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Masterclass: Developing Publication Strategies in Contemporary Academia

Associate Professor Jane Stadler, University of Queensland

Date: 28 November 2016
Time: 3.30 - 5.30pm
Location: Collaborative Learning Room 461, Arts West (Building 148)

Expressions of interest

Expressions of interest are sought from graduates and recently graduated early career researchers. Submit a short abstract summarising your topic or project (of no more than 150 words), plus specific queries or aspects of publishing that you would like addressed in the masterclass by 21 November 2016.

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Call for participation

Associate Professor Jane Stadler from the School of Communication and Arts at the University of Queensland will lead a masterclass that aims to introduce postgraduate researchers to the context for, and processes of, academic publishing. After providing an overview of the context for publishing in the contemporary university environment, it will address the process of turning a conference paper into a publication. The masterclass will provide information about developing a publication strategy targeting journals as well as books, and it will work through issues such as the blind peer review process, how to deal with rejections, the online publishing environment, and writing a book proposal based on your thesis. The seminar is designed for postgraduates aiming to author their first scholarly publication through to those who have already begun to publish their research and to start planning for a future academic job application or post-doctoral fellowship application. Developing a conference paper, a chapter of your thesis, or your entire dissertation into a publication can be daunting. Often the processes we adopt in preparing a presentation are quite different from the formalities of academic publishing and the two practices do not necessarily flow from one into the other. This masterclass will provide an opportunity for postgraduates and recently graduated early career researchers to workshop and unpack the tensions between conference papers, theses, and publications and to work toward developing a cohesive publication strategy.

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Keynote presenters

Media and Society (2016)
Media and Society (2016)

Associate Professor Jane Stadler

Jane Stadler is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies in the School of Communication and Arts at the University of Queensland. She led a collaborative Australian Research Council Cultural Atlas project on landscape and location in Australian narratives (2011-2014) and has co-authored a book on this topic (Imagined Landscapes, 2016), and she is author of Pulling Focus (2008), co-author of Screen Media (2009) and Media and Society (2016), and co-editor of an anthology on adaptation, Pockets of Change (2011). Her research interests span cultural cartography through to phenomenological, philosophical, and neuropsychological understandings of spectatorship and empathy.

Professor Angela Ndalianis

The Horror Sensorium: Media and the Senses (2012)
The Horror Sensorium: Media
and the Senses

Angela Ndalianis is Director of the Transformative Technologies Research Unit and Professor in Screen Studies at The University of Melbourne. Her research interests include: genre studies, with expertise in the horror and science fiction genres; entertainment media and media histories; and special effects technologies. Her publications include Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment (2004), Science Fiction Experiences (2010), The Horror Sensorium: Media and the Senses (2012) and The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero (editor, 2008) and is currently completing two books: Batman: Myth and Superhero and Robots and Entertainment Culture.