Dr. Victoria Duckett is Senior Lecturer in Screen and Design in the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University.
Victoria's areas of expertise are in film and digital archives, screen performance, and women in screen industries.
Within the SCCA, Victoria is a member of The Deakin Motion Lab, Global Digital Publics, Gender and Sexuality Studies Network, and Asian Media and Cultural Studies Network.
Author of over 70 journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries and professional publications, she has co-ordinated and convened international and national conferences, curated programs for major film festivals, and curated nationally significant art exhibitions. Her most recent book, Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film, was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2016. She is currently working on a monograph for the University of California Press entitled Media matriarchs: the French stage celebrity and the development of transnational film.Read more on Victoria's profile
Victoria works closely with international film festivals to restore, program, and promote public history. Most recently she has worked with Le Giornate del Cinema Muto (2019-2020) in collaboraiton with Prof. Richard Abel (U.Michigan), the EYE Filmmuseum (Amsterdam) and the Cinémathèque Française (Paris) on a program of films featuring the queen of the Paris musichalls, Mistinguett..
Career highlights since joining Deakin in 2014:
2019: Acting Associate Head of School, Partnerships & International
2016-2018: Director, Entertainment Production
2018: International Visiting Researcher Stipend (The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, University of Exeter), International scholar in residence, Cini foundation (Venice), Visitng Professor, Universita Cattolica, Milan.
2017: Visiting Professor, University of Pavia, Italy; Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship in the Humanities, University of Texas at Austin; Invited presentation, Columbia University Film and Media Studies Colloquium.
2016: Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film named a 2016 Choice Outstanding Academic Title
Invited keynote lecture, Society for Theatre Research, Swedenborg Hall, London.
2015: Australian Academy of the Humanities Publication Subsidy.
2014: Visiting Fellowship, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra.
- Gesture and performance,
- Women and screen industry
- Digital archives
AIRSC (Associazione Italiana per le Ricerche di Storia del Cinema) (since 2015),
American Society of Theatre Research (since 2016)EADH: European Association for the Digital Humanities), Melbourne Screen Studies (since 2017), Society for Cinema and Media Studies (since 1992), Women and Film History International (since 2007)
- transmedia and performance
- innovative pedagogy.
- Public History and digital archives
- Screen performance
Feminisms, Medias, Histories Journal
University of California Press, Founding Editorial Board member, 2014–
Journal of Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film
University of Manchester press, Editorial Board, 2010–present
Women and Film History International Steering Committee, 2010 – 2015
External referee, Assessor of Creative Works and Other Non-Traditional Research Outputs for Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, 2012–2014.
International referee for the Italian National Agency ANVUR (National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes), 2011–present
Global Digital Humanities Program Committee Referee, 2014-2016
External Assessor, Research Foundation–Flanders (National Fund for Scientific Research: Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek– Vlaanderen, FWO), 2016.
ARTICLE/BOOK MANUSCRIPT REFEREE
Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies
Feminist Media Histories
Global Digital Humanities Conference Referee
Immagine (Journal of the Italian Association for Research in Film History)
Media Industries Journal
Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film
Palgrave MacMillan (Victorian Studies)
Popular Entertainment Studies
Routledge, Gender Studies series
Senses of Cinema
Screening the Past
The Conversation, May 18, 2020, "International film archives are streaming up a storm during lockdown. Australia’s movie trove isn’t even online": https://theconversation.com/profiles/victoria-duckett-921158/articles
ABC Radio Adelaide: Jules Schiller, May 22, Drive. On film archives in the COVID-19 period.
2ser, Drive, May 18, 'Why you'll have trouble watching Aussie Archival Film', https://2ser.com/australian-historical-films-where-are-they-and-why-cant-we-watch-them/
For Seeing Sarah Bernhardt (book) 2016
Interview on “Film Buff’s Hour” with Paul Harris on national radio (3RRR, May 7, 2016), http://www.rrr.org.au/program/film-buff-s-forecast?an_page=2016-05-07.
- Member, School of Communication and Creative Arts Executive Research Committee, 2016-
- Member, Global digital publics
- Member, Gender and Sexuality Studies Research Network
- Member Deakin Motion Lab
- Participant, Persona, Celebrity, Publics research group.
- Women and Film History International
- Chief Investigator: Guglielmo Giannini: film, theatre and political activism in twentieth century Italy
- Feminist Media Histories: An International Journal, University of California Press, Founding Editorial Board member, 2014–
- Journal of Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, SAGE, Editorial Board, 2010–present
Deakin University Community Bank, $6000 for Geelong Arts Centre, REFLEX: The Future of our Creative Community
Greater Geelong City Council, Creative Communities (Arts) Grant, Geelong Arts Centre, REFLEX
2018: International Visiting Researcher Stipend, The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, University of Exeter, UK.
