Peter Pugsley

Associate Professor Peter Pugsley

Associate Professor - Reader in Media

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts

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


Associate Professor Peter C. Pugsley is a former Head of the Department of Media at the University of Adelaide. His central research focus is on Asian media cultures, particularly Asian film. In 2015 he published the book Exploring Morality and Sexuality in Asian Cinema: Crossing Boundaries (Routledge, UK). In 2013 he published Tradition, Culture and Aesthetics in Contemporary Asian Cinema (Ashgate/Routledge). His research interests also include a range of popular media forms such as television, literature and magazines. He has published book chapters and journal articles on Indian, Malaysian and Hong Kong cinema, Singaporean TV and magazines, and Chinese TV and social media.

Peter currently teaches Asian Screen Media, Advanced Media Theory, Japanese Media Cultures (a study abroad course at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto) and Exploring TV & Radio. He supervises a number of PhD and Masters candidates on topics related to film and popular media. He is currently co-authoring a book on the influences between Asian and French cinemas. He is a long time supporter and presenter on community radio and writes film, TV and book reviews for an online newspaper.

Film and television studies; Cross-cultural communications; Asian media systems; Cultural and media policy formulation; Studies of contemporary Asia; Globalisation and national identity; Australia-Asia relations; Magazine publishing in Asia; Literary translations.

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Associate Professor/Reader in Media University of Adelaide
    2015 Head, Department of Media The University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2016 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2007 Research Fellow The University of Melbourne
    2003 - 2007 Lecturer (Casual) RMIT University
    2000 - 2007 Lecturer The University of Melbourne
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1999 - 2002 University of Melbourne Australia PhD
    1997 - 1997 The University of Melbourne Australia Graduate Diploma in Education,
    1993 - 1996 Deakin University Australia BA (Hons I)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2003 Certificate IV in Workplace Training Victoria University Australia
  • Research Interests

Asian Screen Media

Honours - Advanced Media Theory

Japanese Media Cultures (Study Abroad course with Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto)

Exploring TV & Radio

Approaches to Media

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Beyond the Tree of the Living-dead: a Rhizoanalysis of Japanese Cinematic Zombies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Guillaume Christophe Patrice Vetu
    2019 Principal Supervisor News Media and the South China Sea Dispute Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Ellie Pearl Hawke-Nesbitt
    2019 Principal Supervisor The Revolution Will Be Televised: Audio-visual content in the era of streaming and “peak TV”. An investigation of industry change, content trends, and globalisation post the digital revolution Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Philippa Elizabeth Violet Dore
    2018 Co-Supervisor Towards the Optimal Efficacy of Feature Films/TV Series in Higher Education Pedagogies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ngoc Nhu Nguyen
    2017 Principal Supervisor Representation of Women in Cinema: Exploring Character Role and Image from a Semiotics Perspective Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Nazia Hussain
    2017 Principal Supervisor Human Computer Interaction: A Study of the Graphical User Interface of Business Events Applications on Mobile Devices Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Sami Dannaoui
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Western China on Screen: Cinema and Urban Exploration as Thirdspace Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Hongyan Zou
    2012 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Strong Weibo, Smart Government: Governmentality and the Regulation of Social Media in China Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Bei Guo
    2012 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Discourses of Film Terrorism: Hollywood representations of Arab terrorism and counter-terrorism, 1991–2011 Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Jay William Reid
    2010 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Media in China: Constructing a 'War Narrative' in Natural Disaster Coverage Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Weimin Zhang
    2010 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Voice and Representation: A Postcolonial Approach to Higher Education Promotional Media And The International Postgraduate Student Experience Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Lalitha Velautham
    2010 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Cinematic Charisma as a political gateway in South India: The case of Tamil Nadu Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dhamu Pongiyannan
    2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Social Media in China: Empowerment through Subversive Pleasure Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Minghua Wu
    2010 - 2013 Principal Supervisor The Dialogical Processes of Vernacular Mediation: New Media and the Karay-a Ethnic Group of the Philippines Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Mariane Umali
  • Position: Associate Professor - Reader in Media
  • Phone: 83135620
  • Email: peter.pugsley@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 5241
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 9
  • Room: 9 04
  • Org Unit: Media

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