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Biography

Tessa Dwyer is a Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies. Prior to arriving at Monash, she taught Screen and Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne, and worked as a researcher at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University. Tessa is a member of the inter-disciplinary research group Eye Tracking the Moving Image (ETMI) and president of the journal Senses of Cinema (www.sensesofcinema.org).

Tessa’s research focuses on screen translation, language difference and transnational reception and distribution practices. She holds an Honours and MA degree in Fine Arts (Film) from the University of Melbourne, and a PhD in Screen and Media Culture, also from the University of Melbourne.

Research interests

Screen Translation

Subtitling, dubbing, fansubbing, audio description, multiple-language versions, cross-cultural viewing and mediating practices, transnational production, distribution and reception, screen accessibility

Television Fandom and Informal Distribution

Post-broadcast TV, TV fandom, media tourism, fan subcultures and fansubbing, media piracy, media censorship, networking technologies and social media, post-broadcast industry change

Accent and Australian Screen Media

How have the Australian language and accent shaped our national screen industries? Ocker films, verbal play, slang, ‘strine’, accent neutralisation and transnational casting

Eye Tracking and Visual Processing

How do we attend to, and process, moving-image screen media? How does text on screen (titles, captions, subtitles) affect the audiovisual experience?

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2003 2019

Audiovisual translation and fandom

Dwyer, T., 2019, The Routledge Handbook of Audiovisual Translation. Pérez González, L. (ed.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 436-452 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Inside the Story: Writing the powerful female world of Wentworth

Dwyer, T., O'Meara, R., Batty, C. & Taylor, S., 11 Jul 2019, 3 p. The Conversation.

Research output: Other contributionOther

Open Access
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On the Inside: 40 Years of Prisoner (Cell Block H) at the St Kilda Film Festival, Melbourne

Dwyer, T., Taylor, S., O'Meara, R. & Batty, C., 16 Jul 2019

Research output: Other contributionOther

Seeing into Screens: Eye Tracking and the Moving Image

Dwyer, T. (ed.), Perkins, C. (ed.), Redmond, S. (ed.) & Sita, J. (ed.), 2019, Bloomsbury Academic. 288 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOther

Accented relations: Mad Max on US screens

Dwyer, T., 2018, American-Australian Cinema: Transnational Connections. Danks, A., Gaunson, S. & Kunze, P. C. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 117-139 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Activities 2015 2019

New Review of Film and Television Studies (Journal)

Tessa Dwyer (Peer reviewer)
Jul 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Australian Eye Tracking Conference

Tessa Dwyer (Speaker)
27 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Contemporary Trends in Translation: Fan Translation

Tessa Dwyer (Keynote/plenary speaker)
13 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Inclusion, Exclusion, and Australian Television History Workshop

Tessa Dwyer (Invited speaker)
24 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Wentworth is the New Prisoner Conference

Tessa Dwyer (Speaker)
5 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

Conference Report: Wentworth is the New Prisoner

Tessa Dwyer

4/05/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Review of Speaking in Subtitles: Revaluing Screen Translation

Tessa Dwyer

31/01/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

A Conversation with Tessa Dwyer on the Risky Business of Subtitling

Tessa Dwyer

4/12/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

All About Netflix

Tessa Dwyer

8/09/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment