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A/Prof. Victoria Duckett

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Head of School (International and Partnerships)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Comm & Creative Arts

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Biography

For more details please see my personal webpage: https://www.vhduckett.com/

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Biography summary

Victoria Duckett is Associate Professor in Film, Deputy Director of the Deakin Motion Lab, and Associate Head of School, Partnerships and Engagement. She is an internationally recognized scholar, feminist, researcher, and teacher with over 30 years experience in renowned universities worldwide. Her research and teaching is promotes female leadership in the creative industries and brings exposure to untold stories.

She is the author of 2 monographs (University of California Press, University of Illinois Press), 2 co-edited books (University of Bologna and Edizioni di Pagina), the invited editor of 5 Q1 journal issues, the convenor of 2 international conferences, and the winner of national and international publication and research awards. She currently serves on the editorial board of the journals Feminist Media Histories (UC Press) and Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film (SAGE).

Born in Hong Kong, Victoria was educated in Australia (Melbourne University), and the US (UCLA; during this time she was also awarded a 2 year scholarship to the Sorbonne, Paris III). Victoria completed her PhD at UCLA in 1999, under the guidance of Carlo Ginzburg, Peter Wollen, Vivian Sobchack and Teshome Gabriel. 

Research interests

  • National/transnational creative industries
  • Cinema, media and history
  • Cultural memory| Memory studies
  • VR and new technologies in education

Affiliations

Professional Memberships

American Society of Theatre Research

Screen Producers Association of Australia

Society for Cinema and Media Studies (since 1995)

Women and Film History International (Chair, 2011-2015)

Teaching interests

I am a teaching leader with over thirty years of experience in curriculum design and delivery. My excellence in the classroom has been recognized by teaching awards (2019, 2014, 1998) and consistently high student satisfaction rates. I excel at introducing inclusive pedagogy and adapting learning materials to ensure gender and cultural equity. I am a committed mentor of junior staff and HDR students, and excel in building collaborative teaching teams. 

My recent publications (Q1) explore the innovative use of screen technology in pedagogy.

Teaching: Screen industries, transnational film, screen and technological change

Knowledge areas

1. National/transnational creative industries

2. Cinema, media and history

3. Cultural memory | Memory studies

4. VR and new technologies in education

Professional activities

Feminisms, Medias, Histories Journal, University of California Press, founding Editorial Board member.

Journal of Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, Editorial board, SAGE.

Article/Book referee for:
Cinegrafie, Continuum, Feminist Media Histories, French Studies, Immagine,
Media Industries Journal, Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, Palgrave MacMillan, Popular Entertainment Studies, Routledge, Senses of Cinema, Screening the Past

Referee for: Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (Europe), Fulbright (America), National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes, Italy.

Media appearances

I have recenty been featured on BBC World Forum, ABC Radio Melbourne, ABC Adelaide Drive, SBS (in Italian), 3RRR, 2Ser, and Rete Italia.

Recent highlights include publications and interviews in the Conversation, Melbourne's Il Globo, the Italian newspaper 'La Provincia' and the Indonesian papers Jawa Pos and Nyata Tabloid.

See also https://www.linkedin.com/in/vduckett/

Research groups

Contemporary Histories Research Group

Deakin Motion Lab

Publications

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2023

Transnational trailblazers of early cinema : Sarah Bernhardt, Gabrielle Réjane, Mistinguett

V Duckett

(2023), Oakland, Calif., A1

book

Guglielmo Giannini: Showman and Politician

Victoria Duckett, Elena Mosconi

(2023), 189 Faraday St, Carlton VIC 3053, JC2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man: Ugo Tognazzi and Comedy Italian Style.

Victoria Duckett, Elena Mosconi

(2023), CoAsIt exhibition; 3 x public screenings at Cinema Nova, Carloton; 2 x public talks at Co As It; 1 x talk at Lyceum club, Melbourne, JC2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2022

Left to my own devices, I probably could: reflections on inclusive pedagogy and gender equity during Melbourne's pandemic lockdown

Victoria Duckett, Liz Baulch

(2022), pp. 168-174, Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Cork, Ireland, C1

journal article

Theatre actresses and the transition to silent film

Victoria Duckett

(2022), pp. 1-1, Women Film Pioneers Project, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Are We There Yet? North American Road Maps to Recovery

V Duckett

(2022), Vol. 22, pp. 136-140, Moving Image, C1

journal article

Conversation with Mike Mashon, April 7, 2021

Victoria Duckett

(2022), Vol. 22, pp. 140-149, Moving Image, Minneapolis, Minn., JO3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Conversation with Haden Guest, March 5, 2021

Victoria Duckett

(2022), Vol. 22, pp. 149-160, Moving Image, Minneapolis, Minn., JO3

Non-Traditional Research Output
2021

Introducing Guglielmo Giannini: A digital archive of theatre, film, entertainment and political activism

Victoria Duckett

(2021), pp. 3-10, Guglielmo Giannini: Uomo di Spettacolo, Bari, Italy, B1

book chapter

Guglielmo Giannini : Uomo di Spettacolo

Victoria Duckett, Elena Mosconi, Raffaele de Berti, Mariagabriella Cambiaghi, Gian Brunetta, Franco Perelli, Paolo Quazzolo, Paolo Caponi, Maria Pagani, Cristina Formenti, Mario Galeotti, Rinaldo Vignati, Irene Piazzoni

(2021), Bari, Italy, A7

edited book
2020

The lecturer's legacy: In memory of Professor Peter Wollen

Victoria Duckett

(2020), Senses of Cinema, Melbourne, VIC, C1

journal article
2019

Performing art nouveau: Sarah Bernhardt and the development of industrial modernism

Victoria Duckett

(2019), Vol. 4, Modernism/modernity, Baltimore, Md., C1

journal article

The demimondaine as transmedia celebrity: remembering La Belle Otèro

Victoria Duckett

(2019), Vol. 7, pp. 115-127, Dianying yanjiu (film studies), China, C1

journal article

French Stars: Mistinguett

Victoria Duckett, Richard Abel

(2019), Vol. 38, pp. 152-161, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, Rome, Italy, JC3

Non-Traditional Research Output
2018

Ingrid Bergman in Stromboli

V Duckett

(2018), Vol. 2, pp. 1-14, Close-up : Great cinematic performances Volume 2 : International, Edinburgh, Sco., B1

book chapter

Cinematizing theatre: Sarah Bernhardt, Gabrielle Réjane, and the early French double feature film

V Duckett

(2018), Vol. 58, pp. 23-40, Esprit Createur, C1

journal article

The actress-manager and the movies: resolving the double life of Sarah Bernhardt

V Duckett

(2018), Vol. 45, pp. 27-55, Nineteenth century theatre and film, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Editorial: the actress-manager and early film

Victoria Duckett, Vito Adriaensens

(2018), Vol. 45, pp. 3-8, Nineteenth century theatre and film, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Sarah Bernhardt's career as a movie star

Victoria Duckett

(2018), pp. 1-1, Screen Studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Localizing Sarah Bernhardt: exploring celebrity reception in the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum by Dr Victoria Duckett

Victoria Duckett

(2018), Exeter, Eng., A6

research report/technical paper

When fame precedes them: cinema and 'the most beautiful women in the world'

V Duckett

(2018), pp. 1-23, Histories, her-stories and methods : Proceedings of the 2017 International Film Conference - Women and Silent Screen International Conference IX, Shanghai, China, E1

conference

Guglielmo Giannini: a digital archive of theatre, film, entertainment and political activism

V Duckett

(2018), Buwood, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2017

Guglielmo Giannini e la via del giallo, dal teatro al cinema

V Duckett

(2017), Vol. 587, pp. 129-132, Bianco e nero, Rome, Italy, C1

journal article
2016

Her Majesty moves: Sarah Bernhardt, Queen Elizabeth and the development of motion pictures

V Duckett

(2016), pp. 111-131, British monarchy on screen, Manchester, Eng., B1

book chapter

Celebrating transgressive celebrity: Sarah Bernhardt

V Duckett

(2016), pp. 1-6, Dangerous Women Project, Edinburgh, Scot., B1

book chapter

Sarah Bernhardt

V Duckett

(2016), Vol. 1.5.2.05 Nineteenth-Century French Writing and Culture, pp. 1-1, Literary encyclopedia, [London, Eng.], B1

book chapter

Editors' introduction: archives and archivists

V Duckett, J Matthews

(2016), Vol. 2, pp. 1-5, Feminist media histories, Oakland, Calif., C1

journal article

An introduction to the interviews

V Duckett

(2016), Vol. 2, pp. 87-92, Feminist media histories, Oakland, Calif., C1

journal article
2015

Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film

V Duckett

(2015), Champaign, Ill., A1

book

The Silent Screen, 1895-1927

V Duckett

(2015), pp. 25-48, Acting, New Brunswick, NJ., B1

book chapter

Introduction: Women and the silent screen

V Duckett, S Potter

(2015), pp. 1-7, Screening the past, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article
2014

