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 Film Studies, Advanced Media Theory and Japanese Media Cultures (a study abroad course at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto). 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 - 2018 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

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Pugsley, P. C., & Pongiyannan, D. (2020). Progressive Moralities: Introducing New Discourses of Gender and Sexuality in 1990s Tamil Film Songs. New Review of Film and Television Studies, 18(2), 20 pages.
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    2020 Pugsley, P. C., & Nakamura, A. (2020). The vulnerable nation in Japanese cinema: subservience and salvation in Hitoshi Matsumoto’s Dai Nipponjin [Big Man Japan]. Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, 12(1), 36-52.
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    2019 Dore, P., & Pugsley, P. C. (2019). Genre conventions in K-pop: BTS’s ‘Dope’ music video. Continuum-Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 33(5), 580-589.
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    2016 Pugsley, P., McCann, B., & Pongiyannan, D. (2016). Rajinikanth and Brando: carnivalesque performances of two aging superstars. Studies in South Asian Film and Media, 8(1), 27-45.
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    2016 Pongiyannan, D., & Pugsley, P. (2016). Tamil talk shows: maintaining tradition in the new public sphere. Global Media and Communication, 12(2), 161-175.
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    2016 Pugsley, P., & McCann, B. (2016). Female protagonists and the role of smoking in Chinese and French cinema. Asian Cinema, 27(1), 59-83.
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    2013 Pugsley, P. (2013). The female protagonist and tobacco imagery in Spinning Gasing: a new aesthetic in Asian cinema. Continuum, 27(6), 799-811.
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    2011 Pugsley, P., & Khorana, S. (2011). Asserting nationalism in a cosmopolitan world: globalized Indian cultures in Yash Raj Films. Continuum, 25(3), 359-373.
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    2010 Pugsley, P. (2010). Singapore FHM: State values and the construction of Singaporean masculinity in a syndicated men's magazine. Asian Studies Review, 34(2), 171-190.
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    2010 Sima, Y., & Pugsley, P. (2010). The rise of a 'Me Culture' in postsocialist China: Youth, individualism and identity creation in the blogosphere. Gazette (Print Edition), 72(3), 287-306.
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    2008 Gao, J., & Pugsley, P. (2008). Utilizing Satire in Post-Deng Chinese Politics: Zhao Benshan Xiaopin vs. The Falun Gong. China Information, 22(3), 451-476.
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    2007 Pugsley, P., & Gao, J. (2007). Emerging Powers of Influence: The Role of the Anchor in Chinese TV. Gazette (Print Edition), 59(5), 451-466.
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    2007 Pugsley, P. (2007). At Home in Singaporean Sitcoms: Under One Roof, Living with Lydia and Phua Chu Kang. M/C Journal, 10(4), online-n/a.
    2007 Pugsley, P. (2007). Sex and the City-State: A Study of Sexual Discourse in Singaporean Women’s Magazines. Asian Journal of Communication, 17(3), 231-245.
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    2006 Pugsley, P. (2006). Cultural Studies in China. China Journal, 56, 202-203.
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    2006 Pugsley, P. (2006). Constructing the hero: nationalistic news narratives in contemporary China. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 3(1), 78-93.
    2005 Pugsley, P. (2005). Literary text as cross-cultural exchange: the selection of Australian literature for the Chinese book market. Asian Studies Review, 29(4), 383-393.
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    2004 Pugsley, P. (2004). Manufacturing the Canon: Australia in the Chinese Literary Imagination. Journal of Australian Studies, 83(83), 89-103.
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  • Books

