Cherie Lacey

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Lecturer School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

Courses

Teaching in 2018

QUALIFICATIONS

MA Victoria University of Wellington

PhD University of Auckland

RECENT PROJECTS

Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand. Co-edited with Ingrid Horrocks. Wellington: VUP, 2016. Download the Introduction [web link: http://placingthepersonalessay.weebly.com/]

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

‘The Emotional Life of Social Robots: Aesthetics and Affects’.  This project explores the nexus between ‘cute’ design aesthetics and emotional attachment in social robots. (book)

‘The Emotive Circle: Cute Aesthetics and Intimacy in the New Social Robots’ (with Dr Catherine Caudwell, School of Design). This article focuses on one design feature shared by a number of the new social robots— the ‘emotive circle’, which is deployed by the robots to express everything from love to empathy, concern to kindness. (article)

Essays on Mediated Affects. This book comprises a series of personal essays about the ways in which our everyday encounters with popular media mediate our affective states. (book)

AREAS OF SUPERVISION

  • Popular Media Culture
  • Media Affectivity
  • Cute Studies
  • Commodity Aesthetics
  • Digital Media Writing
  • Postcolonial Media Cultures
  • Critical Theory

PUBLICATIONS

Lacey, Cherie. ‘Vipassanā’. Mimicry 2, 2017.

Lacey, Cherie. ‘Orgy Tent’. Turbine/Kapohau 16. 2016.

Lacey, Cherie (with Ingrid Horrocks). Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand. Wellington: VUP, 2016.

Lacey, Cherie (with Ingrid Horrocks). ‘Writing Here’, in Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand. Wellington: VUP, 2016.

Lacey, Cherie. ‘The Thing-ness of History’. NZ Books, Issue 11, Autumn 2016.

Lacey, Cherie (with Cindy Zeiher). ‘Falling in Love is a Piece of Cake: Fantasies of Love in Florian Habicht’s Love Story’. Écranosphère, Vol.2, Winter 2015.

Lacey, Cherie. ‘Travelling Light’. Pantograph Punch, 2014.

Lacey, Cherie. ‘De-colonising the Settler Narrative. In Making Film and Television Histories: Australia and New Zealand. Eds. James Bennett and Rebecca Beirne, IB Tauris, 2011.

Lacey, Cherie. ‘Unsettled Historiography: Postcolonial Anxiety and the Burden of the Past.’ New Zealand Cinema: Interpreting the Past, Eds. Alistair Fox, Hilary Radner, Barry K. Grant, University of Otago Press, 2010.

Courses

Teaching in 2018