Unwinding the film spool: Hugo, Méliès, and our return to early film

V Duckett

(2014), Vol. 8, pp. 33-42, Studies in documentary film, Abingdon, England, C1

journal article

Letting Lolita laugh

V Duckett

(2014), Vol. 42, pp. 528-540, Literature-Film quarterly, Salisbury, U. S., C1-1

journal article
2013

The "voix d'or" on silent film: the case of Sarah Bernhardt

V Duckett

(2013), pp. 318-333, Researching women in silent cinema: new findings and perspectives, Bologna, Italy, B1-1

book chapter

Kaleidescope: women and cinematic change from the silent era to now

V Duckett

(2013), pp. 2-12, Researching women in silent cinema: new findings and perspectives, Bologna, Italy, B1-1

book chapter
2012

A dinner party: setting the table

C Phillips, V Duckett

(2012), Melbourne, Victoria, J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2011

Pictures and prizes: Le Grand Prix de Rome and Grand Prix

V Duckett

(2011), pp. 129-142, A little solitaire: John Frankenheimer and American film, New Brunswick, N.J., B1-1

book chapter

The stars might be smiling : a feminist forage into a famous film

V Duckett

(2011), pp. 161-181, Fantastic voyages of the cinematic imagination : Georges Méliès's trip to the moon, Albany, N.Y., B1-1

book chapter

La 'voix d'or' al cinema: l'eco di Sarah Bernhardt in Italia

V Duckett

(2011), Vol. 570, pp. 74-81, Bianco e Nero, Rome, Italy, C1-1

journal article

Women and the silent screen VI

V Duckett

(2011), Vol. 50, pp. 102-105, Cinema journal, Austin, Texas, C1-1

journal article

Who was Sarah Bernhardt? Negotiating fact and fiction

V Duckett

(2011), Vol. 10, pp. 103-112, Journal of historical biography, [Abbotsford, British Columbia], C1-1

journal article
2010

Investigating an interval: Sarah Bernhardt, Hamlet, and the Paris Exposition of 1900

V Duckett

(2010), pp. 193-212, Reclaiming the archive: feminism and film history, Detroit, Michigan, B1-1

book chapter

The European actress, the Liberty style, and the diva on the silent screen

V Duckett

(2010), pp. 126-136, Not so silent : women in cinema before sound, Stockholm, Sweden, B1-1

book chapter
2009

Reworking romanticism: Paul Cox's 'Man of flowers'

V Duckett

(2009), Senses of cinema, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Filmic experience

Francesco Casetti

(2009), Vol. 50, pp. 56-66, SCREEN, C1-1

journal article
2007

Reflections on a feminist future: cooking cakes and baking biscuits in an early documentary film

V Duckett

(2007), Vol. 2, pp. 178-187, Comunicazioni sociali, Milan, Italy, C1-1

journal article
2006

The moving pictures : Sarah Bernhardt and the theatrical film

V Duckett

(2006), pp. 314-326, Cinegrafie : the comic and the sublime, Bologna, Italy, B1-1

book chapter
2000

Beyond the body: Orlan and the material morph

V Duckett

(2000), pp. 209-223, Metamorphing : visual transformation and the culture of quick-change, Minneapolis, Minn., B1-1

book chapter
1998

Digitized dreamtime: the case of 'From Alice to Ocean'

V Duckett

(1998), Vol. 25, pp. 27-37, Iris: a journal of theory on image and sound, Des Moines, Iowa, C1-1

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Audiovisual archives: conversation about covid

Victoria Duckett

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Non-Traditional Research Output

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2019

Vejune Zemaityte

Thesis entitled: Global cinema distribution: a large-scale data-driven study of film screenings

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

Executive Supervisor
2023

John Cumming

Thesis entitled: Obsession, Sabotage, Recognition: counter cinema in Melbourne post-punk independent filmmaking

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts