Emeritus Professor James   Donald
Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor James Donald

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

James Donald was the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UNSW from 2007 to 2015, having been appointed Professor of Film Studies in 2003. He was previously Professor of Media at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia, and before that, in England, he had worked in the School of Education at the Open University and helped to establish Media Studies at the University of Sussex. In the late 1970s, James Donald was editor of the journal Screen Education, and went on to found New Formations. He has written books about modern education and the modern city, and co-authored the Penguin Atlas of Media and Information. He has edited over a dozen books on cinema, the media, education, and cultural and social theory, as well as contributing to a variety of books and journals. His current research includes a project, supported in its early stages by an ARC Discovery Grant, on the significance of two Black American stars, Josephine Baker and Paul Robeson, in the transnational culture of modernism between the World Wars, and a comparative and historical account of universities and the media as modern institutions. He is still trying to work out what sort of thing cinema is going to be in the twenty-first century.

He is a graduate of Oxford University (BA Hons in English), Goldsmiths' College, London (MSc in Education) and the Open University (PhD in Sociology). In 2003, he was Visiting Fellow at the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften in Vienna. In 2006, he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. In 2008, he was appointed a Special Professor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Nottingham in the UK.  He serves on the boards of UNSW Press and the Confucius Institute at UNSW.

Phone
9385 0580

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2019, 'Urban Cinema and Photography: On Cities and "Cityness"', in Krajina Z; Stevenson D (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication, Routledge, pp. 46 - 56
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2019, 'Urban cinema and photography on cities and “cityness”', in The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication, pp. 46 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315211633-6
    Books | 2015
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2015, Some of These Days: Black Stars, Jazz Aesthetics and Modernist Culture, Oxford University Press, New York, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354016.001.0001
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2014, 'Robeson Agonistes', in Lusty N (ed.), Modernism and Masculinity, Cambridge University Press, New York, pp. 141 - 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139097123.009
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2012, 'Response', in Finnane M; Donaldson I (ed.), Taking Stock: The Humanities in Australia, edn. 9, UWA Publishing, Crawley, WA, pp. 137 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djv206
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2011, 'Inner London', in Manley L (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of London, Cambridge University Press, pp. 261 - 278, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CCOL9780521897525.015
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2010, 'Cinema, Modernism, and Modernity', in The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199545445.013.0029
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2010, 'Cinema, Modernism, and Modernity', in Brooker P; Gasiorek A; Longworth D; Thacker A (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 503 - 520, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199545445.013.0029
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2010, 'Sounds like hell : dystopian urban noise', in Prakash G (ed.), Noir urbanisms : dystopic images of the modern city, edn. Original, Princeton University Press, Princeton, pp. 31 - 52
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2008, 'Introduction: Hooray for a Mickey mouse subject!', in The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849200400
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2008, 'As It Happened...Borderline, the Uncanny and the Cosmopolitan', in Collins J; Jervis J (ed.), Uncanny Modernity: Cultural Theories, Modern Anxieties, Macmillan, pp. 91 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230582828
    Books | 2008
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    2008, The Sage Handbook of Film Studies, Donald J, (ed.), SAGE, London, Thousand Oaks, New Dehli, Singapore, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849200400
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2007, 'A Complex Kind of Training: Cities technologies and sound in jazz-age Europe', in Damousi J; Deacon D (ed.), Talking and Listening in the Age of Modernity: Essays on the History of Sound, ANU, The Australian National University E Press, Canberra, Australia, pp. 19 - 34, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000291255400003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2006, 'Wo bin ich? Was ist los? Was mache ich hier?', in Delete! Die Entschriftung des offentlichen Raums, edn. Original, Orange Press, Germany, pp. 31 - 43
    Books | 2005
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2005, Vorstellungswelten moderner Urbanitat, Locker Verlag, Vienna
    Book Chapters | 2005
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2005, 'Flannery', in Brooker P; Thacker A (ed.), Geographies of Modernism Literatures, cultures, spaces, Routledge Press, USA and Canada, pp. 155 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203392362
    Books | 2001
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Hemelryk Donald SJ; Balnaves M; Donald J, 2001, The Global Media Atlas, British Film Institute, London
    Books | 2001
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Hemelryk Donald SJ; Balnaves M; Donald J, 2001, Der Fischer Atlas Medien, Fischer, Frankfurt
