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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.
21st Century Citizenship
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)
Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Globalisation & Culture
Screen & Media Culture
Literatures in English
Comparative Literature Studies
Stylistics & Textual Analysis
Hermeneutic & Critical Theory
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).