Dr Jodi   Brooks
Senior Lecturer

Dr Jodi Brooks

MA Research (UTS), PhD (University of NSW)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

I began teaching Film Studies at UNSW in 1997 when I joined what was then the School of Theatre and Film. Prior to taking up this position I had been a Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne (1994-1997) and a Lecturer in Screen Studies at the University of Technology (1991-1994). In 1996 I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at UC Davis, where I taught courses in both the gender studies and critical theory programs. I have always been interested in finding new ways of teaching and understanding our evolving screen culture and its diverse forms and histories. When I took up a position at UNSW in 1997 it was because it had one of the largest and longest running Film Studies programs in the country and so offered an ideal "home" for someone passionate about Film Studies. Over the last two decades Film Studies at UNSW has expanded and evolved in exciting ways. Alongside my research and teaching I have also been involved in curating film programs, worked in community media organisations, served on advisory committees and panels for various organisations including the National Library of Australia's Film and Video Collection and the Sydney International Film Festival, and was one of the co-founders of the Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand.

 

recently published:

Jodi Brooks (2019) Olive Kitteridge (Lisa Cholodenko, 2014), quality television and difficult women: female discontent in the age of binge-viewing, Feminist Media Studies, 19:7, 944-961

 

 

Phone
+61 2 90658028
Location
231H, Level 2 Robert Webster

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2017, 'Gender Matters: Gender Policy and the Rewriting of the Mother–Daughter Narrative in Contemporary Australian Women’s Filmmaking', in Australian Screen in the 2000s, pp. 143 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48299-6_7
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2017, 'Gender Matters: Gender Policy and the Rewriting of the Mother-Daughter narrative in Contemporary Australian Women's Filmmaking', in Ryan MD; Goldsmith B (ed.), Australian Screen in the 2000s, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 143 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48299-6
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2015, 'Laurel Canyon: Lacuscular Cinema', in Perkins C; Verevis C (ed.), US Independent Filmmaking After 1989: Possible Films,eds. Claire Perkins and Constantine Verevis, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 133 - 148
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2013, '"Invisibility's Beat: Ralph Ellison, Rhythm, and Cinema's Blind Field', in Hoogstad, JH (ed.), Off Beat: Pluralizing Rhythm, edn. Intersecting: Place, Sex, and Race, Rodopi, Amsterdam - New York, NY, pp. 149 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789401208871_011
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2011, 'The State of the Discipline: Film Studies as Bad Object', in Vassilieva J; Verevis C (ed.), After Taste: Cultural Value and the Moving Image, edn. Original, Routledge, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415679268/
    Book Chapters | 2004
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2004, ''Worrying the Note': inaudible beats in the gangsta film', in Drobnick J (ed.), Aural Cultures, edn. Original, YYZ Books, Toronto, pp. 157 - 168
    Book Chapters | 1999
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 1999, 'Performing aging/performance crisis for Norma Desmond, Baby Jane, Margo Channing, Sister George - and Myrtle', in Figuring age: women, bodies, generations, edn. Original, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana USA, pp. 232 - 247
    Book Chapters | 1999
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 1999, 'Crisis and the everyday: some thoughts on gesture and crisis in Cassavetes and Benjamin', in Falling for you: essays on cinema and performance, edn. Original, Power Publications, Sydney, Australia, pp. 73 - 104
    Book Chapters | 1995
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 1995, 'Between Contemplation and Distraction: Cinema, Obsession & Involuntary Memory', in Jayamanne L (ed.), Kiss Me Deadly: Feminism and Cinema for the Moment, edn. Original, Power Publications, Sydney, pp. 77 - 90
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J; Hopgood F, 2021, '“Bubbling” the Fourth Age in the Time of COVID-19: Ambivalence and Agency', M/C Journal, vol. 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/mcj.2746
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2019, 'Olive Kitteridge (Lisa Cholodenko, 2014), Quality Television and Difficult Women: Female Discontent in the Age of Binge-Viewing', Feminist Media Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2019.1667061
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J; Ford J; Robson M; Williams K, 2018, '"Intersections in Film and Media Studies." Special issue of fusion, edited by J. Brooks, J. Ford, M. Robson and K. Williams', Fusion, http://www.fusion-journal.com/014-intersections-in-film-and-media-studies/
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J; Davis T; Perkins C, 2018, '“Women, film and independence in the 21st century: A public forum.”', Fusion Journal, http://www.fusion-journal.com/women-film-and-independence-in-the-21st-century-a-public-forum/
