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Professor Angela Ndalianis

Professor in Media+Entertainment
PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia

Biography

Angela Ndalianis is Research Professor in Media and Entertainment Studies in the Department of Media and Communication. Her research focuses on entertainment culture (films, video games, television, comic books and theme parks) and the history of media technologies and how they mediate our experience of the world around us - particularly technologies of audio-vision. She is also interested in the transhistorical and transcultural manifestation of the baroque, particularly in relation to neo-baroque studies. 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 edited booksThe Contemporary Comic Book Superhero (editor, Routledge 2009), Neo-baroques: From Latin America to the Hollywood Blockbuster (Rodopi Press 2016 - co-edited), and Fans and VideogamesHistoriesFandom, Archives (Routledge, 2017 - co-edited). She has been the recipient of two ARC Linkage grants, four ARC Discovery Grants, and a Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant (group collaboration). She has published numerous essays in refereed journals and anthologies, and is currently working on three books: Batman: Myth and Superhero; Robots and Entertainment Culture; and Experiencing Space: Sensory Encounters from Baroque Rome to Neo-Baroque Las Vegas - with Dr. Lisa Beaven (University of Melbourne) supported by an ARC Discovery Grant. Angela was also a Trustee on the board of the National Gallery of Victoria between 2005-14. She is currently the H.C.Andersen Institute/University of Southern Denmark Visiting Professor (2015-18). 

Research interests

Digital Media, Film and Television; Games; cinema; screen media; neo-baroque; media archaeology

Fields of Research

  • Screen And Media Culture - 200212
  • Film And Television - 190204
  • Media Studies - 200104

Awards

  • 2018, International, Visiting Professor, University of Stockholm
  • 2018, International, Visiting Professor, University of Venice IUAV
  • 2017, National, Best Supervisor Award, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne
  • 2015, International, Visiting Professor, Hans Christian Andersen Institute / University of Southern Denmark
  • 2014, National, Best Supervisor Award, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne

Publications

Also published as: Ndalianis, Angela; Ndalianis, A.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2017: Film Genres in the Digital Age *; VILLAGE ONLINE INVESTMENTS PTY LTD
  • 2015: Superheroes: Creative Force, Cultural Zeitgeist and Transmedia PhenomenonSuperheroes: Melbourne Winter Masterpiece *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme

* Chief Investigator