Recent writing on documentary

May 10th, 2021 | Posted by Jeni Thornley in News

In Press: Book chapter: ‘memory film: a filmmaker’s diary’, Constructions of The Real: Intersections of Practice and Theory in Documentary-Based Filmmaking, (eds.) K. Munro et al., Intellect Books Series: Artwork Scholarship: International Perspectives in Education, 2022. 

In Press: Book chapter: ‘“We are not dead”: Decolonizing the Frame’, (ed.) Knopf et al., First Takes, Fourth World: Global Indigenous Films, Transnational Indigenous Perspectives Series, Routledge, 2021.

Book Chapter:  ‘Island Home Country: On the possibility of praxis between “artefact” and “exegesis” in the creative arts doctorate : a case study’, eds., L. Ravelli et al, Doctoral Writing in the Creative and Performing Arts: the researcher/practitioner nexus (Libri, UK 2014).

PHD thesis: ‘Island Home Country’– Subversive mourning: working with Aboriginal protocols in a documentary film about colonisation and growing up white in Tasmania. A cine-essay and exegesis (online)

Film Festival Review: ‘The eye of the camera: Ethnographic documentary and the Aperture Festival’, Metro Media & Education Magazine, Issue 181, Sept.2014.

Essay : ‘Islands of possibility: Film-making, cultural practice, political action and the decolonization of Tasmanian history’, Studies in Australasian Cinema, Decolonizing Screens, 7.2:  2013.

Film Festival Review: “The ethnography of compassion: documentary in Vietnam”Realtime #13 2013.

Book ReviewReview of “Cinema’s Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács”, in Screening The Past, 2012.

TV Series Review: Go back to where you came from: Reality TV encounters the refugee crisis, The Conversation, June 2011.

Book Review:  ‘Australia Documentary: History Practices and Genres’, Trish FitzSimons et al, Cambridge UP, 2011, Metro Magazine, No 173, 2011.

Book Chapter: Island Home Country, ‘Working with Aboriginal protocols in a documentary film about colonisation and growing up white in Tasmania’, in Eds. Peters-Little, Curthoys & Docker,  ’Passionate Histories Myth, Memory and Indigenous Australia’, (Aboriginal History Monograph 21 ANU Press, 2010.


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