Professor Angela Ndalianis

Angela Ndalianis is Professor in Screen Studies at Melbourne University. Her research interests include: film history and theory; genre studies, with expertise in the horror and science fiction genres; entertainment media and media histories; the contemporary entertainment industry and the convergence of films, video games, television, comic books and theme parks. Her current research explores the important role played by entertainment media in the advancement of robotics. Her publications include Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment (MIT Press 2004), Science Fiction Experiences (New Academia 2010), The Horror Sensorium; Media and the Senses (McFarland 2012) and The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero (editor, Routledge 2008).

She is currently completing two books: Batman: Myth and Superhero; and Robots and Entertainment Culture, has published numerous essays in refereed journals and anthologies, and is editor of the refereed journal Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media. She is a Fellow of the Futures of Entertainment Network (U.S), and was a Trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria between 2004-13. Between 2015-17 she will be the Hans Christian Andersen Academy's Visiting Professor, a position also affiliated with the University of Southern Denmark.

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Melbourne, 1998)
  • Bachelor of Letters (University of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne)
  • Graduate Diploma in Education (University of Melbourne)
  • Diploma of Humanities (La Trobe University)

Member of

  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Primary organisation for cinema and media academics. 2000-
  • Society for Animation Studies. Registered member. 2008-
  • Senses of Cinema. Vice President. 2012-

2015

Journal Articles

2013

Research Book Chapters

2012

Authored Research Books
Journal Articles Refereed

2011

Authored Research Books
Journal Articles Refereed
  • Angela Ndalianis 2011, 'Why Comics Studies', CINEJ Cinema Journal, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh, vol. 50, issue 3.

2010

Research Book Chapters

2009

Edited Books
Research Book Chapters
Journal Articles Refereed

2008

Research Book Chapters
Journal Articles Refereed
Audio-visual Recordings

2007

Edited Books
Research Book Chapters
  • Angela Ndalianis 2007, 'Foreword', in Wacker ed(s), Baroque Tendencies in Contemporary Art, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Angela Ndalianis 2007, 'Do We Need Another Hero?', in Haslem W, Ndalianis A, Mackie C ed(s), Super/Heroes: from Hercules to Superman, New Academia Publishing.
Book Chapters Other
  • Angela Ndalianis 2007, 'Art Cinema', in Cook P ed(s), The Cinema Book, BFI Publishing.
Journal Articles Unrefereed Letters or Notes

2006

Research Book Chapters
Fully Written Paper Refereed

2005

Research Book Chapters
Book Chapters Other

2004

Authored Research Books
Journal Articles Refereed
Journal Articles Unrefereed

2003

Research Book Chapters
Journal Articles Unrefereed
Journal Articles Unrefereed Letters or Notes

2002

Edited Books
Research Book Chapters

2001

Journal Articles Refereed
Journal Articles Unrefereed

Supervision

Available for supervision.

Supervision Statement

My areas of research supervision focus on:

  •  Hollywood cinema and entertainment media (video games, theme parks and attractions, comics, television), with particular emphasis on genre theory, especially relating to horror, science fiction and superheroes
  •  the contemporary Hollywood/entertainment industry
  • comic books and superhero culture
  •  film media history/archaeology, especially connections between early film and pre-cinematic viewing technologies and current technologies - with emphasis on perception and the senses
  • neo-baroque studies