Associate Professor Angela Ndalianis
University of Melbourne
Angela Ndalianis is Associate Professor in Cinema Studies at Melbourne University. Her research focuses on the neo-baroque nature of contemporary entertainment culture, media histories and the transmedia collisions of films, computer games, television, comic books and theme parks. Her publications include Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment (MIT Press 2004), Science Fiction Experiences (New Academia 2011), The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero (editor, Routledge 2009), Super/Heroes: from Hercules to Superman,(coeditor, New Academia Publishing 2007), Stars in Our Eyes: The Star Phenomenon in the Contemporary Era, (editor, Praeger 2002) and essays in the anthologies Screen Consciousness: Technology, Cinema, Mind and World (Rodopi 2006), Hop on Pop: the Politics and Pleasures of Popular Cultures (DukeUPress 2003), and Rethinking Media Change: The Aesthetics Of Transition (MIT Press 2003). The book The Horror Media Sensorium (McFarland) is currently in press, and she is completing the book Spectopolis: Theme Park Cultures, which looks at the historical and cultural influence of the theme park. Angela is also Trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria.