My work moves between a number of disciplinary locations, spanning both film theory and cultural studies. I have a special interest in media seriality – film and TV remakes, sequels and trilogies – and have authored and edited books on each of these topics.
Since 1996 I have has taught film and television studies at Monash University, initially in the Visual Culture program and (as of 2007) in a dedicated Film and Television Studies program (now Film and Screen Studies in the School of Media, Film and Journalism).
I have published widely in the areas of film and cultural studies, and my essays and reviews have appeared in edited collections, and journals such as Antithesis, Australian Studies, Continuum, Framework, Film Criticism, Film Studies, Hitchcock Annual, Media International Australia, Senses of Cinema, Studies in Australasian Cinema, and Studies in Documentary Film.
In recent years I have worked (with co-investigators Noel King and Deane Williams) on an Australian Research Council, Discovery Project that looks at the development of Australian Film Theory and Criticism in the decade long period 1975–85.
My current projects include the co-edited volume Possible Films: US Independent Filmmaking after 1989 (forthcoming, Edinburgh UP), co-authored Australian International Pictures (forthcoming, Edinburgh UP) and co-edited works on BADaptations, Transnational Film Remakes and Transnational Television Remakes (in preparation).