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Researcher output profile for Dr Keith Beattie
Prior to his appointment to Deakin University Dr Keith Beattie was the Foundation Director of the Contemporary Studies Program and the Bachelor of Contemporary Studies at the University of Queensland. For a number of years he taught at Massey University in New Zealand. Dr Beattie's research examines the aesthetic features of documentary film and the policy environment in which documentary filmmaking occurs internationally. This focus is also concerned with the ways in which documentary information is translated into forms of knowledge.
He has published D.A. Pennebaker, a volume in the Contemporary Film Directors series, University of Illinois Press, 2011. (Contributors to the series include an array of internationally respected critics and academics from the prefatory abstract accompanying each volume in the series); Albert and David Maysles: Interviews, University of Mississippi Press, Jackson, Mississippi, 2010; Humphrey Jennings, a volume in the British Filmmakers series, Manchester University Press, Manchester and New York, 2010; Documentary Display: Re-Viewing Nonfiction Film and Video, Wallflower Press, an imprint of Columbia University Press, London and New York, 2008; The Cinema of Australia and New Zealand, a volume in the series 24 Frames, Wallflower Press, an imprint of Columbia University Press, London and New York, 2007; Documentary Screens: Non-fiction Film and Television, Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, Basingstoke, UK and New York, 2003, and The Scar that Binds: American Culture and the Vietnam War, New York University Press, New York and London, 1998 (a paperback edition of the book was published in 2000).
As a leading expert in the field of documentary studies he has been invited to serve on the editorial advisory boards of various journals, including Studies in Documentary Film (UK) and Comparative American Studies: An International Journal (UK). He is on the editorial board of Metro: Film, Television, radio, Multimedia (Aus) and 24 Frames, a series of monographs on national cinemas published by Wallflower Press, an imprint of Columbia University Press. He has also served on the editorial boards of Sites (New Zealand) and the New Zealand Journal of Media Studies. For four years he edited the Australasian Journal of American Studies.
He is currently researching two books, one on world documentary cinema, under contract to I.B. Tauris (UK), and a series of interviews with the filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker, under contract with the University of Mississippi Press.
Matthew Alan Thomas Hood (PhD)
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