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School of English and Media Studies

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Dr Shelley Dixon PhD, MA (Dist), BA (Hons), BA

Senior Tutor

School of English and Media Studies

Dr Dixon has provided teaching services and support for a number of tertiary institutions and across a number of related fields, including literature, media, and communication studies.

Dr Dixon has a doctorate in English literature from Victoria University of Wellington.  Her postgraduate research focuses on the oeuvre of André Brink, an Afrikaans writer whose controversial writings opposed the apartheid government of South Africa and who continues to speak for those he considers disadvantaged and oppressed. 

Currently, Dr Dixon provides distance support and marking services for several papers in the undergraduate programme at the School of English & Media Studies. Papers vary from year to year, but typically include: 139.210 (Rewriting Classic Fiction), 139.305 (Twentieth Century Literature), 139.352 (Postcolonial Literature) and 139.361 (Literature of Women).

In her life outside of the tertiary sector, Dr Dixon provides copy editing, copy assessment and writing services across a range of fields.

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Professional

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in English - Victoria University of Wellington (2006)
  • Master of Arts (Distinction) - Victoria Univeristy of Wellington (2002)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Victoria University of Wellington (2001)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Victoria University of Wellington (2000)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Shelley's research interests include the nature and experience of exile; censorship and historical silencing, particularly in relation to apartheid South Africa; postcolonial literature; media literacy; communication practices; and representations such as age, gender, sexuality and ethnicity in media and advertising.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Comparative Literature Studies (200524): Cultural Studies (200200): Cultural Theory (200204):
Feminist Theory (220306):
Globalisation and Culture (200206):
Hermeneutic and Critical Theory (220307):
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Literary Studies (200500): Literary Theory (200525):
Philosophy (220300): Philosophy And Religious Studies (220000):
Postcolonial Studies (200211): Screen and Media Culture (200212)

Keywords

Communication Studies

Media Studies

Cultural Theory

Culture, Gender, Sexuality

Globalisation & Culture

Postcolonial Studies

Screen & Media Culture

Literatures in English

Comparative Literature Studies

Literary Theory

Stylistics & Textual Analysis

Feminist Theory

Hermeneutic & Critical Theory

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

Dr Dixon has provided teaching services and support for a number of tertiary institutions and across a number of related fields, including literature, media, and communication studies.

Currently, Dr Dixon provides distance support and marking services for several papers in the undergraduate programme at the School of English & Media Studies. Papers vary from year to year, but typically include: 139.210 (Rewriting Classic Fiction), 139.305 (Twentieth Century Literature), 139.352 (Postcolonial Literature) and 139.361 (Literature of Women).

Head of School

Associate Professor Jenny Lawn

Email: J.M.Lawn@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 213 6337

Administration staff

Joanne Ervine
Senior Administrator - Auckland
Email: J.Ervine@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 213 6909

Janet Lowe
Business Services Manager - Manawatu
Email: J.M.Lowe@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 06 951 7752

Julie McKenzie
Academic Programme Administrator
Email: J.A.McKenzie@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 06 951 7421

Anne Meredith
Academic Programme Administrator - "Writing Papers"
Email: A.M.Meredith@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 06 951 7548

College of Humanities and Social Sciences support staff

Claire Grant
Shared Campus Secretary - Wellington
Email: C.Grant@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 04 979 3597

Claire Jowsey
Shared Campus Secretary - Auckland
Email: C.Jowsey@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 212 7057

Marissa Penfold
Shared Campus Secretary - Auckland
Email: M.Penfold@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 213 6086

Honorary research fellows

These academics are honorary research fellows of our school:

Dr Doreen D'Cruz
Dr Judith Dell Panny
Professor Russell Poole
Dr John Ross

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