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2014, 'The Kids Are All Right, the Pursuits of Happiness, and the Spaces Between', Camera Obscura: a journal of feminism and film theory, vol. 29, pp. 111 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/02705346-2408534
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J; Davis T, 2012, 'Untimely Cinema: Cinema Out of Time', Screening the Past, vol. 34, http://www.screeningthepast.com/2012/08/untimely-cinema-cinema-out-of-time/
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2012, 'Missed Beats: Unseen Cinema and a Cinema of the Unseen (or Stella Dallas, Again)', Screening the Past, vol. 34, http://www.screeningthepast.com/2012/08/missed-beats-unseen-cinema-and-a-cinema-of-the-unseen-or-stella-dallas-again/
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2011, 'Cinema, Disappearance, and Scale in David Lynch's Inland Empire (2006)', Screening the Past, http://www.screeningthepast.com/2011/07/cinema-disappearance-and-scale-in-david-lynch%E2%80%99s-inland-empire-2/
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2010, 'teaching bad objects: introduction', Continuum - Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 24, pp. 787 - 789, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2010.505941
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2010, 'The state of the discipline: film studies as bad object', Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 24, pp. 791 - 797, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2010.505942
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2007, 'The Lure of the Breach: Invisibility and the Dissolution of Cinematic Vision', Screening the Past, vol. 22, pp. Online - Online, http://www.screeningthepast.com/2015/01/the-lure-of-the-breach-invisibility-and-the-dissolution-of-cinematic-vision/
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2006, 'The last `Darky`: Bert williams, black-on-black minstrelsy, and the African diaspora.', Screening the Past, vol. 20, pp. online
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2003, 'Ghosting the machine: the sounds of tap and the sounds of film', Screen, vol. 44, pp. 355 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/screen/44.4.355
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2003, 'Jodi Brooks reviews Arthur Knight, Disintegrating the musical: black performance and American musical film', Screening the Past, vol. Issue, https://www.screeningthepast.com/2014/12/disintegrating-the-musical-black-performance-and-american-musical-film/
    Journal articles | 2001
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2001, 'Worrying the note: mapping time in the gangsta film', Screen (Oxford), vol. 42, pp. 363 - 381, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/screen/42.4.363
    Journal articles | 2001
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2001, 'Performing aging / performance crisis (for Norma Desmond, Baby Jane, Margo Channing, Sister George and Myrtle)', Senses of Cinema, vol. 16, pp. On the internet - On the internet, http://www.sensesofcinema.com/2001/john-cassavetes/cassavetes_aging/
    Journal articles | 2001
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2001, 'The sound of knocking: Jacques Becker`s Le trou', Screening the Past, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 13
    Journal articles | 2000
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 2000, 'Jonathan Crary, suspensions of perception: spectacle, and modern culture', Screening the Past, vol. 11
    Journal articles | 1998
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 1998, 'The force of the image', UTS Review: Cultural Studies and New Writing, pp. 180 - 187
    Journal articles | 1997
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 1997, 'Rituals of the Filmic Body', Writings on Dance, vol. 17, pp. 15 - 29
    Journal articles | 1995
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J; Hurley M; Raymond L, 1995, 'Queer Media', Media International Australia, vol. 78, pp. 4 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1329878x9507800102
    Journal articles | 1992
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 1992, 'Fascination and the grotesque:Whatever happened to baby Jane?', Continuum, vol. 5, pp. 225 - 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304319209388235
    Journal articles | 1989
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J, 1989, '"Consumed by Cinematic Monstrosity"', Art & Text, vol. 34, pp. 79 - 94
  • Other | 2012
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J; Davis T (ed.), 2012, UNTIMELY CINEMA: CINEMA OUT OF TIME, Jodi Brooks and Therese Davis. Special issue of SCREENING THE PAST, http://www.screeningthepast.com/issue-34/
    Other | 1995
    Dr Jodi Brooks
    Brooks J; Hurley M; Raymond L (eds.), 1995, QUEER MEDIA, Special issue of MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA, SAGE Publications, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1329878X9507800102

Awards

Jodi's research and teaching have been recognised through the following awards:

  • FASS Dean's Learning & Teaching Award (2014) for Outstanding Track Record in Higher Degree Research Supervision.
  • ARC Postgraduate Council Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision Award (2014)
  • Screen (Oxford University Press) Award for Excellence in Screen Studies (UK, 2002) for the essay "Ghosting the Machine: the sounds of tap and the sounds of film" Screen 44.4.  http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/screen/award.html
  • Humanities Research Program Dissertation Award, 1998, University of New South Wales for thesis: Benjamin for Girls: Cinema, Spectatorship, Fascination”

Grants

Media