Critical Panel

We are honoured to have some of the brightest minds–drawn from a variety of disciplines–take part in a critical panel that interrogates “The Flesh of the World”. In this roundtable, each panelist will present how the experience of the body influences and shapes their own research.

Professor Stephanie Trigg (University of Melbourne).

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Stephanie Trigg holds an Honours Degree and a PhD in English from the Department of English at the University of Melbourne and a B.Litt. degree in Philosophy and Social Theory from Melbourne. She was awarded the University of Melbourne’s Woodward Medal for Research Excellence in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2004, and the Faculty of Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2003. In 2005, she was Visiting Hurst Professor in the Department of English and American Literature at Washington University in Saint Louis. In 2009 she is Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and Distinguished Lecturer, New York University. She was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2006, and in 2008 received the Patricia Grimshaw Award for Excellence in Mentoring, and an Award for Teaching Excellence in Arts and Humanities from the Australian Teaching and Learning Council.

Dr. Elizabeth Stephens (Centre for the History of European Discourses, University of Queensland).

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Elizabeth Stephens is an ARC Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Centre. Her research focuses on philosophies and histories of the body, informed especially by gender studies, queer theory, and French post-structuralism. Current projects include monographs on Techno-Sensorium: Technology and the Training of the Senses and A Critical Genealogy of Normality (co-authored with Peter Cryle).

Her books include Anatomy as Spectacle: Public Exhibitions of the Body from 1750 to the Present (Liverpool UP, 2011) and Queer Writing: Homoeroticism in Jean Genet’s Fiction (Palgrave, 2009), as well as the edited collections Embodiment and The Archival Imaginary (2010, with Susan Stryker) and Male Bodies (2007).

Dr. Lisa Bode (School of English, Media Studies, and Art History, University of Queensland).

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Lisa Bode lectures in Film and Television Studies at the University of Queensland. She is an internationally recognized expert on the nature and conception of screen performance in the digital age, and has researched more widely the critical and popular reception of troubling or controversial screen texts, including Catherine Hardwicke’s screen adaptation of Twilight; Chris Lilley’s television comedy; and the use of editing or computer animation to imbue the images of deceased actors and celebrities with ‘new life’.

Her current projects are a book on the historical interplay between screen acting, technology and illusionism in Hollywood cinema from the Silent Era to the digital present; and research into the afterlives of dead film stars in cultural and institutional memory and amnesia.

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