PhD (Monash University), BA, Hons (University of Canterbury), BFA (University of Canterbury)
Dr Belinda Smaill is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies. She completed her PhD at Momash University in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies. Belinda grew up in New Zealand and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film) and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (American Studies) at Canterbury University in Christchurch.
Her research interests are varied and Belinda has published on a wide range of topics including multicultural television, diasporic and transnational cinema, the cultural politics of documentary cinema and Australian film and television. Her research has consistently been driven by an interest in the politics of subjectivity and how these relate to broader formations of publicness, history and representation. She is the author of The Documentary: Politics, Emotion, Culture (2010) and the co-editor of Youth, Media and Culture in the Asia Pacific (2008). Belinda’s research has appeared in a number of international journals including Camera Obscura, Jump Cut, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, Quarterly Review of Film and Video and Feminist Media Studies.
- A recent essay published in a special issue of Screening the Past titled “Untimely Cinema: Cinema Out of Time”: “Cinema Against the Age: Feminism and Contemporary Documentary” A feature on this issue, edited by Jodi Brooks and Therese Davis, has been published in the well known blog, “Film Studies for Free“ Read more
- The Documentary: Politics, Emotion, Culture is a book that proposes that emotions such as pleasure, hope, pain, empathy or nostalgia play a powerful role in the circulation and reception of documentaries. Emotion shapes how political issues and individuals are represented and perceived in documentary and it is crucial to how we engage with the ... Read more