    Year Citation
    2021 Pugsley, P. C. (2021). Japanese High School Films Iconography, Nostalgia and Discipline. EUP.
    2016 Pugsley, P. C. (2016). Tradition, culture and aesthetics in contemporary Asian cinema. Routledge.
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    2015 Pugsley, P. (2015). Exploring Morality and Sexuality in Asian Cinema: Cinematic Boundaries. United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.
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    2013 Pugsley, P. (2013). Tradition, culture and aesthetics in contemporary Asian cinema. United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing Limited.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2017 Zhang, W., & Pugsley, P. (2017). Taming the Paradox Between Facts and Control: Media Discourses on Natural Disasters in Chinese Media. In X. Song, & Y. Sun (Eds.), Transcultural Encounters in Knowledge Production and Consumption (pp. 23-41). Singapore: Springer.
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    2016 Pugsley, P. (2016). Nationalist geopolitics and film tourism in India's Hindi cinema. In Y. Tzioumakis, & C. Molloy (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics (1 ed., pp. 398-408). London, United Kingdom: Routledge.
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    2016 Zou, H., & Pugsley, P. (2016). Chinese films and the sense of place: Beijing as 'Thirdspace' from In the Heat of the Sun to Mr Six. In O. Griffiths, & K. Barbour (Eds.), Making Publics, Making Places (pp. 111-128). Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press.
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    2013 Pugsley, P. (2013). Hong Kong film as crossover cinema: Maintaining the HK aesthetic. In S. Khorana (Ed.), Crossover Cinema: Cross-Cultural Film from Production to Reception (1 ed., pp. 51-65). United Kingdom: Routledge.
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    2009 Pugsley, P., & Gao, J. (2009). Invisible women: Chinese media responses to the Japanese "orgy". In L. Cuklanz, & S. Moorti (Eds.), Local violence, global media. Feminist analyses of gendered representations (1 ed., pp. 109-131). USA: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2018 Pugsley, P. C. (2018). The School Setting in Japanese Cinema. In Second Biennial Conference of the Screen Studies of Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
    2016 Pugsley, P. C. (2016). Dai Nipponjin [Big Man Japan] (2007) and the Phenomena of the Masked Hero. In Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand.
    2010 Pugsley, P. (2010). Transnational media showdowns in China's olympic year. In Proceedings of 18th Biennial conference of the asian studies association of australia (pp. 1-12). www: ASAA.
    2000 Pugsley, P. C. (2000). Access and Availability of Contemporary Australian Literature in the People's Republic of China: Beyond The Thorn Birds. In A Bright Prospect of Sino-Australian Cooperation (pp. 442-459). Beijing, China: Beijing (Peking) University Press.
  • Original Creative Works

    Year Citation
    2018 Authors: Pugsley P. Title: Film Review: Girls Always Happy. Description: N/A. Extent: Online.
    2018 Authors: Pugsley P. Title: Film Review: Ashwatthama. Description: N/A. Extent: Online.
    2018 Authors: Pugsley P. Title: Film Review: Shalom Bollywood. Description: N/A. Extent: Online.
    2017 Authors: Pugsley P. Title: Film Review: The Villainess. Description: N/A. Extent: Online.
    2017 Authors: Pugsley P. Title: Film Review: Lucky. Description: N/A. Extent: Online.
    2017 Authors: Pugsley P. Title: Film review: Mumon - The Land of Stealth. Description: N/A. Extent: Online.
    2017 Authors: Pugsley P. Title: Film Review: A Yellow Bird. Description: N/A. Extent: ONline.
    2017 Authors: Pugsley P. Title: Film Review: Apprentice. Description: N/A. Extent: Online.
    2015 Authors: Pugsley P. Title: Film Review: Bakuman. Description: N/A. Extent: Online.
    2015 Authors: Pugsley P. Title: Film Review: Office. Description: N/A. Extent: Online.
    2015 Authors: Pugsley P. Title: Film Review: Our Little Sister. Description: N/A. Extent: ONline.
    2014 Authors: Pugsley P. Title: Why Don’t You Play in Hell?. Description: N/A. Extent: 220 words.
    2014 Authors: Pugsley P. Title: Lady Maiko and the art of the geisha. Description: N/A. Extent: 350 words.
    2014 Authors: Pugsley P. Title: 20,000 Days on Earth. Description: N/A. Extent: 450 words.
    2014 Authors: Pugsley P. Title: Wood Job – a rare, sweet comedy. Description: N/A. Extent: 250 words.
    2013 Authors: Pugsley PC. Title: The Look of Love. Description: N/A. Extent: 370 words.
    2013 Authors: Pugsley PC. Title: Thérèse Desqueyroux. Description: N/A. Extent: 260 words.
    2013 Authors: Pugsley PC. Title: Film Review: Chennai Express. Description: N/A. Extent: Online.
    2012 Authors: Pugsley PC. Title: The Man with the Iron Fists. Description: N/A. Extent: 340 words.
  • Working Paper

