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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.
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.
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Field of research codes
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Cultural Studies (200200): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Screen and Media Culture (200212)
Tel: 09 213 6337
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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