    Books | 2001
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Hemelryk Donald SJ; Balnaves M; Donald J, 2001, Atlas des médias dans le monde, Éditions Autrement, Paris
    Books | 2001
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Hemelryk Donald SJ; Donald J; Balnaves M, 2001, The Penguin Atlas of Media and Information, original, Penguin, New York
    Book Chapters | 2000
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Hemelryk Donald SJ; Donald J, 2000, 'The publicness of cinema', in Gledhill C; Williams L (ed.), Re-inventing Film Studies, edn. original, Edward Arnold, London, pp. 114 - 129
    Books | 1999
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 1999, Imagining the Modern City, 1st, Athlone Press/ University of Minnesota Press, London/ Minneapolis
    Books | 1998
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 1998, Close Up 1927-1933: Cinema and Modernism, Donald J; Friedberg A; Marcus L, (eds.), Cassell/ University of Princeton Press, London/ Princeton
    Books | 1992
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 1992, Sentimental Education: Schooling, Popular Culture and the Regulation of Liberty, Verso, London
    Books | 1989
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Burgin V; Donald J; Kaplan C, 1989, Formations of fantasy, Kaplan C; Donald J; Burgin V, (eds.)
    Books | 1989
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 1989, Fantasy and the cinema, Donald J, (ed.), British Film Inst
    Books | 1986
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J; Hall S; University O, 1986, Politics and ideology, Hall S; Donald J, (ed.), Open Univ Pr
    Books | 1985
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Beechey V; University O, 1985, Subjectivity and social relations, Beechey V; Donald J, (ed.), Open Univ Pr
    Books | 1983
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Wolpe A; Donald J, 1983, Is there anyone here from education?, Longwood Pr Ltd
    Books | 1983
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 1983, Formations of Pleasure, Routledge Kegan & Paul
  • Journal articles | 2013
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Kessler C; Skinner Q; Maddison S; Malpas N; Gascoigne J; Rao U; Donald J, 2013, 'Q&A session after the public lecture of Quentin Skinner', Ab Imperio, pp. 55 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/imp.2013.0022
    Journal articles | 2010
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2010, 'The Spaces of the Modern City: Imaginaries, Politics, and Everyday Life', CULTURAL GEOGRAPHIES, vol. 17, pp. 535 - 535, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/14744740100170040703
    Journal articles | 2010
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2010, 'Persuading Fred: An essay review of recent books by Stanley Fish, Louis Menand, and Martha Nussbaum', Persuading Fred: An essay review of recent books by Stanley Fish, Louis Menand, and Martha Nussbaum, vol. November 10, 2010, http://www.tcrecord.org/
    Journal articles | 2009
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2009, 'Jazz Modernism and Film Art: Dudley Murphy and Ballet mecanique', Modernism-Modernity, vol. 16, pp. 25 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/mod.0.0048
    Journal articles | 2008
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Journal articles | 2007
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2007, 'Internationalisation, Diversity and the Humanities Curriculum: Cosmopolitanism and Multiculturalism Revisted', Journal of Philosophy of Education, vol. 41.3, pp. 289 - 307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9752.2007.00572.x
    Journal articles | 2007
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2007, 'Modernism, media and propaganda: British narrative from 1900 to 1945', Novel - a Forum on Fiction, vol. 40, pp. 312 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/ddnov.040030312
    Journal articles | 2007
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2007, 'Kracauer and the Dancing Girls', New Formations, vol. Number 61, pp. 49 - 63
    Journal articles | 2006
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2006, 'Hartley, John (Ed.), Creative Industries, Blackwell, Oxford, 2005', Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture and Policy, vol. 118, pp. 160 - 161
    Journal articles | 2005
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2005, 'The Enigma of Arrival', SCAN - Journal of Media Arts and Culture, vol. 2, pp. Online
    Journal articles | 2004
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2004, 'What`s New? A Letter to Terry Flew', Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 18, pp. 235 - 246
    Journal articles | 2003
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Donald J, 2003, 'Kant, the Press and the Public Use of Reason', Javnost-The Public, vol. 10, pp. 45 - 63
  • Working Papers | 1995
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Hemelryk Donald SJ; Donald J, 1995, The City, the Cinema: Modern Spaces, University of Sussex, UK, University of Sussex Graduate Research Centre in Culture and Communication Research Papers, http://dx.doi.org
    Working Papers | 1995
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Hemelryk Donald SJ; Donald J, 1995, Studies in Radio History, University of Sussex, UK, University of Sussex Graduate Research Centre in Culture and Communication Research Papers, 3, http://dx.doi.org
    Working Papers | 1995
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Hemelryk Donald SJ; Donald J, 1995, British Cinema and National Identity, University of Sussex, UK, University of Sussex Graduate Research Centre in Culture and Communication Research Papers, 2, http://dx.doi.org
    Working Papers | 1995
    Emeritus Professor James Donald
    Hemelryk Donald SJ; Donald J, 1995, Identity, Authority and Democracy, University of Sussex, UK, University of Sussex Graduate Research Centre in Culture and Communication Research Papers, 1, http://dx.doi.org

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