Alexander Beare

Alexander Beare

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

I am a PhD Candidate and tutor at the University of Adelaide. I have taught a range of undergraduate classes across all levels in the Bachelor of Media degree during my time as an HDR.

My thesis "Retrospectively Reading Complex TV and The Sopranos" explores how some 'old' television texts are being given a second life by new audiences. I discuss the ways in which watching complex shows a new mediascape can transform the meaning we take from them. My project combines close textual analysis with in-depth research interviews.

PhD thesis “Retrospectively Reading The Sopranos: Rethinking Complex Television in New Cultural Contexts"

I have published other research that has stemmed from my thesis. My broader research interests are television studies, audience studies, complex TV, masculinity studies and The Sopranos.


  • Journals

    Year Citation
    Beare, A. H. (n.d.). Prosthetic Memories in <em>The Sopranos</em>. M/C Journal, 22(5).
Date Course Title  Course Level/Code Role
2023 Screen and Sound Industries MDIA 1015 Course Coordinator
2022-3 Media Policy and Media Law MDIA 2306 Tutor
2022 Approaches to Media MDIA 2301 Tutor
2021 Professional Practises  MDIA 3310 Tutor
2021 Researching Media  MDIA 2302 Tutor
2020-21 Screen and Sound Industries  MDIA 1015 Tutor
2019 Exploring TV & Radio MDIA 1004 Tutor



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