Dr Mark Freeman
- Faculty of Health, Arts & Design
- School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
- Department of Film and Animation
- AMDC709 Hawthorn campus
Mark Freeman is a lecturer in the Department of Film and Animation at Swinburne University, where he teaches and convenes a range of film theory classes. He has published widely in film journals such as Senses of Cinema, Metro, and Screening the Past, and published commissioned articles through publications such as If Magazine, Metro Screen Education and Insight. He was also commissioned by Madman Entertainment to deliver the DVD commentary for their release of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Angst Essen Seele Auf) in 2009. Mark completed a Bachelor of Education through the University of Melbourne, and attained an MA at LaTrobe University, where his thesis explored the appropriation of the American slacker genre by the Australian film industry. He completed his PhD at LaTrobe in 2013 with his doctoral thesis entitled: "The Cinema Network: Transforming National Cinema in the Postnational Age". This research explored the impact of virtual, globalising technologies on concepts of national cinema, with particular focus on issues of exhibition, narrative and aesthetics. His most recent conference paper was delivered on the growth of microcinemas and film communities at the Contemporary Publics symposium at Deakin University in 2014. His latest publication is a chapter entitled "An Uploadable Cinema: Digital Horror and the Postnational Image" for the anthology Digital Horror: Haunted Technologies, Network Panic and the Found Footage Phenomenon edited by Linnie Baker and Xavier Aldana Reyes published in 2015. He is also an editor at the film journal Senses of Cinema and the producer and host of the Senses of Cinema podcast.
Digital Media, Film and Television; Postnational Cinema; Genre; Australian Cinema; National Cinemas; Hollywood; Melodrama; Horror; Reality Television
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.
PhD topics and outlines
Film and Television Genre: Genre specific studies, genre revisionism, genre spectatorship, genre narrative and aesthetics.
Film and Television Narrative: Narratology, classical and post classical narrative forms, multi-strand/non linear/modernist construction, representation of nationhood/gender/class in narration.
Hollywood Cinema: Industrial, historical, aesthetic movements within Hollywood. Censorship, pre-Code Hollywood, gender and race. Blockbuster, high concept and spectacular cinema.
National and Postnational Cinemas: Nation-specific national cinemas, cinema and nationalism, foundation mythologies, landscape in cinema. Postnational and global narrative and aesthetic movements, cinema networks, national and postnational exhibition modes.
Genre;Australian Film;Australian Television;Hollywood Cinema
Also published as: Freeman, Mark; Freeman, M.
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