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Gemma Blackwood

Lecturer, Media

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Dr Gemma Blackwood is a Lecturer in Media. Gemma researches screen cultures, digital media and visual cultural theory.

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania in 2019, Gemma was a Media Communications lecturer at Charles Darwin University (2013-2019) in Darwin and a lecturer in Screen and Media Communications at The University of Melbourne (2012-2013).

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree Thesis title University Country Awarded
PhD Hollywood Holidays: Case studies of global film tourism sites and their ideological impacts. University of Melbourne Australia 1/8/2012
BA (1st Class Hons)   University of Tasmania Australia 1/12/2002

Memberships

Professional practice

Gemma served as the Northern Territory representative of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia from 2013-2018. She is currently an editorial board member of Australian Humanities Review.

Administrative expertise

Course coordination, University accreditation and quality assurance, managing teaching staff, chairing School committees, elected Academic Board membership.

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Gemma currently teaches media and communications in the undergraduate and postgraduate Media School programmes. At Charles Darwin University (CDU) she taught primarily in the areas of media theory, journalism and professional writing. At CDU she was also the Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries.

Teaching responsibility

View more on Dr Gemma Blackwood in WARP

Expertise

  • Screen Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Visual cultures
  • Screen cultures
  • Cultural tourism
  • National Identity
  • Australian studies
  • Cultural geography

Research Themes

Gemma’s research aligns to the University’s research themes of Creativity, Culture and Society and Environment, Resources and Sustainability. Research interests include understanding western and non-western perspectives of visual cultures; screen cultures and their connections to touristic and spatial theories; film and television policy; and cultural geography mapped through screen cultures and digital media. Gemma has also researched northern Australian and outback representations in film and television and how they help to construct national identities.

Awards

In 2018, Gemma was an inaugural recipient of the ABC Top 5 Humanities Researchers prize.

Fields of Research

  • Film and Television (190204)
  • Screen and Media Culture (200212)
  • Cinema Studies (190201)
  • Visual Cultures (190104)
  • Art Criticism (190101)
  • Tourism Marketing (150604)
  • Media Studies (200104)
  • Social and Cultural Geography (160403)
  • Economic Development and Growth (140202)
  • Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
  • Impacts of Tourism (150601)

Research Objectives

  • Visual Communication (950205)
  • The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) (950104)
  • Understanding Australia's Past (950503)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services (970115)
  • Government and Politics (940299)

Publications

Total publications

20

Journal Article

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Blackwood G, 'Tropical Darwin on screen: critiquing national values using urban frontier tropes in Charlie's Country and Last Cab to Darwin', eTropic, 17, (2) pp. 133-150. ISSN 1448-2940 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.25120/etropic.17.2.2018.3661 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2018Blackwood G, 'Dream factory tours: the universal pictures movie tour attraction in the 1960s', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 38, (3) pp. 516-535. ISSN 0143-9685 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01439685.2017.1369238 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Jeffs R, Blackwood G, 'Whose real? encountering new frontiers in Westworld', MEDIANZ: Media Studies Journal of Aotearoa New Zealand, 16, (2) pp. 95-115. ISSN 2382-218X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.11157/medianz-vol16iss2id211 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Stephens A, Oppermann E, Turnour J, Brewer T, O'Brien C, et al., 'Identifying tensions in the development of northern Australia: implications for governance', Journal of Economic and Social Policy, 17, (1) Article 5. ISSN 1325-2224 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2007Blackwood G, 'Wolf Creek: an UnAustralian Story?', Continuum, 21, (4) pp. 489-497. ISSN 1469-3666 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10304310701629920 [eCite] [Details]

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Book

(1 outputs)
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2016Blackwood G, McGregor A, 'Motion Pictures: Travel Ideals in Film', Peter Lang AG, Bern, pp. 230. ISBN 978-3-0343-2108-2 (2016) [Edited Book]

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Chapter in Book

(5 outputs)
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2019Blackwood G, 'Knocking Your Knitted Socks Off ? ABC TV's Rosehaven, screen tourism and destination-marketing in Tasmania', Tourism in Tasmania, Forty South, Hobart, pp. 101-110. ISBN 9780648675761 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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2017Blackwood G, 'Repeating Visions: Hitchcock's Vertigo and San Francisco', Travel and Representation, Berghahn Books, G Lean, R Staiff, E Waterton (ed), New York, pp. 23-42. ISBN 9781785336027 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016Blackwood G, 'Paradise Glossed: The Representation of Backpacker Ideals in The Beach', Motion Pictures: Travel Ideals in Film, Peter Lang AG, G Blackwood, A McGregor (ed), Bern, pp. 135-150. ISBN 9783034323079 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.3726/978-3-0351-0951-1 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Blackwood G, McGregor A, 'In Motion and On Location: Representing Travel Ideals in Film', Motion Pictures: Travel Ideals in Film, Peter Lang AG, G Blackwood, A McGregor (ed), Bern, pp. 7-14. ISBN 9783034321082 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.3726/978-3-0351-0951-1 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Blackwood G, 'The Phantasm of the Opera: The Sydney Opera House', World Film Locations: Sydney, Intellect Books, N Mitchell (ed), Chicago, pp. 88-106. ISBN 9781783203628 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

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Review

(2 outputs)
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2017Blackwood G, 'Vanessa Berry's Mirror Sydney: An Atlas of Reflections', Overland, (16 November 2017) ISSN 0030-7416 (2017) [Review Single Work]

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2014Blackwood G, 'Tracks, a film that lets a woman thrive in the outback', The Conversation, (7 March) (2014) [Review Single Work]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
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2011Blackwood G, 'Hollywood holidays: case studies of global film tourism sites and their ideological impacts' (2011) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(6 outputs)
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2018Blackwood G, 'Meet the Foys, likely inventors of the family car holiday to Uluru', ABC News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 4 December 2018 (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Blackwood G, 'Meet the ABC's first-ever Top 5 humanities researchers: Interview with Australian Broadcasting Corporation', ABC News, Australia, 30 November (2018) [Media Interview]

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2016Blackwood G, 'Australia Day: a survivor's film guide', The Conversation, The Conversation Trust, Melbourne, 26 January (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Blackwood G, 'How Mad Max wrote the script for the action blockbuster', The Conversation, The Conversation Trust, Melbourne, 8 May (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2014Blackwood G, 'Death tourism, Auschwitz selfies, and online souvenirs', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group, Melbourne, 24 July (2014) [Newspaper Article]

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2014Blackwood G, 'Pass the Iced VoVos: the resurrection of Australiana', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group, Melbourne, November 26 (2014) [Newspaper Article]

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Research Supervision

Current

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Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDAffective Spaces: Identifying how on-screen mimetic settings influence perceptions of Tasmania2019