Peter Pugsley

Associate Professor Peter Pugsley

Associate Professor/Reader

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

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. He joined the Department of English, Creative Writing and Film in 2022. His central research focus is on Asian film, with broad interests in global cinema, popular culture and media. His sole-authored books are: Japanese High School Films: Iconography, Nostalgia and Discipline through Edinburgh University Press (2021);. Exploring Morality and Sexuality in Asian Cinema: Crossing Boundaries (2015, Routledge, UK) and; Tradition, Culture and Aesthetics in Contemporary Asian Cinema (2013, Ashgate/Routledge). He is co-author with Ben McCann on The Cinematic Influence: Interaction & Exchange Between the Cinemas of France and Japan (2022, Bloomsbury). 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, Screenwriting, 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. In November 2021 he was elected as President of the Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand (SSAAANZ). 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, with a focus on Asian cinema; 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.

 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - ongoing 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

Asian Film Studies

Honours - Advanced Media Theory

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

Approaches to Media

Screenwriting

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Principal Supervisor English in K-pop: A multilevel analysis of K-pop and the strategic use of English in the face of Western pop culture hegemony Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Megan Kate Sarah Yarwood
    2022 Principal Supervisor The Power of 'Bollywood': How Indian Cinema Bridges the Cultural and Socio-political Divide between India and China Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Yanyan Hong
    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 From media users to media-enhanced knowledge creators: Identifying issues with integrating feature films and television series into university teaching Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ngoc Nhu Nguyen
  • 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
    2017 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Design Cultures in Conflict: An Analysis of User Experience Design Standards in Social Media Smartphone Apps Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Sami Dannaoui
    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
  • Phone: 83135620
  • Email: peter.pugsley@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83135241
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 9
  • Org Unit: School of Humanities

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