Staff profile - Sean Redmond

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AsPr Sean Redmond

Position: Associate Professor In Media And Communication
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SCCA Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 43931 +61 3 924 43931



  • Doctor of Philosophy, Lancaster University, 2010
  • GCHE Exempt, Deakin University, 2012


Editor of Celebrity Studies;

Editorial Board member of Illusions;

Editorial Review Member of Continuum's Film Authorship Series.


Teaching Interests

For 2013: ALC706: Culture, Communication and Globalisation: Critical Practices
In/ And Local Cultures. I am currently supervising seven PhDs, two in the area of
celebrity and persona, but welcome interest for all of my research interests listed

Conferences and seminars

September 2011: 'Fast Cinema', delivered at the World Cinema Now conference held at Monash University; November 2011: Invited paper: 'Celebrity Aesthetics' at the What is there left to say about Celebrity Conference, held at the University of Queensland; December 2011: Keynote Address:'Performing Age in the Star Body of Mickey Rourke', at the Age Spots and Spotlights: Celebrity, Performance and Ageing Conference, Birbeck, London; July 2012: 'It is a Miracle to Me: Cate Blanchett and the Aura of Perfected, Female Whiteness', at the Images of Whiteness 2nd Global Conference, Mansfield College, Oxford, 7-9th July 2012;

Related Links

Celebrity Studies Journal Conference
Television Wetnesss
Disgusting Television


Awards and prizes

Arts and Education Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, 2012


Research projects

With David Marshall I am editing A Companion to Celebrity, for Wiley-Blackwell.
With Brady Hammond, I am co-editing a Special Edition of the journal Continuum,
on Cinema at the Shoreline. I am curating a Sounding Science Fiction exhibition. I
am co-chairing the Eye-Tracking and the Movie Image Research Group, looking at
where, what, why and how people see.

I am a regular blogger for CST Online.

Research interests

I research in the areas of stardom and celebrity; genre studies, and science fiction
cinema in particular; film authorship; film sound; film and affect; Asian Cinema;
and whiteness studies.

I edit the journal Celebrity Studies, short-listed for the best new academic journal
2011. I chaired the Inaugural Celebrity Studies Conference in December 2012. My
most recent monograph, The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood, was
recently published by Wallflower Press in (2013). My monograph on Celebrity and
the Media will be published by Palgrave in September 2013. My book, Liquid
Space: Digital Age Science Fiction will be published by I.B. Taurus in 2014.

Research page

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