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Researcher: Blackwood, GM (Dr Gemma Blackwood)

Fields of Research

Screen media
Cinema studies
Screen and media culture
Media studies
Impacts of tourism
Cultural and creative industries
Tourism marketing
Social geography
Visual cultures
Art criticism
Economic development policy
Australian history
Communication studies

Research Objectives

Visual communication
The creative arts
Understanding Australia's past
Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
Government and politics
Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
Socio-cultural issues in tourism
The performing arts

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Wolf Creek: an UnAustralian Story?; Continuum
Australia Day: a survivor’s film guide
Charlie's Country: David Gulpilil confounds our romantic fantasies
Death tourism, Auschwitz selfies, and online souvenirs
Dream factory tours: the universal pictures movie tour attraction in the 1960s; Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
Hollywood holidays: case studies of global film tourism sites and their ideological impacts
How Mad Max wrote the script for the action blockbuster
Identifying tensions in the development of northern Australia: implications for governance; Journal of Economic and Social Policy
In Motion and On Location: Representing Travel Ideals in Film; Motion Pictures: Travel Ideals in Film
Knocking Your Knitted Socks Off ? ABC TV’s Rosehaven, screen tourism and destination-marketing in Tasmania; Tourism in Tasmania
Meet the ABC's first-ever Top 5 humanities researchers: Interview with Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Meet the Foys, likely inventors of the family car holiday to Uluru
Motion Pictures: Travel Ideals in Film; Peter Lang AG
Paradise Glossed: The Representation of Backpacker Ideals in The Beach; Motion Pictures: Travel Ideals in Film
Pass the Iced VoVos: the resurrection of Australiana
Repeating Visions: Hitchcock's Vertigo and San Francisco; Travel and Representation
Talking Point: Dark Mofo sparks a bigger conversation
The Phantasm of the Opera: The Sydney Opera House; World Film Locations: Sydney
The Serpent (2021): monstrous tourism, a serial killer, and the Hippie Trail; M/C Journal
Tracks, a film that lets a woman thrive in the outback
Tropical Darwin on screen: critiquing national values using urban frontier tropes in Charlie’s Country and Last Cab to Darwin; eTropic
Vanessa Berry’s Mirror Sydney: An Atlas of Reflections
Whose real? encountering new frontiers in Westworld; MEDIANZ: Media Studies Journal of Aotearoa New Zealand

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision