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Associate Professor Joe Grixti

Associate Professor

School of English and Media Studies

Joe Grixti is Head of the School of English and Media Studies. Prior to joining Massey University in 1997, he held lecturing and administrative appointments at the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Malta, and the University of Bristol. He has been a Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Warwick. His teaching and research interests are in media and cultural studies, with a particular focus on the impact of consumerism and globalisation on cultural value, identity and indigeneity.

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 6 356 9099, x 43336
    Location: 10, Colombo Village, Building 10
    Campus: Manawatu
  • Ph: +64 9 2136336
    Location: AT2.54, Atrium Building
    Campus: Albany

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Bristol University (1984)
  • Master of Arts - Oxford University (1978)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Joe's research interests are in media and cultural studies, with a particular focus on the impact of consumerism and globalisation on cultural value, identity and indigeneity. He is the author of Terrors of Uncertainty: The Cultural Contexts of Horror Fiction (reissued by Routledge in 2014), and of two field-based studies of young people’s interactions with local and global media in postcolonial contexts (Young People and the Broadcasting Media, and Broadcasting and the Young Adult Consumer). Other publications include journal articles and book chapters on popular fiction, cultural identity, children’s media consumption, indigenous media values, as well as on the intersections between elite and popular culture, particularly as reflected in film and TV adaptations of literary classics and in the appropriation of canonical works of art in commercial media. He has supervised projects on children’s literature, film adaptation, audience studies, youth media, fantasy, popular fiction, and the question of cultural value in the postmodern era.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Cultural Studies (200200): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Screen and Media Culture (200212)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Grixti, JA. (2012). Youth, New Media and the Performance of Digital Identities. Journal of the Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture. 4(1), 19-25 Retrieved from http://www.theworldwideforum.org/resources/Journal+4.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2009). Pop goes the canon: Consumer culture and artistic value in screen adaptations of literary classics. European Journal of Cultural Studies. 12(4), 447-467
[Journal article]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, J. (2006). Symbiotic transformations: Youth, global media and indigenous culture in Malta. Media, Culture and Society. 28(1), 105-122 Retrieved from http://mcs.sagepub.com/content/28/1/105.full.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2008). 'Glocalised' youth culture as linguistic performance: Media globalisation and the construction of hybrid identities. Noves SL: Revista de Sociolinguistica. , 1-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2006). Growing up between cultures: Linguistic and cultural identity among Maltese youth and their ethnic counterparts in Australia. Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies. 11(2), 1-15
[Journal article]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Cherrington, J., Chamberlain, K., & Grixti, J. (2006). Relocating alcohol advertising research: Examining socially mediated relationships with alcohol. Journal of Health Psychology. 11(2), 209-222
[Journal article]Authored by: Chamberlain, K., Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2005). Media talk as Carnivalesque Performance. International Journal of the Humanities. 3(2), 17-23
[Journal article]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2005). Compulsive comsumption and commercial media: Changing attitudes to spending and saving among Maltese youth. Journal of Maltese Educational Research. 3(1), 28-41
[Journal article]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2005). Beyond the academy. Overland. (180), 54-58
[Journal article]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2009). Review of children, media and consumption: On the front edge. Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies. 14(1), 149-151
[Journal article]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2007). Book review: Media and Maltese society. Global Media Journal: Mediterranean Edition. 2(2), 97-98
[Journal article]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2006). Embracing the monster. Overland. 182, 88-89
[Journal article]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2004). Challenging science: Issues for New Zealand society in the 21st century. SITES: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies. 1(2), 159-161
[Journal article]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2000). 'Not suitable for children': Young Maltese children's perceptions of adulthood and adult-rated TV programmes. Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies. 5(1), 119-140
[Journal article]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2008). La cultura juvenil 'glocalitzada' com a expressió lingüística: la globalització dels mitjans de comunicació i la construcció d'identitats híbrides (in Catalan).. Noves SL: Revista de Sociolingüística. , 1-9 Retrieved from http://www6.gencat.cat/llengcat/noves/hm08hivern/c_grixti1_2.htm
[Journal article]Authored by: Grixti, J.

Book

Grixti, J.(2014). Terrors of Uncertainty (Routledge Revivals) The Cultural Contexts of Horror Fiction. : Routledge
[Authored Book]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, J. (2011). Indigenous media values: Cultural and ethical implications. In R. Fortner, & PM. Fackler (Eds.) The Handbook of Global Communication and Media Ethics. (pp. 342 - 363). Malden, MA (USA) & Oxford UK: Wiley-Blackwell
[Chapter]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, J. (2012). The intrigue of the liminal: Fantastic explorations of the shadow self. In S. Coelsch-Foisner, S. Herbe, & E-M. Kubin (Eds.) New directions in the European fantastic. (pp. 41 - 52). Germany: Universitaetsverlag Winter
[Chapter]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, J. (2012). Commodifying museums and classical artworks through popular fiction and films. In S. Coelsch-Foisner, & D. Brown (Eds.) The museal turn. (pp. 249 - 261). Germany: Universitaetsverlag Winter
[Chapter]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2009). Blockbuster art and elitist pulp: Textual discrimination in the age of commercial Media. In S. Coelsch Foisner, & D. Flothow (Eds.) High Culture and/versus Popular Culture. (pp. 31 - 44). Heidelberg, Germany: Universitaetsverlag WINTER
[Chapter]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2008). Desirability and its discontents: Young people's responses to media images of health, beauty and physical perfection. In . Twohig, . P, . Kalitzkus, & . V (Eds.) Social Studies of Health, Illness and Disease. (pp. 49 - 74). Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi
[Chapter]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA.(2004). Broadcasting and the young adult consumer: Local and global media influences on Maltese youth culture. Hamrun, Malta: Broadcasting Authority
[Authored Book]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA.(2000). Young people and the broadcasting media: The Maltese experience. Hamrun, Malta: Broadcasting Authority
[Authored Book]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2006). Indigenous culture and global media: Young people's shifting perceptions of tradition and identity. In H. McNaughton, & A. Lam (Eds.) The Reinvention of Everyday Life: Culture in the Twenty-First Century. (pp. 135 - 142). Christchurch, NZ: Canterbury University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, J. (2012). Good Friday pageant. In C. Borg, & R. Vella (Eds.) Shooting society: Documenting contemporary life in Malta. (pp. 90 - 93). Malta: Midsea Books
[Chapter]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2011). Indigenous culture and global media (in Mandarin). In A. Lam, & H. McNaughton (Eds.) The Cultural Reconstruction of Our Everyday Life (a Mandarin-language expansion of The Reinvention of Everyday Life: Culture in the Twenty-first Century, with additional essays from China). (pp. 223 - 231). Shanghai: Fudan University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, J. (2010). Desirability and its discontents. In I. Lange, & Z. Norridge (Eds.) Illness, Bodies and Contexts: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. (pp. 251 - 264). Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Grixti, J.

Conference

Grixti, J. (2012, November). Youth, new media and the performance of digital identities. Presented at XI Annual Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture: Learning and Living Around the World: New Perspectives for New Challenges. Rome, Italy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2011). Indigenous media boundaries: Reconsidering the binary of indigeneity and settler state. Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Communication on the Edge 2011. (pp. 1 - 13). : Australian and New Zealand Communication Association [ANZCA] Conference: Communication on the Edge: Shifting boundaries and identities
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA.The Intrigue of the Liminal: Fantastic Explorations of the Shadow Self. . University of Salzburg, Austria
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA.Embracing uncertainty: The other as hybrid soulmate in contemporary vampire fiction and films. . University of Heidelberg, Germany
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, J. (2010, December). Ancestral values and postmodern fluidity: Indigenous media and the disjunctive flows of globalization. Presented at Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa New Zealand [ASAANZ] Conference: Whakapapa/Genealogies/Ancestors. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2009, September). Classic artworks as filmic devices: Artistic value and consumer culture. Presented at Framing Film: Cinema and the Visual Arts. University of Winchester, United Kingdom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA.(2009). Commodifying museums through popular fiction and films. . Salzburg University, Branauer Zentrum, Austria
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2009). Commodifying museums through popular fiction and films (Refereed Abstract & Oral Presentation). In Museum Narratives Conference(pp. 1 - 14). : Salzberg University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2009, October). Aesthetic value and commercial media: Artworks in popular film and television. Presented at The Aesthetic Dimension of Visual Culture Conference. Academy of Fine Arts, Charles University, Prague, Czeck Republic.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2009). Style as performance of transience: Popular adaptations of canonical literature (REFEREED ABSTRACT & ORAL PRESENTATION). In International Literary Criticism & Theory Conference: Style in Theory/Styling Theory(pp. 14 - 14). : University of Malta
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA.(2009). Style as performance of transience: Popular adaptations of canonical literature. . University of Malta, MSD, Malta
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA.(2009). Classic artworks as filmic devices: Artistic value and consumer culture. . University of Winchester, United Kingdom
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2008, June). Transforming literary classics into visual spectacles: The impact of consumerism on perceptions of high culture. Presented at 2nd Global Conference - Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues. Oxford, England.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA.(2008). Classics to soaps: Generic mutations in the age of commerical media. . London, England
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA.(2007). Blockbuster art and elitist pulp: Textual discrimination in the age of commercial media. . University of Salzburg, Austria
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA.(2006). Cultural hybridity and language: Performances of identity among Maltese youths and their ethnic counterparts in Australia. . Monash University, Melbourne, VIC
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA.(2005). Media talk as carnivalesque performance: Young people's media engagements and the fashioning of identities.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA.(2005). Desirability and its discontents: Young people's responses to media images of health, beauty and physical perfection.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2005). Consuming the foreign: global commercial media and young people's changing perceptions of cultural identity in Malta. Ege University 8th Annual International Cultural Studies Symposium. (pp. 89 - 97). Izmir, Turkey
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA.(2004). Symbiotic transformations: Youth, global media and indigenous culture. . University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA.(2003). Youth, indigenous culture and global media: A case study in shifting perceptions of tradition and identity. . Christchurch, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2003, May). Consuming the foreign: Global commercial media and young people's changing perceptions of sexual and cultural identity. Presented at 8th International Cultural Studies Symposium. Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Grixti, J.

Other

Grixti, J. (2011). Defining indigenous media. Presented at Massey University, Albany, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2007, November). Researching Maltese Youth and their Global Media Experiences. In Staff and Postgraduate Students at the Department of Youth and Community Studies at the University of Malta.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2005, January). Broadcasting and the young adult consumer. : Broadcasting Authority of Malta.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2002, June). Children's perceptions of adult-rated TV programmes. : German-Maltese Circle.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2002, May). 'Not suitable for children': Adult-rated TV programmes and children's perception of identity. : University of Southern Queensland.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2000, May). Young people and the broadcasting media: The Maltese experience. : Broadcasting Authority of Malta.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Grixti, J.
Grixti, JA. (2000, May). Children and the broadcasting media. : Public lecture , aimed at journalists, media professionals, and educators.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Grixti, J.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 2
CoSupervisor 1 2

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