Tim Groves

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Senior Lecturer School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

Courses

Teaching in 2018

Research interests

Post-classical Hollywood cinema; serial killer and horror films; critical psychology and psychoanalysis; hypnosis, melancholia, mood, and telepathy

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Monash

PhD Latrobe

“My research focuses on two main areas. The first involves using critical psychology and psychoanalysis to explore affect and emotion. My previous publications have traced the affective and performative dimensions of film criticism and interpretation. Recently I have been investigating how phenomena such as melancholia, suggestion, and telepathy can explain experiences like immaterial communication, cinematic moods, and affective contagion. My work also examines post-classical American cinema. I’m currently exploring the links between style and subjectivity in serial killer films and television series. More broadly, I’m interested in post-classical aesthetics and the continuing influence of 1970s American cinema on contemporary Hollywood.”

Areas of supervision

  • Contemporary Hollywood cinema
  • Post-classical film aesthetics
  • 1970s American cinema
  • Film authorship
  • Horror and serial killer films
  • Mourning and melancholia
  • Suggestion and telepathy

Selection of publications

Articles

  • “Serial Killer Films, Style, and Post-Classical Narration.” Refereed Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2016 (Co-authored with Sarah Dillon).
  • “Speaking Truth to Power in Everynight … Everynight (Alkinos Tsilimidos, 1994).” Senses of Cinema 64 (September 2012).
  • “The Art of Murder: Stylishness in the Serial Killer Media Text.” Communication Journal of New Zealand 12.2 (December 2011): 71-88.
  • Vertigo and the Maelstrom of Criticism.” Screening the Past 32 (2011)
  • "Against the Flow of Time: Michael Mann and Edward Hopper." Screening the Past 23 (2008) (Co-authored with Costas Thrasyvoulou).
  • "Melancholy Criticism: Primary Identification, the Film and the Critic." New Zealand Journal of Media Studies 10.1 (2007).
  • "Entranced: Affective Mimesis and Cinematic Identification." Screening the Past 20 (2006).
  • "Night Surfing: On Telephilia." Senses of Cinema 30 (2004).
  • "The Terrorist and the Collaborator." Media International Australia 109 (2003): 22–31. (Co-authored with Dr William Routt).
  • "Cinema/Writing/Affect." Senses of Cinema 25 (2003).
  • "The Un/Forgiven Director." Screening the Past 12 (2001).
  • "'We All Have it Coming, Kid.' Clint Eastwood and the Dying of the Light." Senses of Cinema 12 (2001).

Conference papers

  • “Murder by Imitation: The Influence of Se7en on Credit Sequences.” Screen Studies Association of Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Conference, Wellington, November 2016
  • “Affect and Suggestion.” History of the Emotions Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, September 2015
  • Hannibal, Hypnosis and the Disorder of ‘Pure Empathy.’” Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Brisbane, July 2015
  • “Serial Killer Films, Style, and Post-Classical Narration.” Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Wellington, June 2015 (Co-authored with Sarah Dillon)
  • Groves, Tim. “‘It Feels Good Because God Has Power’: The Serial Killer Mastermind and His Disciples.” Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Wellington, June 2015
  • “Michael Mann and 1970s Cinema.” Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand, Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, December 2012
  • “Angels and Demons: John Carpenter’s Masters of Horror Films.” Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand, Auckland, July 2011
  • “On Feeling Le Rayon Vert.” Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand, University of New South Wales, December 2010
  • “Bad Affects: A/Sociality and St Elmo’s Fire.” B for Bad Cinema Conference, Monash University, April 2009.
  • “Performing Gender in Vertigo Criticism.” Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand, University of Otago, November 2008
  • “Telepathy, Style and the Serial Killer Film.” MEDIANZ Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, February 2007
  • “Eisenstein and Serial Killers.” Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand, RMIT University, November 2006
  • “Cinema, Affective Spectatorship and Psychoanalysis.” Soi-disant: Writing, Screening and Theorizing the Self in French. Australian Society of French Studies Conference, University of Queensland, July 2003

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Courses

Teaching in 2018