This project investigates the way social anxieties, provoked by the strangeness of Charlotte Bronte's unorthodox novels, were converted into aesthetic pleasures by publishing institutions and practices.
This is the first project to examine gendered violence in Australian literature. It argues that literary texts by Australian women writers offer unique ways of understanding the social problem of gendered violence, bringing this often private and suppressed issue into the public sphere.
Music with violent, misogynistic and anti-social themes is often blamed for antisocial or criminal behaviour, but its psychological effects are largely unknown. This project examines the impact of violent music on aggression, emotional states, cognitive function and brain activity.
This project examines how indigenous and community media can contribute to mainstream media and policy. It involves the development of policy recommendations and practical guidelines to support effective responses to community media.
We investigate how drones and other technologies of perception are changing how we bear witness and determine the meaning, importance and truth of events. It includes the cultural impact of increase reliance on drones in war and culture.