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Barbara Anne Creed

Honorary
Culture And Communication
film
television and digital media
arts & humanities
art
social sciences
cinema studies ; the creative arts
film, radio & television
film, radio, television
social sciences, interdisciplinary
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Prof

Barbara Anne Creed

 
Division
Arts
 
Primary Interest
Human/animal studies
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Prof

Barbara Anne Creed

 

Barbara Creed is a graduate of Monash and La Trobe Universities. Her doctoral thesis was on the cinema of horror, feminism and psychoanalysis.

Her areas of research include feminist film theory, film and psychoanalytic theory, the impact of Darwinian theory on the evolution of film genres, and the cinema of human rights and human/animal studies.

Her publications include The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 1993), now in its sixth edition; Media Matrix: Sexing the New Reality (Allen & Unwin, 2003); Pandora's Box: Essays in Film Theory (ACMI, 2004); Phallic Panic: Film, Horror & the Primal Uncanny (MUP, 2005); and Darwin's Screens: Evolutionary Aesthetics, Time and Sexual Display in the Cinema (MUP, 2009). She is co-editor of the anthologies Body Trade: Captivity, Cannibalism and Colonialism in the Pacific (2001) and Don't Shoot Darling: Women's Independent Filmmaking in Australia (1987). Her articles have been translated into a range of foreign languages and appeared in international journals including Screen, Camera Obscura, New Formations and Third Text. She has been invited to deliver many key-note papers both in Australia and internationally, including the Freud Institute, the Universities of Oxford, Manchester, Lancaster, Paris, Utrecht, Frankfurt, UCLA, the Courtauld Institute and the Huntington.

Barbara is a member of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. She is on a number of international editorial boards and acts as a reader for various international publishing houses and journals. She is an assessor for the Australian Research Council. Barbara is an active figure in the film community as a film reviewer, speaker and writer. She has served on the Boards of the Melbourne Writers Week, the Melbourne International Film Festival, the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and the VCA School of Film and Television. Barbara initiated the establishment of the Human Rights & Animal Ethics Research Network (HRAE) in 2011. Barbara also served as Head of the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne for four years. She is the recipient/co-recipient of five Australian Research Council Discovery grants. In 2015 Barbara was honoured with the Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor award. She is currently an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School where she is director of the Human Rights & Animals Research Network, holds an ARC Discovery grant and is supervising PhD students. Her forthcoming book, Stray: human/animal ethics in the Anthropocene will be published by Power Publications at the end of 2016.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2006

FAHA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities


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Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Culture And Communication

Casual

Culture And Communication

Education


Bachelor of Arts

University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Education

University of Melbourne

Master of Arts

La Trobe University

Doctor of Philosophy

La Trobe University