Invited international Scholar in Residence, Cini Foundation, San Giorgio, Venice
Visiting Professor, Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage, Univeristy of Pavia, Italy.
Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film named a 2016 Choice Outstanding Academic Title.
2016: Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship in the Humanities (supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment), University of Texas at Austin.
Central Research Grant Scheme Award, Deakin Research, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University.
2015: Australian Academy of the Humanities Award
2014: Visiting Fellowship, “History, Cinema, Digital Archives.” Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra.
Media matriarchs: the French stage celebrity and the development of transnational film (monograph). This project explores a generation of celebrity actresses who overlapped with and performed in early twentieth century film but who have been ignored in public history.
Guglielmo Giannini: film, theatre and political activism in twentieth century Italy (Chief Investigator). Guglielmo Giannini was an Italian journalist, playwright, scriptwriter, film director, and politician active in Italy between the 1920s and 1960. In additional to an international conference and publicaitons, this project has developed an online Omeka digital archive.
Oral History Project: The Colonial Hong Kong Archive.
(2020), Senses of Cinema, Melbourne, VIC, C1
(2019), Vol. 4, Modernism/modernity, Baltimore, Md., C1
(2019), pp. 1-5, Screen Studies, London, Eng., C1
(2019), Vol. 7, pp. 115-127, Dianying yanjiu (film studies), China, C1
(2018), Vol. 2, pp. 1-14, Close-up : Great cinematic performances Volume 2 : International, Edinburgh, Sco., B1
(2018), Vol. 58, pp. 23-40, L'Esprit createur, New York, N.Y., C1
(2018), Vol. 45, pp. 27-55, Nineteenth century theatre and film, London, Eng., C1
(2018), Exeter, Eng., A6
(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
(2018), [Buwood, Vic.], J2
(2016), pp. 111-131, British monarchy on screen, Manchester, Eng., B1
(2016), pp. 1-6, Dangerous Women Project, Edinburgh, Scot., B1
(2016), Vol. 1.5.2.05 Nineteenth-Century French Writing and Culture, pp. 1-1, Literary encyclopedia, [London, Eng.], B1
V Duckett, J Matthews
(2016), Vol. 2, pp. 1-5, Feminist media histories, Oakland, Calif., C1
(2016), Vol. 2, pp. 87-92, Feminist media histories, Oakland, Calif., C1
(2015), Champaign, Ill., A1
(2015), pp. 25-48, Acting, New Brunswick, N. J., B1
V Duckett, S Potter
(2015), pp. 1-7, Screening the past, Melbourne, Vic., C1
(2014), Vol. 8, pp. 33-42, Studies in documentary film, Abingdon, England, C1
(2014), Vol. 42, pp. 528-540, Literature-Film quarterly, Salisbury, U. S., C1-1
(2013), pp. 318-333, Researching women in silent cinema: new findings and perspectives, Bologna, Italy, B1-1
(2013), pp. 2-12, Researching women in silent cinema: new findings and perspectives, Bologna, Italy, B1-1
C Phillips, V Duckett
(2012), Melbourne, Victoria, J1-1
(2011), pp. 129-142, A little solitaire: John Frankenheimer and American film, New Brunswick, N.J., B1-1
(2011), pp. 161-182, Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination: Georges Méliès's Trip to the Moon, B1-1
(2011), Vol. 570, pp. 74-81, Bianco e Nero, Rome, Italy, C1-1
(2011), Vol. 50, pp. 102-105, Cinema journal, Austin, Texas, C1-1
(2011), Vol. 10, pp. 103-112, Journal of historical biography, [Abbotsford, British Columbia], C1-1
(2010), pp. 193-212, Reclaiming the archive: feminism and film history, Detroit, Michigan, B1-1
(2010), pp. 126-136, Not so silent : women in cinema before sound, Stockholm, Sweden, B1-1
(2009), Senses of cinema, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1
(2007), Vol. 2, pp. 178-187, Comunicazioni sociali, Milan, Italy, C1-1
(2006), pp. 314-326, Cinegrafie : the comic and the sublime, Bologna, Italy, B1-1
(2000), pp. 209-223, Metamorphing : visual transformation and the culture of quick-change, Minneapolis, Minn., B1-1
(1998), Vol. 25, pp. 27-37, Iris: a journal of theory on image and sound, Des Moines, Iowa, C1-1
Funded Projects at Deakin
No Funded Projects at Deakin found
Thesis entitled: Global cinema distribution: a large-scale data-driven study of film screenings
Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts