popping Culture, 6th ed. Eds. Murray Pomerance and John Sakeris. Boston, MA: Pearson, 2010. 293-299.

Lennard, Dominic. "Wonder Boys: Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, and Robert Downey Jr." Shining in Shadows: Movie Stars of the 2000s. Ed. Murray Pomerance. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012. 12-31.

Lennard, Dominic. "'Why So Serious?': Battling the Comic in The Dark Knight (2008)." The Last Laugh: Strange Humors of Cinema. Ed. Murray Pomerance. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2013. 193-207.

Lennard, Dominic. "'This is my art, and it is dangerous!': Tim Burton's Artist-Heroes." The Works of Tim Burton: Margins to Mainstream. Ed. Jeffrey A. Weinstock. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 193-207.

Lennard, Dominic. "This ain't about your money, bro. Your boy gave you up": Bromance and Breakup in HBO's The Wire." Reading the Bromance: Homosocial Relationships in Film and Television. Ed. Michael DeAngelis. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. In press; coming June 2013.

Lennard, Dominic. "Too old for this shit?: Tough Guys in their Twilight." Ageing, Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminism: Harleys and Hormones. Eds. Imelda Whelehan and Joel Gwynne. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 93-107.

Lennard, Dominic. "Libel, Scandal and Bad Big Names: Camille (1936), Romeo and Juliet (1936), It Should Happen to You (1954), and Les Girls (1957)." George Cukor: Hollywood Master. Eds. Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Coming August 2015.

Lennard, Dominic. "Jacques Lacan: Giving All the Right Signs." Thinking in the Dark: Cinema, Theory, Practice. Eds. Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. Coming September 2015.

Journal articles:

Lennard, Dominic. "All Fun and Games…:  Children's Culture in the Horror Film, from Deep Red (1975) to Child's Play (1988)" in Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 26.1 (2012): 133-142.



2011: awarded Teaching Merit Certificate
2010: awarded Teaching Merit Certificate