Joy McEntee

Dr Joy McEntee

Lecturer

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Joy McEntee took her BA Hons 1 in English from the University of Western Australia and her PhD from Monash University. She has worked in the Department of English and Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide since 1998. Her research and teaching interests focus on American film, American literature, and Adaptation studies, and she teaches courses in all those subjects. She has published on Frankenheimer's The Manchurian Candidate and on the cinema of Stanley Kubrick in Adaptation, Literature/Film Quarterly, The Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, Camera Obscura and Screening the Past. However, she is most passionate about teaching, and has won 6 prizes including 2 national awards. She has also won $160,000 to lead projects to make learning better for students. She is currently engaged in projects that have to do with harnessing elearning in the Humanities. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and an Associate Fellow of HERDSA. She is currently Chair of the Executive of the Adelaide Education Academy.

My work focusses on American film, and particularly literature-to-film adaptation. I am currently working on a series of articles concerning The Manchurian Candidate (Dir. John Frankenheimer, 1962).

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    1998 - 2018 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    1994 - 1997 Tutor Monash University
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Achievement Echo360 ANZ Academic Champion Grant Echo360 / ANZ Australia $3000
    2017 Fellowship Associate Fellow HERDSA Australia
    2017 Fellowship Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy United Kingdom
    2016 Award Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence University of Adelaide Australia $8000
    2015 Award OLT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning Office for Learning and Teaching Australia $10,000
    2015 Award Faculty of Arts Excellence in Teaching Award University of Adelaide Australia 1000
    2006 Award Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning Carrick Institute Australia 10,000
    2003 Award Fulbright American Studies Institute Award Australian-American Fulbright Commission Australia
    2000 Award Stephen Cole the Elder Prize for Excellence in Teaching University of Adelaide Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1994 - 1998 Monash University Australia PhD
    1984 - 1988 University of Western Australia Australia BA (Hons)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Online L University of Adelaide
    Graduate Certificate in Higher Education University of Adelaide
    Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults Cambridge/RSA
  • Research Interests

Competitive Funding

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2017 Learning and Teaching Advancement Grant Scheme Joy McEntee  DVCA, University of Adelaide 9,853
2016 Learning and Teaching Advancement Grant Scheme Joy McEntee  DVCA, University of Adelaide 3,977
2016 Learning and Teaching Advancement Grant Scheme Joy McEntee  DVCA, University of Adelaide 3,883.33
2016 SGDE Development Grant Scheme Joy McEntee et al DVCA, University of Adelaide 39,712
2014 Online learning Joy McEntee Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 2,000
2009 Making feedback more useful for students Joy McEntee et al Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 82,350

Teaching Activities 

Courses Developed

Date Course Title Institution Course Level
2009 Adaptation University of Adelaide Advanced
2003 Fleshpot: American Film Melodrama University of Adelaide Honours
2002 Hollywood or Bust! University of Adelaide 2/3
2001 American Gothic University of Adelaide 2/3
2000 English for Professional Purposes (ESL) University of Adelaide 2/3

Courses Taught

Date Course Title Institution Course Level/ Code
2009-present Adaptation University of Adelaide 3
2002-present Hollywood or Bust! University of Adelaide 2
2007-present Film Studies University of Adelaide 1
2014-present English for Professional Purposes University of Adelaide 2
2001-2007 American Gothic University of Adelaide 2/3
2001-2006 Media Studies University of Adelaide 1
1998-2002 English for Professional Purposes & English for Professional Purposes (ESL) University of Adelaide 2/3
1998-2004 English 1a University of Adelaide 1
1997 Drama into Film Monash University 2
1996-1997 Novel into Film Monash University 2
1994-1997 Communication Studies Monash University 1
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Principal Supervisor Ladies who Launch: Women in Space in Fictional Film and Television Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Dr Bronwyn Denise Lovell
    2020 Principal Supervisor Correlations between late 19th century and early 20th century Southern Gothic literature and Australian literature. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Elizabeth Ann Quave
    2019 Principal Supervisor Metafictional Television: an Exegesis Investigating How Metafictional Techniques Can Add to the Quality Or Sophistication of a Television Comedy, Plus a Creative Work (Comedy Television Series) About a Creative Writing Student’s Life In a Postgraduate College Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Dancey Elizabeth Gordon
    2018 Co-Supervisor Re-writing the witch: female magic and feminist identity in children's and young adult literature Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Brydie Kosmina
    2018 Principal Supervisor Comparative Study of Australian and Canadian Womens Literature Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Jacqueline Sloan Morgan
    2016 Principal Supervisor “. . . a story in an obscure corner of the front page . . .” American White Women Novelists: New Recognitions (1950s-1965) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Azadeh Feridoun Pour
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Volume 1 Dignity of Boundary "Jack London Slept Here (A Novel)
    Volume 2 Dignity of Boundary "Foregrounding Dialogue: An Ethical Approach through Courageous Risk" (An Exegesis)
    Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Robert Meldrum Sedlack
    2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Volume 1: My Killer Secret
    Volume 2: 'Literary' Crime Fiction - an Analysis
    Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Phillipa Deanne Martin
    2012 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Volume 1: The Ocean Road
    Volume 2: On Writing the Ocean Road
    Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Megan Janice Clark
    2009 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Worthy and Quasi-Medieval Tendencies in High Fantasy: How Why and moving On Master of Arts Master Full Time Mrs Joanna Louisa Jarose
    2006 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Postclassical Hollywood/Postmodern Subjectivity - Representation in Some 'Indie/Alternative' Indiewood Films Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Jessica Murrell
    2002 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Confronting the Limits: Renditions of the Real in the Edge of the Construct Film Cycle Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Katherine Greenwood
    2002 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Frontier Mythology in the American Teen Film Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Rowena Harper
    2000 - 2004 Principal Supervisor THE WORLD IS CHANGING: ETHICS AND GENRE DEVELOPMENT IN THREE TWENTIETH-CENTURY HIGH FANTASIES Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Kerrie Le Lievre
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Academic Board Adelaide Central School of Art Australia
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Chair Executive, Adelaide Education Academy University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 - ongoing Representative Faculty of Arts Learning and Teaching Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 - ongoing Chair School of Humanities Learning and Teaching Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    1998 - ongoing Member Department of English and Creative Writing Assessment Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    1996 - 2015 Member Department of English and Creative Writing Examinations Committee University of Adelaide
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83134564
  • Email: joy.mcentee@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 6
  • Room: 6 08
  • Org Unit: English and Creative Writing

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