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Lecturer in Communication Studies, University of Otago

Rosemary Overell works at the University of Otago. Her most recent work considers how gendered subjectivities are co-constituted by and through mediation. She draws particularly on Lacanian psychoanalysis to explore a variety of mediated sites. In particular, she considers the intersections between affect and signification and how these produce gender. Rosemary has looked at media as varied as anime, extreme metal and reality television.


  • 2013–present
    Lecturer in Media, Film and Communication, The University of Otago
  • 2008–2013
    Lecturer in Cultural Studies, The University of Melbourne


  • 2012 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD / Cultural Studies and Japanese Studies


  • 2015
    Brutal Belonging in Other Spaces: Grindcore Touring in Melbourne and Osaka, Youth Cultures and Subcultures: An Australian Perspective
  • 2014
    Affective Intensities in Extreme Music Scenes: Cases from Australia and Japan,
  • 2014
    Intermediality and interventions: Applying intermediality frameworks to reality television and microblogs, Refractory
  • 2012
    Review: 'Making Music in Japan's Underground: The Tokyo Hardcore Scene', Japanese Studies
  • 2012
    '[I] Hate Girls and Emo[tions]: Negotiating masculinity in grindcore music, Popular Music History
  • 2011
    Emo online: networks of sociality / networks of exclusion, Perfect Beat
  • 2010
    Brutal Belonging in Melbourne's Grindcore Scene, Studies in Symbolic Interaction
  • 2009
    The Pink Palace, policy and power: Home-making practices and gentrification in Northcote, Continuum