    Year Citation
    2014 Pugsley, P. (2014). Liu, Jin (2013) Signifying the Local: Media Productions Rendered in Local Languages in Mainland China.
    2013 Pugsley, P. C. (2013). Voci, Paola (2010) China on Video: Smaller-Screen Realities, Routledge.
    2013 Pugsley, P. C. (2013). Sinha, Amresh and Terence McSweeney (eds) (2011) Millenial Cinema: Memory in Global Film, Wallflower Press.
    2011 Pugsley, P. C. (2011). Aronson, Linda (2010) The 21st Century Screenplay: A Comprehensive Guide to Writing Tomorrow's Films, Allen & Unwin.
    2010 Pugsley, P. C. (2010). Tan, Kenneth Paul (ed.) (2007) Renaissance Singapore? Economy, Culture and Politics, National University of Singapore. Brill Academic Publishers.
    2010 Pugsley, P. C. (2010). Webber, A. & E. Wilson (eds) (2008) Cities In Transition: The Moving Image and the Modern Metropolis; Fish, R. (ed.) (2007) Cinematic Countrysides (Inside Popular Film) 2007 and; Matthews, J.J. (2005) Dance Hall and Picture Palace: Sydney's Romance with Modernity,.
    2010 Pugsley, P. C. (2010). McGrath, Jason (2008) Postsocialist Modernity: Chinese Cinema, Literature and Criticism in the Market Age, Stanford University Press.
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    2009 Pugsley, P. C. (2009). Beckman, Karen & Jean Ma (eds) (2008) Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography, Duke University Press.
    2009 Pugsley, P. C. (2009). Chu, Yingchi (2007) Chinese Documentaries: From Dogma to Polyphony, Routledge.
    2008 Pugsley, P. C. (2008). Shimizu, Celine, P. (2007) The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/American Women on Screen and Scene, Duke University Press.
    2008 Pugsley, P. C. (2008). Seneviratne, Kalinga (ed) (2007) Media Pluralism in Asia: The Role and Impact of Alternative Media, AMIC, Singapore.
    2008 Pugsley, P. C. (2008). Tolentino, R. B et al. (2004) Transglobal Economies and Cultures: Contemporary Japan and Southeast Asia. Brill Academic Publishers.
    2008 Pugsley, P. C. (2008). Curtin, Michael (2007) Playing to the World's Biggest Audience: The Globalization of Chinese Film and TV.
    2008 Pugsley, P. C. (2008). Zhen, Zhang (ed) (2007) The Urban Generation: Chinese Cinema and Society at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century,.
    2008 Pugsley, P. C. (2008). Transglobal Economies and Cultures: Contemporary Japan and Southeast Asia.. BRILL ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS.
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    2008 Pugsley, P. C. (2008). Playing to the world's biggest audience: The globalization of chinese film and TV. UNIV CHICAGO PRESS.
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    2006 Pugsley, P. C. (2006). Tao Dongfeng and Jin Yuanpu (eds) (2005) Cultural Studies in China: Volume 2 of Materialising China Series, Singapore: Marshall Cavendish.

Asian Film Studies

Honours - Advanced Media Theory

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

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
    2021 Co-Supervisor A Multifaceted Perspective on Hallyu and its Impact on Ethnic Identity Amongst Asian-Australian Youths. Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Sophia Helena Mei Ling Fluin
    2020 Principal Supervisor The Evolution of Romance in Digital Games Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Amy Matilda Brierley
    2020 Principal Supervisor Oscar Bait: Exploring Links Between Oscar’s Identity and Perceptions of Oscar-Worthiness Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Robert Penn Boucaut
    2020 Co-Supervisor Media Mimicry - How fictional videos emulate user-generated content in online stories. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Caitlin Anne Adams
    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 Part 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 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
    2019 - 2021 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
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Representations of Women in Pakistani Cinema: Role, Image, and Characterisation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Nazia Hussain
    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
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Gaming social media in China The University of Adelaide Media Masters Master Xiaohan Peng
  • 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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